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10 Best Cat Scratching Posts in 2021

Yaheetech Cat Tree Floor to Ceiling

Yaheetech Cat Tree Floor to Ceiling

A skyscraper multi-level cat activity centre with 12 sisal covered scratch posts of different sizes. Made up of eco-friendly materials, the height can be adjusted according to the ceiling.

Kerbl Cat Opal Maxi Scratching Post

Kerbl Cat Opal Maxi Scratching Post

A budget-friendly cat scratching post that has a strong base to avoid tipping and wobbling. The post is covered with sisal rope.

PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post

Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post

A triangular-shaped cat scratch post made up of glued cardboard pieces. Sturdy enough to last for several years. Provided with premium catnip.

Published 02:23pm

This product review was written by Aurora Colt

Published 02:23pm

This product review was written by Aurora Colt

ProductKey FeaturesPrice
Kerbl Cat Opal Maxi Scratching PostA sisal post, with a play ball; strong enough to avoid imbalance.£
Rosewood Cat Walk Cat Scratcher With Top PlatformA mid-height cat scratching post made of seagrass, sisal and textile, and infused with catnip.£
Cozy Pet Deluxe Fat Boy Super Large Cat Scratching PostA beautiful cat scratching post that is sturdy and suitable for large cats also.£
Milo & Misty 3 Platform Cat Tree Scratching PostA scratch post that is also a multi-activity centre.££
PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching PostA biodegradable, robust and triangular-shaped cat scratching post.££
Trixie Baza Scratching Post For Cats, Original BazaA comfortable cat scratching post covered with luxurious plush and natural sisal.££
Smart Cat The Ultimate Scratching PostExcellently finished and sturdy cat scratching post that matches the furniture of the house.££
Jumbo Sisal-Coated Scratching Post XXLAn extra-large cat scratching post that is durable and attractive too.£££
Finether Cat Tree and Play TowerIncludes scratching posts with platforms, small cat house, condo, hammock and four sisal-covered pillars£££
Yaheetech Cat Tree Floor to CeilingA multi-level cat scratching post with condos and hammocks.£££

Best Cat Scratching Posts UK

If you have a cat at home, there’s an excellent chance your furniture might be under constant attack. Cats need scratching posts to help them clean their claws and sharpen them. If they don’t get useful scratching posts, they usually start scratching the furniture and doors. 

To avoid all this heartache, cat scratching posts are the best option. There ensure complete stretching, independent playtime, enhance mental ability, and are a personal area for pet cats. Scratching posts are used by the furry pet to mark particular territory. 

Here is a list of the 10 best cat scratching posts in the UK. But before that, one needs to know what to look for before buying a cat scratch post.


How to Buy Cat Scratching Posts

Before buying a cat scratch post, one needs to know the following:

  • Size of the cat – scratching posts are available in varied sizes as per the size of the cat
  • Material – Ensure that the wood used is sturdy, plush, and is soft and non-irritant
  • Space – Measure the space available and buy accordingly
Kerbl Cat Opal Maxi Scratching Post

You can now protect the furniture from the scratches made by the pet feline. Kerbl Cat Opal Maxi Scratching Post is available in grey colour, and the dimensions are 38 cm x 38 cm ( base platform) and the tower’s height is 78 cm. This scratching post comprises a sisal post of 9cm diameter. The sisal is glued to the base. The post is divided into two sections that are then screwed together.

The cover of the base is made of hard-wearing carpet. With this, you also get a soft furry play ball for your cat. It is crafted wisely, such that the base is made sturdy enough to avoid tipping off the post. For more toys see our guide on catnip toys for cats.

Key features:
  • A long post suitable for adult cats
  • A sisal post is divided into two parts
  • The base is heavy enough to avoid tipping
Rosewood Cat Walk Cat Scratcher With Top Platform

An adorable cat scratcher with a round base made out of textile and three scratching posts of seagrass and sisal. A top round platform is also provided to let the cat rest. Available in only one size; dimensions being 40cm x 40 cm x 45 cm. The rosewood catwalk cat scratcher is manufactured in just one colour – beige with brown textile.

It comes infused with a magical catnip, to engage the cat for more extended hours of fun and frolic. Three hanging balls are also fitted beside the posts for cats to enjoy a playful time. The percentage composition is 33% seagrass, 33% sisal and 34% textile. For easy cat feeding see our guide on automatic cat feeders.

Key features:
  • Made out of seagrass, sisal and textile
  • Three sisal posts with a round base and a similar top
  • Infused with the best quality catnip
Cozy Pet Deluxe Fat Boy Super Large Cat Scratching Post

A fabulous and sturdy cat scratching post available in 11 various models and four different colours – grey, chocolate, beige and light coffee. It is made out of very high-duty sisal to ensure that it remains intact even after constant scratching by the cat for several days. Timber, sisal and plush are used to construct this cat scratching post. The dimensions are 74 cm height and the base being 49 cm x 49 cm.

A well-described assembling guide is provided along with the item to help facilitate the assembling process and finish within five minutes. A multipurpose cat scratching post is the best buy, not only for scratching but also for independent play and mental exercise. It is nicely constructed and makes for a part of home decor.

Key features:
  • Available in varied models and colours
  • Made of timber, sisal and plush
  • Is easily affordable
Milo & Misty 3 Platform Cat Tree Scratching Post Activity Centre

Engage the pet feline into independent playtime with Milo & Misty 3 platform cat Tree scratching Post Activity Centre. It is a marvellous item built of wood, plus, and sisal. It has three platforms, a staircase reaching the first platform where a small cat house is placed, a hammock set between the second and third platform, and a viewing platform at the top. All the platforms are fitted on the scratching posts covered with tough sisal.

