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Our 1 year old beast loves this scratch post. He can have a good old stretch, even though he can now reach the top and it's sturdy enough for him to perch his 7kg of body on top without out it wobbling or falling over. An absolute must for Maine Coons & other large breeds.
My 2 Ragdoll cats (4 years old) love this as they can stretch as they scratch and it's pretty sturdy, wobbles a bit as they're quite aggressive with it! My new Maine Coon kitten also loves it, jumping on it and climbing all the way to the top to sit lookout. It's well used so starting to fray but I'll definitely purchase another.
My two cats absolutely love this scratching post, they play fight around it and both love climbing to the top and sitting there like king of the castle. My only problem is that the sisal rope around it is now leaving gaps and I seem to end up with a lot of black fluff on the carpet surrounding the post and I have only had it about two months.
.... the sisal rope is very thin on the ground. Will have to get some new sisal and start again because there are large gaps in between each wrap. Cat loves it tho, and enjoys sitting on the top so for this reason, it's a good buy. I wonder if this review will get published? I'd already left a review which wasn't used and am beginning to suspect that they do not like to put up reviews that are less than glowing....
The sisal isn't wound tightly and it's a bit sparse. Had the post for a week and within a day of occasional scratching, there are big gaps and it's coming loose. However, our cat likes the size, likes climbing to the top and perching himself there so in that respect, it's a good buy. Will just have to replace the sisal myself.
I bought this for my 2 birmans who are to big for the normal size posts, despite having floor to ceiling cat trees my male decided to start scratching the walls when he stretches. This has cured the problem, he can stretch, scratch and chase his sister to the top. Even when they are both climbing it doesn't wobble and they have a combined weight of 11 kilos! Fantastic !!
I bought this after a family member told me to buy one as my sofa was getting ruined. It arrived after only three days after ordering in a large package and it was very easy to assemble. Only a screwdriver was needed. It is about 4ft so beware of the height. I knew it was going to be this big but friends are shocked. The base is very strong so it can take the weight of the post. I absolutely love it! The plush material on the scratching post at the bottom is so soft that I couldn't believe the product was only £25! Most things I buy for my pet don't really go with my decor but the lovely light grey really does. My indoor cat is almost two years old so I was worried she wouldn't take to it. She was a bit scared of it at first but I coaxed her by putting little 'Dreamies' treats in the scratching post grooves.A few hours later she was climbing all over it and doing acrobatics! My sofa hasn't been touched since! Final comment about this post: It helps my indoor cat to burn her energy at night time. My cat sleeps all day so at night she's always restless and wants to play while I want to sleep. I have had frequent night attacks from my cat by playing with my ankles. Since, I purchased the post, I have had hardly anything. A* Zooplus!
We got this as our 5 month old Maine Coon was becoming too long for our average cats scratch posts. As soon as it was out the box and put together he was straight to the top having a clean. Not only was it his scratch post it was his climbing frame to.
It's a wonderful tree, nice and tall and robust for even the chubbiest of BSH's, of which I have 4 lol. Only down side it that the sisal very quickly headed south leaving gaps all up the tree exposing the cardboard. I'm a neat freak and this is annoying me now. But given the very reasonable price I may well just buy another.
Got this scratch post as an early christmas present for my two cats, Lennox and Levi. They both absolutely love it! It's well made and looks fab - the colours even go with the decor in my living room! A great purchase! Just noticed it's been lowered in price yet again, absolute bargain - for the quality, I would have been expected to pay over the odds for this! Have recommended it to all of my cat lover friends (who I believe have already put in orders!)
After we brought home our gorgeous RSCPCA rescue cat, she was scratching and shredding everything in sight, including my new sofa and my antique dining room chairs. Five minutes after I screwed the scratching post to its base and stood it up, our cat started scratching it without any encouragement from us, and then used it four times in the next hour. Now when she's running around the house, she loves hurling herself at the scratching post and climbing it as if it were a tree trunk (we actually find this very entertaining). I dangle a toy at the top and she climbs all the way up and sits there. I positioned it near the dining room chairs and she has stopped scratching them (hooray!). I often find her happily stretching and scratching against the scratching post. It's a much wider and taller scratching post than the standard ones, so check the dimensions before ordering it. But it actually looks attractive and can fit in a corner. I'm very grateful to Zooplus for saving my chairs and my new sofa and making my cat so happy!
