I was hesitant to purchase this because I was afraid my piggy wouldn't feel secure since it hangs and doesn't have a solid base. Glad I went ahead and splurged. He hopped right up on it and settled in (it's made well enough that it does give tension to provide a secure feeling when they are in it). It is also worth considering that even if they don't actually get up in the hammock, it provides a nice hidey hole without compromising floor space. He enjoys darting under it as much as jumping up into it.