Kitty Cat Scratching Posts
Unfortunately, many of us have had the experience of buying a cat scratching post that our kitty cat never touches. Most cheap (and sometimes expensive) scratching posts have soft and dense carpeting covering them. It is not natural for cats to like or use a soft scratching post. Our cats want something durable and rough to dig their cute paws into. This is necessary for them to remove their outer sheathes of their claws. The truth is if they cant get what they need from your scratching post they will tear up your furniture.
"Sisal" is a thick rope that many quality cat products use that is made from hemp. Cats love it, widely available, think about Sisal when making your purchasing decision. Height of your scratching post will also play a part in your cat being able to stretch out. Weight and base may also play a part on your cat tipping it over, measure your cat before making a decision.