SmartyKat Super Scratcher Corrugated Scratcher With Catnip, 1.0 CT.
ONEBIGOUTLET 57" Deluxe Cat Tree Condo Furniture Scratch Post Pet House w/ Hammock - Almond
Where you decide to put the scratch post, plays a big part in your pet’s acceptance of his new designated scratching area. When a felines scratches something, he/she leaves marks for other cats. These territory markers are both visual (the scratches) and scented. Other felines are now aware they’re in someone’s territory.
Gents, This is as good as it gets. Today, I was on a conference call and started googling pics of cat towers.. thinking maybe there is an inspiration. I could not bring myself to buy a tower for $100 or more…because I wanted a big awesome tower for jack and emmie, our two cats. Within seconds of seeing the blog entry, pics and text, I ran into the basement and got started..without hanging up (on mute of course). It all fell together, including disassembling and re-using the existing scratching post. 30 min later after the call ended, I discovered the plans… and that was it. What a creative masterpiece. I just fricking love it. Well done!!!!. tomorrow I wil cover it with carpet but I am thinking about reusing some pieces I already have … even if they do not match well. That cats don’t care!!! thanks for the inspiration and what a great site. Best to you both.
Then, I went home and started digging in my ‘give away’ pile. I found an old cork board and two quilted shams. Woohooo! I had everything handy to make a big cat scratching post / board. It’s bigger than the average scratching post, because my kitty is a llittle, um, well, ‘fluffy’ right now.Honestly, my cat likes what I made him more than the overpriced scratching posts. My cat is a little ‘big boned’ right now so most can’t hold his weight : ). Thank you for taking in so many kitties! They’ve done nothing wrong and all they want is a little warmth, food and some love! You are a kind and wonderful person! So, as I started up my cat furniture company, and began testing models of scratching posts in my own home, I learned a few things by trial and error. Here you will find some of the things that Mr. Big taught me:I will briefly tell you what did NOT work with Mr. Big, or with any other cat we've come across over the years, and that is MAKING the cat go through the act of scratching the post. If you think about it for a moment, you'll agree that a cat must resist this to retain his dignity and his independence ( and to frustrate and annoy you, you big bully! ). So, forget about putting his paws on the post and pretending with him that he's scratching. It's just too heavy-handed for most cats, and will usually fail to produce the desired result. Plus, it's a good way to wind up bleeding.