27th JUNE UPDATE: Due to exceptionally high demand our ESTIMATED lead time for ALL ORDERS is now up to 8 weeks. We are working 16 hour days, 7 days a week in an attempt to clear our order backlog. If you are not happy to wait for your handmade product, it's best not to order at this time.
Due to our recent workshop relocation, we still do not have a landline and broadband installed. It is therefore taking us longer to respond to emails as we currently do not have internet access during the day. If you are awaiting a response from us, please bare with us - we are working through all emails as quickly as we can.
Do cat scratching posts work? Do cats need a scratching post? How long do cat scratching posts last? All questions we're asked time and time again. Thankfully, answers to these questions can be read by our previous customers in our cat scratching post reviews.
We believe that our cat scratching posts are quite possibly the best available in the world! But don't just take our word for it - read some of our customer reviews below.
If you've bought a cat scratching post from us why not submit your own review to us...
Choose from the following:
"The cat scratching post is the best I have ever had: My Bengal is still using it everyday off and on and it is still going strong and I bought it 20 months ago!! I cant recommend it highly enough. Others I have tried in the past are always too small and not sturdy enough, this is brilliantly robust. My cat runs the length of the room and leaps on it and it stays upright. Well done ScratchyCats"
"Thanks again for another amazing cat tree, Lola loves this so much and it looks so pretty! Keep up the truly amazing work!"
"I would like to say a big thank you for my giant sized scratching post with wine bed. It arrived yesterday very well packed. It is extremely heavy duty and looks like its going to last a lifetime. I have four Ragdoll cats and so far all of them have had a go - it is a total hit with them."
"Great job 10/10 best scratch post ever"
"Hi Martin, just to let you know my scratching post arrived yesterday and me and my cats are very happy with it! Thank you very much!"
"Buy these scratching posts - Belle absolutely loves her new scratching post and sleeping bed above - one very happy cat. Great quality , fab customer service , no hesitation in giving a 100% recommendation. Would not consider any other company after using ScratchyCats and Belle would not forgive me if I did !! Xx"
"Hi thankyou for the lovely scratching post that arrived this morning it's the first one from you and I am absolutely thrilled with it, as soon as my 2 boys saw it they were there and haven't left it yet, that was over 2 hours ago. This was so easy to put together and the quality is fantastic can't believe the difference to the shop brought one, so sturdy and much safer, will definitely be back for more amazing craftsmanship and great personal service thankyou again."
"Just a quick note. Web bought from you two years ago. I am rather thrilled to say "no wear and tear" at all yet."
"I just wanted to send you an email saying thank you for the sturdy new scratching post. Our small but destructive tabby uses it constantly and even after 2 weeks there are barely any raised fibres. So I am hopeful it will last a very long time. It is a lovely strong post and so much better then the ones in the pet shops."
"Thank you again for my now 4th cat tree item I have purchased from you guys. Lola now has all windows covered and her watch towers are all around lol! Love the funky colours and again amazing quality and craftsmanship. Love to support independents especially when this well made would not think of buying cat furniture elsewhere. Lola says thank you all"
"Dear Martin and Clare, Archie's new cat platform arrived today. I am absolutely delighted with it, it's fabulous. I am so glad I purchased from you. I built it in minutes it took me longer to get into the packaging! Archie has already tested out the scratching posts.I am sure this one will prove to be Archie proof! I will send you a picture when I can get a good one."
"I bought one of your regular posts to try and stop my cats scratching a particular chair. They did use other posts we have, but they always moved around when in use which is why I think they liked the chair as it stayed still! However your post stands firm even on our smooth floor, and they can really get a good purchase on it - they love it and have stopped bothering with the chair! The sisal base is also good as it gives an extra surface for scratching."
"Just wanted to thank you for designing/creating/building such a fantastic scratcher for the Prof! He didn't need much persuading to explore it from day one and though its taken him a while to get used to climbing onto the top platform (and a few adjustments from us moving it around a bit to get the right angle for him), all his other 'sleeping' places have been made redundant. To say that this scratcher is 'solid' is an understatement as the Professor weighs around 6kgs and shop bought ones just weren't sturdy enough for him to chill (safely)."
