Update: Popular Jumbo Cat-Scratching Post

Almost four years ago we featured this sturdy sisal scratching post that our cats loved. This year we realized this extremely popular scratching post was showing serious signs of wear and it might be a good idea to replace it. 

Sisal rope scratching posts are often preferred by cats because of the material's feel. Owners like it because it's a sturdy and long-lasting substance. But sisal can only hold on for so long. It's a natural rope material made of an agave plant and with extensive use, wear is expected. 

All three of our boys use this scratching post multiple times each day. The post is tall so they can really stretch out when they scratch their front paws on this post. 

With the extensive wear, we decided to purchase a replacement post. Besides the obvious wear to the sisal, you can see how the post became discolored after years of use and abuse from little kitty paws.

Our cats took to the new post immediately, recognizing it is a special piece of furniture just for them. 

On the old scratching post, you can see that the most wear is towards the top. My next project is to see if I can flip the base and the top on the old post and place it somewhere else in our house for twice the scratching fun for our boys.

Gumby models the new post, shown next to the old post

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