Why Cork Cat Scratching Posts?
I was reading a book about cats and came across a reference to the use of cork as a scratching post material. Until then, this hadn't occurred to me nor had I seen a post made out of cork. I thought it was worth exploring, so I bought some cork, built a post for our cats, and was surprised by how much two of the three liked it.
Softer than cedar
Cork is a spongy material that allows cats to sink their claws in deep. Some cats might prefer it to other materials so I thought I should make it available.
X-shaped, solid elm bases provide stable foundations. Even large and energetic cats won't tip these posts.
Base pieces are 32" long.
The base is made of elm, a hardwood that complements the color of the cork. Two bolts go all
the way through the collar pieces and the cork to clamp and hold the post firmly. Two screws secure
the dado-cut base pieces to the collar.
Like Natural Scratch Cedar, Natural Scratch Cork comes with a training booklet and is guaranteed.
Natural Scratch Cork™ posts have a single bungee-cord antenna on top and a Mouse Hole. Both features are designed to help you attract and train your cat.
Training method and guaranty
Both posts come with the same Natural Scratch training booklet that has worked well for cat lovers across America and in a number of other nations. Like Natural Scratch Cedar, cork posts are guaranteed.
Posts are made of 4" x 4" cork.
The photo of the clawed post above (click for a better view) shows several months of scratching by our cats. The tape measure indicates that clawing is centered about 10" down from from the top, which is about 14" above the floor.