Rocky's Le Ver Robert Smith Pop Art Scratcher

Cat-on - animal friendly cat products from Berlin - 100% Made in Germany.

We just had to show you this cat-scratcher personalised for our very own Rocky by our friends in Germany.


Lovingly handmade using state-of-the-art technologies, cat-on manufacture beautiful cat furniture, scratching furniture and cat scratching posts made of high-quality corrugated cardboard in their Berlin factory. 

As experienced cat owners, they've found that cats love cardboard, paper and corrugated board and can spend a lot of time playing with it, sharpening their claws on the material or even sleeping on it. Cats have a natural and great preference for cardboard and packaging of all kinds.

Again and again they test their cat furniture and scratching posts on their own cats. All scratching posts are made of corrugated cardboard with a high recycled content or FSC certified wood. 

They use only regenerative raw materials for the production of the scratching furniture and cat scratching trees, which can easily be returned to the dual system. So you get exceptional cat furniture and cat scratching trees, which are not only visually convincing, but also a cat toy in harmony with nature.

The Tierheim Berlin and the Tierschutzverein Berlin-Brandenburg give cat-on products the title "highly recommended".


€42,50 plus shipping. Get 15% off with this code: 'Magnificats'

The Magnificats' View

We've reviewed Cat-on scratchers in the past and we love them. See our last review here.


See what the other Magnificats make of Rocky's scratcher in the video below.

Cat-on scratcher for rocky

Cardboard safari Hip Glasses Cat Scratcher

Hip Glasses Cat Scratcher

Tired of your cat destroying your drapes and furniture and want to add a touch of class to your living room? The CardboardSafari Hip Glasses premium quality cat scratcher and lounge features whimsical designs that you will want to show off and not hide in the corner.


Featuring superior, heavy-duty, cardboard & construction that lasts longer than other scratchers, cats prefer the feel of cardboard and the subtle curves of our scratchers make for easier scratching and a more comfortable safe, non-destructive place to fulfil their natural clawing instinct. 


Sure to become a conversation piece and one of your cat’s favorite places as well as the perfect place for a nap!


Made from recycled corrugated cardboard and non-toxic corn starch glue.


Our premium quality scratcher includes 0.5 ounces of fresh QAI (Quality Assurance International) Certified Organic catnip.


Catnip encourages natural scratching behaviour, saving your furniture.
Designed by Will Green and made in the USA in Charlottesville Virginia by the Cardboard Safari Crew.

No animals or humans were harmed in the making of this product.


Made order at $39.95 plus shipping. Quote code MAGCAT10 for a 10% discount.

The Magnificats' View

We've seen many cardboard cat scratchers and they're all a bit different with their own unique selling points.


Thee were three things we particularly like about CarboardSafari's 'Hip Sunglasses':


1) The design. Definitely the quirkiest we've seen. You can always spot a designer's touch. This piece will definitely be a talking point.


2) The weight. The product felt light (good news for shipping) but very well manufactured with very crisp cutting.


3) The bag of high quality cat nip included. Essentially because cats like drugs.


Nicely made, quirky and reasonably priced. We like it.

Carboard safari hip glasses scratcher review

mycat home modular cat tree

Very high quality modular Cat tree / scratch post

Direct from Poland, what make MyCatHome cat trees unique is the combination of quality, style and the use of natural materials. 


They say "We make every effort to ensure that our products not only fulfil their task but guarantee 'something more'. Each of our products is designed not only for the needs of our pets, but also for owners who are also looking for the quality and style of the products they buy."


All products are Made of high quality plywood. This means that the surface is free from any shortcomings such as scratches, knots or cracks. Very hard and resistant to damage, it will look like new for long years of use.


Base

Base is 40 mm (1.56 ") thick, weights about 7kg and measures 100 cm x 50cm (19.7"), we have made sure that the post is stable and safe for even large cats.


Post:

Made of a tube with a wall thickness of 10 mm (0.4 "). Thanks to the use of such a thick material, there is no risk of damage to the pillar even with very vigorous play. The core of the pillar is made wood, its high quality guarantees that it will not be damaged in time. A metal socket with a M10 thread length of up to 4 (1.56 ") cm is used to eliminate the risk of twisting or loosening of the screw. The piece has been wrapped in a natural 12 mm (0.5 ") sisal rope! Is extremely comfortable to use by cats, because they can easily pinch their claws. The rope is very dense wrapped and additionally secured at the ends so that it will not move or unwind during use.


