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Diogenes XXL Scratching Barrel

Diogenes XXL Scratching Barrel

A large scratch barrel where your cat can sharpen its claws, hide away or catch 40 winks. The top platform has a cuddly soft plush-covered cushion. Dimensions: H 100cm x diameter 45cm

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Great entertainment for all!

As soon as this was out the box, boz was in it and wouldn't leave it alone. He loves the 'tunnel' and is always playing with the toys. He has hip dysplacia and finds climbing difficult, so I expected him to just stick with the bottom hole... WRONG, his favourite spot is on the top, leaning down playing with the chicken and annoying Henry. It took a few treats and a bit of catnip to persuade Henry, but he now also won't leave it alone. His favourite pew is in the hole closest to the top, where he can keep a relatively close eye on the more playful boz :) Best purchase I've made in ages and I think it'll last a lot longer than the other posts I've bought. Very sturdy, attractive design, encourages play, big enough holes for large cats and the best bit of all... It's great entertainment for whoever's watching the cats play!

Very Sturdy

We moved house and her old cat tree had to go in a different corner of the room - our puss took umbridge to this and would not use her old tree After a lot of of research and measuring i bought this one - note it does not come packaged in sections - it comes as-is fully built. It is super sturdy and won't fall over even though its freestanding. holes are good but our cat isn't bothered over them- i hide treats in there instead. Plenty of scratching area to go at and good for them to to stretch

good big drum for cat scratching

if you can't afford the natural paradise one this is also a great product. would be great for kittens because of the hole between two of the beds so they can bat each other and move through one bed to the other. top bed is comfy and like my NP one they like sleeping on the top

Genius Scratch Post

This scratching barrel is just great. My cats took to it very quickly and the 4 of them almost fight over who gets to go first. The top spot is almost always taken by one of them...The barrel is very stable and doesn't wobble around when the cats climb on top of it. I could tell it was worth buying within 5 minutes!

originally published in (29/08/15) Back to Diogenes XXL Scratching Barrel

Very stable and for all ages :-)

Really stable and suited to even the smallest of cats. Our 7 week old managed to scale it without problems. The 3 toys are perfect to animate your cat and tempt it to climb and claw and clamour. The fur bit is nice and soft.

Scratching barrel

I bought this barrel on the 15th of July and I'm very happy with it. Cats large and small have quickly taken to it, climbing, clawing, playing, and snoozing away. Very sturdy too. *****Stars from me :-)

originally published in (08/08/15) Back to Diogenes XXL Scratching Barrel

Doesn't get any better

Really fast delivery. Both of my cats love the scratching barrel, can't beat that.

A big hit!

My 2 x 14 week old Maine Coons loved it on sight. If they aren't shinning up it, chasing each other in and out of the caves, or bashing the dangly toys, they are snoozing on the top. It's very heavy duty indeed and I can see it lasting for ages. Not cheap, and I thought hard about purchase, but the multi usage and the fact it is so hardwaring make it an excellent purchase in my opinion.

He Gave it the Paws Up!!!

Having torn and scratched his previous cat tree to a state of total devastation, Elliott Michael took to this scratching barrel immediately. Strong, secure, and made of substantial materials, he wasn't going to ruin this so easily. This is about the best solution to his needs I could ever imagine. He was through it, on top of it, and fast asleep on it all within the first 30 minutes of its arrival. It looks great, it's safe, and I'd certainly recommend!

Lasts for years

I bought one of these about 10 years ago and it is still going strong. Had to put a platform on the top though as my tomcat is too big to fit in the top. They all love sitting on the top looking out of the window. Best buy for cats.

Soooooo happy with this product!

I love, love, LOVE this scratching post. I've spent a lot of time (and money) trying to find a post big enough, tall enough and stable enough to accommodate my two big cats (6 year old Hobbes who's 5.5kg and 10 month old Bear who's 4.5kg) Until the barrel came into our house, Hobbes had reverted back to scratching the carpet as he had outgrown my Ancol "Fat Boy" post (still very much in use by Bear and also a great product). Now he can literally hang from the barrel, with all four paws clinging on, without it tipping over. He loves sleeping on the top bed. The barrel is very well made, with comfortable platforms to lie on and a cosy but spacious "cave" to hide in. The toys in all 3 openings are enticing and, as of yet, have withstood the vigorous attention from Bear. The scratching surface, which goes all the way up and around the barrel, is durable and good quality. It's easy to rub cat nip into it to encourage interest when it first arrives. I can't say anything negative about the barrel, I wish I had more space as I'd love to get another, especially as it's great value for money!

My Maine Coons Love This

Very pleased with our scratching barrel - and yes, it is huge! My 4 ex-large Maine Coons all pile on and into it - it's one of their favourite places to be. Only criticism is that the plush bedding/lining is not removable for washing. Nevertheless, will definitely consider buying another when the time comes.


I have 4 large cats and they all love this barrel very good play value for them too

Super product!

My two cats absolutely love these! They loved them so much that I bought two- one for each cat. They love sleeping in the top and playing with the toys hung from the 'portholes'. I heartily recommend these. :)

Excellent purchase for my lot

I currently have two cats, a moggy and a Maine Coon kitten with another MC on the way. What can I say?? This is the best purchase I have made for them. In the past none of my cats have ever bothered with cat trees but they LOVE this barrel. Together with the Natural VI tree the cats are never off these. They fight for top spot. Sooo glad with my buys :)

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