Excellent product, my cat loves it, would definitely recommend. Swift and speedy delivery, easy to assemble... If your cat loves to stretch buy this you won't be disappointed.
It's huge! I'd expect a price tag of around £80 in the pet shops for an item like this so needless to say I'm very impressed indeed.
Very pleased with this massive post bought about 6 months ago. For the first day, he wasn't sure about it (he was only a kitten then), but soon got braver and he absolutely loves it. He plays on it, sits on it and sometimes sleeps on the carpeted base. It's still in good condition, despite a lot of use, but if it ever falls apart, I'll be buying another one the same.
Bought this over a year ago and its been great. My one cat is too tall for the little scratching post and loves to stretch up walls with his claws. My walls are hardly touched now as he using the post. The littler cat loves to sit on top and survey the room. Would recommend to anybody
Bought this for my 5 cats I was amazed at how big it was its so good all my cats use it and the one who used to stretch up at the walls no longer does this as he now has this amazing tall scratch post!
My 5 months old is using it all the time for climbing and scratching,or just sitting on top of it and observing.Very good quality,simple to assemble and not too heavy.
Within seconds of taking it out of the box, both cats were scratching on it (it was still horizontal at this point!) My cats are quite large (bengals, around 6kg each) but haven't managed to knock it over, even with both of them scratching on the same side. The younger one will dart to the top and play "king of the castle" without any risk of a wobble. (her Mum is way too sensible to do this, but if she wasn't such a lazy thing, I'm sure it would take it)
My two large cats love this, it encourages them to have a good old stretch and since buying it they have left my furnishings alone. Only bad fault is the base, it is very flimsy and within one month of purchase their claws had ripped it to bits which is the only downside.
I bought this as my kitten loves door frames a bit too much! I just assembled this post and my Exotic Shorthair kitten was immediately taken with it. He loves to climb to the top and then scale his way down coming round the post. Its as tall as my 5yr old son! Great Purchase!
Could'nt believe the size of the parcel,i was sure you must have sent me the wrong item, this Scratching Post is HUGE,my ginger boy loves it as he likes to stretch out fully,my little girl Treacle loves the box,a winner all round. Highly recommended. :)
Purchased this cat scratcher almost a year ago and it is still going strong. My kittens used the scratcher from 6 weeks old climbing and jumping on it and now as fully grown cats they still play on it every day either chasing each other up it on sitting proud on the top. Have recommended it to lots of friends after being recommended by a friend also. I am also a cat fosterer for my local charity so the number of cats that can be hanging off it at one time is hilarious and it never falls over, think it would be pretty much impossible to make this cat stand fall over. Absolute bargain too :)
This is one of the best items I've bought for my 2 boys, they absolutley love it. It is HUGE and very sturdy, it takes the weight of my biggest boy who is 6.5kg, they both love running up it and sitting on the top and giving it a good scratch, it's great for that long stretch too. It's purrfect for any sized kitty. My boys are very happy with it and so am I :-)
I couldn't quite believe the size of this scratching post when I opened it. It really is huge. Most scratch posts advertised as large don't even allow cats to stretch out, where as my indoor cats can stretch up this one, climb it, hang off it and even sit on top! Even the posts on their extra large cat tree don't allow them to have a good stretch out... so thank you, this is perfect. It took a couple of minutes to construct and they love the box, as usual.
This scratch post is massive. I have 6 cats and my giant boy and 2 little boy kittens are hanging off it as we type. The box it came in is gigantic and fortunately I have a large living room as I have not been able to throw it away as yet due to my cats loving that even more than the post!!!.. This isnt just tall but the actual post is probably about 3 times wider than the average post which was a nice surprise when it came. Very easy to assemble just pop the pole on its end and screw the base on the top. Then turn it right way up. People have said that it doesnt last very long but in all honesty none of them do if the cats use them to play on all the time like mine do. When this one goes I will definitely replace it with the same thing. The cost of it is amazing compared to a much smaller one you can get elsewhere. Treat your kitty kat, they deserve it!!!
Yes its big a lot bigger in height and width than I expected. My 2 use it for scratching as they can get a really big stretch. They also love to hug it and run up it and its their main way of reaching their beds on the top of a high set of drawers. They love sitting on the top to be fussed as they are chest high to us, and everyone finds it easier than bending down to them. If you have the space they are great and good value for money.
