Post Published on April 16, 2013 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
We have reviewed the Bergan Turbo Scratcher before, but I thought it was time to do it again. It seems recently that the videos I have on YouTube of Charlie playing with it have been getting a lot of comments lately, so I thought it was due time to review it when Charlie is an adult. When I first reviewed it, he was a kitten.
The Bergan Turbo Scratcher is a 2-in-1 cat toy and scratcher. It is a circle and in the center is a scratching pad for your kitty and around the outside of the scratcher, there’s a track where a ball rolls around as the kitty bats at it. I got ours for Charlie when he was a kitten to product test and he loved it from the get go. He also continues to use it every single morning.
In fact, he liked it so much as a kitten that he would wake me up at 3am playing with the ball on the track. So, after one night of that, I moved the Turbo Scratcher to the guest room. And also whenever he was scratching on something he shouldn’t, I told him no and took him to the scratcher, so now he is all about scratching on that sucker!
The pad usually has catnip too that you can sprinkle on top to encourage your kitty to use the scratcher.
It is one of the toys that I recommend in our book, A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home because of how much Charlie uses it and loves it.
Buy the Bergan Turbo Scratcher online or you can usually find it in Petco or Petsmart.
If you already have a Turbo Scratcher, then you might be ready for some replacement pads – which you can easily buy online or you can also probably find them at pet speciality stores. Our original pad probably lasted 3 years (I keep Charlie and Trigg’s nails trimmed short). The pad it comes with can be flipped over and used on the other side to get more life out of the scratching pad.
Here’s a video I made showing how to replace them:
Here’s a video of how Charlie plays with it now. He also uses it every morning as a scratcher.