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Where can I buy a decent scratching post/perch that isn't made of cardboard?

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hugoagogo Sun 22-Dec-13 20:44:17

My cat loves to perch on her 2 story high scratching post and gaze out of the window. After only about 4 months though the perch part has snapped off- which is not surprising really it was only made of giant toilet roll tubes hmm

She loves perching and scratching and as I would rather she didn't perch on the toaster and scratch the quality ikea furnishings, I will have to get her a new one.

kiki88 Sun 22-Dec-13 22:04:30


CantaSlaus Sun 22-Dec-13 22:09:54

we got one similar to this

It's big enough for them to sit on the top and more sturdy than a lot of others.

lookatmybutt Sun 22-Dec-13 22:28:58

I ended up getting my giant cat tree off ebay at the recommendation of a fosterer I know because the PaH were far too short and small for my monster cats.

I got this one (it is huge, but there are loads of different kinds/sizes on ebay):

lookatmybutt Sun 22-Dec-13 22:31:47

I did have to cut the stringy dangles off of mine, to avoid accidents. The rope bit is fine.

It's lasted a good couple of years.

nannynome Sun 22-Dec-13 22:45:13

Pet planet have a sale on, we have just bought a tall one from there.

nannynome Sun 22-Dec-13 22:45:46


Tiptops Thu 26-Dec-13 16:46:45

The vast majority of cat trees are made of cardboard tubing unfortunately. The alternative is something like a kooga tree, similar trees structures available on zooplus. Mine have a 'pot stand' which is huge and is the roots of a java tree.

DangerousMouse Thu 26-Dec-13 21:20:06

They are expensive, but lovely, I have one for my Maine Coon

ScratchyCats Fri 28-Feb-14 16:04:37

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