“ Brand: Cat Pet Shop / Type: Cat Equipment „
Both of my cats like to scratch and sharpen their claws but luckily for me they have always had a scratch post of some sort to take it out on. I noticed that when upstairs they had taken to scratching the bottom of our bed - not impressed! So I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a scratch post for upstairs. I came across the Cat Pet Shop Wavy Cat Scratching Wave on Amazon and saw that not only was it different to all the other scratch posts I had seen about but it was also just as cheap at £9.99 plus postage. I was quite curious about this scratch post (sad, I know) just because of the way it looked and I did think it would make a bit of a change for my cats as well as giving them something new to explore whilst sorting out their claws. I was pretty impressed when this product arrived and the first thing that I thought of when I looked at it was that it looked like a wavy, rigid front door mat. The material surrounding the sisal (the beige) material which is for scratching looks as though it will be rough like a front door mat but it is in actual fact a nice brown plush carpet. I was a little disappointed to note that the sisal does not cover the entire wave of the scratch post - it is only on the first wave. I do think there should be multiple views so that you can see this as the photo is a little misleading. I was pleased with the quality of the product when I looked at it. It was nice and sturdy and didn't give the impression that it would tip easily should one of the cats jump on one end. It isn't overly big but big enough for an adult cat as well as being big enough and wide enough to make it stable. Its dimensions are 50cm x 29cm x 18cm. The whole purpose of the scratch wave if that your cat will scratch it rather than your furniture and luckily after a few weary looks, glances and dabs, my two cats took to this scratch post/pad very quickly and as well as using it for it scratching purposes, they also use it for playing. Mostly Pepsi will hide underneath the main wave and will jump out at Rooney and vice versa which will result in a chase and then it will start all over again. They also run up and down the wave and then run underneath the wave like it is a tunnel so it does make a good bit of fun for them too. This has been a great purchase for us - it has stopped our cats attacking the base of our bed as well as giving them a new playtime toy. Highly recommended. Excellent value for money!
While looking for a replacement for a useless Trixie Sisal Scratching Post for my three moggies I decided to invest in several different designs and create an 'activity centre' for them in the corner of the room. Having three cats with very different body weights, abilities and strengths meant the usual upright posts were not always suitable - but when I saw this Scratching Wave on Amazon it looked ideal. Priced at £9.99, it works out at roughly the same price as other unbranded cat scratching products and I think it's a rather attractive design with pleasant colours and a well embedded Sisal centre-piece. This Scratching Wave looks to me like a doormat which has been twisted and shaped to create this attractive wavy design, the carpet which borders the Sisal has a soft and fairly thick feel which has turned it into the ideal bed for my younger (and rather small) female cat. This isn't terribly clear from the picture, but please note that the Sisal only actually covers one 'wave'. I just know I am going to find this awkward to describe, so please allow me to draw your attention to the photograph at the top of this review - the featured cat is not covering any Sisal, with the lower wave being purely plush carpet. The idea is that your cat will find their own comfortable position and use the Sisal instead of your table, wall or sofa. In theory. The reality is, however, rather different. Despite the fact that my cats tend to be drawn to scratching posts (as opposed to my furniture) they have shown very little interest in using this product for the purpose it is intended. The two smaller cats will sleep in the waves of the product, the bigger one gets rather annoyed about this as he is really far too big to contort himself into the strange shapes required for squeezing into the smallish gaps - he does try though! And then proceeds to give one of the other cats a swipe with his lion sized paw out of frustration when he cannot do it! I find my very small feral-like cat seems most at home sleeping in the Wave, she tends to curl up underneath the wavy part which features the Sisal as I believe it feels safe to her as it's such a tight fit. None of my cats have used the actual scratching surface much due to the awkward position they need to get themselves into; I would still recommend the product, however, as over the past few weeks they have concocted a game whereby they chase one another around the Wave, threading through the tunnel section and over the Sisal component. The width and depth of the Scratching Wave makes this an extremely stable product, it's not terribly heavy however so we have had the occasional accident when one of the cats have crashed into it (cats not always being as 100% graceful as some people would have you believe!). I do think this has been a good buy; despite the fact that my cats do not use it to scratch it has proved to be a good addition to their indoor play area. Perhaps if you were to introduce this while your cats are younger, preferably still in the kitten stage, you would have more luck - but overall as a chasing/climbing/sleeping item it has been worth the money I paid for it.