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Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post
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- Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch
- Made with fibrous, durable sisal that naturally inspires scratching
- 32 inches high to allow cat to stretch vertically
- Assembles easily with 2 included screws
- Sturdy base eliminates tipping and wobbling.There is a base with this product it is wrapped with the color box.
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Encourages the Mental & Physical Stimulation of Cats!
Cats need a scratching post that will allow them to get a full stretch. This post is 32” high and is designed to maximize your cat’s scratching pleasure by providing an appealing target for territorial marking, exercise and natural cat exuberance.
- Durable post allows cats to get a full stretch vertically and tone muscles.
- Fibrous woven sisal fiber is extremely durable and encourages scratching.
- Attractive and neutrally toned to fit any decor.
- Sturdy construction with 16” x 16” wide base reduces tipping and wobbling.
- Fast and easy assembly attaches the post to the base using the two screws included.
5 Reasons Cats Scratch
- To remove old nail sheaths from the claws
- To exercise and tone muscles
- To relieve stress, frustration and boredom
- To “warm-up” for a vigorous play session
- To mark territory
Size: 33 | Color: Beige
Top Customer Reviews
I thought "another waste of money." Then I remembered that one of the posts I read in the reviews was from a lady who had the same disinterested reaction from her cat and who enticed her cat to scratch the post by teasing the cat with his favorite swinging cat toy on top of and around the post. Feeling I had nothing to lose, I gave it a try and I simply couldn't believe it. The cat dug his claws deep into the post while swatting at the cat toy and the rest is history. He became so interested in the scratching post that he forgot the toy. Afterwards, he tried to scratch the walls only a few times and just saying "no' sent him to the nearby cat toy. Another good recommendation I read was to place the scratching post near where most of his scratching behavior usually takes place.
I also want to comment on how sturdy this item is. It only took about a minute or so to assemble and is solidly constructed and not likely to tip over. I have a huge Ragdoll cat over 20 pounds of muscle and he hasn't knocked it over yet and he vigorously uses the post now. Sorry for this being so lengthy, but I hope it can help someone who, like me, was a sceptic and at first thought this isn't going to work. Thanks to whomever posted the hint about using the cat toy to provoke interest in the post. You saved me a lot of heartache.
UPDATE: Despite not being used, I left this post out near my furniture. After some months, my cat has discovered it and found that she likes it. So for those whose cats haven't taken to the post, there is hope. I will increase the star rating to four stars. Not all cats will take to this post right away; but if they do, it's a very nice, attractive post that's sturdy and holds up well.
UPDATE #2: It's been about eight months now. After the initial disappointment, I am delighted that my cat loves this scratching post. I have actually bought another one, because one just isn't enough.
UPDATE 6/26/14: It's been four years. We still have both SmartCat scratching posts and they look as good as the day we bought them. The cat loves it and our furniture is spared. I bought the seat that goes on top but I returned it. As good as the post is, the seat failed. The cat will sit on the post without the seat anyway.
UPDATE 6/10/16: The cat uses both posts daily and they remain in excellent condition. That's amazing, considering how much the cat claws at them. Yes, she has caps on her claws, but at any given time, at least some of the claws are uncapped. They are sharp and can do serious damage; but even capped claws can ruin furniture, as her occasional forays onto leather can attest, so it's nice for her to have safe places to scratch.
This scratch post is still going strong after 3 years. The top had become decently frayed enough, so instead of buying a new one, I simply unscrewed it so it was in its original state from when I first got it. I then switched the end caps which allowed me to turn it upside down and put it all back together. Now the untouched lower portion is at the top. It's now like a new post! At this rate, I'll need another in 3 more years. 6 years from this post? Not bad.
6 years it is! (Ok, about two weeks shy...) I just bought a new one. I added photos here as well, one photo of the old next to the new and one of the bottom with great information and tips to get your cat to use the post. This was a well used post and I still recommend it highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product came in a timely fashion and my cat has been using it non stopPublished 3 hours ago by Cicely
One of my cats was just stuck on scratching corners -- corner of the wall, of the kitchen cabinet, or boxes sitting around. I got one of these and the cat took to it immediately. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by DjjZ
This broke instantly. The wooden dowel cracked in half as soon as I attempted to join the two halves of the base together. The broken dowel got stuck in the hole. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Amahl Majack
Our cat loves this thing. He can't sit on top but he started using this instead of our chair, well, not ass much as before. Sturdy and looks nice in our small apartment.Published 2 days ago by cuidadojirafa
Decent, but had to repair while assembling due to latent defect in manufacturing. Insert for screw holding base together fell out.Published 2 days ago by Richard Koch
Finally, one that lasts. And with four sides, it's like four posts in one, too. Highest recommendation.Published 3 days ago by amfanmagician
After years of too short, too flimsy too floppy and ill-made cat scratchers, I finally found this one! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer