This was a hit - for about a day. I saw this at the store and thought my cats might enjoy it. And they did - for about a day. They quickly got over the novelty and just got bored with it and abandoned it. My cats had fun trying to get the ball out of the ring but when they discovered that it was never going to actually come out they gave up and wandered away - never to return. I ended up giving this to a friend who has kittens who really enjoyed it. I'm sure this would be fun for many cats, but mine just were not into it. The product itself is sturdy and well made and there's no fear it will crack or break if they climb all over it and sit on the top to hit the ball around the circle. I purchased the larger model so there was plenty of sitting room on top. And, later, plenty of room to just lay on top and sleep after they got bored. I definitely recommend this for those with kittens who adore the toy. Older cats may not appreciate it as much.
Vernon Rockville, CT