- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 17.8 x 61 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
- Item Model Number: 3831
- ASIN: B000ALY0OQ
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 21 September 2018
- Customer Reviews: 1,297 customer ratings
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- #7 in Cat Scratching Posts
SmartCat Combination Scratcher, 61 cm Length x 18 cm Width x 6 cm Length
- Versatile cat scratching post - choose how to use it
- Mount it to a wall for cats that are inclined to be vertical scratchers
- Lay it on the floor for cats who opt to scratch horizontally
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This Combination Scratcher is a versatile scratching post, allowing you to mount it to a wall (for cats that are inclined to be vertical scratchers) or lay it on the floor (for those cats who opt to scratch horizontally).
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I was curious so I googled more and thought I'd share.
The California Environmental Protection Agency created this regulation, it has to do with reducing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium density fiberboard (MDF).
It would nice to see chemical free scratchers.
1. The mounting screw they give you is not long enough to properly mount on the wall. You're better off using a longer screw so you can bite into the wall better. There are rubber feet which prevent the back from going flush on the wall. The rubber feet are great for keeping it sturdy on the wall once mounted and keeping the noise down when the cats are using it, but pushes the mount point further out. I don't think the manufacturer gave much thought to how the screw can work given what they provided.
2. Using a longer screw, make sure you screw it in as much as you can to get contact with the back of the scratching post and wall. Why? Because it provides a tight fit to hang it and therefore holds it against the wall better so when you're furry friends use it, it's not swinging all over the place.
3. Make sure you do a rough height measurement on the screw mount point for where it will hang. You want to give your cats some length to stretch up on the post so they can really dig into it when using it, but not too high that they can't reach it.
Only time will tell on how well this will hold up. I'm hoping longer than the ordinary sisal rope styles as the cats shred those in no time.
Unlike another reviewer whose cat ignored the replacement perhaps because of the different formaldehyde rating, my cat took to the usurper within an hour of unveiling. The old scratching board will be retired with gratitude.
For those curious about wall mounting, the provided screw and anchor are pitiful (not even worth trying - ripped right out of the drywall at our old place with one good tug from my cat). I have this new board mounted in a stud with a longer screw and it’s nice and tight against the wall. Works beautifully.
If you hang it, once the top section gets frayed, just flip it. After both ends are frayed you might be able to use it on the floor so they can shred the middle too! I have one on a very smooth floor and the little anti slip pads offer good resistance to sliding.
If your Fluffy resists the scratcher, try using one of those little "laser light" toys. Get the cat to chase the light, then run it up/across the scratcher. Or try rubbing a bit of catnip into the rope fabric to get his/her interest. My aforementioned rescued street cat resisted. So I attached the scratcher vertically since I could not interest him with any type horizontal scratcher. Then I placed one of those little squeaky mice with a computer chip inside on top of the scratcher, on the wood ledge. I tapped the mouse a few times to make it squeak, and he jumped for it. In the process of reaching for the mouse, he dug his claws into the scratcher. Now whenever he hears the squeak, he goes to the scratcher and stretches tall and scratches. Ignores the mouse! Just cracks me up.
Far too many scratching posts on the market are simply too short to be attractive to your cat. This scratcher solves that problem since you can hang it on a wall at any height you deem appropriate. Just be sure to hang it high enough so your cat can get a real good full out stretch while scratching.
I remember a lady years ago who wanted to declaw her cat because he was scratching the back of her recliner. She said she already tried a scratching post and the cat wouldn't use it. I asked her how tall the post was; she said about 18 inches. Then I asked her how tall the back of the recliner was. For a few seconds, dead silence, then she said softly, Ohhhhhh! She bought a TALL post, and bingo! problem solved. One less cat having expensive, unnecessary surgery. One chair saved!