How to build a cat scratch box from scrap wood and cardboard.
Depth – Cats usually want to bury their waste. Therefore, make sure the sides are deep enough that they can bury their waste without scratching extra up and over the sides of the box. When filling the litter box, make sure that you leave a couple inches of free space at the top for this burying process. You may also want to consider a litter box with a tall back. If you have a , you may need to start with a smaller litter box that they can step into, and then get a deeper one when they are older.
In the name of completely misunderstanding Schrodinger's work, we introduce our newest cat/box combination, the scratch mat! Cats scratch furniture to mark their territory, exercise their muscles and for sheer pleasure. All similar reasons youths mix music, and if we are to cross over both those cultures, we'd rather get cats mixing music than teenage boys bringing bedraggled birds back to your doorstep. The decks come flat packed and fold together into a simple structure with poseable tone arm and a top which spins as your cat paws at it meaning you can sit and giggle in a "LOOK THE CAT IS DOING HUMAN THINGS" way rather than watch in horror as she shreds your favorite couch into tiny pieces.
They are not only the best looking and longest lasting scratch boxesavailable but cats also love to sit, relax and sleep on them. The 14" x28" overall size easily accommodates the largest house cats likeMerlin: our cat, website model, and quality control manager. Catscan stretch out and scratch furiously and since the box weighsapproximately 10 pounds it doesn't tip or move. The size alsoallows them to do 'Kitty Yoga' or completely stretch out to experiencethe glories of the next nap. Many people who own them say thatthey can't get their cat their box. Years of observation ofcat behavior, testing and refinement have resulted in the incorporationof several feline-oriented features such as the 3/4" lip which catsnaturally want to lean into or push their paws against. Our cat,Merlin, even uses it as a pillow at times! "Catscraper" | DIY cat scratching post / scratcher made from recycled cardboard I am so doing this after we move (again). I will have plenty of boxes, lol.After much research and testing, we chose industrial strengthcorrugated filler for our boxes because it was what our cats liked thebest and held up to serious scratching. In addition, ourboxes are reversible. Flip them over for a fresh cleanscratching surface. You'll have this box for years not justmonths like the other boxes on the market which use ordinarycardboard. Our cat boxes average FIVE years in a single cat household,then putin a refill and your cat will enjoy it for many, many more years! Fun factor: My cats loved this before even adding any cat nip. Wally instantly scratched on it. This may not make them wild, but it is a great place for them to fulfill their natural instinct to scratch and it is a comfy place for them to lie. Once the catnip was added my cats did go wild and had fun trying to hide in the box and pounce on each other!Cost: This is an item that can range. I saw cardboard cat scratching boxes ranging from $6.99 all the way to $25.99. I purchased one of the more expensive ones called . I’ve found it better to have a high quality scratch box that is durable and will last.Marilyn: Although it is true that cats are fastidious in their grooming habits, your cat isn’t cleaning her claws after using the litter box by scratching everything within her reach. There are a couple of other factors that are contributing to the loud scratching behavior. Most likely, both the litter box is too small for her, and the amount and depth of the litter in her cat box are causing the problem.