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High quality product that my cat won't use
on May 6, 2012
I would definitely give this product a 5 star rating if I could get my cat to use it for its intended purpose. It is well made, has some heft to it and has a thick sisal wrapping around the board. In theory it is a great idea.
I have tried putting dried catnip on it; spraying it with catnip spray; orienting it both horzontally and vertically near areas she likes to scratch; incorporating it into play by shining a laser light on it or dragging a play item over it.
My cat, though, seems to prefer some area rugs. At least I have gotten her away from scratching furniture through positive reinforcement. I 'gave' her the area rugs, as she chose old ones that I really don't care too much about. You have to pick your battles carefully with felines!
She does seem to like the cat tree that I purchased for her, and she will occasionally scratch on the tree's sisal columns. Why she won't scratch on the board covered with a similar material remains a mystery to me. I will keep trying to get her to use it, and maybe one day she'll cave in!