"Thanks so much for making the bespoke order for my mum's cat, Theo. It arrived last week and she's thrilled with it and Theo is loving his new tree and bed too. The woodland animal material is lovely and we can see it's all very sturdy and really well made - far better than Theo's first tree bought elsewhere, which is a lot flimsier and poorer quality, in comparison. I'm sure he will make good use of it for many years to come and I'll definitely be recommending you to my friends."
"Just a quick email to say how impressed I am with the scratch post which I received this morning. After a long hard search for a decent scratchpost I am glad I found you , the quality and strength is second to none and I can tell it will be long lasting, my two cats were all over it the minute I put it down. I am now a ScratchyCats customer for life, thank you for your hard work."
"I recently received my scratching post and scratching board off you, The quality of these products is excellent and really well made. Far more superior than anything in the pet shops. These products will last a lot longer as well. The speed of the service from ordering to delivery was excellent, as well. If I ever need another one there is doubt I will order off you again. Thank you for the excellent products, and exceptional workmanship"
"Your red cat tree arrived today. It's super, I love it, and the cats do too. The cats are all over it. The tree looks great and fits where I want it. I will send you photos when they all calm down, currently they are all trying to claim it and my two kittens are chasing each other up and down it. I put the tree together in about 10 to 15 minutes, fabulous. A cat tree I ordered a while ago took me over an hour nearer two to work out how to put it together, yours was super easy and is so nice, solid and strong. I'm very impressed and pleased. I will be back for more I'm sure. Thank you for your great service and this super tree!"
"I received my cats scratch post this morning, it's brilliant and just what was needed for my Maine Coon. I will definitely buy again and recommend to family and friends "
"Thank you for your very fast delivery of a scratching post last week. It was very easy to put together and although (cats being cats) I was a bit doubtful as to whether our cat would use it she was happily scratching it within the hour and has used it regularly ever since. I would definitely recommend your scratching posts and service."
"So pleased with the large post ,I have ordered the tall post so they have one upstairs as well. Hope Dillon likes it ! "
"I absolutely love our giant toadstool cat catching post from Scratchy Cats! It arrived quickly and very securely packed. Not only does it look great the quality is also fantastic, very sturdy and holds up well when our ragdoll cat is going at it. If you are looking for an extremely well made cat scratching post with personality, look no further than Scratchy Cats!"
"Hi there! We took delivery of this gorgeous red cat scratcher yesterday for our two rescue cats Lily (tortie) and Harry (black & white). We originally got them a standard scratcher from a well known auction site which Lily managed to destroy in less than 6 months! This one, however, I believe will last much, much longer as the quality and craftsmanship is second to none. Really sturdy and the fleece is so soft. Yes, it is a little more expensive than others you can get but it is well worth it. You do get what you pay for after all. Harry and Lily are very nervous cats and are still getting used to this beautiful scratcher (they probably can't believe that it's theirs!) but once they have settled, I will post some pictures. Thank you ScratchyCats for making this for us. We love it! "
"I received the scratch post and it is great, just what I wanted. Great quality and it is already being sat on and scratched! He is a big cat, nearly 6kg but he fits! I have attached some photos of Flynn if you want to use them for your website. I will recommend your products at work (I work in a vets so lots of cat lovers!)"
"Fantastic cat tree, purrfect size for my Ragdoll x Maine Coon, he loves it already! Very fast delivery, well packaged with clear instructions. Thank you."
"I just wanted to say thanks for the new post, I'm really pleased with it, it fits perfectly where I wanted it to. As you can see, Herbert and Hugo are enjoying it and are loving the different levels and soft and spongy platforms. If you want to use this picture for your website/Facebook page, please feel free. Working at the Vets, I have lots of customers I will recommend the posts to in my Nurse Clinics"
"Cats love the scratch post and it looks fab. Really pleased with it, thanks. Have attached some pics for you."
"Thank you for the gorgeous cat scratchers we ordered. Nelson loves his birthday presents."
"We bought one of your posts last year and it has literally saved our new house carpet from inevitable annihilation by our cat Muffin. He loves it. We recommend your posts whenever we can."
"Just wanted to let you know that my two cats have been using your 100% sisal post for around four years, I have an original one piece model. I walked indoors to find the most loved scratching position finally worn through today. I immediately searched your website to order another. The shop purchased varieties lasted my girls a month, so at least four years is amazing."
