SMARTCAT The Ultimate 32-in Sisal Cat Scratching Post, Gray -

SmartCat The Ultimate 32-in Sisal Cat Scratching Post

By SmartCat
Rated 4.6363 out of 5 stars

$64.27Chewy Price
$79.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Sturdy 16" x 16" base keeps post from tipping and wobbling.
  • 32" post height allows your cat to stretch vertically while using the post (important for territorial marking purposes and for toning muscles).
  • Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching and relieves cat's stress without snagging cats' nails.
  • Attractive and neutrally toned to fit in with any home decor.
  • Assembles quickly and easily with two included screws.

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Questions & Answers

25 Customer Questions

Is it made with sisal rope or sisal fabric? And is it made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2018
Sisal is an excellent choice of material with which to cover a scratching post. It is made from the Agave sisalana plant that is native to southern Mexico but can be cultivated to grow in many places around the world. The material is sustainable and biodegradable. It is also used to make carpets and rugs. When it is used for scratching posts, sisal is strong and rough, with a similar consistency and feeling for your cat as tree bark, a favorite scratching substrate for wild felines. Sisal is quite durable, and it can last on your scratching post for years before needing to be replaced, depending on how many cats are enjoying it.

How often do you need to replace this scratching post?
Answer by ChewyOct 05, 2017
Changing these posts is dependent on your cat's use. It can last anywhere from 5 months- 2+ years.

I have a 16lb tabby cat who likes to stretch out, can you tell me how tall this tower is?
Answer by ChewyJan 11, 2018
This product has a height of 32 inches.

What is the circumference measurement of the actual post part itself?
Answer by ChewyJul 01, 2021
The post measures 5.5 inches on each side.

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Rated 4.6363 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LghK on Mar 1, 2023


This thing is a life saver. My furballs old one was WELL worn out and I knew he needed a newer one but preferably one that matched his size. Poor guy was trying to use my walls but it obviously wasn't getting him what he needed, luckily no damages. This product proven steady AND sturdy as of yet. It stands well for my poofball, now he is not a big cat just about average but like all cats they tend to be longer than advertised when stretching. And this works great!! He now greets me coming home by lauching onto his new scratching post and getting a big stretch in. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kakassie on Mar 13, 2023

Sturdy and not an eye sore at all

Is it just me or cat towers, posts, toys, etc. are always not aesthetic at all? It is so annoying! Luckily, I found this scratch post while trying to replace my cats previous -an awful to say the least, gray fabric scratch post, which they destroy like 2 weeks after I got it. This one looks sturdy, wobbles very slightly, it's heavy and one of my cats likes hanging out at the top of it. I'd say it's a win and matches my furniture!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenna8998 on Mar 9, 2023

My cats LOVE this durable post

Very durable, does NOT tilt or sway. We have 3 cats, the largest being a 16 pound orange tabby. He pulls and scratches this post with all his might and it stands sturdily. I assembled this on my own as my husband was out of town. Except for being heavy, it was not at all difficult to assemble and tighten the screws. Everything lined up properly and the neutral gray tone matches my furnishings.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ellen on Feb 14, 2023

Sturdy post

It's a nice scratching post, wish my cats would like it as much as me. They are still in learning mode. As others have pointed out the "wood" is really more like a wood composite but not bad looking. The real problem came when trying to attach the bottom piece. The fitting that one of the screws had to go into was missing!!! Thus making it impossible for the base half to stay on. Lucky for me, I have a handy husband who was able to modify it. It would have been a shame to have to ship the whole thing back for one little part.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By AnnieM on Feb 5, 2023

Flaw in the design

I bought this one to replace our old scratching post, thinking that without the carpet on top and at the base, it would be easier to keep clean. What I didn't realize is that our cats cannot enjoy it like the old without the carpet, or something similar to grip onto. They love our old one because they can hop up and sit on the top, but this one, although it's prettier and doesn't collect fur/dust, they can't use the perch. I gave it 2 stars because at least it is easy to assemble and the cats DO like the scratching feature on the post. No fault of Chewy, by the way...great customer service on this. I would just not order it again.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By CoopersMom on Mar 6, 2023

A big 'NO'

First of all there is a large sticker on the base that won't come off and is ugly. Secondly, it's wobbly and finally, Cooper will not go anywhere near it. I don't even want to take this thing apart and box it up to return. I think I'll donate to a shelter and hope some kitty loves it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Spooky11 on Feb 3, 2023

Sturdy post

Easy to assemble. Sticker goes on the bottom. Square it up, then turn the post to match up with the holes. It took me 2 times to get it correct, very easy. I have two over 12lb cats & one small girl they now choose this sturdy post over my chair, which was the whole purpose for my purchase. Works like a charm. And it is nice looking too!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kitt on Feb 19, 2023


For the price point, I expected more. My 3 cats loved it to pieces in about a month. Within one day, they had ripped the trim off the bottom and the top. The scratching area just isn't fastened well enough. I have since removed the original material and replaced it with twine. I would not purchase this again unless it was deeply on sale.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TomC on Mar 11, 2023

Save your furniture

2 out of three cats live this. At least in my house. Once you figure a way to hold the scratching post up the base becomes easy to attach or just use a second pair of hands. Sturdy and good quality should last quite a while. A good purchase

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mary on Feb 19, 2023

Jute? You sure?

This is a sturdy post, and it assembled with no difficulty. BUT the 'jute' is a hard plasticky stuff that kitty can't sink her claws into as well as in my chair. I'm disabled, so can't jump up to move her from chair to post the way I did with previous cats in the past, so I'm not sure it's going to get much use.