The picture does not represent a true image of this gate, because the door looks a look wider than it actually is. The width between the bars is 2 inches which is just enough space for kitten to slip easily through. In addition, pets that are good jumpers can easily clear the top rails. We have five cats one of them is a Senegalese male that can jump five feet. As such for pets that are jumpers this gate even though it is very tall, does not keep them out of any rooms. It can be a challenge to install on entrances that have a baseboards. The door way is narrow, and the gate will slide from the wall your body touches the doorway. When it slide away from the wall, it is difficult to put back in place because of the way the gate closure is made. The closure lifts up to release the gate but if the side pressure mounted screws are out of place the closure handle loses its alignment to the gate. To prevent the gate from slipping, I position by body side ways. We plan on keeping the gate because it is very sturdy and unlike the sliding gates, the gate will adjust for baseboards so that the bottom rail touches the floor. It is also a good price. Due to our jumper cats and kittens will we need to purchase a gate the 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate from Frontgate.
We had used a standard cheap baby gate at the base of our stairs for years. We always stepped over it to get where we needed to go. It's a pleasure having a gate that opens easily and closes right behind you. Love, love, love!
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