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They play with it every day!,
We purchased this a little over a year ago at PetSmart for $29.99. My kitten, now a year old STILL plays with it every day! She learned to use it to get her scratch on - and I've never had a problem with destructive scratching! She also gets super ferocious with the toy hidden underneath. Seriously, any time she passes by it she has to get a good scratch in. I can't think of a day that she doesn't use this toy! We're getting a new kitten and this is the 1st thing we bought in preparation for his arrival. We still have the old one, it still works - but it's a little beat up so we moved it to a different room.
Both our kitties still play with their "S" aka the Curl Scratcher (we just call it the S because they're shaped like one). They play hard, they play soft, they get their scratch on, they take naps in it, they share it... I mean, they LOVE this thing! I also think it's their safe place? When one of them is chasing the other really bad and their personal space is not being respected I catch them going to it as if "time out" and the other kitty lets up and has to find something else to harass ;)
I've also noticed that when they get yelled at for something they go sit inside it and watch me while I clean up the mess.
They go through one of these every year -- I just got back from PetSmart buying our third, which reminded me to update my review/pictures. Some brands may feel sturdier or cheaper than others (I've owned both a Petlinks and Whisker City), but they all last about a year.