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Post cannot be assembled properly. Two of the pieces cannot be attached completely and after screwing them in there is a 1cm space left between them, making the post unstable and wobbly. The threads on the studs are of low quality - one stud got stuck in one of the wobbly pieces and it cannot be unscrewed.
I completely agree with some of the comments that the post got smaller to previous version and not as high. Additionally, mine is also defective. Middle part has to be attached by screws to other parts of the post but the holes were drilled incorrectly so it doesn't screw in completely on any of the sides and wobbles. What a shame and waste of money.
Still an amazing value for money but am disappointed with the change in updated version and feel it’s not as good for cats. There’s less scratching area, it’s only half sisel and now half material. If you have a tall cat they won’t be able to stretch up fully as they’ll touch material rather than sisel. Have a 3 legged cat who used to scratch lower part of old one but can’t on this one as it’s higher up.
I bought this as a replacement for the one we've had for about 5 years. The design has changed and it's smaller and narrower than the previous one, which isn't too bad. It's strong and the cats love it. They preferred the old one because it was more stable, I can't really fault this one though.
This is our second one of these. Our other lasted 2 years with two cats. It’s a great scratch post, very sturdy and big. The cats love stretching out on it. Delivery was very fast and I was kept well informed of when it would be.
It’s a great furniture saver, my girls love it
I have had one of these for 8 years and only now need to replace it. My cats love it, would highly recommend it.
I bought this post to replace another, which was too small for my long cat. The scratching post fits securely into the base and does not move when my cat uses it. I've not had the scratch post for long but the sisal has not frayed. The illustration shows a cat sitting on the top of the post. There is no way my cat would try to do this on such a narrow post.
I have bought a number of these posts over the years, and my most recent one, bought approx. last month is of the poorest quality yet. The post is not as wide, has less sisal on it ,and the sisal is thinner. The base is smaller and not as weighted, and the material the post is covered with is not of the same quality. It now balls. Shame. I find a lot of the products I re-purchase do not maintain the original standard of quality.
The photo doesnt do it justice! Its big thick massive one, my cats are very happy with it its lovely soft to touch at top and bottom and ruff for they're claws in the middle! Fab buy
just received this scratch pole , which was described as dark grey , however it is a horrible mouse brown colour , so I am very disappointed to say the least ! I know many people may think it is not important to match the colour scheme in your house but in my mind it makes it look less obvious so again I am not happy !
I bought this post as a replacement for one I have had for 3 years. The height is much smaller with far less sisal the colour is also not dark grey but brown . Extremely disappointed, I will be returning. First time I have ever been disappointed with your products.
This is smaller than the previous posts and the sisal is poor quality, coming apart very quickly. The fabric at the top has split and the whole thing is a waste of money.
Smaller than the older version in all ways, smaller base, smaller in height and the height of the sisal is lower so for large cats they may not get a full stretch. Still seems sturdy but only time will tell. Came in a smaller package so perhaps this is why they've gone smaller ?
Like some other reviewers this was a follow-up to an earlier version and its construction is not as solid. Original was two pieces. This is four pieces, presumably for ease of transport. It can and does take the weight of NFC's but the sisal has given up far too quickly. Have just ordered the zoolove Scratching Post XXL with 1cm diameter sisal as a replacement. More expensive certainly, but you do get what you pay for.
This is the 3rd one of these posts I have bought, It has got a lot smaller and thinner and is not as sturdy as the old style post (same price though). Such a shame as I know this wont last as log as the other 's I bought, Not happy my cats are quite small Simesse but jump around like mad . I am glad I still have the old one as I will try and get it restrung,
I didn't check the measurements before I ordered this so when it arrived I was surprised at how large it is! I'm glad I got it though because the size is actually just right. My cats get a good stretch using it and one of them loves to climb all the way up and perch on top. After a few months' use it still looks great and is still very sturdy.
Excellent value for money. We have two cats and they both use the post. Would recommend to others as we were recommended to the site.
We have two 6-month-old cats and needed them to stop scratching the sofa before the upholstery started to show the damage so ordered this. I didn't check the measurements and was slightly taken aback by how tall it is but I'm glad I got it because I think the large size is really an advantage. The little cat started using it within about 2 minutes and then figured out how to climb up and perch on top! Her brother took a few days to figure out what it was for but both of them have stopped scratching the sofa now so I'm really pleased. I'm planning to mount a shelf on the wall above so they can run up the post and jump onto the shelf which I think they'll really enjoy.
Product is good size, good balance but quality not so much. Rope is just stick to the top so after few months it's coming down and you can see a cardboard and material on the top is tearing apart. Anyway my cats like it.
I've had this tree for half a year now and it's called into action several times a day. It's so stable that my Norwegian Forest Cat can jump on it without knocking it over. The finish is very good and you can hardly tell it's been used after half a year. Holds firm even when both of my cats are playing on/with it. I can only recommend it.
Neat and robust cat tree. Perfectly adequate. High enough for cats to stretch and scratch like they would against a tree. We've had it for roughly 4 years and the sisal is only loose in one or two places. Good quality finish. Stable enough for bigger cats.
