Keep kitty claws busy… and keep your curtains intact! The SmartCat Bootsie's Combination Scratcher lets cats tone their muscle, remove old nail sheaths, and get rid of stress without damaging your furniture or drapes. Woven sisal makes this scratcher more durable than others, and the convenient wall mounts allow you to hang it or leave it flat on the ground near your cat's favorite nap spot.
Rubber feet provide stability and prevent slipping while on the floor
Versatile scratcher mounts on the wall, hangs over a door, or sits on the floor
Relieves cat's stress and helps tone muscle
Heavy-duty, built-to-last construction with quality workmanship
Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching
Place the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post.
Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post.
If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it.
Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the post.
Seems to be the same material as the scratching post of the same brand, which my cat likes and uses, but it's been a few months and I can't seem to get her interested in this scratcher. The rubber feet on the bottom also seem to slide without much resistance on wooden floors, though it is nice the rubber feet don't scratch the floor.
Took some warming up time
on Apr 28, 2021
At first my cat wouldn't touch this. I bought some catnip spray and sprayed a bit and he went NUTS for it. (He never liked dry catnip but the spray he loves!) We're on our 3rd one and he DESTROYS them. 10/10, would recommend if you want to save your furniture.
Is it cat friendly
on Apr 3, 2021
We purchased a new cat tree from a different vendor and bought the scratching pad to hang on the tree. My cat has not touched either for longer than 5 minutes. I’ve aired out the tree with the pad outdoors overnight and we’ll see what happens. My cat does scratch other posts in our home.
It’s a hit
on Apr 29, 2021
Both of my cats love these scratchers. I bought this one and the upright version so they could have options. They last years before they look worn or need replacing. My cats also like to lounge on them.
on May 15, 2021
My cat likes Booksie’s. scratcher but he is taking it easy since this scratcher is different from his previous one. But he will get used to it. It’s well made and sturdy!
on Apr 26, 2021
This is my third time purchasing this cat scratcher and I am very pleased with the product. Each one has lasted about two years before the cats shred them! They are very sturdy and the cats love them!
A wall saver
on May 13, 2021
My six furry “kids” love this scratcher. They use it hard and often. It saves my walls and furniture. I have three of these throughout the hose.
on Jun 8, 2021
I’m sure that some kitties would love this but my fur baby is pretty good size and it’s too narrow for her.
AMAZING CAT POST!
on Feb 27, 2021
If your cat scratches your carpet, you need to buy this, I have a 5x7 carpet, placed the post near my carpet, and I have not experienced or seen my cat scratch the carpet anymore! I put some catnip on it and rewarded her once or twice for using it, now she loves it.
On to our second one
on Jan 19, 2021
My kitties don't really like the cardboard scratchers. They have always much preferred this scratcher, for it to be laid down on the ground, and near their litter box, so they can work on their claws right after potty time. It also gives them something else to scratch than my rug, which is nearby. They love it so much, I needed to get another one because they've gotten right through the material in their favorite spots. Well worth it - took 3 years before needing replacement. You can try rubbing a little bit of catnip into the surface if your young/newly rescued cat doesn't seem to know what to do with it.