Bergan Turbo Scratcher Review

Bergan Turbo Scratcher


Cat Engagement






Durability / Longevity



  • Very engaging
  • Multi-functional toy
  • Also a scratcher
  • Replacement parts available


  • Cardboard inserts don't last very long
  • Assorted colors - no choice
  • Noisy
  • Slides around on hard floors

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The Bergan Turbo Scratcher has been a staple cat toy in our household from the beginning. The replaceable cardboard scratching pad and the track ball are the perfect combination for your cat’s entertainment.

The Bergan Turbo Scratcher has been around for a long time and newer, more complicated versions of this toy have been introduced. But to this day, the original Bergan Turbo Scratcher remains the most popular choice by cats and cat owners.

In our household, Arya is the most frequent user of the Bergan Turbo Scratcher. For whatever reason, she insists on playing with this toy in the middle of the night when everyone is trying to sleep. Even though there are no electronic components, this toy can make quite a bit of noise when the ball gets moving. It is also a good idea to keep the Bergan Turbo Scratcher on carpet or a rug to prevent it from sliding across the floor.

This toy consists of a plain white ball, a frisbee-like plastic base with an outside track, and a replaceable cardboard scratching pad. The cardboard itself isn’t the most durable, and it can make a bit of a mess if your cats are aggressive scratchers. But we are more than willing to put up with the occasional cardboard flakes because our cats love this toy so much.

This toy comes in a variety of different colors. However, you’re not able to specify which color you get. Fortunately, most cats don’t seem to have strong color preferences. Bergan sells replacement cardboard inserts specifically designed for this toy. We’ve gone through a dozen or more over the past five years. You can also buy upgraded twinkle balls that flash, a grooming arch, a treat dispenser, and a number of other attachments for the Bergan Turbo Scratcher.

We consider the Bergan Turbo Scratcher an essential cat toy for every cat family. With its affordable price, widely available replacement parts, and its proven success with cats, you really don’t have to look any further for the purrfect cat toy.