Trixie Munera Cat Scratching Post & Cat Tree With Numerous Platforms.
If your cat is not interested in them, it's up to you to show her how fun they can be. Put her favorite food treats on some of the platforms. Attach toys so they dangle down enticingly. Rub the post down with catnip. Most cats scratch immediately after wakingwhile performing stretching exercises. As soon as your cat wakes up from a nap, call her to her post. Scratch the post at a point a couple of feet off the ground. Most cats reach up and stretch with their front paws on the post. Praise your cat profusely, especially if she makes scratching motions.
A cat scratching post allows your cat to live out the natural scratching habit without damaging your furniture and carpets. Condo and platforms provide a place to lounge.
You can buy scratching posts at your pet store or you can build one yourself. Rough hewn 4x4's set vertically with a few horizontal resting platforms are ideal. Whether buying carpet to cover a home made post or purchasing the finished item, remember to take along a comb to check that there are no loops in the carpeting which will snag the cat's claws. You can also attach the carpeting underside-up, as the backing has a rough texture that cats enjoy.The most common type of post consists of a wooden post, roughly 60–90 cm (24–36 inches) tall, covered in rough fabric or . The post is mounted vertically in a wide base, which allows the cat to stretch upward on its rear legs and scratch freely without tipping it over. A post that is unstable or does not allow a cat to fully extend its body might put off the cat from using it. Surfaces vary: the post may be covered in sisal rope, upholstery fabric, or the backing of a piece of . Many pet owners say they have to experiment with different surfaces to find one that their cats will scratch reliably. Experts say that cats generally prefer sisal or corrugated cardboard surfaces. Other kinds of scratching posts are more elaborate, with several levels of horizontal platforms for climbing and cozy cave-like areas where cats may hide. Very tall ones are often called "." These may have a vertical tension rod that extends to the ceiling to provide extra stability.Train your cat to scratch her post on command. Stand by the post with a treat in hand. Say, "Kitty scratch," "Kitty climb," or some other suitable request. Give your cat the treat when she comes running. If she is not interested, wait until dinner time and try again. Once your cat shows interest, hold the treat higher and higher up until she has to climb the post to get it. Place a treat on the highest platform and give her the request to "Climb." In time she will learn to climb her post on command for treats, affection, attention and play time.The Easy Fix Grand Cat Activity Centre and Scratching Post offers ample opportunity to play, climb, stretch and scratch with viewing platforms for cats and kittens to survey their kingdom.The B7801 Armarkat 78 Inch Ivory Cat Tree caters to the most of the outdoor needs of a domesticated indoors feline pet. It is large enough and high enough with perches and platforms at different levels to promote the climbing activities of an outdoor cat. The top perches allow cats to pretend they are stalking prey and act as the high branches of a real tree in the wild. The many posts offer ample and cat acceptable scratching surfaces so that your cats can scratch and sharpen their claws.For my DIY cat toy I want to use up any scrap I had leftover from previous projects. We had a plywood board around the house, that we cut in half and made two square platforms. For the support, we used a wood post that was 4″x4″x2′ because I had it lying around. If you live in a smaller apartment or home, I suggest using a shorter post. Once you measure and cut your post and platforms, it is time to measure the rug pad. We measured three pieces of our rug pad to be the same size as my platforms. Next, we measured one rug pad to fit on the bottom of my base platform. The Super Hold acts as a non-slip surface for the cat toy so your toy will not move around no matter how much your cat plays with it. The Superior rug pad acts as an excellent scratching surface for your cat and is comfortable enough for your cat to lounge on.