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We offer our six indoor cats a variety of locations and styles of cat trees with scratching posts. We have several styles of cat trees and condos. This review is for the Frisco 28-in Faux Fur Cat Tree and Condo.
Is your cat using your furniture, walls, or carpeting to sharpen their claws? Cats have a natural urge to scratch and typically prefer multiple options for materials to sharpen their claws. A cat tree with sisal rope posts provides a vertical space to stretch and scratch.
Unboxing and Assembly
The 28-inch Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo requires assembly. However, each part is included. The only tool that is needed is an Allen wrench which is provided.
Parts included for the cat tree:
– Two posts wrapped in sisal rope
– Two platforms/flat shelves (one with a fuzzy toy attached)
– Base with sleeping area (they call it an apartment)
– Bag with two bolts and an Allen wrench
– Instruction pages with illustrations and safety info
When unboxing, there were no unpleasant odors from the packaging or cat tree materials. Plastic bags on each piece protected the faux fur covering.
To assemble the Frisco 28-in Faux Fur Cat Tree, you place one post into the bottom of the base and secure it with a bolt. The second post is placed on the top of the apartment and secured with a bolt. Each platform screws into the sisal rope posts.
The pre-drilled holes were sized correctly, so everything went together with ease. Of course, cat assistance may be required.
Testing the Frisco 28-in Cat Tree & Condo
Were our 20lb+ cats happy with their new scratching post?
The cat tree is advertised for cats of all sizes. Our cats can sit on the perches, but they cannot sleep on them.
Raven can scrunch into the bottom apartment area. However, as a BIG cat, he is most comfortable when he stretches out.
What are some of the advantages?
- It is cost-effective because it does not require frequent replacement
- A helpful aid for cats to reach windows, beds, and other high locations
- Lightweight design so it can be moved from room to room
- The ideal height for placement near common scratching locations such as couches and chairs
- This design has two exit points on the base, making it good for multi-cat households
How easy is the faux fur to clean?
To clean the faux fur, a vacuum attachment or pet fur removal brush works best.
For fur balls and other marks, we use a spray bottle with mild soap and water. We let the solution soak for a few minutes and then scrub with a paper towel.
Is the Frisco 28-in Cat Tree & Condo sturdy enough for large cats?
Our 20lb+ cats do not move the cat tree when leaning on it to scratch. However, to minimize the risk of it flipping over, we place the cat tree wedged against furniture or in the corner of a room. This cat tree does not include a safety wall attachment for stabilization.
Would we recommend the Frisco 28-in cat tree and condo?
Yes! In fact, we have purchased three of them for our six cats.
November 2021 Update:
After a couple of years, the faux fur does not have thin spots or tears. One of my favorite features is that it is easy to vacuum.
The sisal rope stayed attached to the columns. However, after lots of scratching, you will need to replace the sisal rope.