People who take care of cats for the first time are often uncomfortable when they see their luxurious sofas in the status of being scratched raggedly, curtains with wrinkled pieces and messy furniture. The reason is that they do not know this fact: Cats like scratching everything in everywhere! 

That is an unchangeable nature instinctive behavior of cats. So, just invest in the best cat scratching post for your cats to scratch in the right place and sharpen their nails with all of their happiness.

The best cat scratching posts you should know

1)Yaheetech 51″ Cat Tree Tower Condo

This is a firm scratching post for your cats. It will help them not to scratch on family stuff and furniture when they are locked up at home. 

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Key features

  • The scratching post is made of sisal rope.
  • There are 3 top perches platform, 2 wide houses and multi-layer tower for cats to play.
  • This is a kind of cat trees created of 400g skin-friendly plush covering and 0.5in particleboard.
  • Also, there are two balls hang on the tree for cats to play. 
  • The scratching post also consists of the anti-toppling accessory, reinforced bottom base, all tools, and hardware.
  • This is a kind of pet furniture which is suitable for all types of room decoration.  

Advantages

  • The design is cute. 
  • Cats will improve their positive habit of scratching with sisal rope. Sisal rope is a super durable material and you can use it for a long time. It makes the scratching post look more eye-catching.
  • This product is a warm and soft relaxing place for cats when they can hide together in the two wide houses. The instinct of climbing will be improved with the multi-layer tower. 
  • They can sit on 3 top perches platform to look out the window and feel like being on the top of everything. Your cats can play on this product the whole day.
  • The material is safe for cats. Cats can sharpen their nails and scratch comfortably on a natural cordage pillar without sabotaging your stuff. The covering material is friendly with cats’ skins. In other words, this is a high-quality product.
  • Cats will have more happiness with the two furballs hang on the cat tree. 
  • The tree is firm and strong. It consists of anti-toppling accessory to consolidate the safety. And the stability of the total scratching post is guaranteed to reinforce the bottom base. 
  • This scratching post is good looking and simple in setting up. 

Disadvantage

  • Because sisal rope is a popular material to make scratching posts for cats, you need to know surely that the product is made of real, high-quality and firm sisal rope. If not, when cats scratch, it can jeopardize both cats and the whole product. This can make cats have aversions with similar things. 

2) CozyCatFurniture 24 inches Wood Cat Scratching Post

This will make bosses annoyed because cats will not scratch and cause damage for stuff such as sofas, curtains, beds, wardrobes, etc. Their nails will be “happy” with this scratching post.  

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Key features

  • The product uses staples to attach not only a sisal rope but also carpet. 
  • There are anti-toppling big base and wood poles.
  • The product is made in the USA. 
  • There are five colors: Brown, beige, grey, blue or green.

Advantages

  • This scratching post can eliminate the toxic glue usage because it uses staples to attach not only sisal rope but also carpet.
  • There are many colors for bosses to select.
  • The scratching post is appropriate to cats that have a habit of scratching when standing. 
  • The pillar has a vertical form and simple structure as well as occupies very little spaces. This is suitable for places that have narrow spaces.  

Disadvantages

  • If the pillar is not firm, it can pour forward when cats scratch. This can lead to the fact that your cats do not want to scratch with this product anymore.

3) CozyCatFurniture Incline Cat Scratcher

This product is very good for cats which have scratching habit of both standing and sitting. Your cats can also stretch their tendon with this kind of scratching.

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Key features

  • There are wood poles and an anti-toppling big base.
  • The product uses staples to attach both carpet and sisal rope.
  • There are five colors: Beige, brown, blue, grey or green.
  • The scratching post is made in the USA. 

Advantages

  • There are a lot of colors for bosses to select.
  • The scratching post can eliminate the toxic glue usage because it uses staples to attach both carpet and sisal rope.
  • This product is suitable for cats that have a habit of scratching when standing. 

Disadvantages

  • The product occupies more space. It is more difficult to keep it stable at a position than the ones which have vertical form.

4) CozyCatFurniture 24 inches Wood Cat Scratcher

Cats will tend to scratch with this scratching post after sleeping because there is a bed upper the pillar.

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Key features

  • The product uses staples to attach not only a sisal rope but also carpet. 
  • There are anti-toppling big base and wood poles.
  • The product is made in the USA. 
  • There are five colors: Brown, beige, grey, blue or green.

Advantages

  • This scratching post can eliminate the toxic glue usage because it uses staples to attach not only sisal rope but also carpet.
  • There are many colors for bosses to select.
  • The scratching post is appropriate to cats that have a habit of scratching when standing. 

Disadvantages

  • Your cats may not move much because both of their playing position and sleeping position are in the same place.

5) FEANDREA Cat Tree for Large Cats

This product can become the attentive central point because it can be considered as an artwork with its aesthetics. 

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Key features

  • The product is covered with natural sisal rope to stimulate cats to exercise and enable them to scratch their nails.
  • The upper lounger is super big and luxurious with an edge that is raised.
  • This scratching post includes anti-flip accessory.
  • At the bottom, the scratching post is strengthened with battens. 

Advantages

  • Cats will relax wonderfully.
  • Give a protected feeling with anti-flip accessory.
  • Kittens will have an ideal sleeping and hiding place.
  • In general, there will be more places for cats to play, get out and get in, or simply another place for them to relax. 

Disadvantages

  • This scratching post is more expensive than the basic ones.

6) Yaheetech 62″ Cat Tree Condo

Your cats can spend hours to play with this product without feeling bored.

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Key features

  • The product protects cats with a strap to attach this kind of cat trees to the wall and increases the stability with the bottom enhanced. 
  • The cat tree is established by E1 particle board as well as super durable, thick, strong natural sisal coiled posts and pads.  
  • It is like a cat department including total essential hardware, parts, and tools.
  • Pads and natural sisal rope are sturdy at distinct corners and altitude.