My two Bengals love this, they use it to climb, bounce off it and sit on top. Great success. However, I noticed that after only a week of use, the cord has started separating. There is only one layer so by the cats hanging off it, the cord moves exposing bare column and I started noticing when they jump on it now it has separated, they don't get a good grip. I have a palm tree pole from zooplus which never had the same problem and they abuse it as much. I think I will try to buy some cord and apply another layer by myself once it gets ruined. If they did this, this pole would be purrrfect
My cat loves this post. He is a large build cat and most other cat posts are too short for him to have a good stretch. A lot of products say they are suitable for large cats when they are not, so I was amazed and over the moon when I received this. He also loved the large box it arrived in which was an added bonus! Fantastic price......what a bargain!
Much bigger than I expected - although I was looking for something they could really stretch up on. Already the most popular scratch post in the house (I've got several). The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because the sisal rope is a little bit thinner than I'd like and I suspect my Siamese boys will get through it a bit quicker. In the meantime they love it and at such a great price it'll be worth replacing when it wears out.
i had i shock at how big it was going to be ,but my cats love it ,and the box it came in lol
very quick to put together. cat just sat staring at it - looked like he was thinking 'what the hell am i supposed to do with that' must admit i was shocked at the size (didnt read the measurements). one of my cats is very long body and legs, once he decided this was his and he could scratch it as much as he liked he wouldnt leave it alone. he now has his very own gym equipment where he can stretch and climb without it falling over. he has broken 2 previous smaller scratch posts due to putting too much presure on it. this one looks like its going to last, is light weight but has a good base so hasnt fallen over yet. great quality for the price.
i was shocked at just how big this was when it arrived. i have two maine coons and a DSH. they all love this and is a big part of their play time. looks great in living room too. it doesnt fall over like other tall scratchers have in the past even with my maine coons running up and down it. recommended :-)
This is a fantastic chunky scratching post. We have two large ragdoll cats and they can scratch & stretch fully with some room to spare at the top. They love it so much we came back and bought a second one!
The XXL Jumbo Scratching Post is fantastic. My Bengal, Rajah, couldn't wait to get his claws into it! He is a big cat, so there is plenty of room on it to stretch! His 2 confedarates, Misti and Suzi (moggies) agreed! So they have 2 good sized scratching posts, this one and the large one too, so we have 3 very happy cats!
One of my cats in particular love this tree because it is so tall he can finally stretch all the way up on it unlike other trees we have had. It was very easy to put together and doesnt take up much space.
Arrived 10 minutes ago, assembled in seconds (2 bolts to attach base to top post) 12 week old kittens were straight to it. Now they are in hyper mode, racing around the room and launching themselves onto the post in a race to see who can get to the top first! Not sure if it's going to get used for scratching but it's doing a good job of being a tree at the moment. My 5 year old cat is not interested in it one bit but it's not been here long and the kittens dominate it so she may use it later. As for build quality it's lightweight but with the base being so large it's not moved a mm even with the kittens launching at it. The sisal is thin compared to others I've got and so is the fabric which my kittens have already started chewing. Will it last long? Who knows, but my cats will have a really good time while it does. I am happy with it and so are the cats. If the sisal does wear out its cheap enough to buy to recover. Buy this if you get the chance especially if you have kittens, they will love it.
My cat was scratching the wall paper she had a scratching post but this has stopped her now with two posts she has different areas this one is her fav she likes to climb up full marks
My two 14 months old boys absolutely loved the scratch post, they fight (playfully) for who gets to use it. This is the tallest scratch post I have seen on the market really, the cat can fully stretch standing on his hind legs, and at a very reasonable price. Well done zooplus!
Wow! When I saw the box I wondered if it had a tree trunk in it. This is the biggest scratch post I've ever seen! Considering its size and lightness in weight it seems fairly sturdy. My 2 siamese cats were on to it straight away. The only one thing I would like to mention is the same as another reviewer pointed out regarding the sisal rope. It's thinner than on my previous scratch post so not sure how much wear it will withstand in comparison. Will have to see and do a follow up review. Other than that it's a great buy and if my cats are happy then so am I :-)
I bought the light grey post at the £18.99 sale price. It is great very tall with a really thick post. I had a 80cm post before which had a thin post my cats broke it after about 8 months. I can't see them breaking this post. It is very well made and looks much more expensive. My cats played on it as soon as I put it together. They loved it right away. Great buy I am really pleased. It is big so you will need a nice quite corner to pop it into.