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I don't usually review products but this is well worth a review. As an ex-breeder I only have one cat now and have been looking for something for weeks so that my cat can escape from the dog and this totally fits the bill. Such a simple concept but it really works. It's neat the cat loves it and have only had it for one day and she's found her own bedroom away from the dog! It's sturdy too but looks good. Delivery was really quick. I've only had it for one day so cant comment on durability but so far would highly recommend.
I thought it would take my new kitten a while to get the hang of the connecting holes,but after the first explore he loved it. Now 2 weeks on, he hides his toys on the second level then pretends to hunt them by going in through the bottom. Once he has tired himself out he hauls himself up on to the top bed and yawns at the dog and his people before having a well earned rest.
My 2 bengal kittens just love this, although when they both climbed up on the same side the barrel did fall over knocking over one of our speakers!
I have two big Bengals who adore this barrel. It is well made and well worth the money. Even with both heavy cats climbing the side it doesn't tip or wobble. It is big but looks great in a corner. Love it so wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others rather than a tree!
I took a risk buying this as I had no idea whether our kitten would like it -- she does! She sleeps, chills out, hides and plays in it as well as scratching on it. The mouse didn't survive for long, but she had fun with it while it lasted...
3 years ago i bought the smaller version of this barrel for my 3 sphynx, we have had 5 litters since then and I can say it has served them well, so much so that I have just bought the xxl size we are breeders of sphynx and as indoor cats/kittens they need to have plenty to keep them happy this barrel is tall and allows the biggest of my sphynx to streatch out fully to claw, with 3 holes/dens to explore a hanging toy and nice plush bed at the very top this makes a great all in one scratch post/bed look out, really sterday built to last being cream/beige it will fit in all decors, I highly recommend this product to all cat owners!!!!
My cats love it. Very sturdy with both of them hanging from it or playing. As said in other reviews, mouse was destroyed within 24hrs. All good so will be purchasing another soon.
I bought this for my two siamese cats Max and Kai. They love it. The day it arrived they were climbing into the holes before I had even removed all of the packaging. It is a good height and they love sitting and lying on the top level. Sometimes one will be on the top with the other in the upper entrance hole playing hide and seek with each other. It keeps them occupied whilst I'm out at work. Would recommend this product.
I was taken by this product because it looks good as a piece of furniture as well as being a scratching post. My cats were a little bemused by it to start with but they soon got the hang of it. The dangly mouse was destroyed within 24 hours, but the compartments make comfy hidey holes and the bed on the top has now been claimed. The height of it means even the biggest of my 3 cats can stretch as high as he likes and still gets a good scratch workout. The barrel is substantial and very stable, very well made, but easy for me to move about to clean around etc. Unlike sisal posts, this one doesn't shed bits. I'm glad I bought it.
This is a great product. It is well designed and put together. Very sturdy and heavy - does not move, even when two cats run at it and jump up to cling on the side. The furry bed at the top has been well received too. So good I am considering buying another.
Well built and very sturdy for big cats, great hiding places for afternoon sleeps and a plush bed on top for the more confident cats. Since purchasing this barrel the cats now scratch this instead of my leather settee....A must have item hightly recommended.
I saw something similar in a breeders house in belgium and liked it so much I decided to buy my Maine coons one. I was a bit worried about the size of the holes but there was really no need to worry. My babies can climb in and out no problem and my largest is 10kgs! Well worth it for £56 sale price :)
So back in 2009 I bought a "scratching barrel". It is smaller than this and didn't have a cushion back then. Infact 3 years on its not actually looking too bad. But we decided for Christmas a new scratching post would be a good idea. Having looked around (alot) we decided to go for the XXL version and pay that wee bit extra. We have a big lad of a cat and didn't want to waste money on something that wont last! It has arrived today and the first thing that hits you will be the size. It's huge! The cats all seem to like it and the mouse is still intact for now (this doesn't last long but the barrel itself is so well made this doesn't really matter)Our big cat Luka has claimed it as his for now. I would say that price justifies the product. These barrels are well made and great for kittens (all the wholes and the mouse) but also great for big cats too. Our Luka is 6.5kg and most scratching posts fall over when he tries to use them! This one is so tall that it will be a good stretch and scratch! My last one lasted 3 years and is still going strong and I expect this one to last too! Don't forget you are also getting a few beds -the top and 2 of the holes are good for sleeping in! £60 seems like a bargain! Highly recommend!
I have three of these now and my Maine Coons just love them, lovely and tall and sturdy so my big softies don't pull them over.
My two cats LOVE this and spend hours on this everyday. It's very sturdy and the neutral colour means it blends in with any room. I've had this for sometime and some of the staples have started to come away so I would recommend that you inspect it regularly and remove any that are coming loose so that they don't present a hazard to your cat. I still highly recommend this though as my cats get so much enjoyment from it.
Rocky took to it straight away. He loves it spends nearly all day in it , on it , round it.
Sturdy, multifunctional and easy on the eye. We use these a lot.
Excellent scratch post, well made and strong. Had mine for 3 years now an still looks brand new. My 10 cats love it. My Sphynx are very energetic an dive on this post. They love the 3 hide holes. Excellent value an tall enough to be a great item by the window for my cats to watch the outside world. Would highly recommend Helen Smith Worcester
This one took some strength to carry up to my apartment! It is very large and solid, and I think represents good value. There's loads of scratching surface, a comfy bed at the top and hiding places with a dangling toy (which my cat ignores, but that's just her). Mine is by the window and creates a good perch for bird-watching. I only have one cat but this one would be perfect for two or more, particularly the bottom two holes which are connected and would be ideal for play-fights.
Really sturdy and well made. The cats seem to enjoy taking a run up to scratch it and they can certainly have a good stretch against it. The top cushioned area is very popular. Our cats haven't shown much interest in the cave or lower levels yet but these are handy places to store their other toys. Well worth the money. Looks nice around the home too.
now i'm not the kind of guy that buys this kind of stuff too often but thought it might be fun for our newest recruits Little Ben and Oscar ... boy was i right ! we have 6 cats and since the barrel came it has had constant attention even from the oldies (Pig and Jess are now 15) even wild cat Duke has made it his guilty pleasure !