How to choose a cat scratcher?
Scratchers come in all shapes and sizes, so you will definitely find one that will suit your decor.
They can be made out of several materials: rope, fabric, leather, wicker, cardboard, wood… The best thing to do is to let your cat decide. In a world of infinite tastes, one scratcher does not fit all. Rope, carpet and cardboard are a good start as the seem to be the material that felines prefer.
Generally, the scratcher must be:
- High enough vertically to allow your cat to stretch; though some cats prefer short and horizontal scratchers.
- Stable, because there’s a good chance that cats won’t use a wobbly scratcher, or worse, one that falls on them when they use it.
Can’t find a scratcher that suits your decor and your cat’s taste? If you’re a little handy, why not build your own? Browse Pinterest for inspiration!