"Wow is all I can say on behalf of myself and two cats. Never have I seen or purchased such a sturdy, super quality scratch post. Am so pleased I found you. My older indoor cat is quite heavy shall we say and tends to pull scratch posts over.......not this one, as she has met her match. I will certainly be purchasing another one soon and will highly recommend."
Debbie Ardley, Leicester
"My cat loves this scratch post very sturdy, rope much thicker than standard pet shop ones just ordered another one to leave upstairs. Thanks"
Kate Clarke, Warwickshire
"Thank you very much for the cat post. We received it this morning. Just as i expected, superb quality and sturdy which you can't purchase at local pet shops. I wish i had known about you before. I can now purchase all my cat posts from you. You have a wonderful selection and am very impressed. I expect you had a great wedding and honeymoon. Thank you again. My cat Frosty loves the new scratch post."
Joanne Brenchley, Essex
"Hello martin, Mrs Emma Fannan here just wanted to let you no we recieved our lovely scratchpost today delivery by Hermes no problems. We absoutley love it & our cats do to ha, we have 2 males 1 nearly 2yrs who has had a sniff thats all at the moment ha & 1 11mths who loves it been using it all the time. Great because pole nice and thick and tall love the rope proper natural colour, everything is great about it. I'm sure this will last them both for ever. Thank you very much,pleased I looked on google and found you I will tell people about you. Look forward to our newsletter I have signed up for one. Hope the wedding went great enjoy time off. Keep up the good work."
Emma Fannan, Yorkshire
"We received our pole today and we are SO impressed with the quality and size of it. Thank you very much... Oh yes! The cats love it too!"
David Stroud, London
"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I, and my beautiful little Siamese Tia, are with my purchase. The colour complements my living room very well! Tia can't keep off the scratch post, she absolutely loves it!"
Julie Hobbs, Norfolk
"Rocco and Molly are loving their new scratch post Thank you so much! We've been looking for a while for a scratch post for Rocco as he is a bigger cat and this one is very well made."
Alex Cooper, Worcester
"The Scratchycats sisal scratching post is the best I have found to date. The sturdy base ensures it does not move when under attack from even the most enthusiastic cat - and it lasts far longer than most posts before it needs replacing."
Anne Symes, Devon
"As a breeder of Ragdoll kittens we were looking for a scratching post that not only stood the test of time but stood the wrath of a large cat! That's why we recommend Scratchycats to all our customers! Not only are their posts sturdy and resilient but they keep our cats interested. Their Catisfaction Guarantee means that we are always happy with each purchase. So are our cats! We love the uniqueness of each post and it shows not only in the feel and quality but in the overwhelming response from our Raggies. Clare and Martin are a wonderful couple with ambition and a fantastic vision. We wish them all the success for the future."
Parker Ragdolls, Devon
"I have just bought a second post from you and - as before - the cats both used it within minutes of my unpacking it. I won't be ordering from anyone else in future."
Julie Davies, Kent
"Yet again great service..!!!!! Thanks."
Keith Adams, Lancashire
"Great seller, great prices and super fast delivery"
Steve Applin, Leicestershire
"Arrived today the cat was scratching within a minute, many thanks."
Liz Sunderland, West Yorkshire
"Great product excellent value all with 5 star service."
Sue Scrivener, Bristol
"Very good quality, very sturdy. Thank you. A++++"
Nigel Pilkington, Pembrokeshire
"Great product, good value, excellent delivery time, really happy."
Pam Kilburn, Manchester
"Nice sturdy cat scratching post."
Jane Bloom, Gloucestershire
"Even better than it looks in the picture, my cat used it straightaway :)"
Benjamin Adams, Portsmouth
"The cats actually use this. They won't use mats but they used this straight away."
Julie Davies, Kent
"Great item , cat was using it as soon as it was unpacked , excellent."
Moira Nicholson, Fife
"Wow, very well made and strong, cat loves it! Thank you."
Sandi Cotton, Oxfordshire
"Very impressed great post and packaging, cat had a 'go' immediately, A**********"
Toni Hubert, Carmarthenshire
"Second one I have bought - so happy with this item - so sturdy for big cats ****"
Wendy Dane, Kent
"Cats started using straight away, great, thanks."
Wendy Monaghan, Essex