Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post

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About This Item


  • From Frisco by Chewy. This sisal-wrapped scratching post promotes satisfying scratching and healthy cat nails.
  • Designed in a cactus shape that adds a pop of fun to any home.
  • Features plush, moppy fabric material on top and at the base for cats to rub and nuzzle.
  • The stable base helps to support kitty playtime, plus it’s easy to assemble so your cat can enjoy immediately.
  • Frisco products are crafted to deliver more happy moments together—from satisfying scratching posts to cozy beds, to stimulating toys. Designed, tested and approved by the pet experts at Chewy.

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Furniture FeaturesModern, Hanging ToysHanging ToysAnchoring Kit Included
Furniture Frame MaterialWood, Engineered WoodWood, Engineered WoodWood, Engineered WoodCardboardWood, Engineered Wood
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Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions

are there scratch part replacements, or do you have to re-purchase the whole thing again?
Answer by MargeSep 03, 2023
Last I checked. Chewy advised they were not offering replacement parts "at this time." All previous posts asking the same Q as you had been removed. Not only do they not offer replacement parts, but you cannot even turn the cylinder upside down so the unused portion can be used. Yes, the whole thing has to go into the landfill. Shame on Chewy. 9/3/23

Is the 22” one large enough for a 12lb cat or will he knock it over?
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2020
The base is stable and made from engineered wood to support kitty playtime. A determined cat may be able to knock this post over.

How can I tell which size to get my cat? He's not overweight, but he is a solid 15lbs with a 16in chest if that helps.
Answer by ChewySep 09, 2020
The Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post is designed for cats of all sizes and lifestages. We recommend choosing the height that best fits your pet's scratching needs.

Is the circular base one solid piece, or does it come 'folded' with a seam down the middle?
Answer by ChewyAug 09, 2020
The baseboard is made of 2 separate pieces that will need to be attached during assembly.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rizzy22 on Sep 9, 2023

Not safe without supervision or modification

My cats took to it right away, which was great. But their claws continued to get caught in the fabric material, posing a huge risk for I jury. I first removed the ball because of this and replaced it with a different toy. But then I found my cat dragging THE WHOLE THING by her claw because she couldn't free herself. That's literally the point of this toy is for scratching! So, for now, I unscrewed the top part, which is the part that looks like the cactus, and it is now just a plain looking post. The post is fine, and we haven't had anyone get stuck, but it's not the asthetic I paid for!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 6KittyMom on Sep 7, 2023

Leo's Favorite

FYI: Cats do a job on scratching posts - they just do. That's the whole point. I don't get the dismay and complaining about it. Know that when you buy one of these, depending on your cat (or cats) behaviors- you'll probably need to replace it every couple of years. I've had this particular model now for about that - it's actually still in pretty good shape. A little loose at the base but I JUST threw away the Allen wrench that cane with it so I can't tighten. HOLD ONTO THAT WRENCH! But I love this cactus and I'm about to order another one. It goes great with the 'western' accents in my den.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By shell on Aug 18, 2023

Love it!

This is so cute! I love the shade of green and the soft fabric base and top:) Both my cat & my sis' love this post and use it multiple times a day! They just love it so much it's starting to come apart. I was hoping i could buy a replacement post for it, as it all comes as separate pieces, but looks like that isnt an option yet:/ still so happy with this and do recommend! I think this post is nicer than others with a hard base bc the cats like to spin around it and chase their tails or just stretch out on it. (my sis has a wooden base one and they never use it for that reason). I have had this for almost 3 months now.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TJ on Sep 5, 2023

Not super stable but a hit nonetheless!

I got two of these for my two roommates' cats two years ago for Christmas and they are still intact. They were never upright for more than ten minutes because the cats could knock them over very easily, but they'd still scratch them tipped over. But they'd knock them over as soon as they were up, so they're very well-loved! I'd suggest getting a block of wood to go underneath their bases and screwing them to it if you want a better chance of staying upright, but this is a great product! Also a great gift because it's super cute!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 111 on Aug 30, 2023

dead cactus

I am very bad about ordering things for my cat and them sitting until my husband or son puts them together, which of course is what happened with this item. Otherwise, I would have requested a return for sure!!!! It didn’t even make it a week and it started wobbling. Maybe my cat is too rough or something. Although the other brand we had lasted (matter fact is still standing). I only got a new one because the “fabric” was worn on the original post. Not a fan at all! It was cute for like five minutes.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Juno on Sep 2, 2023

Flimsy Cactus

While this scratching post was easy to assemble, it is very flimsy and easy for my (very small) cat to pull over. She actually won't use it anymore because it falls over when she scratches the cactus. I've picked it up and a few times after it topples over and would have never gotten rid of the packaging, but was not home when my husband assembled it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By suesaner on Sep 13, 2023

loving it

we needed to dispose of a long lived, long loved short scratching post. it was in shreds. hello cactus! the guys took to it right away. i cant speak to longevity yet, but the guys love it. add a little nip and everyone parties!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beth on Aug 26, 2023

We have 3

My big boys love these cat trees. The first one came and I was shocked at its size. Why? Who knows. The measurements are right in the specifications. I guess I didn’t pay close enough attention. Or maybe I just didn’t know how big that would make it. Either way my 19 lb cat (part Maine Coon) finally has a scratching post that will fit his frame! My other two love them too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Leigh on Aug 31, 2023

Cat Approved

I’ve never seen my cat so excited about a scratching post. She loves it. It’s so much cuter than the normal beige ones you see around. I probably should have bought the taller one because the smaller size isn’t big enough for her to stretch out. Easy to put together and decently made. Overall, I would buy it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dharden on Sep 6, 2023

giant cactus

Rugs, my cat loves this scratching post as much as his smaller cactus scratching post. First thing he tried to knock over like he would do with the smaller counterpart and found he could climb it some. So easy to assemble that I didn’t even use the instruction. About 5 minutes .