I bought this for my gray and he just loves it. He started perching on it almost immediately and now when I come home from work he is always sitting there. The cord is nice and long and has a protective metal covering that extends well down to the floor. The surface of the perch was a bit slippery so I wrapped it with vet wrap (available at any equine store) for more grip as my gray is missing his toes on one foot. Due to the slippery surface I'm giving it 4 stars.