Materials seem a bit cheap and some parts came broken; however, the company did replace those parts without hoops or questions. The numbering on the parts was wrong, according to my husband who constructed it. Left him having to take things apart and reassemble. I wish there was a way of hooking back the little house door so it didn't just flap open. Will probably try to devise something. Lock bolt is difficult at times. Overall, smaller than I hoped for. Cats like it to a point,one more than the other two, but are not thrilled beyond an hour or two. Wish it was larger. Wish it was made to attach to the other Trixie cat house we purchased at the same time. That would help the size issue. Right now, have them side by side. Overall though, it's something for the cats, allowing them a bit of an outing. The units I really like are in the thousands, so this one seems economical and not bad for the money. Assembly time was between about 6 to 8 hours which my husband was able to complete in segments. Does help to put in toys, blankets, and sandbox to keep the kitties happy. They do seem to prefer the other Trixie unit over this one. Not sure why, maybe the ledges. I like the house thing in the back which looks like fun; however, it blocks the view of the cats if looking from the back. The other unit is more open. Post script a few months following: My cats do prefer this unit to the other one, presumably because of the hide boxes. However, it's not rain proof at all, other than in the boxes, so any cat trees or whatever in the main area is subject to getting wet. It's quite narrow in terms of getting to the back and changing sandboxes, etc. And the locks/hooks on both units are really cheap and break easily. The whole door is warping badly, and the cats are almost able to dig under. I have ended up using both units a lot to give some outdoor time to inside cats which is a positive. I wish I could have afforded something better and bigger.
I have 3 cats. Of the 3, 2 are big time scratchers. After getting 2 of these posts, both cats have stopped scratching at our doors/ door frames and have gone nuts on the posts. I highly recommend these to anyone trying to prevent their cat from clawing up their furniture. Also, if your cat is tiny enough, it can sit on the top (though only my 1.5 year old Bengal can do this).
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