Cat Scratch Ball

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The Cat Scratch Ball is a toy for cats of all ages, sizes, and breeds that offers a fairly large ball made of sisal fibers for cats to scratch and chew. This tan-colored ball is mounted on a stand that's similar to the type you'd use to roll up a garden hose outdoors, but this stand's a bit smaller than those. It's specified that you'll be able to place this cat toy in a variety of rooms where it won't take up much space, due to its compact size.

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The cost of Cat Scratch Ball is $29.99 plus $6.99 shipping for a total price of $36.98.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Set Up Stand

    Before introducing your cat to the Cat Scratch Ball, you'll have to set up its fold-out stand on a flat surface, such as a hardwood or carpeted floor. When it's sitting on the surface you've chosen, its wider part should act as its base while the narrower part is at the top. This toy has been created with indoor use in mind, but if you have an outdoor cat, you could opt to set up the toy on a flat surface outdoors.

  2. Attach Toys To Ball (optional)

    If you have the deluxe version of this toy, after the toy's stand is set up, you can opt to attach one or both of the included cat toys to the fiber ball. These toys include a purple feather and a toy mouse, and you'll be able to attach them to a couple of thick yarns within the ball with their attached metal loops.

  3. Introduce Cat To Apparatus

    Regardless of whether you've attached the extra toys to the ball or not, you'll need to introduce your cat to the entire toy. It's best to call your cat over and demonstrate rolling the ball yourself, perhaps even batting it with your fingers so the cat will understand they can swat it. To make your cat even more attracted to the toy, especially if they're a feline who's slow to show interest at first, rubbing the toy's sisal fibers with some catnip is an option.

  4. Leave In Place Or Store

    Once your cat is done playing with their toy for the time being, you can choose whether to leave it in place or store it away. It may be a good idea to keep it out if you're going to be out of the house and want your cat to amuse themselves without clawing furniture while you're gone. Otherwise, since the whole toy is only about the size of a large toaster, it can be pushed off to the side or underneath a piece of furniture in virtually any room.

How It Works

Cats are attracted to chewing and clawing natural fibers, so unless they're offered a toy that includes these, they may start playing with natural fibers found within pieces of furniture, footwear, and other household items. Once you offer a cat the Cat Scratch Ball, though, its rolling movement should activate their natural hunting instincts, and playing with its fibers should keep them away from your personal belongings. This toy will also serve as a safe place for them to sharpen their claws without damaging other household objects.


  • Natural Materials

    The ball that makes up most of each Cat Scratch Ball (and is about the size of a large grapefruit) is made of natural materials, which means each one's safe for cats to chew. Your cats will be able to chew it for minutes or even hours on end and you won't have to worry about them being exposed to toxicity.

  • Manually Powered

    Each of these toy balls is manually powered by the push of a cat's claws or a human hand, which means you won't require batteries or electricity to operate it. As a result, you'll be able to use the toy almost anywhere without hunting down a set of batteries or an electrical outlet, and your cat will have to exercise to keep the game going.

  • Compact Size

    Some scratching posts are bulky and can take up as much as a few feet of space vertically and a couple of feet horizontally, but that's not the case with this toy. Each one is only about a foot high and a foot wide, so it won't make even a small bedroom or den feel crowded if your cat's playing with it in there. Most users will be able to comfortably carry this toy around their home, and due to its dimensions, it'll only take up about a foot of space in any direction in a vehicle.

  • Tear Resistant

    The Cat Scratch Ball's fibers have been chosen, in part, for their ability to resist tears and abrasion. Therefore, even if a cat in your household aggressively scratches or bites the toy as it rolls or stays in place, it's unlikely that it'll incur permanent damage.

Positive Points

  • For a Wide Variety Of Cats

    This type of toy hasn't been designed for any age, size, or breed of cat. Virtually any cat, as long as the cat is fairly healthy, will be able to have fun playing with the rolling ball. The energy that they put into batting and pushing the ball, along with the speed at which it moves, will vary when you consider age and size. However, almost any cat should be able to carry out the basic rolling and pushing functions, and perhaps some swatting, at their own pace.

  • Reduces Boredom

    Indoor cats who live in houses or apartments and get left alone while their owners are at work or school can get bored quickly and start tearing up things like toilet paper or curtains. Fortunately, that's unlikely to happen if you leave your cat or a group of cats with the Cat Scratch Ball. They'll likely be attracted to its round shape, its ability to move, and its chewy materials, and they may even play for hours with it without putting a claw on any other object.

  • Promotes Exercise

    Aside from becoming bored easily, indoor cats (particularly seniors) tend to put on the pounds, but this toy will help them keep them off. Since the toy isn't powered by batteries or electricity that will keep its large ball moving, the cat will quickly realize they have to do it by pushing the ball themselves. Even gentle pushing will burn calories and will be better for the cat's physical health than lying on the couch all day long.

Critical Advice

As alluded to above, a group of cats can play with the Cat Scratch Ball together, but you should only offer it to a group of cats who typically get along. Otherwise, especially if they're left alone, a group of cats that don't get along could fight over the toy and end up knocking it over.

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Do not buy Cat Scratch Ball online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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