The measurements are up to 146 cm in length and  75 cm in width. Three soft furry mice dangle at different places to let the cat enjoy playing time. The design is so alluring that it blends easily with all home decor. Cats eventually get old enough and start roaming outside, if you’d like to see where they are check out our guide on cat trackers.

Key features:
  • Available in two colours – beige and grey
  • Has multiple activity centres
  • The sisal used is of weighty quality
PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post

 A fancy item that enables a cat to scratch, stretch, perch and enjoy a personal place. This is triangular in shape with high-quality cardboard that is glued to three sides. This 3-sided structure increases usage three times. It is available in standard and large sizes. The colour variants available are grey and beige.

The scratchers are stuck together piece by piece to ensure the string structure. It has silicone floor grippers to avoid the post from slipping. A premium USA catnip leaf is infused. The dimensions are 45.7cm x 26.7 cm x 40.6 cm. It is biodegradable. The manufacturer allows a 30-day return policy and guarantees full customer satisfaction.

Key features:
  • Triangular in shape that is hollow to let the cat enjoy a comfortable sleep
  • The scratcher has cardboard glued to the surface piece by piece
  • Aggression, agility, and behaviour training tool
Trixie Baza Scratching Post For Cats, Original Baza

An eye-catching cat scratching post that lets a cat enjoy climbing, scratching, hiding, and sleeping. This is available in two sizes – small and medium. The colour available is cream. It is made out of wood with a plush cover to enhance the cosiness. There are two posts, each wrapped in natural sisal.

Hanging between the two posts is a hammock covered with plush. The height of the post is 50 cm. A toy dangles with an elastic band. The weight of Trixie Baza scratching post is 4.22 kg. Check out our guide on cat food for more great products.

Key features:
  • Made of natural sisal
  • The hammock is cosy enough to provide a longer sleep
  • Suitable for all size cats
Smart Cat The Ultimate Scratching Post

With the deployment of most beautiful material and excellent artistry, this cat scratching post is built to last for years and remain attractive till the end. Made of durable, fibrous sisal that attracts cats to scratch some more. As it is a long post reaching a height of approximately 89 cm, it allows cats to stretch vertically.

The base is a large wooden square measuring 40.6 cm x 40.6 cm that helps in avoiding unnecessary wobbling and tipping. It weighs 7.35 kilograms. The post is also a square of 6 cm with a height of 89 cm. The post ensures that it blends with your home furniture and imparts a luxurious look. See our guide on cat toothbrushes for looking after your pets hygiene. 

Key features:
  • A long and dense post that ensures vertical stretching of the cats
  • Suitable for all size cats
  • Wrapped with durable, fibrous sisal
Jumbo Sisal-Coated Scratching Post XXL

A highly adorable and durable product. As the name suggests, it is a jumbo product made for large and heavy cat breeds such as rag dolls, Maine coons and British short hair. The base plate is solid and provides stability to the post. The post is 15 cm thick and is covered with a 10mm thick sisal coating. The dimensions are 56 cm ( L) x 56 cm (W) x 120 cm (H).

It is covered with a soft plush that is cream in colour. Some fun toys with real feathers dangle from the top of the post. A cute paw print is detailed on the base plush.

Key features:
  • Suitable for large cat breeds
  • Is huge
  • The material used is very durable
Finether Cat Tree and Play Tower

A four-tier cat play tower with a scratching post available in grey, beige and a combination of brown and beige. A classy and luxurious product that is a space saver and one-stop solution for the fun and fitness of cats. It is covered with soft faux fur that, in turn, inspires the cat to play and stretch more than ever. The material used is durable such that it prevents wobbling and tipping.

This excellent scratching post has a condo, a perch, a cat house, a hammock and four scratching pillars. It is advisable to place the cat play tower beside a wall to provide steadiness or near a window to let the cat enjoy the view of nature. It is easy to assemble and should be cleaned with electric cleaners rather than dusting cloth. The weight is 14. 1 kgs. Consider a cat camera which activates on motion to see what your pet gets up to when you’re out.

Key features:
  • A multipurpose cat tree serving all the needs of a cat
  • Posts are covered with natural sisal
  • Made up of MDF boards, metal and plastic accessories
Yaheetech Cat Tree Floor to Ceiling

A multi-level activity centre  scratching post for pet cats. The scratching post is super attractive and is available in a combination of grey and beige. It weighs around 40 kgs and reaches a height of approximately 228 cm.  The height is adjustable according to the ceiling. The Yaheetech multi-level cat tree tower activity centre comprises two small warm napping homes, two soft baskets to let cats lounge and curl up, two perches, two jut-out platforms and scratch posts of different sizes, all supported on a sturdy wooden base.

Everything except the posts are covered with soft plush that doesn’t irritate the skin. The robust posts are covered with natural sisal, and the diameter of each post is around 7.8 cm. The construction is with eco-friendly particle boards compliant with E1. It is easy to assemble with the guidelines given in the manual. A wall anchor strap is also provided to attach the cat tree to the wall and provide a higher degree of stability. Check out our guide on microchip cat flaps for more great products.

Key features:
  • Highly durable cat tree with scratch posts made out of particle boards
  • Suitable for medium and large cats
  • Height can be adjusted according to the height of the room