13 Best Cat Scratching Posts

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Cat Scratching Posts in 2020


SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post

SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 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.
  • Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip, Jungle-Stripe Lounge

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip, Jungle-Stripe Lounge
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Lounge, jungle print designed cat scratcher
  • Corrugated scratching surface
  • Helps protect furniture from claw damage
  • Catnip included
  • 19.5 inches wide

Paws & Pals OxGord Cat Tree House, 16 x 16 x 20-Inches, Multi 2 Level, White with Scratching Post Tower, Hammock Bed and Pet Toy Ball

Paws & Pals OxGord Cat Tree House, 16 x 16 x 20-Inches, Multi 2 Level, White with Scratching Post Tower, Hammock Bed and Pet Toy Ball
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • DIMENSIONS: 16"L x 16"W x20"H inches.
  • HEALTHY CAT: The cat tree tower promotes healthy claws through natural scratching & allows your cat to play, scratch, stretch, lounge, purr, sleep, rest, chill, and more. It's a wonderful source of exercise, a terrific stress reliever, and it will improve your cats overall wellness. Scratching helps stretch their paws and removes debris as well as the old outer layer of their nails, which will pave the way for new healthy layers of the nail which lie underneath.
  • PLAY TIME: The cat tree includes a ball on a string which attaches to the hammock. Sit back and watch your cat play for hours of entertainment. They will swat, bite, rub, lick, slash, and scratch that ball to their little hearts content.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: The cat tree house is constructed from sturdy pressed wood and wrapped in faux fleece, while the posts are covered by sisal rope which are bound to attract your kitten's claws and scratching spirit.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: The scratching post can be set up in a matter of minutes. Simply follow the instructions and securely fasten the four (4) screws into place. Screws and instructions are included.

Cat Scratching Post with Hanging Butterfly Toy

Cat Scratching Post with Hanging Butterfly Toy
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post (Standard Size, Warm Gray). [Multiple Scratching Angles to match your cat's preference]

PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post (Standard Size, Warm Gray). [Multiple Scratching Angles to match your cat's preference]
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • CATS LOVE IT: A scratcher, play area, & SO MUCH MORE. Incl premium USA organic catnip leaf. Natural scratching = healthy claws, great exercise, & stress reliever ... (better overall wellness)
  • YOU'LL LOVE IT: Made of recycled cardboard, non-toxic corn starch glue. Attractive design, neutral colors. Recommended to save your furniture as cats prefer the feel of cardboard. Happy cat = happy you ..
  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Vertical based on your cat's preference or to compliment horizontal scratching; also features a cubby hole for exploration & play. Curves provide numerous stretching & scratching angles. Naturally attracts cats
  • GREAT VALUE: 18 x 10.5 x 16 inches. Rotate for 6x the use. Superior cardboard & construction lasts longer than other scratchers; preferred by cats (please read our reviews). 6 MONTH WARRANTY: For any manufacturing defect or if you are not completely satisfied
  • AWARD WINNER: Cat Fancy Magazine 2014 Editor's Choice Award: #1 Best New Product
  • If you have any product questions or suggestions, or have concerns with a PetFusion product you already purchased, we'd love to hear from you.

PARTYSAVING PET Palace Cat Claw Scratching Sisal Post 19-inch Tall for Kittens and Cats with Toy Mouse, APL1345, Brown

PARTYSAVING PET Palace Cat Claw Scratching Sisal Post 19-inch Tall for Kittens and Cats with Toy Mouse, APL1345, Brown
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Aids in preventing your cat from scratching, clawing, and creating irreversible damage to your furniture.
  • Sturdy base is padded with faux fur, making it soft and plush.
  • Durable sisal rope wraps the post, creating the perfect surface for your cat's scratching urges.
  • Play mouse attached at top of post for playful fun.
  • Dimensions: 13 X 11.25 x 19 in (*19-inch Tall)

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip Tiger

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip Tiger
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Lounge-shaped corrugated cardboard scratcher
  • Designed to contour to a cat's ability to flex and stretch their bodies
  • Helps keep cat's claws trimmed and well-maintained
  • Unique, animal print design; catnip included
  • Measures 19.45 inches length and 8.8 inches width

Max & Marlow Tall Scratch Post, 26"

Max & Marlow Tall Scratch Post, 26
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • PLAIN & SIMPLE POST - Max and Marlow Cat tree and scratcher is made especially for your cats. It's standing like an outpost and has a bird on the top for your cat to play with.
  • YOUR CAT'S PLAYGROUND - Helps keep your cat from scratching carpets or furniture by providing your pet a more satisfying surface to scratch and claw.
  • VERY DURABLE - Base and top are covered in chic yet durable designer fabric with natural sisal rope wrapped around the post.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - You don't have to worry about the fallen fur off. Max and Marlow Sisal Scratch is easy to clean by vacuum or by manual hand washing.
  • 100% PRODUCT WARRANTY - This Sisal Scratch Post is covered with our product warranty. Feel free to return them and contact our customer service for questions on how to return them.

