These scratching posts are ideal for large cats and cat breeds

These scratching posts are ideal for large cats and cat breeds

Cat trees for big cats are ideal for a Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Norwegian Forest Cat, Savannah or any other large cat. Because these cats need a scratching post that suits their size. Here we explain why and what to look out for.

Cats like to scratch things because it makes them feel happy and relaxed. A cat tree in the house is therefore a necessity. You probably knew that already. But do you know that not every cat tree is suitable for your type of cat? And do you know why? We explain it here.

Large cats and pedigree cats need a different kind of scratching post than a smaller cat. This is because they are taller and heavier. Therefore, they need a scratching post that can bear their weight, is stable and made of extra strong materials.

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The Petrebels Turnpike 200

Petrebels makes scratch posts especially for big and heavy cats

Our design team knows exactly what cats need and designs scratching posts and scratching furniture that seamlessly fit the needs of big cats and cat breeds. But what are those needs? And why are our scratching posts so ideal for large (pedigree) cats? We tell you about that below.

This is the Petrebels Ragdoll 200

1. Scratching & climbing

Besides food, drink and good care, cats need a place to scratch. By scratching they take care of their nails, keep their muscles flexible and mark their territory. Large cats and pedigree cats are bigger and heavier and therefore require extra care. That is why our XXL scratching posts always have:

  • Extra high and thick scratch logs
  • Minimum 6.0 mm thick and bonded sisal for a long lifespan
  • Super strong 500- or 600-gram plush of the best (and softest) quality

The Petrebels Savannah 200

2. Playing & discovering

A bored cat is an unhappy cat. But how do you prevent your cat from getting bored? Well, that’s easy: play with your cat for 15 minutes or so, spread out over the day. This will keep your cat healthy and above all very happy! But it is also nice if your cat can amuse itself with its scratching post. Is your cat heavy or of a large cat breed? Then our XXL scratching posts are perfect, because they have:

  • Large crawl holes, tunnels, play ropes and a Funky Rebels toy (depending on the type of scratching post you choose)
  • Large lying areas where your cat can safely jump and play
  • A large and weighted base of 2 to 5 centimetres so our scratching posts will never fall over

The Petrebels Panorama 188

3. Relaxing & sleeping

Cats sleep a lot, up to 16 hours a day. And they prefer to do that in a place that is soft and safe. A scratching post or scratching furniture with luxurious sleeping houses, nice hammocks and high relaxing baskets is ideal. Since many cat breeds are larger and heavier, it is important that the dimensions and quality of the sleeping and resting areas are appropriate. Our XXL scratching posts are therefore all equipped with:

  • Extra large sleeping houses and lounge baskets
  • Large hammocks made of extra quilted and super strong fabric
  • Many spacious and high sleeping areas so that your cat has a good overview of everything

The Petrebels Maine Coon 200

Buying a scratching post for a large cat or heavy breed of cat

Are you looking for a strong and stable cat tree? Then you are in the right place! Because we guarantee that you will go home with the very best scratching post. And above all: that your Rebel enjoys it very much!

Advice on scratching posts for big cats

Every cat owner wants the best scratching post for their cat. And we can imagine that sometimes it is quite difficult to choose. Can’t work it out or are you in doubt? Call or email our cat tree specialists, because they are there to help you!

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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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