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Old April 21st 10, 04:46 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Sherry
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On Apr 15, 3:02*pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"nice guy" nice wrote in ... My kittie sniffs at the new post and walks away.
How can I make it more attractive to her?


The most important thing of all is that it be TALL enough that she can get a
good stretch in when she scratches. Petsmart sells these for $15.


Tall is good. And stable. If kitty s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s out for the first
time and knocks the
whole thing over, he won't be too crazy about his new scratching post
anymore.

Has anyone tried those ones that lie on the floor; they're cardboard
like the turbo-
scratcher, but shaped wavy like a roller coaster track? Trying to
decide if buying
one will just net me a $20 decorative item that the cats won't touch.
And turbo scratches are very popular around here also.

Sherry
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Old April 21st 10, 07:35 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Apr 20, 8:46*pm, Sherry wrote:
On Apr 15, 3:02*pm, "cybercat" wrote:

"nice guy" nice wrote in ... My kittie sniffs at the new post and walks away.
How can I make it more attractive to her?


The most important thing of all is that it be TALL enough that she can get a
good stretch in when she scratches. Petsmart sells these for $15.


Tall is good. And stable. If kitty s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s out for the first
time and knocks the
whole thing over, he won't be too crazy about his new scratching post
anymore.

Has anyone tried those ones that lie on the floor; they're cardboard
like the turbo-
scratcher, but shaped wavy like a roller coaster track? Trying to
decide if buying
one will just net me a $20 decorative item that the cats won't touch.
And turbo scratches are very popular around here also.

Sherry


We have 2 turbo scratchers, a couple plain ones that look like 2x4s,
and one that looks like a couch. Those are all cardboard scratchers.
We also have 5 cat trees. One is a simple one to the ceiling with 3
shelves. Another is fancier and goes almost to the ceiling. Two in my
bedroom are about 4 feet tall with 3 levels. And another one, next to
my computer, is the same height as my computer desk with one straight
post and one diagonal post. That one is what keeps Quinn from walking
across my keyboard all the time. She can sit next to me without being
in the way. I also have two jumbo cubs that are fully carpeted, and
very strong. They double as furniture since they are strong enough for
humans to sit on. Jay Jay really enjoys sleeping in them, and he can
defend himself if Chase tries to harass him.

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Old April 22nd 10, 09:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
cybercat
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"Sherry" wrote in message
...
On Apr 15, 3:02 pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"nice guy" nice wrote in
... My kittie sniffs at the
new post and walks away.
How can I make it more attractive to her?


The most important thing of all is that it be TALL enough that she can get
a
good stretch in when she scratches. Petsmart sells these for $15.


Tall is good. And stable. If kitty s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s out for the first time
and knocks the
whole thing over, he won't be too crazy about his new scratching post
anymore.


An excellent point, and in fact our kitten knocked hers over several times
until I put some weights on it.

Has anyone tried those ones that lie on the floor; they're cardboard
like the turbo-
scratcher, but shaped wavy like a roller coaster track? Trying to
decide if buying
one will just net me a $20 decorative item that the cats won't touch.
And turbo scratches are very popular around here also.

Sherry


 




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