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Scratching post

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Izzy95, Jun 13, 2019.


  1. Izzy95

    Izzy95 PetForums Member

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    can anyone recommend a scratching post? I’ve heard they need to be tall enough for them to stretch up fully to scratch and some of them seem a bit light
     
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    Hi,
    I have found some of the best (sturdiest) to be locally made by small companies. I am out of the UK so do not know who would be a good local company for you.

    Trixie a large German company, that you can find on Zooplus makes good barrels and we have one of theirs. It works for laying and scratching, though my two tend to use scratching posts more than the barrel for scratching.
     
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    I have 10 upright scratch posts in my house, several to every room. The posts that get used most are the cheap ones from Zooplus which my OH restrings with new sisal when they become a bit tatty. These:

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/scratching_posts/281653

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/scratching_posts/33681

    Bear in mind some cats like floor level scratch boards more or as much as they like upright posts. I have 10 scratch boards (on the floor) around the house and they all get used every day. Again, the cheap and cheerful ones are more popular with my cats than the more expensive ones.

    These are cheap enough to be replaced as soon as they get worn and tatty.

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/scratching_posts/33681

    and these:

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/scratching_pads/scratching_mat/101907

    and these :

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats...1_rr&slot=4&exprienceid=5848&strategyid=80993

    IME you can never have too many scratch posts and boards. :) They ensure the cats never scratch the carpets and the furniture!
     
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    lillytheunicorn PetForums Senior

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    We have these https://www.catfurnature.co.uk/cat-scratcher.html the tall one was originally made for us. 7kg of Norwegian can hurtle up to the top without it tipping over. We made an out door one from a fence post wrapped in sisal which is attached to the wall.
     
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    I buy the cheap ones from Zooplus. The cats love them and they're easy to replace or restring.

    https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/scratching_posts/33681

    I think that's the same as the one @chillminx mentioned above. I currently have 4 in the house in various states - they last reasonably well (about a year before the main scratching point starts to look too sorry for itself to be any use, including 6 months of indoor only cat use), are cheap enough to replace once the sisal wears out, they're a good height for taller cats to stretch on and they are easy to put together.
     
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    sandy-cat PetForums Senior

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    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    I'd been looking at these on Amazon, but wasn't sure... But now you've said this I'm going to order a couple! Thanks :)
     
  10. sandy-cat

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    hope they work for you @Psygon ! I have mine over a carpet border which the new kitten has scratched up quite a bit. I'm surprised at how well it stays in place even when attacked by one or other of the troublemakers :)
     
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