There are so many different kinds of cat scratchers, and for good reason. Cats have a drive to scratch and it satisfies physical and emotional needs. Often, cat owners will try to correct the behavior without providing anything appropriate for the kitty to scratch, and that is usually unsuccessful. Cats need to scratch in order to shed their nails and keep them sharp, and also to scent an area and mark their territory. Rather than chancing your cat scratching up your furniture, carpet, or woodwork, invest in a few different scratchers to see which ones he likes the most. There are many styles, sizes and materials. Many are modern cat scratchers that look great in your house, and many double as beds or cat loungers. Some are taller for your cat to stretch and scratch with. Corrugated cardboard scratchers are some of the most popular, because cats love to scratch on cardboard. They are also lightweight and can be recycled when your cat is done with them. Sisal, which is a tough natural fiber, is another popular choice for cat scratching posts. It is tough and durable, but satisfying for your kitty. It is important to choose a scratching post that is well constructed and sturdy so that your cat feels secure scratching it.
The Cozy Cat Scratcher Tower from Necoichi is a two-tier scratching bowl with tower. It gives your cats multiple options for when to lounge or snooze, and is ideal for sharing between two cats. Made from 100% recycled materials, the scratch pads are long-lasting and replaceable too.
The Felix Katnip Tree Company Scratching Beam is one of those products where you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It provides the perfect alternative for your cat’s scratching habits on stairs and more.
PetFusion’s Reversible Curve Scratcher is now called the PetFusion Cat Scratcher FLIP PAD and is exactly what it sounds like – a reversible scratching toy for your cat. The material is appealing and safe and gives your kitty a surface to scratch other than your furniture.
The PurrFur Scratch Long is a superior cat scratcher because it doubles as a stylish piece of furniture for your home. It is handmade out of birch plywood, it has a white chipboard edge and a cardboard scratcher. It is 25.98” x 15.75” x 6.30”, which makes it a good fit for small and large cats alike.
The Original Scratch Lounge – Worlds Best Cat Scratcher
The Original Scratch Lounge is a three-sided cat scratcher that doubles as a scratcher and a place where cats can lounge. It has a reversible super-dense honeycomb construction and it comes with a reversible cardboard lounge scratch pad and catnip. It is 21″ x 13″ in size and it is made out of corrugated cardboard, which makes it an excellent scratcher. Check out our review of The Original Scratch Lounge!