Collection: Cat Scratch Post

Cats have a natural instinct to scratch. It's how they stretch, sharpen their claws, remove dead outer nail layers, and mark their territory. While this stress-reducing behaviour is essential for your feline friend, it can certainly wreak havoc on your home and furniture. That's where cat scratching posts come in!

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These paw-some cat parent staples provide a healthy outlet for your cat's scratching needs, keeping your furniture safe and your cat happy. Satisfy your kitty’s needs; explore the range and buy cat scratching posts from the online cat shop Catati below. 

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Cat Scratching Post Options


These classic cat scratch posts are tall, sturdy, and usually wrapped with sisal fibres. Investing in a scratch post taller than your cat allows them to stretch out and scratch vertically. 


Also known as cat scratch boards, these flat surfaces can come in the form of cardboard pads and beds or sisal mats. If you notice your cat focusing on areas of the carpet or tearing into throw rugs, a horizontal cat scratch post may be the perfect option. 


Cat trees or towers offer the best of both worlds. They feature plenty of vertical and horizontal scratching surfaces in addition to hiding and climbing areas to keep your cat entertained. 

Our extensive range of cat scratching posts caters to all cats, big and small. Browse Catati’s selection and find the perfect cat scratch post in NZ. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Cat Scratching Posts

Why Should I Buy a Cat Scratch Post? 

Have you ever come home to torn couch cushions or holes in your carpet? Punishing your furry friend isn’t the way to go about it. 

No cat owner enjoys finding shredded furniture or snagged carpets. However, cats still need a place to stretch their claws, and these furniture items are the most easily accessible. Scratching is a natural instinct that helps relieve stress, mark territory, and exercise paws. Avoiding this damage and destruction is easily remedied; invest in a cat scratching post! This small price to pay saves your furniture, prevents costly damage, and provides a healthy outlet for these natural behaviours. 

How Do I Choose the Perfect Scratching Post?

When buying a cat scratching post in NZ, consider these features: 

  • Material: Sisal mimics the feel of tree bark and is the most popular material in cat scratch posts due to its durability and texture. Alternatively, carpet provides a familiar texture for easy transitioning, while cardboard scratching posts are popular and eco-friendly.
  • Size: Observe your cat's size and scratching style. Targeted damage in carpeting can signal a preference for horizontal scratching surfaces, while furniture legs or sofa sides highlight a preference for vertical scratch posts. A simple, average-sized cat scratch post will work perfectly for most cats, but a taller post may be more suitable if you have large cats or those who love to stretch.
  • Features: Look for a wide, sturdy base to prevent tipping over during enthusiastic scratching and decide if you want an all-in-one option. Some cat scratching posts come with additional features like dangling toys, ramps, and perches to keep your cat engaged.

Ultimately, the purr-fect scratching posts for cats vary, and you should choose one that suits your fur baby’s needs. 

At Catati, our cat-obsessed team members are cat parents ourselves, so we’re well-equipped with first-hand knowledge of what your little one might prefer. That’s why we’ve curated the best cat scratching posts in NZ that will have you and your kitty companion 'feline' happy. If you need more advice on choosing the perfect cat scratch post, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. 

How Do I Encourage My Cat to Use a Scratching Post?

There’s nothing worse than buying something for your beloved cat and having them turn their nose up at it. Try out these methods to incentivise your kitty to use this new household addition:

  • Place it in a prominent location: Position the scratching post in an area where your cat spends a lot of time, like near windows or walkways.
  • Make it enticing: Sprinkle some catnip on the cat scratch post or use a catnip-infused scratching pad to attract your cat.
  • Reward good behaviour: When you see your cat using the scratching post, praise them and offer a treat. This reinforces their positive emotions towards the cat scratching post and encourages them to use it more.