Advantages

  • Cats will be safe when playing with this scratching post.
  • Cats can enjoy their happiness in playing time with good materials.
  • You can establish this type of scratching post by following the attached illustrated usage manual. Therefore, you will not have to spend a lot of effort and time.

Cats will keep away your stuff and their scratching habits will be more positive.

  • Even kittens can have a private spot to scratch. This will bring them more energy. 
  • If you take care of multiple cats, this type of multi-floor pillar will be very useful because you only need one product like this. One is enough for all cats! 

Disadvantages

  • This product is more expensive than common ones.

7) POTBY 67″ Multi-Level Cat Tree Play House

Your cats will not scratch your stuff anymore because they will be very busy. This product is like the second house for cats to discover.

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Key features

  • This kind of cat tree is super soft. 
  • It is made of thick, elegant and good materials 
  • The scratching post has the design of anti-falling rope and uses 0.6″ thick base plate and sliver.
  • The whole right corners have a round form. 

Advantages

  • This scratching post is suitable for wide apartments.
  • The cat tree is firm even when a lot of cats use it at the same time.
  • It is safe as it can prevent cats and their bosses from being injured.
  • No matter where you are living, a house or an apartment, the cat tree can combine perfectly with all kinds of furniture. 
  • This product’s design is good looking.
  • Cats will only need to take 25 minutes to be familiar with this second home. 
  • You can set up the product easily. 
  • It is durable and friendly with the environment.

Disadvantages

  • This scratching post is more expensive than the basic ones.

8) Go2buy 51″ Indoor Cat Tree/Tower

Even when your cats are heavy, they can still run and play comfortably with this scratching post.

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Key features

  • This product is wrapped by imported natural sisal rope.
  • The maximum load is up to 44 lb/20 kg
  • There are balls hang on the product.

Advantages

  • Cats can scratch, climb, relax and play in lots of places.
  • When cats play, they will be happier with balls.

Disadvantages

  • This product is more expensive than the basic ones.

9) CozyCatFurniture 52 inches Cat Climbing Tower

Your cats will always play in a safe environment like this scratching post.

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Key features

  • There are wood poles and an anti-toppling big base.
  • The product uses staples to attach both carpet and sisal rope.
  • The scratching post is made in the USA. 
  • Screws are available. 
  • This product has three 15″ in diameter with 6″ lip beds

Advantages

  • There are several colors to select from.
  • You will not have to worry about this cat tree falling because its structure is stable.
  • Your cats will comfortably jump, run, climb, relax and contemplate everything on this ideal cat tree tower.
  • You only need a power screwdriver to establish this scratching post.  
  • The scratching post is suitable for large cats. 

Disadvantages

  • The product is quite high for kittens.

Buying guide

Finding for cats an appropriate scratching post is not a simple thing. It will be wrong if you think that you only need to buy (or do by yourself) the best a scratching post then put in front of your cats and they will automatically know how to scratch at the right place. 

Just believe me… selecting scratching posts for cats is as difficult as selecting baby diapers!

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A cat scratching post

Before buying scratching posts, you should observe your cats’ behaviors to find out important points, for instance:

Do your cats like scratching on a flat surface or a vertical surface? The answer will help you know which kind of scratching posts: Vertical form, wall-mounted form or lying form.

What is the distance from feet to hind feet after scratching? The answer will help you determine the suitable length (or height) of the pillar.

Which materials do your cats like to scratch the most? Understanding this will help you know how to choose materials of scratching posts.    

After observing your cats clearly, you need to determine the most appropriate kind of scratching posts. You can base on the following features:

Materials

Sisal rope

This is the most popular kind if you do not know which material to choose because it is very sturdy to make the wire form. 

The greatest advantage of sisal rope is that it can be wrapped on many things with different shapes to make the scratching post look more eye-catching.    

Paperboard carton 

This material’s price is cheap and it creates less sound when cats scratch. You can do scratching post by yourself if you have many paperboard cartons. This is a meticulous job and it will take much paperboard carton. 

The disadvantage of this kind of material is that it may be damaged soon; and before you detect this, you should prepare another scratching post in case you need to replace it. Besides, you will have to clean up paper garbage after your cats scratch because your room will be quite messy.

Wood

The advantage of wood is that it is good and appropriate to cats in houses and their bosses do not want them to go out. Wood is also the material which is not harmful to cats’ health so a lot of bosses like it.

However, if you are not good at establishing, buying a wood scratching post will be more costly than buying scratching posts made of other materials. 

Carpet with firm structure

This material will create a simple and sturdy scratching post for your cats.  

Structure:

Vertical form

The advantage of this form is that it is very suitable for cats like scratching when standing. The disadvantage is that when cats scratch, the scratching post may fall if the pillar is not stable. 

Inclined form

This form can help you cats stretch tendon better. Nevertheless, it is difficult to keep this type of scratching posts stable like the ones with vertical form.

Multi-level form

The advantage of this form is that only one scratching post is enough for a lot of cats. Yet, this type of scratching tree is more expensive than normal ones. 

Condo form

This kind of scratching pole is delicate. Therefore, it is like an artwork. Like multi-level form, cat condo is more expensive than the basic forms.

Tip: You can make scratching post more attractive by putting catnip with favorite toys of cats on it.

Final thoughts

The fact that cats scratch furniture and housewares can cause serious damage. And in your opinion, this is a destructive behavior; but it is not that in their opinions. Scratching is an instinct to keep cats’ nails sharp. 

Moreover, this is a form of movement to stretch their shoulders, legs, and foot. Don’t worry! 

You only need to spend time and effort to research scratching posts; you can own the best product for your cats.

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