SmartCat Perch for the Ultimate Scratching Post
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- Elevated perch gives your cat extra safety and security
- Reversible claw-safe quilted pad
- Durable wooden platform
- Slides easily onto SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post (sold separately)
- 12.5 x 14 inches
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Top Customer Reviews
The cats don't seem to use this perch thing very much but they do love the scratching post. If I buy another scratching post I'll skip this accessory.
The additional modifications that need to be made to the perch are annoying and shouldn't be necessary. The product needs to be better designed and the quality needs to be improved. With that said, my 13.5 lb cat loves to sit (not lay) on the perch and watch what is going on in the room. The perch is too small for him to lay down on it.
July 16, 2013: As I expected, the plastic clips that are supposed to keep the perch from sliding off the scratching post broke and the perch slid off. At the hardware store, I bought a package of 3/4" (1.9 cm) metal corner braces. I carefully flattened two of the braces with a hammer and attached one to each clip hole using the screws that came with the perch. There are now two 1.5" metal braces that should keep the perch on the post without breaking. The hardware store also had plastic window screen clips that may have worked, but I figured they would eventually break too, so I didn't use them.
My 13.5 lb cat still loves to sit on it and my 10 lb cat sleeps on it all the time.
Very often we saw Simba jump on top of the scratching post and try to sit there. He did manage, but looked terribly uncomfortable. Imagine a 12 lb cat balanced on a 6 inch square. So, we got him the perch. At first he just wouldn't jump on. If we kept him on top of it, he would sit there for a few minutes and jump off.
Now the thing about this perch is that it is bean shaped. I mean a 2D bean, like a bean would look if cut in cross section. So we figured that Simba could probably jump if we kept it in such a way that the concave end was facing him, and the convex end facing the wall. It worked! Simba jumped on, but unfortunately the perch slid of and in a moment worth of America's funniest home videos, Simba slid off with the perch landing in a noisy mess on the floor.
He wasn't hurt. Just irritated.
We were terrified he would go after the speakers again, but he loves the scratching post and so keeps going back to it. We replaced the perch on top, more because we really don't know what to do with it. We threw the box away, so we cannot return it.
In short... the perch seems like a good idea, but a cautious cat might not take to it very easily. Other reviewers are right about the Velcro, which is starting to come off in our case too... and not by wear and tear... just by standing around!
The wood is good quality for the price and product it is intended for... but perhaps, they need to reconsider the design once again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As expected. My cats do not use much as a perch but it is nice to get them at this height to do claw trimming.Published 21 hours ago by Elizabeth C
Cats don't like the top, they had the old post just like this one, but had an old knit hat on top, they preferred that. Darn! CarinaPublished 5 days ago by Carina M. Kistler
Pad does not stay in place had to attach Velcro so it did not slip off when cats jumped onPublished 11 days ago by Wenda L. Reichard
Our cat loves sitting up here day and night. Great addition to a excellent quality scratching postPublished 13 days ago by Julie Lee
The perch fits well and is easy to put on but the curve that allows the cat to jump up is on the wrong side. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joann
I have had the scratching post for a few years and never knew there was this attachment. I love that this attaches so easily and everything is very solid. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Tickles
This had been a fun thing for our kitty. He loves it. He doesn't sit on it often, but likes jumping up to retrieve some of his toys. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lil Lannum
Best cat scratching post and perch ever! My cat uses throughout the day and it doesn't leave shreds all over the house! He sits up high like he's king of my castle!Published 1 month ago by Buggs52