Which scratching post best suits your cat’s character?

Which scratching post best suits your cat’s character?

Big cats, kittens, purebreds, lazy cats, hunters, indoor cats – there are lots of different types of cats and they all need a scratching post that suits their character and needs. Find out which scratching post your cat needs here.

With millions of conspecifics, cats are the most beloved pets in the world. Makes sense – we think – because cats are great. The ‘ordinary’ (European Shorthair) is most prevalent. But purebred cats – such as the Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Norwegian Forest Cat and Savannah – are also popular with cat lovers.

Cats have different personalities and needs

All those species and races have different characters. And therefore need a different kind of scratching post. Active cats, for example, need high and thick scratching logs. And big cats to extra-large baskets. While a smaller breeds, kittens or older cats will have enough with a less high scratching post and a nice sleeping place.

Fact: every cat needs a scratching post

But because cats need to scratch something several times a day, every cat needs a scratching post. By scratching they take care of their nails, they mark their territory and by stretching their muscles remain flexible. A good cat tree makes your cat healthy and happy!

But which cat tree will best suit your cat?

Only when you look closely at your cat’s character will you buy the perfect scratching post for your cat. We understand. And we understand cats. That’s why all of our designs seamlessly match the needs of the four main types of cat characters.

And it works, because all our customers go home with the ideal cat tree.

Do you also want the best scratching post for your cat?

Are you looking for a scratching post that will make your cat really happy? Find out here which character your cat has and which scratching post or scratching furniture suits him or her best.

Is your cat a lazy one?

Sleeping, extensive yawning and stretching. Every cat likes that. But some cats excel at that. They like to play, run and climb once in a while, but preferably not too often. Because they prefer to lounge around all day in a nice soft basket.

These cats need a place to retreat to. Where they can recover from the day and dream about mice and good food.

On these cat trees your Rebel can relax comfortably

Does your cat like to scratch?

Cats need to be able to scratch something every day. But some cats can’t get enough of it! They scratch after a lovely afternoon nap, when they are happy to see you, during playtime and when they come home from a walk around the block. Actually, they always have a reason to scratch.

This kind of cat needs a scratching post that is big and nice and high. And with an extra thick base plate, as it ensures that the scratching post cannot fall over.

On these cat trees your Rebel can scratch how much they want all day

Is your cat active and prefers to be outside all the time?

Active cats like to be outside – where there is plenty to do. Outside, they keep an eye on the whole neighborhood from behind a bush, climb trees and chase mice and insects. Day or night, a true outdoor cat doesn’t care – it is always ready for a new adventure.

These Rebels come home for a pat on the back and, of course, a bowl of good food. They need scratching furniture where they can retreat for a nap.

These cat trees are ideal for Outdoor Rebels

Does your cat prefer to be inside?

Indoor cats feel most comfortable when they are safe at home. And cozy close to the boss. But they do love to watch what’s going on outside. Falling leaves, insects flying by, and peers. They all find it super interesting!

Indoor cats need a tall scratching post that they can scratch and climb. And a soft place to sleep safely.

These cat trees are paradises for Indoor Rebels

Have you discovered the character of your cat?

Then you now know exactly which scratching post or scratching furniture will make your cat happy. Or are you having a hard time choosing and want advice from a scratching post expert? Call or e-mail us. We are happy to explain everything to you.

Disclaimer: Petrebels does not consist of veterinarians or behavioral experts: all content, information and tips on this blog are intended to inspire and inform you. Does your cat have complaints or problems and do you have doubts about your cat’s health? Then always go to the vet or a behavioral expert.

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Katten slapen gemiddeld 16 uur per dag en doen dat vol overgave: er wordt gerekt, gestrekt en schaamteloos gegaapt. Heerlijk. De Luie Rebel is er wel héél goed in. Die laat rennen en spelen liever aan een ander over en ploft met gemak overal neer voor een overheerlijk dutje. Maar het liefst ligt deze Rebel in een lekker zacht mandje of hangmatje.

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Katten hebben van nature de behoefte om hun nagels te scherpen. Ze markeren daarmee hun territorium en worden er ontspannen en blij van. De Krabbel Rebel weet van geen ophouden als het om krabbelen gaat. Maak van je huis daarom een feestje voor deze Rebel en zet één (of meer) goede krabpalen neer.

