These scratchers are a great idea; easy to mount with a couple drywall anchors, don't take up space in the house, and my cats want to like them so much. But the one flaw is the texture of the sisal mat Cats want to scratch on something and feel the resistance or scratchy texture like across sisal rope on a scratching post. The way the mat on these is woven, one direction is scratchy and one direction is like sliding across a smooth surface. The mats are put on the wrong direction!!! My two females are more into marking cat furniture so they'll still put their paws up on them and make some effort to scratch, but they're just not as into it as the posts of the cat trees. My special needs guy tries, but there's nothing for his claws to grip onto so he just kind of slides down it and then goes back to picking at my rug instead. I'd have to mount them long-ways on the wall to give them a satisfying scratching texture, but then they're only 6" tall. Still better than nothing if you don't have a lot of space, but probably won't keep your cat's need to scratch satisfied very well on its own.
I ordered this almost two years ago, when we moved into our new home. I planned to mount it, but I noticed that my cat was more interested in scratching the carpet than the furniture. On a hunch, I laid it flat on the floor. She loved it! She uses it all the time and rarely scratches where she shouldn't. If you have a cat who is a horizontal scratcher instead of vertical, this is long enough to give them a good stretch as they scratch at it. And if you notice that your cat goes after the carpet instead of the furniture or your upright scratchers, give this a try!
My cat is obsessed with scratching our couches. I have tried a ton of cardboard scratchers that stand up and lay down and he has not been interested in any (even when sprinkling catnip on them). As soon as I hung this up and sprayed the catnip spray, Cowboy went to town. He has only tried scratching the couches a few times since we got this and when he does, we just move him to the scratcher and he completely forgets about the couches. I just stuck it to the corner of the wall and it hasnt fallen down even though Cowboy pretty much uses his full weight to scratch.
I chose to hang this in a little bit of an unorthodox fashion. I didn't want to use the drywall screws as we are renters. Instead I opted to hang it low on the wall and use thumb tacks to secure the top. The adhesive that comes with it is total junk but I kind of expected that. The kitties love it!
I really liked the idea of having scratcher hanging on the wall… the only issue is that it doesn’t stay on the wall. Every time my cat would scratch it it would fall down no matter how I hung it up
Bought a "small" for a corner and am now upgrading to the 2 pack of "large." My kitties absolutely love these scratchers, and you can place them at any height to help them really strreeeeettcchh those muscles! Even our tripaw kitty uses them! I will definitely be replacing these with new ones when they wear out, they've been such a lifesaver when you have limited floor space!!
This is my 3rd one! I mounted them on the corner one on top of another, and the cat just "runs" up on them like a leopard! Loves them.
My boys loved it. I feel like they can get a better stretch up on the wall. Love that it screws into the wall because my boys are hefty, brawny dudes. Nothing holds itself steady enough for them to get a comfortable scratch. They lose interest, I see it. This is perfect! I love it and I know my boys love it. It goes flat in the wall or on corner walls! HOW AMAZING!?!?!
We have 4 of these and plan to get more. They are fantastic, easy to install, and our cats absolutely love them! My next plan is to get more and put them all the way up the wall for my younger cat who is a jungle cat at heart lol!
My new kitten refused several cardboard and even another sisal pad. This one was a big hit; she scratches several times a day on it.