SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher Review
SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher$17
- Sturdy / Well-made
- No-slip rubber feet
- Can be wall-mounted
- Great Value
- Not Messy
- Not Reversible
- Not Enough Mounting points for stability on the wall
- Strong Chemical Smell
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is an excellent quality sisal scratcher at an unbeatable price. This scratcher can be mounted on a wall, propped up at an incline, or laid flat on the ground. The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is versatile, unobtrusive, and affordable.
Description / Specifications
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is 24 inches long. The front scratching surface consists of quality woven sisal and the back side has rubber feet and a mounting bracket. The scratcher has furniture quality pressed wood accents at the top and bottom.
Overall Dimensions: 2.5” x 7” x 24”
Weight: 4.8 pounds
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is a very discrete-looking cat scratcher. It has a small footprint and blends in nicely with most décor. The wooden accents and the light beige sisal carpet are much more attractive than your standard scratching post.
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher has rubber feet so it doesn’t go sliding across the floor. It also comes with mounting tools so you can hang it on a wall. There is only one hole for mounting, which isn’t ideal if you have a vigorous scratcher. The woven sisal holds up much better than sisal rope. Even when this scratcher gets worn, it doesn’t shed pieces of sisal all over the place. The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is only one-sided, so it can’t be flipped once it gets worn out. This scratcher has a rather strong chemical smell right out of the box, but it dissipates over time.
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is a popular choice for cats that prefer woven sisal scratching surfaces. It’s a bit too narrow to be used as a lounger. The 24-inch length is more than adequate if you plan on mounting this on a wall. It’s also a good length for a floor scratcher. Stability is a little iffy when you mount this scratcher to a wall. It tends to swivel from side to side since it only has a single mounting bracket. Depending on your cat, this could be a pretty big deterrent to using this scratcher.
Quality / Longevity
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is made of high quality, extremely durable, woven sisal fiber. This scratcher will outlast just about any cardboard scratcher on the market as well as most sisal rope scratchers. So even though it isn’t reversible, The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher is still a great value due to its durability.
- Can be wall mounted
- Not messy
- Great value
- Quality materials
- Not reversible
- Not enough mounting points
- Strong chemical smell out of the box
The SmartCat Bootsie’s Combination Scratcher costs $17. That makes it one of the most affordable cat scratchers on the market. It’s even cheaper than most throw-away cardboard scratchers.
Original Post Date: 8/30/16