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.

16 comments:

  1. We have that scratcher, and it is short even for me - but I can see it is perfect for the kittens! Definitely a keeper for you.

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  2. WHat a great prize for the kittens to play with and use,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  3. I was so excited when I stumbled onto this scratcher. Yes, it's short, but one of my adult cats had a similar cardboard tower that he loved so much that the top part eroded away, so to be able to replace segments is a blessing! Yay, Catit :)

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  4. the adults here basically like those horizontal cardboard scratchers, but this one is a good idea even if it is more kitten sized. :)

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  5. I will have to look for this scratcher, although I would worry that it would be to short for my cats. I have a Catit feeder to slow down Sophie from eating too fast. It also came in a fun box that they still use. It's a pretty great marketing campaign to always keep Catit in mind since their boxes are too cute to throw out.

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  6. Mine love the round Catit scratcher with the ball, and we're constantly having to replace the scratcher part of it. However, they don't like short scratchers, so I wouldn't be investing in this one. They love those basic horizontal scratchers, both for scratching and sleeping on, as I buy the double width size.

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  7. I still have the kitten-sized scratching post from when Angel and Chuck were bebbehs; for some reason, I cannot pick it up, dismantle it, and put in the trash! No good to reuse for a new kitten; the smells would be daunting, I fear. But they are almost 12 years old now...time to make that short thing go away. Maybe

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    1. consider all the smells on Happy Bear :) and kittens love him all the more.

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  8. Catit makes pawsome products! This scratcher sounds great. I love that you can replace individual pieces of it. Cats always seem to gravitate towards one part of the scratcher. Your kittens are so adorable! Give them some hugs from me. :)

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  9. We like the look of that scratcher for kittens, and think that would be perfect for training young ones early the right habits!

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  10. Catt makes great cat toys. That scratcher is a great gift for the kittens ! Purrs

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  11. That looks like a great kitten scratcher! Catit makes some really cool stuff. :)

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  12. That's a really cool scratcher...we just wish it was a little taller. It's definitely kitten size.

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  13. Congrats on winning, I am glad the kitties like it.

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  14. We're kinda thinking that box looks WAY cool too!

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  15. That does look like a great scratcher for kittens and really well made. I am sure all the fosters will enjoy it for a really long time to come. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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