LOL! My cats would have made short work of that contraption as well. I always want to challange those who make cat toys to spend at least one afternoon with a few socialized feral cats, THEN make a toy that will entertain the ferals and one they can't destroy in under 10 minutes! THEN you will have a hit on your hands!
My Humane society just moved into a new adoption clinic in the back of a Pet Store. I told the owner (she's an independent and her first store) that I would test out her cat toys and post labels on the bins with an official cat approval rating to help her sales. The first toy got a 4 paws-up rating (a kush type ball that disappeared within 1 hour). I will tell her NOT to buy this toy!!
The funny thing is that they did not take the frame apart at all!
Razpy just chewed off every string while the other cats sat and watched him. Now Yuri sits in the middle of it, like an open air teepee lol.
I'm working on a plan to reattach the toys. Right now, I attached some using large paper clips, but they don't seem to swing enough.
The frame could always just be glued together; the connections aren't that tight which is why it isn't hard to knock apart. It's the elastic string & razpy that is the challenge!