Owning a cat can be a great experience. However, they have to have somewhere that is there own which they can scratch. Otherwise you will find them scratching your carpet and your furniture. You really don't want to find them ruining your expensive pieces so it is best if you spend a little money (or a lot of money) and get them something of their own that they can scratch to their hearts content. There are a lot of really great items out there that can really be a lot of fun to watch your cat on as well as giving them a good space of their own.
SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post
The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post really sets itself apart. First of all, it isn't so large that it won't fit into a smaller space. It doesn't have a huge base and isn't a tree so it isn't going to be hard to find a home for it. Instead, it is just a scratching post. At the same time it does have a larger and durable base. It is 32 inches high so that all cats, even the larger ones, can really enjoy it. It is also sturdy and can hold the weight of the cat on top of it. This gives them space to rest if they want to, but just isn't taking up much space in your house. It also comes at a very reasonable price and is well reviewed.
Armarkat Cat Tree
If you have the space then a cat tree is a great way to go. The Armarkat Cat Tree has lots of room for scratching, climbing, exercising, and even sleeping. It is 28 inches by 25 inches by 57 inches and offers a base, two tall platforms, a short platform with a box, and three posts with lots of space to scratch. It also has a place to put cat toys. While larger and more expensive than some scratching posts and cat trees, it does have a lot to offer!
Cat Tree, Beige
While the Cat Tree, Beige (just as it is listed on Amazon), doesn't have a fancy name, it does have a fancy style. This very highly rated cat tree offers everything your cats could want. It is 50 inches by 26 inches by 74 inches and full of all sorts of cat heaven types of spaces. It comes with two covered houses/play spaces, two ramps, a large base, four posts, and three platforms. It also has several places you can attach toys and all of this comes at a very reasonable price.
PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge
After talking about really huge cat trees and even a large scratching post, the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge seems a little small. However, not everyone has a lot of space for their cat's scratching toys and not not everyone can afford a giant cat tree. Plus, something like the giant cat trees really seems like overkill if all you have is a single cat. The PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge gives you a high quality product, a smaller price tag, and a whole lot less space needed. It is also a great looking, modern piece. It's also reversible and can be used on both sides to have it last a lot longer.
Bergan Turbo Scratcher
The Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy is even smaller than the PetFusion Cat Scratcher, but it is on the list because cats and their owners love it. It is small and will fit in a small apartment or house when something larger might not. It has a track around the edge that can hold a ball adding a cat toy and a scratcher in one. It is also made of high quality scratch pads that can be replaced.
The Idirectmart 36” Cat Tree Condo Scratcher isn't that impressive in size. It's just 3 feet tall and only 15.5 inches square on the bottom. However, it is a great price, perfect for a smaller space, and great for a single cat. After all, your one cat doesn't need three different platforms, two different covered houses, and a million toys. This one has two platforms, three posts including one large one, a tunnel, and two toys.
Scratch'm Big Fish Cat Scratcher
The Big Fish Cat Scratcher is a big fish. However, it is just 9.5” tall and doesn't take up a lot of space. It is also funny to look at and offers lots of scratching surface both inside the fish and across it's back and tail. It also gives your cat not one, but two places that they can choose to lay down in.
GoPetClub 70" Cat Furniture Tree Condo Scratcher Post Pet House
The name of this thing hits it on the money. This is a cat tree that has to be called cat furniture. It is just too large to be called anything else. It is 38 inches by 26 inches by 70 inches high. It has four posts that secure on five platforms, one hollow, one tube, a ramp, and a toy.
PetStages Snuggle Scratch and Rest
The PetStages Snuggle Scratch and Rest is another option for small homes and single cat families. It is brightly colored, bowl shaped, and can easily be used as a place to scratch or a bed. It works well, not only because it doesn't take up a lot of space, but also because it gives the cat a place to call his or her own that doesn't ruin your furniture. Costing less than $15 it is also a great choice for those on a budget.
Molly and Friends "Layabout" Premium Handmade 3 Tier Cat Tree with Sisal
The Molly and Friends Layabout is a high quality, durable cat tree that is made with sisal. It also has durable construction and high quality carpet for a tree that will last. It is 24 inches square at the base and 54 inches tall. It has a large base with three posts. On two of the posts are half circle platforms and on the other is a bed.
There are a lot of really cool cat scratching posts and trees. You can find one that will fit your needs, your house, and your budget. Your cat will thank you for it and at the same time you can be really glad that he or she is not clawing up your carpets or your furniture. You are sure to save money in the long run and Amazon has some great deals on cat scratching posts, trees, and platforms.