Cat Scratcher: Which one is right?


A scratching post is truly an essential part that is needed in training a new cat, for if  you do not have a cat scratcher they can reap havoc on your furniture!


Why do I need a cat scratching?

Cats naturally like to stretch and exercise.  This gives them a place to do it, instead of your furniture!

What types of Material are Suitable for a cat scratching post?

Usually cardboard, a soft wood, rope, carpet, and are many common items in scratching posts.

What things should I consider before purchasing a cat scatching post?

  • Height/Size – You don’t want to get one too big for your cat.
  • What type of material is in it.
  • Is it sturdy? Cats tend to stay away of wobbling things. If hes trying to crouch down to stretch and the post is wobbling around he won’t use it for it’s intended purpose.
  • The taller the post, the sturdier it needs to be. You don’t want  your cat to get hurt.

Can I make my very own cat scratcher?

Yes, you most certainly can. I show you how to make your very own at the end of the article!


Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post

Ultimate Scratching Post

Ultimate Scratching Post

Ultimate Scratching Post

Best Scratching Post

Product Description: Cats need a scratching post that will allow them to get a full stretch. The 32-inch post height allows the cat to stretch vertically while using the post (important for territorial marking purposes and for toning muscles). The finest materials and workmanship guarantee the scratching post will remain attractive and useful for years.

  • Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch vertically and tone muscles.
  • Fibrous woven sisal fiber is extremely durable and encourages scratching.
  • Attractive and neutrally toned to fit any decor.
  • Sturdy construction with 16” x 16” wide base reduces tipping and wobbling.
  • Fast and easy assembly attaches the post to the base using the two screws included.

Price: $37.61  FREE SHIPPING Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 35 inches Colors: One color Amazon.Com Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 Pioneer Pet SmartCat Review: Very sturdy product. Great for any size cat. I got one of these to try to keep my cats from scratching all of my woodwork in my house. Worked great. It is an amazing product. My cats have been using it constantly and it has been holding up great! Very hard to knock over, if you bolt it down it has no way of tipping over.  It is also the perfect height for most cats to stretch properly. Great Design! The price is also amazing. If you bought this in a pet store it would definitely be double if not triple the price of amazon.


PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

Cat Scratcher

Cat Scratcher

Top Cat Scratcher

Top Cat Scratcher

Product Description: Tired of purchasing cat products that your feline loved ones get bored of, quickly? PetFusion’s Cat Scratcher Lounge serves double duty as both a cat scratcher and lounge that promises to keep your finicky companions coming back for more. Custom made for cats who enjoy scratching, playing and lounging around (what cats don’t :). Cats love the feel of cardboard, recalling their days as kittens and are natural scratchers. PetFusion’s Cat Scratcher Lounge offers your cats a comfortable place to rest and scratch at the same time. Designed for owners looking to reclaim their homes. Finally a pet product with a stylish design that flows with your home decor. Instead of scratching your furniture, your cats will be more than happy to scratch the less expensive and better feeling cardboard. A win situation for all. Happier cat and owner guaranteed. No assembly required. All materials tested using international safety standards. Price: $49.95   Prime Eligible Dimensions34 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches

Sturdy Cat Scratcher

Sturdy Cat Scratcher

Colors: Three Colors to pick from Walnut, Gray and White Amazon.Com Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Review: I knew before purchasing this product it was an award winner, so I knew I was getting a great product right from the start. I love the design because it gives them a variety of activities to do all in one station. A Majority of the time after my cat gets up from sleeping he wants to stretch. Having this combined combination makes it easy to try to avoid that behavior on my furniture. I strategically placed this near my furniture in the living room. Very durable product.


 4Claws Wall Mounted Sisal Scratching Post

Wall Mount Scratching Post

Wall Mount Scratching Post

Product Description:

