Published at Saturday, February 03rd, 2018 - 07:19:44 AM. . By Parker Nevarez.
Your local pet supply store will have a variety of scratching posts from which to choose. Most are made from wood covered with carpeting. Some are made of sisal string, cardboard, or natural wood. When choosing one, make sure that it has a sturdy, side base so that your cat cannot knock it over when scratching. The post should be tall enough so that he can stand on his back feet, anchor in his front feet and claw away. Place the post near the area in which your cat normally sleeps. They like to stretch and scratch after they wake up from a nap. If you have a large home, you may want to buy a few scratching posts and place them all over the house so that your feline companion always has one nearby.
When choosing a cat climbing tree, make sure the base is wide and heavy enough to prevent tipping when the cat is bouncing around at the top. One way to test this is reach to the top (if you can) and see how hard it is to pull out of vertical. Obviously, you do not want to be standing on the base when you do this. If it moves easily, this is not a tree you want.
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