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Cat scratchers and kitten development

Cat and owner playing with the Switch Cat Scratcher

We all know that cats love to scratch – but does your new kitten need a new cat scratcher right away? The answer is a resounding yes! Especially if you want to save your furniture from being frayed by your feline. Cat scratchers are significantly important in nurturing a kitten’s instincts from their playful pawing to their full-grown agility. While an essential cat product, cat scratchers also aid in kitten development with everything from physical exercise to emotional well-being. 

Kittens and scratching

Kittens and scratching – they’re notorious for it. This adorable yet seemingly mischievous behaviour is a vital part of a kitten’s growth and development. From around two weeks of age, kittens might start playfully swatting or pawing at things. But their scratching habits begin to really develop between four to eight weeks when their little claws start to sharpen. 

Scratching isn’t just a sign of an imminent furniture catastrophe; it actually serves several purposes. Firstly, it helps shed the outer sheath of their claws, keeping them sharp and healthy. Secondly, it’s a way for kittens to mark their territory, leaving both a visual mark and a scent from the glands in their paws. It’s an instinctual behaviour that stays with felines from kittenhood to adulthood.

But do kittens scratch more than older cats? Yes, they certainly do. Kittens are a whirlwind of energy, curiosity, and playful exploration. They’re in the prime of their learning phase, so everything is a potential toy or a scratching post. Older cats, on the other hand, might have outgrown some of the exuberant scratching tendencies of their youth and are usually more discerning about where they extend their claws. So, while kittens may be prone to turning your furniture into shredded works of art, with a little training and the right scratching posts, you can save your belongings and nurture your little furball’s scratching instincts without sacrificing the sofa.

Why kittens need a scratching post

Kittens are curious animals and need scratching posts like superheroes need capes. They’re born with an innate need to scratch as a way to ‘feel’ their way through the world and it’s more beneficial (and cost-effective) to give your kitten a scratching post than it is to risk having your sofa become their place to release energy. Without a designated scratching post, your furniture becomes the unwitting victim of a kitten’s claw-sharpening escapades. The consequences? Well, your once-pristine armchair could end up looking like a vintage relic from a clawed civilization.

But with a strong and sturdy scratching post, you can provide an outlet for your kitten’s scratching instincts and a designated spot for them to flex those claws. By giving your kitten a scratching post, you’re not just saving your furniture; you’re paying attention to your feline’s natural instincts and providing them with a satisfying scratching outlet that keeps everyone happy.

The best scratching post for kittens

Introducing the Omlet Switch Cat Scratcher, a satisfying scratching outlet that keeps everyone happy. At Omlet, we don’t settle for standard, but reinvent the status quo to make it remarkable. The Switch is engineered to meet all your kitten’s developmental needs, and create a world of wonder to enthral and entertain them. But what makes this ingeniously designed cat scratcher so perfect for kittens?

Kitten choreography 

Unlike ordinary scratching posts, we designed the Switch with interactive features to help hone your kitten’s coordination through play. We made the Switch taller than any other comparable scratcher to support the necessary exploration and balance your kitten needs as they leap, pounce, and stretch into adulthood. 

Feline fitness

As pet parents, we know that no one knows your kitten’s behaviours better than you. So with that in mind, we created the Switch to be customizable to your favourite feline and their unique traits. With over 1200 built-in and remote controllable LED light settings, the Switch Cat Scratcher is not just a regular scratching post – it’s a disco for kittens, offering a mesmerizing array of colours and patterns that will keep them entertained for hours.

But it’s not just a light show; this scratcher is a developmental powerhouse. Kittens, in their early stages, need stimulation for healthy physical development, and the Switch Scratcher does just that. The interactive lights encourage their natural instincts to play, jump, and scratch, promoting agility and enhanced physical development.

Courageous kitties

What makes the Switch Cat Scratcher stand out like a superstar in the world of kitten scratching? It’s the anti-topple technology, with an inner chamber providing a low centre of gravity. This ingeniously designed scratching post is as stable as a zen master in a windstorm, providing an unwavering base for even the most enthusiastic kitten scratchers. With this stability, kittens can pounce, leap, and scratch without the fear of their playground toppling over, instilling a sense of security and confidence.

Feline intuition

Designed to cater to a kitten’s insatiable curiosity and natural instincts, the Omlet Switch is a haven for budding hunters and scratchers. With its myriad of light settings, it mimics the thrill of the hunt, stimulating their inquisitive minds and activating their playful pounce.

Like cats of all ages, kittens need plenty of mental and physical activity to stay happy and healthy. The Switch nurtures your kitten’s primal instincts and provides them with a world of discovery and exploration that supports their development whilst protecting your furniture.

Omlet and your kitten

With innovations like the Switch Cat Scratcher, we understand the importance of nurturing kittens from an early age. Our range of remarkable products is engineered to foster a deep, engaging relationship with your furry friends from their earliest days. From interactive scratchers to cosy cat beds and snuggly cat blankets, Omlet’s creations are a roadmap for kittenhood, supporting them and you as you navigate these precious, early stages together and fostering bonds to last a lifetime.

Cat looking at the Switch Scratching Post with blue lights

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