Scratching is a normal behavior that cats do, so whether you provide them areas to scratch or not, they’re going to find something to scratch on. So one good way to enrich their environment is to provide them several different options for scratching. So the first here I’m going to show you, this is my cat scratching pad from home. It’s made of corrugated cardboard, as you can see, and initially it had some catnip in it, and my cats have scratched and rubbed and made it all smashed and scratched up and full of hair, and this is just the way they like it.So when your scratching pad gets like this don’t through it out, this is what the cats want it to look like, so leave it there. If you want to provide a new one you can put a new scratching pad next to it. Another way that cats like to scratch is vertically, so you can provide a little sisal rope post like this and you can see how this one is getting all shredded and matted. This is great because they can stick their nails into it and it helps to clean the sheaths of their nails and also provides them with some good stretching activity.If you don’t have the space to have a big condo like this one you can get one of these similar scratching flat pads, and this loop helps to hook it to the door so that it can just hang from the door and your kitty can reach up and scratch on it like that. .