How durable are cardboard scratchers? Scratchingfurniture incardboardare more durablethan you think.
How durable isdependenton the type ofcardboard:firm or softcardboard? Allscratching furniturein our collection is made ofstrongcardboard.Thisis the most durable. There isalsoscratching furniturein softcardboardon the market. You can recognise themby the fact that you can dent that cardboard easily. Theseare just as much funforyourcat, butneed to be replaced fast.
How longwill the cardboard scratcher last? This depends onseveral factors: - Number ofscratchingobjects/facilities inyourhome. For indood cats 3 to 5 is a good guideline, alwaysplaced alongthe walking paths. -The size of thecardboardobject.A smallerobjectis worn out faster. -The reversibility ofthecardboardobject. If the objectis reversible, youcanturnitas one sideis worn.Mostcardboard scratchersinour collectionare reversible. -Number of cats: obviouslya cardboard scratcherwearsfaster it usedbyseveral cats. -Nails clipped? Yourscratching furniturewill last much longer. - Type of cat(s): insecure cats scratch more. - Relationship of the cats: cats that don't get along very well, will scratch more to confirm theirterritory. -Also...your interpretation of'worn'plays a role.Itis not because thecardboard scratcher looksusedthathe is not still a good scratcher for your cat.
Someexperiences: -TheTroncmodel, with2cats whohad severalscratching spots in the houseandtheir nailswere cut regularly, had to be replaced after 2.5years. -And this is how thisRond Point looked after being usedfor 2years bytwoBritishShorthair. They had severalscratching postsavailable. You seehimleft, next to thenewRond Point. As youcansee he's still a good scratcher for the cats, buttheownerschose areplacement:
-This is a LeVerafter being utilized 5months bythis very activeteenager.As you can seehe isalready heavily used, butstilla goodscratching furniture:
- This Tronc is > 2,5 years old and used by 1 cat:
Tips: -Does the cardboardscratcherlook wornoutand you want to replacehim, butyourcatcan stilluse it toscratch? Givehim a2ndlife! =>Put himin a different locationalong a walkway.A lessconspicuous place,such as in ahallwayor bedroom, for example. Yourcatthen has anextrascratching spot. => Or PIMPyour cardboardscratcher!Here you can seeaverynicecreative example: clickhere -Does your cat eat board? Not manycatsdo,butthereare always exceptions.In that caseacardboardscratcheris not suitable foryourcat.