Cat Scratching Posts: Carpet Posts and Sisal Cat Scratch Poles

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Cat scratching posts are a necessity, but they’re not very eco-friendly. I try to extend the life of Furball’s cat tree by trimming the excess threads of carpet and vacuuming it regularly. However, there comes a time when the carpet is threadbare and the cat starts using the floor or the couch instead. Throwing out the scratching post and getting a new one is double whammy to the environment, so what’s a cat lover and tree hugger to do? The answer is to re-carpet that scratching post!
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Photo provided by FlickrOur Premier Sisal Rope Scratch Post is a great two foot cat tree. It has a sisal rope scratching post, as well as a carpeted scrat
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The truth of the matter is your cat will scratch whether you provide him with a scratching post or not. Furniture, carpets and door frames are frequent casualties! Buying a few scratching posts and boards for your cat will stop him from destroying your home and save money in the long run.The surface of the scratching post should be covered with a rough, tough material–sisal, hemp or something similarly nubby. Carpet does not satisfy most cats, and can confuse them because they will not be allowed to scratch the carpet on the floor of your home.Some cats prefer vertical surfaces and some prefer horizontal surfaces. A good bet is to buy an inexpensive flat corrugated cardboard scratcher, available almost anywhere, and have it available (as well as a cat post).There are a few ways you can create the scratching surface. You can use sisal rope and wind it around the PVC and the base. If you choose this method you will want to start at the base and wind the rope up around the post. You will need to countersink screws in to the base, and wind tightly around the post, using glue to secure it at the top. You will want to wind it back down the post and around the base again. The other option is to attach carpet remnants to the base and post. The rope is more attractive to cats, but the remnants will also work. Attaching the carpet remnant can be tricky, and will require you to nail or staple the carpet securely so it won't pull when the cat scratches.It is wise to give your cat or kitten an extra scratching surface, such as a corrugated cardboard floor mat or two. It is also a good idea to place a scratching post on each floor of your house or in more than one spot if your house has several rooms.Carpet scratching posts have other advantages, too. The biggest is that they come in a variety of different colors. (It is carpet, after all.) So you can find a cat or kitty scratching post that can perfectly match your décor.