Got A Scratching-Obsessed Cat? Here Are Some DIY Cat Scratcher Projects Cat Mamas Can Take Up

Most pets like to scratch but when it comes to cats –be it any of any breed- their fascination with anything they can get their paws dug into is unexplainable. It’s like instant catnip for them, isn’t it?

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They will scratch the carpet, the precious rug you bought for $$$ and against the leather couch which will always remain their favorite. You can’t blame them for doing so as it is in their nature. What you can do, however, is invest in a good scratching post or station where they can hone their nails. There are many cat scratchers that you and your cat are both going to love, these include:

  1. GO SCRATCH Cat Scratching Post Wall
  2. ‘Sofa-Scratcher' Cat Scratching Post & Couch-Corner / Furniture Protector by CatTrees
  3. Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post
  4. PetFusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratcher and Post (Available in Two Sizes)

However, as you may have noticed, they are all a little expensive and therefore can be a little heavy on the pocket. But no need to fret, we have got some great ideas to DIY for your feline friend at home. All set to find out? Let’s meow together!

Round Cardboard Cat Scratcher:

This one’s super easy to make and requires little to no time if you have all the essentials already by your side. You can easily find all the things needed at home, so don’t worry about that either. All you need are some standby cardboard pieces that are piled up in the garage, a glue gun, some duck tape (optional) and a pair of scissors. What you need to do next? The guy in the video will help you out.

Shipping boxes Cat Scratcher pad:

Another great DIY, this is even fun to make. As shown in the video below, it makes uses of the many shipment boxes you have at home and turns them into a great scratcher pad for your cat. Want to know more? Follow the instructions in the video and voila!

P.S. Doesn’t Pudge make such a cute helper?

Cardboard cutout stacker Scratcher station:

Another great addition to the list, this one by Purina Friskies is again made out of old cardboard boxes, but used differently. The video explains each step in great depth which makes the tutorial easy to understand and fun. Wanna know how you can make one? Here’s how:

Sisal rope scratch post:

This one’s being titled a Pinterest success, so we can all be sure that something amazing is going to come out of it. All you need is a plank of wood, some sisal rope to wrap all over it, and some glue gun to keep it secure. Interested? Let’s get started:

Old rug scratcher post:

Have an old rug that doesn’t go with your house’s overall theme? Or perhaps, an old carpet you plan to discard?

Don’t throw them out. Instead surprise your purry friend with a new scratching post/station. Want to know how? Follow the simple instructions in the video below:

We hope these are enough ideas for now; we will get back to you with new ones soon. Happy DIY-ing!