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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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 14 x 3 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XJ9PYA
  • Item model number: 4006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,879 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

This Perch for the Ultimate Scratching Post gives your cats a comfortable spot to nap, sleep or just hang out. It fits easily on the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post. The durable pad is machine washable.

Customer Reviews

My cats love these perches.
P. Moore
The red pad falls off, the Velcro attached to the underside does not hold and the red pads fall off.
Donald S Oshman Jr
The perch is too small for him to lay down on it.
No E

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 115 people found the following review helpful By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWER on September 23, 2009
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I ordered this post perch to fit on top of the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post and it does fit very nicely. It's easy to attach and the base of it is sturdy. The thing I didn't like about it is that it's kind of small, about 12 x 14 inches. That's not very big for a large cat. The other thing that I thought could have been improved was the thickness of the cushion. It was only about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. I thought for the price that they could have made something a little thicker and more cushy. It has little straps that attach it to the bottom wood platform, but the platform is a finished wood and slippery, so the mat slides a little when a cat jumps up on it. We solved that by cutting a piece of that rubber shelf liner stuff like this 48 each: Jmk Rubber Shelf Liner (03055) that you can cut to size and put it between the top of the perch and the cushion. It keeps it from moving around. (Also a great way to keep chair cushions in place on wooden chairs.)

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.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By USA on August 21, 2010
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The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is expensive, but it's a great product. It's sturdy, tall enough for the cat to get a good stretch, and will help to save your furniture from your cat's desire to hone his claws. My cats love it, and the decision to enhance the product with the SmartCat Perch made it even more attractive for the cats. They love to sit on the perch and watch the action in the kitchen at mealtime. The pad attaches to the very slick surface of the perch. It fastens by folding four velcro straps sewn to the four corners to the underside of the perch where four circular velcro attachments are glued. Unfortunately the underside of the perch is also slick and the glued attachments do not adhere well. When the cats climb the post they use the pad to pull themselves onto the perch. The velcro attachments on the underside of the perch will not hold up to this type of horizontal force and will become unglued. All four detached within the first week. I glued them back with super glue but had to scrape the original glue from the back of each attachment to get the super glue to hold. It's working for now, but I'm disappointed that a product this expensive (it should be included with the post IMO) has such a terrible design defect.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By J. Reed on August 9, 2010
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I run a non-profit cat rescue/hospice and almost all of our cats love the post and the perch. However, the small black velcro dots they supply to fasten the perch to the post are worthless. Cut strips of real velcro with good adhesive backing on it and the perch will not slide or fall off.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By laura on August 16, 2012
I have a suggestion for the manufacturer of this product. Cover the top of the post in the same material that the entire post is made of (sisal), so that cats can naturally climb and pull themselves to the top. My cats just keep trying and sliding and falling off. This change in design would solve the problem of the "perch" design, and would boost your product reviews.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Wildflower on May 10, 2011
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Ours is a one cat house. We first bought the ultimate cat scratching post because our cat, Simba used to go at my husbands floor standing speakers to get a good stretch and scratch. We got the scratching post, put it near the speaker, and Simba willingly used the scratching post instead.

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.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Keeling on January 23, 2009
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This is now (one of) my cat's favorite place to sit. She is ALWAYS on the perch. I think she likes it because she can be near us (our scratching post is next to the couch) while still being elevated.

The only complaint I have is that her lightly-colored undercoat sticks like mad to the pad and doesn't come off easily with a brush. I have yet to see if throwing it in the wash helps much (but... based on my experience with clothes, I doubt it will).
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