ULTIMATE SCRATCHING POST AND "OPTIONAL" PERCH & PAD
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Ultimate Scratching Post
Winner of the Cat Fancy Editor's Choice
Durable, full-stretch, perfectly balanced scratching post..
Cats need a scratching post that will allow them to get a full stretch. The 32" 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.
THE ULTIMATE POST PERCH (sold separately below)
Wooden Platform & Quilted Pad That Attaches to the Ultimate Scratching Post
Elevated perch gives cats a necessary sense of safety
Reversible, claw-safe quilted pad for the ultimate in lounging
Easily slides onto the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post to create a comfortable, elevated cat perch
Durable wood construction
SmartCat™ training tips: Place the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap. To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post. Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch. After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post. If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it. Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat's scratching activities to the post. By offering a suitable scratching target you are providing a natural outlet for a normal, healthy behavior and you will be rewarded with a content and confident companion
Features and Benefits
* 32" height allows cats to stretch fully and tone muscles
* Sturdy 16" by 16" base eliminates tipping and wobbling
* Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
* Superior to carpeted posts that may snag nails
* Assembles with two included screws
* Attractive and neutrally toned
AVAILABLE TO CANADA - CLICK HERE FOR SHIPPING QUOTE
Good scratching postThis is a very useful scratching post. The square design seems to offer a nice change from the other round scratching posts we have. The perch has not gotten a lot of use yet, though they have been on it. One caveat, the base is attached with 2 screws, Make sure you cover those screws with felt so they don't scratch floors, if it will be on hardwood rather then carpet.