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
I was a little worried that my cats wouldn't use this scratching post,as they are 11 years old and have never been exposed to this type of scratching material before. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by HeyThar
A nice sturdy scratching post that my cat always uses. The post measures almost 3 feet (32" to be exact) and allows for my cat to fully stretch out before scratching. Read morePublished 3 days ago by balloons88
Great cat scratcher. First scratcher that has lasted more than a month in our house. Running strong for almost 4 months now.Published 3 days ago by Richard S Shafer
It's very sturdy and of high quality material. My cat has already taken to it after I scratched my fingernails on it like the guide recommended. Read morePublished 4 days ago by e_8
I bought 2 of these for my Maine Coon and Norwegian Forest Cat. They love the height so they can stretch up like a tree. Read morePublished 4 days ago by TerriLee Tarvin
This is the BEST cat scratching post you can purchase for your cat! They can stretch the entire length of their bodies and they last forever. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jessica Brooke
I have a pretty large cat (tall, long, and 17 lbs) and have a lot of difficulty finding great scratching items for him. This item is very nearly perfect. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Elyse