The Felix Katnip Tree Company Scratching Beam is a wonderful product, breaking away from the typical vertical design and taking a horizontal approach to represent a stair. The scratch pole is a convenient size at 10.25 inches tall so it is easy for your cats to reach, and 28.5 inches long so most cats will comfortably be able to sit and rest on top.
Your kitty can stretch out their claws on the natural hemp sisal used on the beam for that rough texture all cats love to scratch. The beam is then supported by birch which has been finished off with linseed oil finish. This varnish creates a smooth and slick design while keeping your pets’ safe from any splinters and protecting the wood from damage from the sun if you keep this toy outside. Rubber feet are also included to keep the scratching pole from slipping on tiled surfaces.
The Felix Katnip Tree Company Scratching Beam arrives in 3 pieces which can be put together by using either a drill or screwdriver. An instruction manual is included for your convenience and can be put together very easily. Screws are included in the package. The scratching beam is a great choice for your cats to give them something new to stretch their claws on, keeping your furniture and carpets safe.
We have had ours for over a year and both of my cats use it – Charlie uses it as a horizontal scratcher getting on top of the scratcher – whereas Trigg flops over and uses it to scratch upwards horizontally.