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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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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
My little kitty loves this! She is a small cat (5 pounds) and it fits her perfectly. My larger cats (15 pounds and larger) do not fit so well. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kargen
the straps don't want to stay they have a sticky tab that keeps coming lose but the cats are delightedPublished 11 days ago by cynthia
I don't regret the purchase, because my cats love sitting on top of the perch. I almost gave it 3 stars for poor construction, but decided on 4 stars because the cats love it, and... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Niki
I have to speak for my cat since he can't type very well (but he really tries). He seems to be very satisfied with this as he surveys his dormain and looks for the next way he can... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Sandra Chappell
My 4 cats love this topper for my two scratching posts. They love the scratching posts, but they also enjoy sitting on top of them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kay Marien
What can we say but Kitty Accepted and Approved.
The was an item we considered for years after purchasing the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post. Read more