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Buitenkatten houden van hun vrijheid en van avontuur. Ze verstoppen zich vaak in struiken en houden de hele buurt in de gaten. Ze kunnen zich uren vermaken met rondvliegende insecten en nemen – als het even meezit – een echte muis voor je mee naar huis. De Outdoor Rebel komt thuis om gezellig met de baasjes te kroelen en rustig te eten. En stelt het op prijs als er een fijn plekje is om uit te rusten voor het volgende avontuur.

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Sommige katten blijven liever binnen. Of het baasje wil dit graag. Indoor Rebels vinden het heerlijk om naar buiten te kijken – naar al het spannends wat zich daar afspeelt. Je maakt deze katten blij door het binnen net zo spannend te maken als buiten. Prikkel hun instincten met speeltjes en krabmeubels waar ze lekker in kunnen klimmen, want dan blijven ze gelukkig en gezond.

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Cats sleep up to 16 hours a day with full commitment: lots of stretching and shameless yawning… Mhmm, delicious. The lazy Rebel masters this trait like no other and prefers to leave the running and playing to someone else. This lazy napper is able to lie down anywhere to take a well-deserved rest, but they prefer a nice and soft hammock or basket.

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Cats naturally have the need to sharpen their nails. This way they mark their territory. It also makes them relaxed and happy. The scratching Rebel will never stop when it comes to this. Transform your house into a “scratching paradise” for this Rebel and supply it with one or several good cat trees.

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Outdoor cats love adventure and freedom. They often hide in bushes to keep an eye on their surroundings. They can entertain themselves for hours with bugs flying around and they might even take home a real mouse for you! The outdoor Rebel will come home to cuddle with its owner and to eat peacefully. This adventurer would appreciate it if there is a nice spot in your house to rest before the next adventure.

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Some cats prefer to stay inside, this can also be a decision made by the owner. Indoor Rebels enjoy watching the outside world – and everything exciting that happens there. You can make these cats happy by making the indoor world just as exciting as the outdoor world. Stimulate their senses with toys and cat furniture in which they can climb. This way they remain healthy and happy.

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Katzen schlafen durchschnittlich 16 Stunden pro Tag und tun dies voller Hingabe. Sie strecken sich, dehnen sich und gähnen unverhohlen. Herrlich! Der faule Rebell ist sehr gut darin. Er überlässt das Toben und Spielen am liebsten jemand anderem und macht stattdessen lieber ein kleines Nickerchen. Am liebsten bevorzugt dieser Schläfer ein weiches Sofa oder ein gepolsterte Liegefläche.

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Katzen haben von Natur aus das Bedürfnis, ihre Nägel zu schärfen. Damit markieren sie zum einen ihr Territorium und verhindern zum anderen, dass die Nägel zu lang werden und einwachsen. Kratzen, wetzen und schärfen macht sie entspannt und glücklich. Der Kratz-Rebell kennt dann auch kein Halten mehr, wenn es ums Wetzen und Kratzen geht. Mach dein Zuhause also zu einer Partyzone für diesen Rebellen und stelle einen (oder mehrere) gute Kratzbäume mit viel Wetzmöglichkeiten auf.

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Freigängerkatzen lieben die Freiheit und das Abenteuer. Oft verstecken sie sich im Gebüsch und behalten die ganze Nachbarschaft im Auge. Sie können sich stundenlang mit fliegenden Insekten vergnügen, streunen herum und bringen im schlimmsten Fall eine Maus als Geschenk mit nach Hause. Der Outdoor-Rebell kommt nur nach Hause, um mit den Besitzern eventuell zu kuscheln und sich sein Fressen servieren zu lassen. Und er schätzt es über alle Maßen, wenn er einen schönen, gemütlichen Platz am liebsten auf einem Kratzbaum zum Ausruhen für das nächste Abenteuer angeboten bekommt.

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Einige Katzen sind reine Indoor-Rebellen. Entweder, weil sie es vorziehen in einem warmen und gefahrlosen Zuhause zu leben oder weil der Besitzer dies so möchte. Indoor-Rebellen lieben es nach draußen zu schauen – und das aufregende Leben draußen aus sicherer Entfernung zu beobachten. Diese Katzen sind glücklich, wenn man drinnen die gleichen Abenteuer simuliert, die sie draußen beobachten können. Stimuliere deren Instinkte mit Spielzeug und Kratzmöbeln, in denen sie herumklettern und toben können, damit sie gesund, agil und glücklich bleiben.

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