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Easy to out together and clever design to save on packing material. The scratch post itself is quite robust but the base is a title flimsy. My (smallish) cat pulled it over at first scratch when it was on the wood floor - not sure If would happen on carpet.
I purchased for my small cat at christmas. She was interested in it but only plays with this on a rare occasion. Overall the structure is solid and is made of strong materials however some of the staples that attach the rope were a concern although none were jutting out. The biggest issue I had was the limited height. The height is less then 2ft tall so my cat can't really use it as a scratching post.
My cat likes it, and it seems relatively sturdy (though she is a VERY small cat). It screws together in the middle. Seems kind of cheaply made and since buying I've found a bunch of alternatives at Winners which were cheaper and better quality.
The cat took an immediate liking to the post and the dangling mouse. However the mouse after a while starts to disintegrate. We get like black fluffs all over the living room. It's not a big deal as they are easy to vacuum up.
I purchased this scratching post for my male tabby. He's about 25-28 lbs, so a big boi, and while he likes this scratching post and uses it, it's way too light for him. As he's scratching it he can pull it and drag it so it becomes uncomfortable for him. I ended up having to put a 20lb hand barbell on it to hold it in place for when he uses it. It really needs a weighted base for larger kitties. But he does like the rope pole and it's very good for his scratching habits. So if you have a bigger kitters, you may want to find one with a weighted base.
Overall, this was a good purchase, but you definitely get what you pay for. We have two adult cats and a kitten. Only the kitten can use this scratcher without tipping it over onto himself. The base is far too light. To fix the issue, we keep one corner of it tucked under a couch leg. That works well, but it would have been nice to be able to move it wherever we liked. All three cats love it, though.
The post itself is the perfect height and it looks nice, doesn't stand out. However, my kitten keeps pulling it over and ends up dragging it around the house, because it is pretty light and not weighted. I think that it would be more effective if it was weighted so it would stay upright. I ended up sticking an edge of the bottom under a closed bedroom door so it would topple over.