We've found them chewing more and more fibers (we always rush to throw them out) and we've even found sharp staples exposed on the inside of the condo. We always work hard to remove whatever loose edges or materials we find, but this evening, we decided we could risk it no more. We threw the kitty condo in the garbage, only three weeks after we first bought it.
Here's my question: how do we find a kitty condo that is safe for our cats? They really loved this thing, but we just couldn't bear the thought that they might swallow some pieces of carpet or glue or (gasp) staples! Thankfully, it only cost us $20. If it had cost $120 like some of the large kitty condos we've seen, I'd be even more upset.
What are the people who make these products thinking? Are they thinking at all? Do they know their product is dangerous for the very cats it is made for? Do they even care?
Cats are not toys you can replace when they break. These are living, breathing creatures who deserve a safe place to play and safe toys to play with. If someone made a crib that had loose staples or sharp edges or pieces coming off that a baby could swallow, there would be lawsuits, recalls, investigations, or a company going out of business. Yet I find that many cat condos are made out of cheap materials like this. What gives?