SMARTCAT The Ultimate Cat Scratching Post Perch Pad, Red -

SmartCat The Ultimate Cat Scratching Post Perch Pad, Red

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About This Item


  • Durable wood constructed perch easily slides onto the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post to create a comfortable, elevated cat perch.
  • Reversible, claw-safe, quilted machine-washable pad.
  • Elevated perch gives cats a necessary sense of safety and security and is a great place for cat naps.
  • Product dimensions: 11 x 12 x 1 inches.
  • Fits the Ultimate Scratching Post.

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Designed to fit on top of the SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post.

Questions & Answers

3 Customer Questions

How does this attach to the post?
Answer by ChewyJul 22, 2017
The perch slides over the top of the scratching post and is held in place by two tabs which fold down.

I have a different scratching post that is a column instead of a rectangular box. Could the mat be adjusted to fit a circular top? Thanks
Answer by ChewyJun 05, 2018
The SmartCat The Ultimate Post Perch Pad cannot be adjusted.

Is this the pad only or the perch and pad?
Answer by ChewyFeb 28, 2023
This comes with the perch pad only. It is designed to fit the SmartCat The Ultimate 32-in Sisal Cat Scratching Post (sold separately).

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sparky on Mar 3, 2023

Kitty Loves It but Pad isn't Stable

My young, boisterous, inquisitive kitten loves this scratching post and perches on his pad most of the day looking out the window. He has loved scratching and biting off the velcro. The more velcro I applied, the more he ripped off. I have used a staple gun to hold it in place and time will tell how long it holds. This is the only negative to this kitten loves it and I recommend it. Manufacturer needs to come up with a more secure fastening system but we've fixed that on this end.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CatQueen on Mar 10, 2023

If you get the post, you need this too!

This should come with the post instead of being an add on. Also, it should be made in the colors that match the post. Regardless of those facts, it doubled the size of the perch which allows two kitties to sit on top and one to sleep. They love it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By sweetkittylover on Feb 12, 2023

On top of the world

This is a replacement for one I bought 10 years ago. It's great for my kitties to perch on and look out of the window. The only issue with this one over the other is the pad doesn't extend over the wooden seat as my first one did.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Maggo on Feb 4, 2022

Good in theory but

Designed to fit the highly rated scratching post which unfortunately has a small slick top that cats, when trying to grab onto, can slip off (but other than that, is a great post). This item is designed to solve that problem and provide felines with a perch. It slides on the top of the post and has a padded cover that is attached with Velcro. Issue is cats have hard time climbing up quickly as this cover has quite a bit of overhang to navigate around. Might be OK for older cats but for younger more active ones, it is may not be ideal. It also does not lock as firmly into place as I would like. Again it may work better for less active cats.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By perches on Mar 10, 2022

Perch pad on a box

It would have made this product a lot more valuable if it said this is separate from the post! Now the post is out of stock and I have nothing for the pad to be used with.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Archie on Dec 3, 2021

Not worth the money

From day 1 the perch did not stay secured to the post. Cats jump on it and fall right off. Husband had to figure out a way to screw it on to avoid accidents. The red cushion is equally useless. From day 1 it did not stay secured to the perch and spends most of its time laying on the floor. Wish I had returned it when I first bought it but I thought I could figure out a way to keep it on. So far I can't come up with a solution. Don't bother with it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jess on Nov 7, 2021

Love it, but needed some modifications

I got this perch (as well as the scratching post) from my mom because her cat wouldn't use it. I've had it for a few days now and my cat seems to like it, she likes to sit on the perch and watch out the window. I had to make a slight modification to it because the perch slid slightly back and forth and didn't fit correctly, but that was easily fixed with some metal hardware to help secure it (in case anyone is having similar issues, i used two 1/4" offset metal mirror clips that i got for 47 cents each in place of the plastic turn buttons). I have also noticed the small velcro pads don't seem to stick so I'll probably look into replacing those as well. Other than those small issues. The quality seems really nice

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By SleepyKitty on Feb 15, 2022

staple gun

The Velcro tabs are worthless. Used a staple gun to keep the red pad on, and the cats love it!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Btoast on Oct 13, 2021

Not safe for your cat

Piece of junk. The padded cushion was already falling off when we opened it. They should use nice and secure snaps to hold cushion in place, not junky sticky velcro pads. Also, the entire piece doesn't sit firmly in place. there's wiggle room of 3/16" or more therefore the little plastic holders don't even serve their purpose. The entire plastic bit is just too big to stay firmly in place. Very very disappointed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on Sep 18, 2021

Cat loves it!

Since I have limited space, I love that this creates a new hangout for my cat without taking up additional floor real estate! It’s a little on the small side—my cat is 7 pounds and I don’t know if it would work if she was much bigger—but she loves it! I put some catnip on it, placed her on it once and she keeps coming back. It couldn’t be easier to assemble, though I wish it screwed into place—I’m a bit worried that it could slide off with an overly enthusiastic jump. But, cat is happy and so am I!