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Why on earth is this scratcher $159.00??

post #1 of 19
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I haven't seen it in person, but it's just cardboard right? I am not above spending $$ for pet things, but cardboard?! That's a lot of $!
post #2 of 19
cause it is a attempt to make it look like art thing maybe?
post #3 of 19
What is the Link?
post #4 of 19
The minute cats start using it there will be little paper flakes everywhere... not my idea of art exactly.
It's ridiculous, over sized, and not easily replaceable as the cardboard can wear down fast if your cats really love it. The cardboard scratchers also have a tendency to collect litter or whatever else is on your cats paws in it. That would be nearly impossible to tip over and shake out.
post #5 of 19
I found the link:

It seems that it's quite durable and meant to last more than a week. I guess for those who have the extra money and want something that will last several years and look like a piece of furniture instead of a cat toy, it's ideal. I wouldn't pay that much for something though.

http://www.muttropolis.com/products2.cfm?ID=4700
post #6 of 19
That wouldn't last several years, or at least it wouldn't with my two cats. Maybe a year tops before it start looking nasty or even smelling (dirty litter feet, remember).
I can however get a month or so out of the rectangular ones by flipping them over in the box.
post #7 of 19
It's fancy, theresore it's more expensive... We have the Cosmic Cardboard Scratcher which is $10 or something, have it well over a year and it's still going strong!!
post #8 of 19
I have had a cardboard scratcher for almost a year now and it's getting a little ragged (Bella loves it, though)...that's true about all the little bits 'o cardboard that end up on the floor.

That's cool looking, and my kits would love it, but I can think of a lot of better ways to spend $159...
post #9 of 19
For the rich and famous. I don't understand it either since kitties like to turn it into cardboard scraps.
post #10 of 19
Let me walk you through what would happen to that thing at my house.

After I spend the outrageous sum of money to own that thing I'd bring it home. Now, the boys would be curious because anything in a big box is going to be fun. After opening it and doing the "Ta Da! It's an expensive new toy." They'd just look at me. 8-Bit would be hopping in and out of the box it came in and Scratch would be giving it a nervous look. Dr Claw would sniff it and then go take a nap. It would sit in the living room for months begging questions like, "Oh, that's weird, why did you buy that," and "You spent how much on your cats?"

After I've put cat nip all over it, bated it with toys, and given it every possible chance I'd think about donating it to a local shelter. The moment I'd make the call to take it away a furry fight would break out and 8-Bit would be sitting on top of it saying to me, "Meowmy! This is SO cool!"



That's why I'd never buy one.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
True story from the Meowmy of three boys.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by StacyD1987 View Post
For the rich and famous. I don't understand it either since kitties like to turn it into cardboard scraps.
No kidding!
post #14 of 19
I got those flat cardboard scratchers at Target and my kitty cats tore them up, shredded them all over the house. I let them play with them until they were unrecognizable. I will never get a cardboard scratcher again.
post #15 of 19
Trout would love that thing..but I would NEVER pay that much for it! Oh, and that fact that I don't have room for another giant kitty prop
post #16 of 19
My Ginger seems to think that cardboard scratchers are specially made cat chairs.

She'll scratch at the corners a teensy bit, but otherwise, she sits down or lays down on them.

If I were rich, I'd buy her one, but only because it looks like a comfy place to take a nap.
post #17 of 19
I'm not sure why that's so expensive either. I saw something similar at Target last week that was $20. It was by Worldwise/Smarty Kat, but it's not on the website yet.
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Let me walk you through what would happen to that thing at my house.

After I spend the outrageous sum of money to own that thing I'd bring it home. Now, the boys would be curious because anything in a big box is going to be fun. After opening it and doing the "Ta Da! It's an expensive new toy." They'd just look at me. 8-Bit would be hopping in and out of the box it came in and Scratch would be giving it a nervous look. Dr Claw would sniff it and then go take a nap. It would sit in the living room for months begging questions like, "Oh, that's weird, why did you buy that," and "You spent how much on your cats?"

After I've put cat nip all over it, bated it with toys, and given it every possible chance I'd think about donating it to a local shelter. The moment I'd make the call to take it away a furry fight would break out and 8-Bit would be sitting on top of it saying to me, "Meowmy! This is SO cool!"



That's why I'd never buy one.

That's EXACTLY what happened when I bought our puzzle box.
post #18 of 19
It says on the other type of those that it is "Extra durable corrugated cardboard construction with hardboard end-panels." Maybe they think the hardboard end-panels are really really fancy! That makes cardboard so much more valuable. Kitters would never get one I'll tell you that much!
post #19 of 19
That is one cool cat scratcher but we would rather make our cats
something out of old cardboard boxes rather then pay almost $ 160...
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