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Top Cat Scratching Post Picks


Welcome to our Top Cat Scratching Post Picks!

Want to know what cat scratching furniture is hot right now? Look no further.

These are the best-reviewed cat posts we have found. We've sifted through the sea of choices, and we're happy to present these quality scratchers.

If your cat is given to tearing up the furniture, one of these just might be the answer! We've geared these choices to sturdy, high quality units suitable for big cats.

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Top Picks:


Cat Scratching Post #1:

SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post

SmartCat Scratching Post

This cat scratching post is easily our Top Pick. It boasts the finest materials and workmanship to guarantee the scratching post will remain attractive and useful for years.

The redesigned base is two pieces for extra durability. It is large, heavy, attractive, and sturdy. It is quite possibly the most popular one online and well-loved by cat owners. Stellar!


Features and Benefits:

  • 32" height allows cats to stretch fully and tone muscles
  • Sturdy 16" by 16" base eliminates tipping and wobbling
  • Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
  • Superior to carpeted posts that may snag nails
  • Assembles with two included screws
  • Attractive and neutrally toned

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Cat Scratching Post #2:

Molly and Friends Cat Post

Molly and Friends Scratching Post

Our second choice has to be this unit by Molly and Friends. This top-notch company consistanly produces high-quality cat furniture. Their reviews are always solid. Plus, it has the clever built-in cat bed on top!

No glues (toxins) are used in this piece of furniture. And unlike most cat furniture companies, Molly and Friends ship their products preassembled. A big plus!

Features and Benefits:

  • Constructed of heavy wood, Sisal & Metal
  • Includes two replaceable toys are also included to add hours of entertainment, This tree includes a durable 26.5"H sisal rope wrapped post & 16"L x 17"W curved platform
  • Color: Brown
  • Exterior Material: Carpet
  • Frame Material: Sisal
  • Exterior Dimensions: 19"L x 19"W x 35"H
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Assembly Instructions: Comes fully assembled

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Cat Scratching Post #3:

Molly and Friends Cat Tree 2-Tier Cat Tree/Post

Molly and Friends Scratching Post

Another choice from Molly and Friends. They really know their stuff. This one has 2 tiers for climbing, hiding and of course, scratching! Very sturdy and durable, and of course, arrives pre-assembled!


Features and Benefits:

  • Two levels, With places to perch, Take a nap & Satisfy the urge to play
  • Includes: One replaceable toy
  • Color: Grey
  • Exterior Material: Carpet
  • Frame Material: Sisal
  • Exterior Dimensions: 22"L x 19"W x 37"H
  • Other Dimensions: 29" Sisal Wrapped Post topped by a 17.5" Round Resting Bed; Hideaway Cave (17.5"W x 19"H) with two Entrances/Exits for hiding
  • Weight: 49 lbs

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Cat Scratching Post #4:

Pioneer Pet SmartCat Bootsie's Cat Scratcher

Pioneer Pet SmartCat Bootsie's Cat Scratcher

We have a similar unit at our house, which our Maine Coon cats just love. We can hang it anywhere, or lay it flat. They've always used it.

The manufacturer points out that this one is made from woven sisal which is much more durable than wound sisal. So it should last longer. And of course it has solid reviews as well.


Features and Benefits:

  • Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
  • Comes with an easy to set up wall mounting system
  • Rubber feet provide stability and prevent slipping while on the floor
  • You can put the Bootsie's Combination Scratcher wherever your cat is scratching
  • Measures 24"x 7"x2.5"

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Cat Scratching Post #5:

Trixie Cat Scratcher

Trixie Cat Scratcher

The Trixie Cat Scratcher has it all - it's stylish, fun and affordable! Cats and kittens are drawn to the angled scratching surface, as it tempts them to climb. The hide out is perfect for stalking, playing, napping, and of course storing all those cat toys for later!


Features and Benefits:

  • Includes: Dangling Plush Toys
  • Color: Chocolate Brown
  • Exterior Material: Plush, Sisal, Elastic Band
  • Exterior Dimensions: 11.75 x 17.5 x 12.75 in
  • Other Dimensions: 6" Opening
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Assembly: Comes Fully Assembled

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Cat Scratching Post #6:

Grreat Choice Play Cavern Scratcher

Grreat Choice Play Cavern Scratcher

Again, this isn't exactly a "post," but it's for scratching, and cats just love it. These cardboard cat scratchers are really popular lately. Cats can tear to their hearts content, and then you just refill it!

This one is super affordable, and even provided a cavern for frisky kitties to hide out in!



Features and Benefits:

  • Color: Assorted colors
  • Frame Material: Cardboard
  • Exterior Dimensions: 19"L x 7-1/4"W

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Cat Scratching Post #7:

Grreat Choice Sisal Carpeted Cat Scratching Post

Grreat Choice Sisal Carpeted Post

Rounding out our top picks is the Grreat Choice Sisal Carpeted Post. We have had a nearly identical unit since our Maine Coons came home. When they were kittens they loved to bat around the dangling toy.

Simple and cost effective, this unit does the job.


Features and Benefits:

  • Exterior Material: Carpet
  • Frame Material: Sisal
  • Exterior Dimensions: 13"L x 13"W x 18"H

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If your cat is uninterested in your new sisal cat post at first, don't worry. Just take your cat over to the post whenever he starts to scratch elsewhere.

Hold his front feet gently and reveal his claws. Then, show him how it's done.

Two other things you can try are to rub the post with catnip, (this really interests them!) or try dangling a favorite toy all around and over the post.

Once your cat goes after the toy, the goal is to get him to grab hold of the post with his claws. Praise him and hopefully he'll find this quite fun!

The first step, of course, is to settle on a sturdy cat scratching post. Have you found a winner?


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