|Material||Cardboard / Paper||Cardboard / Paper||Cardboard / Paper||Cardboard / Paper||Cardboard / Paper|
|Toy Type||Scratchers, Houses||Scratchers, Scratch Boxes||Scratchers, Houses||Scratchers, Scratch Boxes||Scratchers, Scratch Boxes|
|Lifestage||Adult||Kitten, Adult, Senior||Adult||Kitten, Adult, Senior||Adult|
Summary: Not for arthritic, chunky, medium, or xl/large cats. So, I have an arthritic senior cat and a younger cat. Both are large black tabbies that range in the 12-15lbs at a healthy weight. It’s my bad- I should’ve checked the measurements! At this time, Hunter has a problem with scratching due to a yeast infection so he’s wearing a soft collar. He can’t make it through the opening without assistance and then- even with it off- he can’t sit up all the way without hitting the roof. He has to stay hunched or crouched and he has to squeeze to turn. So- not a good fit for my old kitty. My other cat, Cecil, is large and squeezed into it- my tiny cat, Gracie Grace is right at home in it. So if your cat is small/petite, it’ll enjoy it. The product itself is fantastic and I’ll keep it for now. But if you have a larger cat breed I’d advise looking elsewhere. Here’s a picture of Cecil in the product. He liked it well enough. :) Just wish it was bigger!
I bought one for our kitties and one for a friends cat. All around it’s a hit! The roof windows really make the house fun!
My orange kitty was in the house in 30 secs of being placed on the floor. He was quickly joined by his brother who waited patiently for a turn
My kitties like to hide to nap or just watch what's going on in the room. Seeing what a hit the cardboard scratchers were for lounging on as well as scratching I decided to get this cute little house that contains the best of both worlds with the added bonus of being recyclable when the girls are done playing with it, a win win in my book.
I bought a similar cardboard house to this around Christmas time from a grocery store. My 10 lb cat loved it and used it all the time. However, after a few months, he finally broke the front since he’s a rough player! I bought this as a replacement and I’m SO happy with it! If your cat likes covered and/or cardboard houses, this is a great purchase. It’s sturdier and has larger openings than my previous one, so I’m pretty confident it will last longer. Even if not, I know my cat is happy with it, so I do think it’s worth it!
Every other scratch house I’ve bought has a base. The base allows the scratch pad to move around and also collects the pieces of cardboard that break off during scratching. This one uses the scratch pad as the base, so cardboard flakes are everywhere and when my tubby cat goes in the scratch, the entire house slams against the floor. Sounds like someone is breaking in the house in the middle of the night. This will be going in the trash.
Our cats bottle love this house! It was easy to put together and decently made for the price. The cardboard is thick and the pieces fit together well.
I’ve bought a ton of these so I know what to expect. They’re borderline flimsy and usually require reinforcement with tape. However they’re much cuter than cardboard boxes and my cats love them. They lay in them, drag their toys in them, and definitely use the scratcher. You just need to keep an eye on them because they need routine maintenance and have a middling life expectancy.
Easy to assemble. I already had a similar one and my cats would take turns in there. So, I decided to get another so they didn't have to share one. They not only use it for scratching, they actually use it as a hangout to just chill where the dog doesn't 'bother them.
These type of scratcher houses are marketed for cats, but my rabbit loves them. He can hide in there and nibble on it safely.