Cat shelf

Its 22 mm thick !!! It is very safe and exceptionally stable. Suitable even for the largest pets, which will be able to use without fear. Dimensions of shelves is 40 cm in diameter, guarantees enough space during leisure and fun. 


Pillows:

The 40 cm x 40 cm pillow is made of Ripcord. Very nice to the touch, extremely resistant to tear. The pillow was filled with silicone balls that did not absorb odours and water. Also the pillow can be successfully washed in a washing machine at 40 degrees.


Version shown is £171.79 plus shipping.

The Magnificats' View

We've had the joy of of owning and reviewing many cat trees over the years. They're all pretty similar in principle: a series of platforms hanging from a central pillar, generally wrapped in rope. And we know cats love them: they love to clim, scratch and sit up-high. 


And MyCatHome's modular offering is similar. But there's a difference - and it's a big difference. The build quality and the quality of the materials is exceptional - and I use the word in its literal sense.


The base alone weighs 7 kilos (about 15 pounds) and is made of 1.5" plywood, stained and nicely finished. The two upper platforms are made from similarly heavy wood.


The fixtures are heavy duty and the structure fits together solidly with a cleverly thought-out aligning mechanism. It's not going to break.


The cushions are a lovely touch (available in several colours). Soft and luxurious, they fit snugly over the platforms and are easily removed for cleaning.


The upper pillar is crowned with a wooden cap which is screwed into place. It looks great.


Congratulations to Camille and MyCatHome for a fabulous piece of 'human-grade' cat furniture.

my cat home modular cat tree / scratcher

catit senses 2.0 food tree

Senses 2.0 Food Tree

The Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree turns feeding time into hunting time.

This smart toy plays on your cat’s instinct by enticing your feline to work for hidden food, which helps keep them active and entertained.



Stimulates natural hunting behavior

Cats can be greedy eaters. The Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree is a slow feeding solution that encourages them to paw out snack-sized portions at a much healthier pace.

New narrow top opening prevents cats from cheating

The Senses 2.0 Food Tree does not allow cheating! The new opening is much narrower, which prevents cats from accessing the kibble directly from above.

New and improved design with increased stability

The Senses 2.0 Food Tree features a wide durable base for added stability. The product is hard to topple over and presents your cat with a fun challenge.

Collector tray

Stray pellets are collected in the tray at the bottom, preventing spillage. Its shallow design allows cats to enjoy their food comfortably.

3 different settings

The discs inside the Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree can be rotated to allow for different treat sizes. Did you know that you can also insert small toys into the Food Tree? Add even more variety by changing the location of the Food Tree inside your house.

Combine with other Senses 2.0 products

Catit Senses 2.0 products were specifically designed to be mixed and matched, so you can create a new set of toys and change your cat’s play environment frequently to keep them interested


Stimulates natural hunting behaviour

  • New and improved design with increased stability
  • Smart toy that stimulates cats to work for their food
  • Made of BPA-Free Materials
  • Provides 3 difficulty levels
  • Easy to disassemble and clean

 

£15.00 plus shipping (with free shipping on UK orders over  £20.00)

See the Senses 2.0 Video

View Catit's Senses 2.0 video clicking here.

The Magnificats' View

More great fun stuff from the land of green and white cat kit!


We've had quite a few Catit products over the last year and they have a few  things in common:

1) They've been thought about. The designers have clearly studied cat behaviour and needs and made a smart, creative response

2) They're durable. The quality of the plastics is great and they are easy to clean; they just go on and on.

3) They're green and white and look quite spiffy.


Needless to say, Prince was first on the 2.0 (which, as Catit claim, is very stable). He had his paws in and was knocking down Dreamies quite happily. He stopped after a while and whether this was because he was bored of treats, bored of having to work for them or just being obtuse, I'm not sure. But this does seem to be an effective system for portion control.


We'll watch to see how the cats get on over the coming weeks.


And at fifteen quid you really can't go wrong.


See our live video review from below.

catit 2.0 food tree review

Lola and daisy raised 3-bowl cat feeder

Hand made raised cat feeders from Scotland

 

Lola and Daisy is a small family business making practical wood products with a twist.

Their inspiration comes from a love of great design and experimenting with wood. They enjoy combining materials which ensure durability and style.


Lola and Daisy say: "We look at what we use day to day. We then think and muse as to how we can improve it, have a cup of tea, then make it - all here in our workshop in beautiful Perth and Kinross."


They currently produce a growing range of Raised Pet Feeders, Log Carriers and Herb Planters.

We'll be reviewing a few Lola and Daisy products over the coming weeks.


Available in a wide range of finishes from from £54.95 plus shipping.


