If you own a cat, it is important to pay attention to how it handles restraint since an early age. If you develop a habit of trimming its claws as a kitten, then it will be tolerated as an adult too which will prevent any damages to your home furniture. We recommend you to buy a cat scratching post for your cat where normal scratching behaviours can be safely followed.
Why Do Cats Like to Scratch?
Cats scratch to establish a form of territorial communication and leave visual markings. They have a natural urge to scratch something, and also leave their scent. This happens because of the presence of scent and sweat glands in the middle of the pads of their feet that produce a smell.
When they scratch a surface using their claws, that scent is deposited on it. This provides a message to the other cats. Cats scratch by dragging their front claws in the downward direction on a surface. This action is known as stropping, which removes the outer husk of the cat’s claw revealing their sharp claws.
Scratching also exercises their muscles which helps to keep them in an excellent condition for hunting purposes. To prevent your cat from scratching over your furniture or walls, make a decision to purchase a cat scratching post so that your cat has an acceptable place to scratch.
TOP 5 BEST CAT SCRATCHING POST AVAILABLE ONLINE
It is easier to find pet products online, to choose a variety of cat scratch pads available. Here’s a list of our top cat tree and scratchers:
Indulge your feline friend with our new Cat scratching tree. It allows your cat to stretch their muscles and satisfies their need to scratch anytime. It’s easier for them to bounce from leaf to leaf and let your cat enjoy their new toy. This tree is made from environmental friendly sisal rope which is a safe material for your cat to play and scratch with.
- Hang Toy
- Natural and safe
- 5cm thickness MDF
- Safe and Sturdy
- Brand: PaWz
- Material: MDF+Sisal+Chenille+polyester fibre
- Dimension:55cm x 55cm x 150cm
One of the top 5 picks for cat scratching posts, this board is made of thickened and durable corrugated cardboard that comes with both vertical and horizontal scratching angles, and ample space for your cat to rest, suiting your cat’s needs. It is easy to assemble and durable enough for a large cat upto 8 kgs.
- Environment friendly materials
- Perfect for your cat’s entertainment
- Cactus Size: 55x53x31cm
- Cherry Size: 45x50x31cm
- Weight: 2.5kg
- Material: Corrugated paper
If you’re looking for a simple and sturdy cat scratching post that doesn’t take up much space, this one is a great option for cats of all sizes.
- Multi-level post
- Ample play and rest areas
- Comfortable plush cover
- soft touch and well ventilated
- Fully wrapped sisal posts
- Hanging pom poms
- Dimensions: 60 x 40x 106cm
A super compact and curvy cat scratching pad that your cat would love to play with and even sleep on. It’s durability and stability makes it a must buy for a first time cat owner.
- Medium - 41 x 41 x 12 Cm
- Large - 46 x 46 x 12 Cm
It is an absolute wonderland for your cat! This Cat Tree include a host of nooks and crannies for Tom and Tabby to have a lot of fun playing around, hopping or simply scratching. Its a sisal-covered scratching post, both environment friendly and durable.
- Stable wooden construction
- Natural sisal posts and soft linen cover
- Dual-level design with ample play areas
- Napping spots and post with ramp
- Portable design
- Includes scratching, perching, climbing, sleeping all in one piece
- Material: Fir wood, plush cover, and sisal
- Height: 82cm
- Base dimension: 60cm x 40cm