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Big Cat Scratching Posts

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. On with the show...

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Cat Scratching Post #1:

SmartCat Pioneer Pet Ultimate Cat 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.

This is the most-purchased scratching post on this site.

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

With over 22,000 reviews and counting, this sturdy 4.5 star cat scratching post has been on the top of our list for years! It's an all-round favorite.

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SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post

Cat Scratching Post #2:

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge (Available in 3 Colors)

Scratch, Play, & Perch! Superior Cardboard & Construction, Significantly Outlasts Cheaper Alternatives. 1 Year Warranty

The PetFusion Infinity Cat Scratcher has it all - it's stylish, fun, great for lounging, scratching, and even has catnip!

Features and Benefits:

  • CATS LOVE IT: A scratcher, lounge, & SO MUCH MORE (see video on left). Incl premium USA organic catnip leaf. Natural scratching = healthy claws, great exercise, & stress reliever ... (better overall wellness)
  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Curves make for easier scratching & a more comfortable place to rest & play. Naturally attracts cats. Interactive
  • GREAT VALUE: 34 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches. Reversible for 2x the use. Superior cardboard & construction lasts longer than other scratchers; preferred by cats (please read our reviews). Large surface area to hold multiple or larger cats & provide generous scratching space
  • AWARD WINNER / BEWARE OF CHEAPER COPYCATS THAT BUY REVIEWS IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE OR HIGHLY DISCOUNTED PRODUCT: 2015 Eco-Excellence Award. Featured on Animal Planet's 'My Cat From Hell'. Top 19 Cat Products (2016 BuzzFeed viewer selection)

Helpful to note: One reviewer has two 25lb Siberian cats, and recommends pushing two of these scratchers together, for a versatile bed! They love it, and it hold them no problem.

Another notes that this cat scratcher is as beautiful as a sculpture, and can be placed anywhere in the house.

One reviewer even mounted them to a wall, and it looks so stylish.

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PetFusion Infinity-Shaped Cat Scratcher

Cat Scratching Post #3:

Amazon Basics Cat Condo Tree Tower with Hammock Bed and Scratching Post

Our second choice has to be this unit. It has so much going for it - attractive color, built in hammock which kitties just love, plus it's wide and sturdy (which is great for big cats), not to mention all at a very reasonable price!

Features and Benefits:

  • Elevated cat hammock with dual scratching post pillars; durable, long-lasting construction
  • Plush hammock provides a comfortable space for your cat to relax
  • Helps keep your cat from damaging carpets, furniture, curtains, and more
  • Natural jute fiber scratching posts help keep nails healthy
  • Neutral color tones fit in with your home’s existing décor
  • Dimensions: 15.75 x 15.75 x 19.69 inches; 8.95 pounds

Helpful to note:

Reviewers note that it is sturdy enough to hold a large cat (17+lbs in the review), though they may have trouble getting comfy and "spill" out the sides. Plenty of Maine Coons are under this weight, so it may fit perfectly for them.

Another noted the perfect height, where it comes right up to the windowsill. Nice!

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Amazon Basics Cat Scratching Post & Hammock

Cat Scratching Post #4:

PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post

Cardboard scratchers are here to stay! Cats love, love love them. And this one has a neat shape, inviting cats to stretch up a bit but not so much that they could topple a scratching post over. Great design.

(This one is also available in an optional XL size)

Features and Benefits:

    CATS LOVE IT: (I) A scratcher, play area, & SO MUCH MORE. (II) Includes premium USA organic catnip leaf. (III) Natural scratching = healthy claws, great exercise, & stress reliever . . . (better overall wellness)

  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: (I) Vertical based on your cat's preference or to compliment horizontal scratching; also features a cubby hole for exploration & play. (II) Curves provide numerous stretching & scratching angles. (III) Naturally attracts cats

    GREAT VALUE: (I) 24 x 10. 5 x 21. 1 inches. (II) Rotate for 6x the use. (III) Superior cardboard & construction lasts longer than other scratchers; preferred by cats (please read our reviews). (IV) 6 MONTH : For any manufacturing defect or if you are not completely satisfied

    AWARD WINNER: Cat Fancy Magazine 2014 Editor's Choice Award: #1 Best New Product

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PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post

Cat Scratching Post #5:

Kitty City Premium Woven Sisal Scratching Collection, Scratching Post, Perch Cushion

Kitty City has been making cat furniture for a while, and they certainly have it down. This is a good well-rounded choice for durability, size and price. It also has an available add-on perch.

Features and Benefits:

  • Attractive and neutrally toned to fit any decor.
  • Perfect, stable width and extra-tall height designed for cats
  • Overall Size: 17.7"(L) x 17.7"(W) x 32"(H)
  • Fun, jingle ball toy included at the top of the post. BV Pet Safety Certified
  • Easy assembly: With 3 screws, the post conveniently and quickly mounts to the base.
  • Premium Woven Sisal Carper Scratching Post + Fleece Cover Top

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Kitty City Premium Woven Sisal Cat Scratching Post

Cat Scratching Post #6:

Coching Cat Scratcher Cardboard Cat Scratch Pad

-with Premium Scratch Textures Design Durable Cat Scratching Pad, Reversible

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, an easy choice.

Features and Benefits:

  • Unique Design: Premium scratching textures design, our cat scratching pad more closely mimics tree bark. Different touching experience makes it more irresistible for the cats. More importantly with this design, The cat scratch pad is 50% more durable than the normal ones. Size reference: 15.7 L x 7.7 W x 2 H inches.
  • Durable & Natural Material: Made of heavy duty corrugated and 100% recycled cardboard, so the cardboard cat scratcher is strong enough to resist the sharpest claws for a fair enough long time. It is also safe and non-toxic. Even the glue used in the construction is corn-starch. Perfectly healthy for cats.
  • Reversible Feature: The cat scratcher cardboard is reversible, so two sides can be scratched, making the cat scratching cardboard life last longer and more cost-effective. We offer 3 patterns with two different sizes for customers to choose, simple and modern design fits for just about anywhere, including crates, floor and any room in your home.
  • Warranty: As cat lovers and experts, we believe that every cat has its own personality. We are extremely positive of our cat cardboard scratcher. But we can’t be sure every individual cat will love it the same. So we are providing a 6 months warranty to this product. Feel free to contact us if you need any help of the product.

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Coching Cat Scratcher Cardboard Cat Scratch Pad

Cat Scratching Post #7:

FUKUMARU Cat Scratcher Mat

Natural Sisal Cat Scratch Mats, Horizontal Cat Floor Scratching Pad Rug

Rounding out our top picks is this cat scratcher, sisal rug/mat combo. It has a non-slip backing, and is attractive enough to place anywhere. Your cat will appreciate having his own rug!

Features and Benefits:

  • Safe & Non-toxic - The pet natural sisal cat scratching mat, for one, is environmentally and cat-friendly. It has not been treated with any harsh oils, chemicals, or other substances which may harm your cat or the environment around it
  • Multi-Scene - The scratcher mat can not only be a cat scratch pad, play mat, but also a sleeping mat, a litter mat, of course, you can also use it as a mat of the door
  • Anti-skid Design - Anti-skid latex at the bottom, increase its thickness and stability so that it is not easy to slide
  • Environmentally Friendly - The pet natural sisal cat scratching mat (Scratching part) is made of 100% natural and biodegradable sisal material, so once you throw it out, it will degrade on its own.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee - If you have any dissatisfaction with our products in 30 days after purchase, please feel free to contact us though Amazon. We will solve the problem for you within 48 hours. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

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FUKUMARU Cat Scratcher Mat

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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