Four Paws Super Catnip Cat Scratching Post, 21" Tall Sisal and Carpet Scratching Post

Four Paws Super Catnip Cat Scratching Post, 21
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Sturdy cat scratching post satisfies your cat's instinctual need to scratch
  • Sisal and carpet scratching post provides multiple scratching surfaces
  • Comes with a hanging plush catnip ball for added fun
  • Helps prevent your cat from scratching your furniture
  • 21" tall scratching post that assembles in seconds

Evalan Cat Scratching Post Sisal Wrapped, Ultimate Cat Scratcher 22" with Mouse Moving Cats Toy

Evalan Cat Scratching Post Sisal Wrapped, Ultimate Cat Scratcher 22
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Improved version, assembly easily! Evalan cat scratching post allows cats to get a full scretch, to relieve stress, frustration and boredom.
  • The post wrapped by durable sisal that naturally inspires cat scratching, the base is made from particle board, sturdy construction base reduces tipping and wobbing, good choice as interactive cat toys.
  • This fantastic interactive cat toy with moving mouse cat toy is meticulously designed to attract your cat's attention through its clever design. This cat chasing mouse gadget will become your cat's favorite toy!
  • Fast and easy assembly attaches the post to the base using the screws included
  • Known as: scratching post sisal fabric, cat intelligence ball toy, arch brush, mouse toys for cats, cat groomer arch, kitten scratching post, sisal cat scratcher, catnip toys for cats, cat arch, cat scratcher sisal, cat self groomer, cat scratcher, cat toys, wand, scratch posts for large cats, kitty scratching post, tall cat scratcher, cat laser.

Evalan Cat Scratching Post Sisal Wrapped, Ultimate Cat Scratcher 22" with Mouse Moving Cats Toy

Evalan Cat Scratching Post Sisal Wrapped, Ultimate Cat Scratcher 22
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Improved version, assembly easily! Evalan cat scratching post allows cats to get a full scretch, to relieve stress, frustration and boredom.
  • The post wrapped by durable sisal that naturally inspires cat scratching, the base is made from particle board, sturdy construction base reduces tipping and wobbing, good choice as interactive cat toys.
  • This fantastic interactive cat toy with moving mouse cat toy is meticulously designed to attract your cat's attention through its clever design. This cat chasing mouse gadget will become your cat's favorite toy!
  • Fast and easy assembly attaches the post to the base using the screws included
  • Known as: scratching post sisal fabric, cat intelligence ball toy, arch brush, mouse toys for cats, cat groomer arch, kitten scratching post, sisal cat scratcher, catnip toys for cats, cat arch, cat scratcher sisal, cat self groomer, cat scratcher, cat toys, wand, scratch posts for large cats, kitty scratching post, tall cat scratcher, cat laser.

ASPCA AS-6130 Cat Scratching Post, Gray

ASPCA AS-6130 Cat Scratching Post, Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • ASPCA Brand (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 3-5% of the Purchase price of this product goes back to the ASPCA
  • 21 Inch sisal rope and carpet scratching post
  • Helps to protect your home's curtains and furnishings
  • Attached toy for extra enjoyment
  • All parts and tools included for easy assembly

AmazonBasics Cat Activity Tree with Scratching Posts, Medium

AmazonBasics Cat Activity Tree with Scratching Posts, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Double-platform indoor cat tree with 3 scratching posts wrapped in jute
  • Round top platform with rim doubles as a cat bed
  • Stable square-shaped base ideal for placement in room corners; made of MDF, carpet, paper tubes, and jute
  • Simple screw-together assembly-instructions and tools included
  • Measures 15.7 x 15.7 x 31.5 inches (LxWxH)

Cat Scratching Posts

Cats encourage healthy nail growth with scratching; removing tips prevents breakage later. A scratching post gives the cat a chance to stretch muscles and to mark territory. A simple cat post also discourages ruining furniture and carpeting.

Pick comfortable material for the base and consider wrapping quilt batting under it to give it thickness. Cut wooden plugs to fit snugly into the center of the pipe at the top and the bottom. Cut your fabric to fit around your base. If you are using a carpet remnant, roll it around your cylinder and cut to fit snugly.

Secure the one wooden plug to the base. Use wood glue or run a screw underneath the base up through the plug and bolt it on. Your piping will fit over this plug, so cut it from a wood at least 2" thick to make the fit secure.

Alternatively, you can use slip covers over the outside of PVC piping instead of wooden plugs inside the pipe. If you use slip covers, drill a hole up through the bottom of the base into the center of the slip cover and secure the cover like a cup onto the top side of the base using a screw and bolt.

Fit a soft, thick material around the wooden base. Cut a hole for the plug or slip cap to emerge from. Secure the material on the underside of the base using hot glue. You may reinforce the hold with a heavy staple gun, but be sure the staples aren't in a place the cat can access. You don't want your cat pulling the staples out during scratching and injuring himself.

Fit your pipe into the caps or over the plugs to sit the cylinder vertically on the base. PVC pipe works well for this purpose, but a nice alternative is a heavy cardboard cylinder often available for free from the press room of your local newspaper. Newspapers print off of very large rolls of plain paper and often will let you take home the center of used rolls at no cost.

If you are using wooden plugs, screw the piping to the plugs from the sides in several places to hold the pieces together. Point the sharp end of the screw to the inside of the tubing and make sure the carpet or rope covers the end of the screw well.

Cover the tube with your carpet remnant or wrapped sisal rope, using repeating lines of hot glue to keep contact tight in several places. Glue rope ends down thoroughly so your cat scratches the rope instead of unraveling it. You can alternate rope and carpet if you choose, or wrap the tubing in remnant and then glue rings of sisal on top of that.

Sources:
"Pet Projects For Your Cat: Easy Ways to Pamper Your Kitty: Mary-Anne Danaher; 1999
Super Happy Pets: www.superhappypets.com
The Cat Site: www.thecatsite.com

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