Friday, February 26, 2016
Kittens and the Catit Scratcher
A while ago I became a Catit Ambassador which means once a month or so I receive a newsletter from them and they offer one of their products for their ambassadors to win if they send in a photo of their kitty and explain why they want to win.
The other month they offered a scratcher and I was quite tickled when I won. They sent me the product a few weeks ago, but I was still under the weather so I only got it together the other day. They did not pay me for this review, and all opinions are my own.
The scratcher was very easy to put together. The pole fits into the base pretty easily and then the cardboard 'backbone' slips on the middle pole. You can put them on so they all line up or so that they alternate. We chose to line them up. As you can see, my cats weren't the least bit interested in it.
But that's okay, it really was for the kittens. It is a relatively short scratcher for adult cats and my adult cats in particular. Once I took it down the kittens really took to it.
Even Lemonade tried it out, but it was so short that she did it once and walked away. She has rubbed against it a few times, scent marking it so I think she likes it.
I liked that it was well made. It went together very easily. The scratching bits are replaceable, and the base and pole are washable. The base even has a rubber o-ring to keep it from skidding across the floor.
It is also packaged in a fun box that can also be turned into a toy.
I like that it is easy to put together, easy to clean, that it has a long life with the refills, and it won't skid around. I also like the box. I'm not a fan of how short it is. Adult cats need a nice full body scratch which helps not only their claws but gives them a good stretch. However, since every cat is different, and I imagine there are some cats who prefer shorter scratchers, this might not be a negative for you.
Thank you Catit for picking us, and giving the foster kittens something new to play with.