Layla Morgan Wilde/ November 18, 2014/ Cats, Contests & Giveaways, Holistic cat care/ 64 comments

We’re purring to announce our Kitty Treadmill giveaway from the lovely folks at Royal Cat Boutique with three winners! They are a mom and pop and son firm from Philadelphia and everything is made by hand in the U.S.A.

Royal Cat Boutique Kitty Treadwell giveaway

All cats need places to scratch designed for that purpose, like a scratching board or post. Cat need to scratch. This is natural, necessary and  non-negotiable.

  • It’s how cats help shed the dead outer layer of their claws. They still may need a trim but think of it as having a mani-pedi or filing our nails.
  • When scratching, cats leaves subtle traces on the scratched object from scent glands located on the paws pads near the claw. It’s a way scent mark territory “this is mine. I was here” and to communicate messages with other cats, a kind of feline email.
  • Scratching burns off excess energy with helps to de-stress.
  • Scratching is good exercise and simply fun.
  • If cat guardians don’t provide suitable scratching surfaces, they will scratch and damage furniture, drapes, carpet and other fixtures in the home. Some cats like to scratch on a flat surface while some prefer sitting or standing for vertical scratching. I’ve observed cats (mine and others) scratching behavior outdoors in nature for many years and discovered  they enjoy a wide variety of angles and types of surfaces. The surface could be a fence post, tree trunk, fallen log, tree root or branch but it’s always something sturdy, stable and with a texture not too fine and not too rough.
  • If a cat can’t enjoy nature’s scratching posts, I prefer a scratching board or post of natural material like sisal to a synthetic fiber like like the many scratching posts or kitty condos made of carpet.
  • cat scratching tree post
  • The ultimate in feline enrichment decor. Multiple levels, open and hidden perches, escape routes and two, tall sisal pots.

    The ultimate in feline enrichment decor. Multiple levels, open and hidden perches, escape routes and two, tall sisal pots.

To satisfy all of a cat’s scratching preferences, I suggest having several scratching posts: one or two tall stationary ones, smaller horizontal ones and a portable one that can easily be moved from room to room or for travel, like the KITTY TREADMILL from Royal Cat Boutique. 

We love how versatile the Kitty Treadmill is. Here are just a few ways we had fun experimenting with.  If you have a cat who like loves scratching the side of a sofa, a carpeted bottom stair, spot on the rug or other unwanted area, place the Kitty Treadmill on the area. Sprinkle some catnip or treat to encourage welcome scratching. Until a new positive habit is formed, give praise and treat for every wanted behavior.

kitty treadmill giveaway

Three lucky Cat Wisdom 101 readers will a Kitty Treadmill in their choice of color.  

kitty treadmill

To enter, simply leave a comment telling us which color Kitty Treadwell scratcher you’d like to win. This giveaway is on until 11:59 pm ET, Dec.2, 2014 and open to U.S. residents only. For additional chances to win, social media share and tell us in a separate comment where you shared. It’s not mandatory but Royal Cat Boutique is new to social media and would appreciate a like on their Facebook page.

FTC Disclaimer: We received a sample kitty treadmill and a fee for conducting this giveaway which in no way influenced our opinion. We only share information we feel is of value to our readers.
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  1. I really like the beige or grey one and think it would work best with my maniac kittens.

  2. The multi would be lovely to win.

  3. I like the Multi-tone Kitty Treadmill Scratcher.

  4. What wonderful, gorgeous cat necessary ‘s!
    I would love a multi color one. I liked their Facebook page to keep up with their items

  5. What a clever idea! I like the multi color one myself

  6. I liked Royal Cat Boutique on my facebook page. Thank you.

  7. They are all great colors, but I think I like the black with beige the most. Thanks!

  8. We came back to check out these great-looking scratchers again.

    And then we posted a link to your giveaway on FB.

    And then on Twitter.

  9. Ooh we have to enter our Pizzico for the black one please! Thank you!

  10. How awesome is that! We like the Multi-tone color.

  11. My name is Aggie and my companion sitting next to me (hiss) is Dreamie. As senior kitties we love scratching on an angle. Mommy just moved us into a new house and we would love to get the two tone.

  12. My girls, Juneau and Sistah Snug, would love the multi-tone!

  13. Nestor is not picky on color he loves to play with anything and would enjoy having something new to play with

  14. What an awesome giveaway! My cats said they’d like the multi-tone

  15. Truffles loves scratching the living room rug so we could really use this! Love the grey.

  16. I shared on Pinterest on the Pet Giveaways and Contests board.

  17. I like the black kitty treadmill. My cats love scratching new scratching posts so this is a great giveaway,

  18. Max would like the mult-color and maybe my wall will stop being used as post.

  19. We like the gray. The treadmill looks like a neat scratcher.

  20. Those are really nice. I like the multi tone one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. You don’t need to enter us in this contest, but we LOVE this product and have been testing it in our home with our seven feline field testers!

  22. Way Cool! This Kitty Treadmill would be lovely in black at our house! We must visit the Royal Cat Boutique web site! It look like they have really NICE stuff!

    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo >^..^<

  23. Gray would go best with Thunder’s fur.

  24. Ooo the black one would be soooooo cool!

  25. I just got a new cat soo this would be great

    the multi-tone 1 looks soo cool


  27. What a cool scratcher! We hadn’t seen these before. We think the multi-tone would be a purrrfect way to scratch away our cares.

  28. The mult-tone one would look great in our house!
    ~ Purrchance To Dream kitties

  29. My comment has worked today Layla. I don’t comment on every post but I would say that around 80% go through without a problem. I don’t know where the others end up, but it is much better than when I had the same problem before and no comments were appearing.

  30. That is a great treadmill scratcher. Flynn has a favourite tree in the fields. Good luck to our US friends.

  31. Someone’s going to be lucky 🙂

  32. That multi-tone one looks great! Good luck to everyone!

  33. We are not in the U.S. either.

  34. best fishes everee one….scratchin on sisal iz a fav o rite past time round heer !! we wood like ta enter on bee half oh a rescue organiztion, N we wood take any color !! ♥♥♥

  35. I love the idea and the multi-color one is neat! I often watch my Cousin Kitty Crumpet and am always looking for different ideas to buy for her.

  36. Oh we love the multi color one too. That is pawsome

  37. Oh my, we love that multi-tone too!

  38. what a clever idea! and I love the serengeti, it loos fabulous. We always stop at the pet store to take a look on the equipment for the feline world, it’s great that so much things are possible to give a cat a super comfy castle and a “gym” in one :o)

  39. What a great idea! Minchie would love, love, love to sink his claws into the multi-tone treadmill!

  40. My kitties would love any color, but grey would look best I the living room!

  41. What a clever idea ! Good luck to our US furriends ! Purrs

  42. We need a treadmill like this! We would like the beige or grey one.

  43. That treadmill is an awesome idea!

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