Quote MCATS15 for an exclusive 15% discount

The Magnificats' View

Simple, solid and elegant.


We have Persians. Persians have flat faces and aren't well equipped for snuffling for food at ground level, so we need to raise food bowls for Tom and Norman. We generally drop their bowls into household soup bowls to gain a bit of extra height.


Or we used to! This raised feeder solves our problem in style! This is proper, grown-up human quality furniture for cats. We tried the white  one (with light-coloured ply  underneath) but they're available in several different veneers.


Lovely curves. An elegant solution from someone who's clearly had a good think about it. Well done Lola and Daisy. Your brilliant raised feeder will get a great deal of use in The Magnificats' house.


See our live review, below.

Lola and daisy raised 3 bowl feeder review

frolicat foxden from petsafe

FroliCat® Fox Den Toy Automatic Cat Teaser

The FroliCat® Fox Den Toy is a motion activated toy that lets your cat play all day. Fox Den Toy excites cats by teasing them with a realistic fox tail. The sly fox hides in his den, waiting to shake his fuzzy tail at the unexpecting cats.


  • Realistic fox tail
  • Automatic shut off and motion sensor
  • 'Play-All-Day' mode
  • Two year warranty
  • Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)

£25.99 + shipping

The Magnificats' View

Steven unpacked the fox den toy a couple of hours before the live review to fit the batteries.


Just one quick test had Tom mesmerised! 


We have had a lot of fun. Switch it on and a fox's tail (which, someone pointed-out, looks a bit like a paw) stabs and jerks randomly to annoy your cat.


Prince was obsessed. Pixie wanted to beat it up. Norman was interested but too scared of Prince to let himself go. Tom was just too lazy to care.


Hours of fun with this - for us as well as the cats.


Highly recommended - this is a keeper.


See the live review, below. Warning: the video contains a number of pathetic and predictable schoolboy jokes from Steven. He really can't help himself.

Frolicat Fox Den Review

cat-on Singha L scratcher

Cat-on personalised cat scratcher

Cat-on - animal friendly cat products from Berlin - 100% Made in Germany.


Lovingly handmade using state-of-the-art technologies, cat-on manufacture beautiful cat furniture, scratching furniture and cat scratching posts made of high-quality corrugated cardboard in their Berlin factory. 


As experienced cat owners, they've found that cats love cardboard, paper and corrugated board and can spend a lot of time playing with it, sharpening their claws on the material or even sleeping on it. Cats have a natural and great preference for cardboard and packaging of all kinds.


Again and again they test their cat furniture and scratching posts on their own cats. All scratching posts are made of corrugated cardboard with a high recycled content or FSC certified wood. 


They use only regenerative raw materials for the production of the scratching furniture and cat scratching trees, which can easily be returned to the dual system. So you get exceptional cat furniture and cat scratching trees, which are not only visually convincing, but also a cat toy in harmony with nature.


The Tierheim Berlin and the Tierschutzverein Berlin-Brandenburg give cat-on products the title "highly recommended" and certify their cat products in addition to an exceptional acceptance by the cats a very high durability.


€58.50 plus shipping. Get 15% off with this code: 'Magnificats'

The Magnificats' View

I have to say, we've seen quite a few variations on the compressed cardboard cat scratch furniture theme and they're usually pretty good.


But there are a few things which stood out with cat-on's offering.


Firstly, the quality of the cutting and assembly. I  would describe it as 'crisp'. Everything lines-up as it should and the furniture feels solid. I may be imagining this (like I'm ever going to check), but it also feels lighter than some similar models. This is good news because shipping something this size can be expensive.


This tight build quality gives the scratcher a sort of 'resonance' when you pick it up and tap it, like a dull bell. Cat-on clearly take some pride in this and say 'When you hear the cats scratching on our products, it sounds like music '.


Cat-on products are constructed out of single sheets of cardboard. They claim that by using a high quality paper with long wooden fibres, their products should have a much longer lifetime than other scratchers.  It might be a long wait, but we'll watch with interest..


The 'figure-of-eight' / infinity shape looks great and in practical terms works well. The gentle curve was perfect for Prince to snuggle into and he was comfortable on there for ages. It can also be used 'upside down', so if the top wears out (and it will, eventually) the bottom is still good.


And we love the fact that designs can be personalised. It's great to see The Magnificats' name printed onto the scratcher; makes it it just that bit more special.


There are other scratchers in the cat-on range and we'll be reviewing them over the coming weeks. 


See the live review video, below.

cat-on scratcher review

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