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Molly and Friends Sisal Scratching Post Review

The Molly and Friends Sisal Scratching Post is the perfect cat tree for kitties of all sizes. According to cat owners with particularly large or overweight cats. The post has been labeled as being one of the best cat trees for large cats, such as Ragdolls and Maine Coons or just large cats who love their food.

As a cat tree for large cats, Molly and Friends sisal scratching post offers two large round beds, one on the first tier and another one up on the fourth tier. Both beds measure 17.5″ in diameter on the outside and 16.5″ on the inside.

The cradle, which is on the second tier (if you start from the bottom) measures approximately 17″x17″.

The tunnel is also a good size and measures around 17.5″ in diameter and 17″ long.

Molly and Friends Sisal Scratching Post also has four poles of varying heights. The longest pole is carpeted, supports the top round bed and is 60″ tall. The pole that holds up the tunnel is carpeted and is 40″ tall. Then there’s the pole that supports the cradle which is 27″ tall and is wrapped in natural sisal rope, and then lastly there’s a 12″ pole that supports the lower round bed which is also covered in carpet.

The poles themselves are all made out of solid natural pine wood.

Molly & Friends Sisal Scratching Post Features

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Molly & Friends – The Best Cat Tree For Large Cats

  • Large beds and rest areas for all sized cats (best cat tree for large cats)
  • Durable materials used for solid construction
  • High quality carpet
  • All natural thick sisal rope
  • Arrives fully assembled
  • 66 inches tall, that’s approx. 5 feet 5 inches
  • Made in the USA

Molly and Friends Furniture for Large Cats

Molly and Friends furniture have, among others, the best cat tree for large cats because not only are the cradle and round beds a generous size, but the poles that hold up each of them are long and uninterrupted by other levels.

Let me explain, most cat towers have a flat level that looks like it’s going ‘through’ the pole, and there are often corners that stick out to a certain degree, like the Go Pet Club cat condo tower pictured here:

go pet club cat condo towerDo you see how the level platform separates the continuation of the pole?

The pole shown in the picture of the cat condo tower to your right isn’t a ‘continuous’ pole, it has levels/horizontal platforms attached to it.

Whilst it’s good to have the horizontal surfaces for your kitty to climb and scratch on, big cats have long bodies and when they try to reach up to stretch and scratch in high places, it would be a much better experience for them if there wasn’t a corner of a horizontal level in the way. Do you see what I mean?

Molly and Friends are the creators of wonderfully built cat trees and towers such as the “Alleyway”, “the Pinnacle” and the “Step Stool Sleeper”, just to name a few, and each one of them are constructed in a way that offers big and long cats the freedom to stretch, claw and scratch as high as they naturally desire.

Do Molly and Friends Furniture Tip Over?

The answer to that question is No. Whilst your kitties will launch themselves at it at full speed, it may sway a little, but not enough to spook your cat or tip over.

This cat tree is very heavy, sturdy and solidly made.

It’s the best cat tree for large cats and it’s strong enough for multiple cats.

Design of Molly and Friends Cat Trees

There have been one or two reviewers on Amazon.com who commented that there is a ‘design problem’ with the placement of the hole at the top of the tunnel. They thought that the way in which the hole was situated at the top of the tunnel, didn’t give the cats a clear enough view to see that there’s a 4th level to climb to.

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However, there are other customers that came across these reviews and disagreed with them.

There were customers who said that they almost didn’t order this cat tree based purely on the reviews regarding the ‘design problem’.

However, they were glad that they went ahead and bought the tree anyway because their cats made their way up to the 4th level with no problems what so ever and so left a review to reassure future purchasers that they would be “nothing but pleased with the reasonably-price, sturdy cat tree”.

There were other reviewers who commented that their cats seem to spend most of their days lounging in the tower instead of sitting on the top of the recliner or nestling in someone’s lap.

There were also customer comments stating that unlike those cats who had ‘trouble’ figuring out how to get to the ‘crow’s nest’, their cats found multiple exciting ways to get to the very top, including leaping from the back of the sofa directly to the nest, or hauling themselves up by their claws over the outside of the posts to reach that exciting high perch, as well as going in and out of the hole in level three.

Does Molly and Friends Offer the Best Cat Tree For Large Cats?

The Molly and Friends brand just ‘know’ cats. They know how to build cat trees for all-sized kitties including large cats. The quality of their cat furniture is second to none really. Once in a while you’ll come across people who don’t like carpeted cat trees for various reasons of their own, but in general, a high majority of customers who purchase any one of these cat trees is usually very satisfied indeed.

Cats just love to claw and if you give them a carpeted cat tree with sisal rope, I can only imagine that this must be absolute heaven for them and as a bonus to you, it distracts them away from your curtains and other scratch-worthy furnishings.

The Molly and Friends cat tree is perfect for kitties of all sizes and, according to the owners of particularly larger cats, it’s very well constructed, durable and comes highly recommended for larger cats.

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