Our British Shorthair kitten Chesney loves this post. He often runs up and down it and sits on top. He was always trying to sit on his smaller scratching posts but this one is so big he has a much higher success rate! The base is a good size so his hind claws are well off the carpet when he does his claws too. Excellent!!
My two kittens absolutely love this post, it's great to play chase up and down and launch themselves off the top. Lily sits there waiting for eye level cuddles. My two senior cats have a good stretch with it but haven't gone as far as climbing up. It's got a nice big furry base were they have their catnip toys so they're all happy. It seems to be well made and believe me I am fussy! All in all a very good buy.
All other scratching posts pale in comparison to this one, a definite must for any cat owner
I feel bad that the cats don't have trees to climb and one of my cat is a climber, so i wanted to get a climbing pole for him. I live in an apartment, so I can't install anything that will reach the ceiling. This is nice and tall. It's sturdy too. I'm very happy. The ropes loosen a little on top and my cats nails are always trimmed, so I can see that being a problem for people with untrimmed cat nails, but I'm still happy with this purchase
I already had the Olga scratching post, which my two moggies loved but had outgrown, so when I saw this at almost half price I had to get it for them. The post and base went together very easily and securely; and the base is big, so it's very stable in use. My cats love it. It is big enough for them to chase each other up it, and the top is big enough for one to sit very comfortably (and reach down to bat the other one on the head). They are 4 1/2 now and don't play together as much as they used to, but they play with this Jumbo post just like they did with the smaller one when they were kittens. My little girl also loves to climb up and sit nose to nose with me for a fuss, in fact it's the first thing she does every morning and has become part of her morning routine. Thanks Zooplus for yet another brilliant item, I can't recommend it highly enough.
My two cats love this. They love climbing to the top of it. It's very sturdy and quite tall, so bigger cats are able to stretch up and have a really good scratch without it falling over.
I also initially had the problem that the bit the base screwed into came away from the tube, but I glued it back in and attached two shelf brackets to the base and into the post itself and now my three cats happily run up and down it with no problem.
Bought a while ago for my Bengal type rescue cat, he was perched on top within five minutes of assembly, and really loves it. I've just got a 13-week old Bengal kitten, tiny but fearless, he too loves the post. A bargain, still shows little signs of damage
I thought I was buying a slightly larger scratching post to the one I already had, but when the box arrived and I unpacked it, I almost cried with laughter. I'm 6' tall, and now my cat can climb the scratching post and look me in the eye. The cats think its great fun and since it's arrival they've kept their paws off the furniture (and the old scratching post). The only challenge now is which cat gets to sit on the top as there is only room for one!
The post is much higher than I expected which is great. It is tall and sturdy, so even bigger cats can have fun climbing high without any risk of post falling over. Definitely worth the money.
I have 11 cats and they all love it, but the material on top is coming away from where the rope is. but all in all love it. My sphinx use it the most though.
After my two burmese were ruining (using) my stair carpet for scratching, I bought this super large scratch post in desperation!! It is big, but the cats love it and soon were up the top and hanging off the sides! Love it, dont hesitate to purchase if you want to keep your stair carpet! Great value for money. It is sturdy too and balanced.
Both cats love this scratching post and can be seen scratching and climbing it throughout the day. Best of all, it is the only thing I've bought - and believe me I've spent a fortune! - that has actually stopped them ripping the carpet on the bottom step and destroying the entire wooden staircase! In comparison to other scratching posts this is bearing up very well indeed.
cat scratcher is an absolute bargain. its huge! my cats love climbing it. and showed interest in it as soon as it was displayed. amazing!
Omg ordered on sat pm and received by lunchtime today (tuesday) was very surprised(in a fab way) how big it was!! One very happy customer and 3 puurrrfectly happy cats!! Thanks zooplus
My four have always had scratching posts, but this is the first one tall enough to allow them to hang their full body length from, and they very obviously appreciate it, because they swarmed up the thing like Special Forces the minute it was put together. I bought the light grey - a very attractive item, took me all of one minute to assemble, and is very stable even with two full grown male Oriental Shorthairs hanging off it. Will definitely buy again when this one dies.
I bought this scratch post because a) I was waiting for a nice big pillar to be available and b) to stop my Coonie from destroying my yoga mats. As soon as I'd put the thing up, my cat was already on top of it. The second one was right on its tail but was quite disappointed when there was only space for one. My little ones go up and down the tree on the daily and love sitting on top and even my slightly older Persian gave climbing it a go. She's happy enough scratching for the moment (quite surprising in and of itself as she usually takes months to warm to new scratch posts!)
I have five rescue cats of indeterminate breed and various ages. They all, without question, love this scratching post - only my very oldest cat (13 when we got this post) occasionally goes back to her favourite armchair 'scratcher' and she can soon be persuaded to move to the new post again! The only boy loves to sit on the top (you come face to face with him when you enter the room) and they all enjoy a good stretching scratch. 'Scatty catty' fun of chasing up and down it means that I too am finding the sisal is gapping a bit, but not sufficiently to worry me yet. Tieing mouse toys near the top to dangle half way down, particularly if they are on elastic, adds to the fun had with this marvelous invention. It is so wonderful I couldn't bear to be without it now - my pets would be bereft - so I'm about to take advantage of the sale to buy another for the cupboard, just in case of fire or flood destroying the first one!