Cats like to be high and survey their territory. Cat Perches and Condos—Perfect for Scratching and Lounging Cat condos are great for lounging and perching. Providing a multipurpose scratching surface that also works as a perch from which your kitty can survey his domain, both inside and outside, is a great idea.
Cats twist, turn, and stretch in so many positions they could be considered masters of yoga. Keep this idea in mind when choosing a cat scratching post. It should be at least 31 inches tall- that is tall enough to allow your cat to fully extend while scratching. A veterinarian shares her favorite post and how it works to keep cats away from the couch: