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How To Choose Cardboard Cat Scratchers
Some pets, cats in particular have the bizarre habit of scratching at things. Furniture and clothing in particular seem to be their favorite. There have been many homes where costly furniture has been rendered useless by cats. It is important to find out ways by which their attention can be diverted elsewhere. It is common for many cat owners to look for the right cardboard cat scratcher. This will keep the cat busy scratching the cardboards rather than damaging your furniture and carpets. Here are a few tips to be kept in mind when it comes to choosing the right cat scratcher.
Make sure your Cat Scratcher is made from Corrugated Cardboard
Though cardboard scratchers are available in different grades of cardboard, it has generally been found that corrugated cardboard is the best option. This is because it has been found to be long lasting and durable. If you have a cat as a pet in your home you can be sure that your cardboard scratcher will be subject to relentless attacks from the powerful and sharp claws of the cat. It has to be made from tough material to withstand this constant barrage of scratching.
Choose Scratchers Made From the Right Type of Cardboard
When purchasing cardboard cat scratcher, take notice on the type of cardboard is used. A-Flute cardboard is typically found in the cheaper cardboard scratchers and they typically last between 6-8 weeks before your cat destroys it with their claws. A-Flute cardboard are the most comply used in packing and storage where costs are most important.
AB-Flute cardboard is mix of A-Flute cardboard and B-Flute cardboard. Cat scratchers made from AB-Flute cardboard are more dense and and more durable in comparison to A-Flute.
B-Flute cardboard is more durable and much denser compared to A-Flue and AB-Flute cardboard. The difference between an A-Flute and a B-Flute cat scratcher is a cat scratcher last 6-12 months longer. It's what we use for our Kitty Couch - make it more long-lasting compared to other cat scratchers.
So why does this all matter?
Choosing a better quality cat scratcher can save costs in the long run, since you aren't replacing them as often as you would with a cheap one. If your cat is active and loves scratching at cat scratchers, a cheaper one won't last very long. Your best bet is to get a cat scratcher made from either AB-Flute or B-Flute cardboard.
But, what about costs?
The denser AB/B Flute cardboard do cost a bit more to produce, but that's not the full picture. Cat scratchers are bulky items and most of the costs are in shipping and logistics. With a few more dollars, you can get a cat scratcher that is more durable and last much longer. Besides, you won't have to vacuum all the cardboard pieces your cat leaves for you scratching away at that cheap scratcher.
When you're out shopping for your next cat scratcher, make sure you take note of the differences of quality and get a denser one you and your cat will be happy with!
Because no one likes a shredded couch...
Cat Scratchers don't have to be ugly! Our beautiful and attractive modern design makes The Kitty Couch aesthetically pleasing in your home.
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