We purchased the Whisker City 40-in Faux Fur Posh Pad Cat Stand from PetSmart.
How to Assemble Whisker City Cat Stand
Surprisingly, the cat stand parts were in the box without any protective bags or cardboard separators.
The parts included are as follows:
– Fabric-covered tube
– 4 wood legs
– Faux fur mat
– Instruction sheet
Each leg comes with the screw already placed into the top. Tools are not required to assemble the cat stand. We attached each leg into the pre-drilled holes on the base of the tube quickly and without any problems.
Best Features of Whisker City Cat Stand
Our favorite feature is that the size is perfect for large cats to be comfortable. Although Raven is too long when he is fully stretched out, he loves to sit in it with his front paws hanging down. For sleeping, he can curl into a ball with plenty of room to spare.
His mother, Mama Grace, has discovered that it is the perfect grooming aid. She can lean back against one side of the tube and stretch her hind legs up against the other side.
Modern, Minimal Style
It appears that the cat stand only comes with gray fabric and black legs. However, this color combination likely coordinates with most other cat furniture.
Easy to Assemble
With no tools required and only four legs to attach, assembly is a breeze.
By placing a blanket over the cat stand, you can create a cat fort. Raven loves this!
During play sessions, we move the cat stand into an open area. Raven loves running and jumping through the cat tube. He has a blast chasing toys that we throw through it, too.
Drawbacks of the Whisker City Cat Stand
The fabric is unlikely to last very long if our cats continue stretching out their paws and clawing the inside. We expect to see fabric pulls and fraying in the future. To protect the fabric covering, we may add a sisal mat.
The cat stand remains in place when our cats jump into it. However, it has fallen over if they kick off it as they jump out. Our cats are 20lbs+ and are very active.
To minimize the risk of injuring your cat or damaging flooring, we recommend that you stabilize it by placing it in a corner.
Unfortunately, we had to remove the faux fur mat. Mama Grace tried to groom and bite it. (Faux fur can be dangerous for cats if they consume it.) It works better for us to use a folded blanket.
You should expect to see some knicks and uneven areas on the cat stand legs. We noticed that some people mentioned this in the reviews. For us, however, it is not a problem.
The fabric is stretched over the tube and stabled on the bottom. The fabric covering has sections that are not tight across the tube.