This scratcher from PetFusion is a real hit. The cats use it as a scratcher, a hideout, and we even found Lucy perched on top of it. Right out of the box, you can feel just how sturdy it is.
The scratcher we purchased is the “standard” size at 18” tall. The “large” size adds an additional 6” in height for those lanky kitties who really want to stretch out. This may sound trivial, but short scratchers are often ignored by cats if they can’t get a good back stretch while they’re using them. That may lead them to use your favorite chair. You’ve been warned.
We were happy to see that this scratcher comes with three sets of rubber stick-on feet to keep it from sliding around on hard surfaces. We applied one set of feet to the bottom and saved the other sets for when we inevitably flip this onto its side later. The design of this scratcher makes that easy and it extends its usable lifespan considerably. The feet have actually stayed in place so far.
We especially like the curved sides and our cats do too. It really lets them dig in without sliding the scratcher around the room. The curved bottom also allows for some fun play with toys that can slide underneath.
While it can be a little bit hard to wrap your mind around the idea of purchasing a slab of corrugated cardboard for $40, it’s important to note that this is extremely well made, durable, and heavy. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it to you and your feline friends. To put it in perspective, though, even a small corrugated scratcher can go for $10-$20 these days and some of the “designer” corrugated scratchers can cost $50-$80. This one sits in the sweet spot for us and we highly recommend it!