Kitty File is a honeycomb cat scratching post designed to entice your cat to trim its own claws. Through Durafile surface is a gentle way for the cat to keep its claws trimmed without additional effort from the owner. The cat is enticed onto the scratcher via the infused catnip. Then, the blue toy bird at the top is activated via the cat’s motion. This motion sets off a laser that bounces all around the scratch pad. Such movement from the laser further attracts the cat to scratch at the honeycomb Durafile pad. Thus, the result is gently filed away claws that do not need additional care.
Kitty File is the solution that will eliminate the need to ever trim your cat’s claws again. The infomercial states you can simply place the product on the floor and watch as your cat naturally gravitates towards it. Additionally, the motion sensors from the toy bird on top of the product activate a laser, giving your cat a reason to claw at the scratch pad. Furthermore, the pad is a gentle honeycomb design that neatly trims your cat’s claws for you. All the work of keeping a cat’s claws short is done by the Kitty File without the need for claw clippers.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Kitty File is $19.95 plus $7.95 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Kitty File by paying the extra shipping fee of $4.95 for a total price of $32.85.
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- Motion Detecting Laser
- Catnip Infused Base
Playtime can become claw filing time with the Kitty File. This product’s motion detecting laser shoots out whenever your cat is in the vicinity of the toy. Such a trick lures the cat onto the scratch pad. The laser only stays on the scratch pad, which means so will your cat. Additionally, while you kitty is busy chasing the red dot, it is also filing away at its claws simultaneously.
The catnip infused base gives your cat a reason to come check out the toy. Plus, the pleasant catnip aroma keeps the cat lingering around the Kitty File. Naturally, cats enjoy rubbing up against catnip infused objects and even scratching the area.
- Automatic Laser Shut Off
- Gentle Honeycomb Durafile Pad
Once your cat is finished playing with the laser and is done filing its claws, the laser does not stay on. It does not require manual shut off, since it has a built in automatic motion detector. This motion device signals to the laser that your cat is no longer present, shutting off its laser until the cat comes back.
The scratch pad on the Kitty File is made of a gentle, nonabrasive honeycomb material that files your cat’s claws. Instead of aggravating your cat by slicing through its claws with claw trimmers, you can leave all the work to the Kitty File. Its Durafile technology does not slice through the claws. Instead, it lets your cat trim their claws to their own comfort level.
- Not All Cats Use it
- Cats Might Still Scratch
Even if your cat is interested in this product initially, it does not guarantee your cat will use this product consistently. Your pet and you might have different ideas about what the ideal claw length is, and your cat might think it’s not necessary to trim them very low. In this case, you would still have to resort trimming the cat’s claws in addition to having it play with its new toy.
Though your cat may love this toy, it might not prevent it from scratching your furniture. Some cats enjoy have multiple scratching areas, which means you might still have to invest in another scratching pad or post if you want kitty to stay away from your furniture.
Tips & Tricks
- Have More Than One
- Give Your Cat Time
Even for one cat, having more than one scratching pad makes scratching more fun. If you have multiple cats, this is highly recommended. Whether you choose another Kitty file or a different scratch pad, cats need options when it comes to filing their own claws.
Not all cats will immediately warm up to such a product. Some pets will need extra time to get used to the laser, the catnip scent and the rough surface. If your cat does not immediately love the Kitty File, try placing it in different locations. You can also try sprinkling some extra catnip onto the scratch pad to entice your cat to interact with the Kitty File.