Wall Mounted Scratching Post

Wall Mounted Scratching Post

The Scratching Post is screw mounted and sturdy enough for your cat to rest its weight on it while scratching and stretching. The package includes mounting screws to be easily mounted on any vertical surface such as a cupboard or wall. The scratching post is 18″ tall, allowing sufficient room for a comfortable vertical scratching position. Protect your walls, door frames or other vertical furniture and save money by offering your cats a better alternative to dig their claws in. The Scratching Post is designed to appeal to your kitty’s natural instinctive need for scratching and stretching. Get a couple and enjoy a discount! Your kitty will love it! Created with an anodized aluminum frame and natural sisal, the scratcher is neat and very durable. The scratching post measures 18″ tall, 2.8″ diameter. Price: $23.99   Prime Eligible Dimensions:   3.6 x 2.8 x 17.8 inches ColorsOne Color Amazon.Com Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 Sisal Scratching Post Review: This can easily be mounted onto practically any wall, makes it great if you have an area in the house that the cats keep gravitating too. It easily fastens to just about any wall, which is a super plus. I really didn’t want to spend a lot of time hanging this thing up. So far I am very please with the quality of the product, and my cat absolutely loves it. The sisal rope makes the scratching post very durable. I think I have had mine for about 2 years now. The sisal is all natural too, which makes it environmentally friendly. Another thing that is kinda cool about this wall mounted scratching post is that the design is very sleak. You can practically put it almost anywhere, and it doesn’t stand out! This is a very inexpensive alternative if you don’t want to spend a fortune, and you are trying to keep a few scratching posts spread out throughout the house.


4Claws Wall Mounted Scratching Post

Flat Wall Mount Scratching Post

Flat Wall Mount Scratching Post

Product Description: The Scratching Post is wall mountable and sturdy enough for your cat to rest its weight on it while scratching and stretching. The hooks are mounted with adhesive pads which are easy to install on any clean vertical surface such as a cupboard or wall. The scratching post is 26″ tall, allowing sufficient room for a comfortable vertical scratching position. Protect your walls, door frames or other vertical furniture and save money by offering your cats a better alternative to dig their claws in. The Scratching Post is designed to appeal to your kitty’s natural instinctive need for scratching and stretching. Get a couple and enjoy a discount! Your kitty will love it!

Flat Wall Mount ScratchPost

Created with Premium Pressed Cardboard, the cat scratcher is dense and lasts alot longer than others cat scratching posts. The scratching post measures 26″ tall, 5.7″ wide and 1.6″ thick. This thing is AWESOME. Price: $28.99    Prime Eligible Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.7 x 26 inches Colors: One Color Amazon.Com Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5 Mounted Scratching Post Review: Love how this one has the ability to change the cardboard out with new ones, so you can practically use this forever!

Suddenly,

I looked like a hero. This was byfar my best purchase ever. I prefer this one over any of the others for the sheer fact you can change the cardboard at  your leisure You can even make your own if you want to get creative. We all know some cats can be picky so having the ability to make your own inserts is a huge plus, I tend to put catnip in mine when i make them. One of the key things I always try to do is that I make sure I always have a few scratching posts spread out my house. Not only do I have a couple scratching posts spread out, I try to make sure the material in each is different. That way each cat can pick there favorite and stay away from my furniture.


Sofa Scratcher Cat Scratching Post & Couch Corner

Corner Scratching Post

Corner Scratching Post

Product Description:

Coach Corner Scratching Post

Sofa Corner Scratching Post

Price: $44.99    Prime Eligible Dimensions: 24” H x 10″ W x 10″ D Colors: Tons of Colors! Beige, Black, Brown, Charcoal, Gold, Ivory, Light Brown, Moss, and Olive Amazon.Com Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 Sofa Corner Scratching Post Review: This is MADE IN THE USA. I absolutely love buying products that are made here. This is a MUST buy if you have a sofa you are trying to protect. I can’t believe I haven’t found this sooner. It is priced very well. Comes in tons of different options. The one thing I like about it is that I can protect my furniture and it encourages healthy scratching behavior and I don’t have spray my cat with water! Another thing that I like about this product is that is super durable. My cats are constantly using this, and it has truly stood up to the test.

One the other Hand,

It installs in practically SECONDS!

Overall, this product is great. Price was reasonable, and it literally took more time to unbox it than it did to actually install it!

 


Look,

If your on a budget, you can always make your very own scratching post with things laying around your house!


What you will need:

Cats

Cats

A Box

A Box

A Knife

A Knife

3 Easy Steps To Make A Cat Scratcher

  1. Cut box into equal strips. 1inch by 12inches long.
  2. Glue all strips together side by side.(your going glue smooth sides together. You want the so called “rougher side”
  3. Let it dry!

Tip: I usually spread some cat nip between the cardboard pieces as I’m gluing it together. That way my cats LOVE to use it 😉       https://youtu.be/2R-ifP0tnSI