When Jeff from Papercut Lab asked if I thought Annie, Eddie and Mercy might be interested in trying out their product Katris. I answered back almost immediately with an enthusiastic yes! Papercut Lab sent us five Katris blocks for us to review. Our cats love to climb and to scratch and I love that the Katris looks good and can be assembled in a variety of configurations to keep the novelty factor for the cats.
When the Katris pieces were being assembled in the sun room, Annie was ready to help. She is by far the most curious of our three cats and the first to try anything new. While Paul and I were making room for the Katris in the sun room, Annie was reviewing the design your own cat tree images on the pretty blue paper sleeve that protects the Katris pieces during shipping.
The Katris is Modular
Every shape is well designed for easy assembling. When you want to change the shape of the Katris, it is super easy to do. SImply remove the Katris clips and reconfigure. The clips are provided to secure your shapes into place.The instructions on the Katris sleeve suggest placing the Shapes in an area your cat is familiar with. That for us, is definitely the sun room.
Once we had all the pieces in the sun room we were ready to remove the plastic wrap and blue paper sleeve. Papercut Labs made this easy to do with “Pull to open” tabs with a paw print image. Pulling these tabs loosens up the sleeve enough to allow the Katris shape to be easily released. The packaging has all the information you will need and it presented in an eye-pleasing way. You might be thinking, what does that mean so I will show you.
See what I mean? Pleasant to look at and the graphics made me smile. Next step was to make sure we place the shapes so that there would be a steady foundation. Then we secured the Katris blocks with the provided clips. The instructions say that your cat might need some time to get used to Katris and suggest you apply some of the catnip provided with each shape.
Katris is Non-toxic
No surprise that Annie was the first to climb the Katris and give it a good scratch. Eddie carefully observes Annie just to make sure it is safe for him to climb aboard. Eddie doesn’t need to worry because Katris is safe for the cats. Papercut Lab uses SGS certified non-toxic glue on all assembling processes, and the shapes are original and organic in color. No inks are used. Even the provided catnip is 100% organic.
Katris is Eco-Friendly
It didn’t take Eddie long to join Annie on top the Katris cat complex. I like that the blocks are so durable. Each piece is handcrafted to ensure precision and the use of top grade B flute material makes the pieces stronger. Every block is assembled from 204 sheets of paper. You might be thinking that is a lot of paper but Katris is eco-friendly, made from 100% recyclable materials with 90% post consumers recycled content for the paper used. And the paper is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified from responsible sources.
Eddie is giving the square shaped block a good scratch while Annie gives the far right block a workout.
Mercy decides he better see what is so exciting in the sun room that has the other two scratching.
Worship Dancer says
I want them all. I have 7 kitties who would love all the various shapes.
Betty Curran says
I think the T shape would be a great beginning.
Christian Alejandro says
I would like the 0 shape for our cat shadow.
I love these and I’ve got to go with Z!
Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says
They are all very nice and from a cat’s (our cats’!) point of view (age and weight factors in too!) so I think I’d have to flip a coin to decide between the Z and the L shapes. Thank you.
Camille Hector says
Z for me
Connie Tucker says
I would choose the O shape for our kitten Reedus
I would choose the T
April Bever says
My cats, Miley & Smoky, would love the letter T shape.
the O shape
I would pick the O Shape one.
Leslie Davis says
The L shape but would love to get a couple for them.
i think the Z shape would be fun
Carolyn Daley says
I would like the O shape for my cats.
sarah oswald says
I am torn between the L and the T shape but I think I will pick the T shape.
These are so cool! Most scratchers are too short! My big kitties will love the I shape!
I can’t decide which one I like best because I want them all! My kitties would LOVE these!
Lauren Eggers says
I think lily would like the L shape
Judy Simon says
We would like the Z Shape, Please
Joni Dolniak says
I like the Z shaped.
Sammantha D. says
I asked and got a reaction to the i shape so… I guess the I is what we want. lol I know at least one of mine would go crazy for this because she adores those cardboard scratchers!
Leanne G says
My furry friend would like to have the “L” shape.
I would like my cats to get any one as there all great.
Jacquelynn Franklin says
I’ll go with Z shaped
Lisa D Acord says
I think the T-shape is the way to go. 🙂
Sue J says
I think I should start with the T shape!
Nicole C says
I would like the L Shape!!!
Tammy Dusenberry Cole says
Sure Tess would love this 🙂
Carissa Joslyn says
We would like ANY! I have been wanting one of these for my cats ever since I first saw them. I think they are awesome! I love how you can make it to any form you want! LOVE IT!
Angela Cash says
I love the modern design of Katris. These would look perfect with my decor. I would choose the Z-shape.
The z looks awesome!
My cats would like the L shape.
Noriko Kogge says
I love Katris! I wish they are widely available. Seems like we can purchase only from Amazon. Love to have ‘T’ shape.
Elines Acevedo says
I think the cats can grt a nice stretch and scratch on the I, the o is cool too.
Valerie Fouladian says
The O shape would be good for 2 cats to share.
Leah Whitesell says
I think the ” I ” would be a good starting piece!
sandy weinstein says
i think the z shape would be great…
I would like the T shape and the O shape would be fun as well.
Connie KittyBlog says
I was just thinking these would make a nice addition to my hall to provide a super highway through one very long no out room in my house..
Sheree Harrell says
I think the “T” shape is the best for stand-alone. I have 4 cats all of which would love to scratch and play with it.
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Lisa Mills says
I think the girls would get a lot of use out of the ‘L” shape.
Cindy Loohoo says
Wow, so many choices! I think they are all great! I guess if I had to choose, I would pick the T. Thanks!
I think “O” for Ollie would be perfect! 🙂
Joanne McGonagle says
Congratulations Nikki! You are the winner of the O Katris shape for Ollie! Your Katris shape will be shipping directly from Papercut Labs so please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Thank you for being a member of The Tiniest Tiger community.
Woo-hoo! Hadn’t seen that I’d won, so I was surprised with the delivery today! Thank you so very much!
I have 8 cats and there are never enough scratchers and loungers to go around. My furkids would love the L shape as some love to lay on their scratchers.
Raine Dawson says
I think the T block would provide the most scratching fun for my guys. I have 5 and the T seems to be the most multiple cat friendly because I know they’ll all have to check it out and the same time.
My girls would love these! My girls would like the Z shape the best.
Marilyn Hamill says
I think the L shape is the most versatile for stand-alone.
It looks really cool. My cats really needs exercise so i think this would be great
Roxanne Coryell says
I think my kitties would really like the L shape!
Holly Thomas says
The Z shape.
nancy m says
Gotta LOVE that Z-shape – my little Austin and Lily would be ALL OVER THAT! OR really any of those!
Trey Wallis says
I think my cat would like these anywhere in my home. He likes to sit in boxes, hang on the back of the futon in the window, and scratch on the wall so he would probably really enjoy them.
Ashley Sabol says
I was looking into getting some of these for my cat, Shelby, for Christmas. I would love the “I” shape for her to try out and see if she will like them!
Kimberly Conover says
My kitties would love the T shape!
Susan Beamon says
Niles would love to have either the T or the O shape. The other shapes are nice, and would be good to add to the first shape.
These are so rad. My cat would love the heck out of the Z shape.
IT’S LIKE TETRIS FOR CATS!! How cool! Possum and Pocky would love the L shape, I think.
Taft Barbara says
Georgie and Chunky, Snapper, Fred and Little Mama would love to have this~
Frannie would have fun with the Z shape
Cecile Lowrey says
Our three large cats would love the “Z” shape!
Drew Brauer says
My three babies want the “T” to go with the “O” they have. It’ll give them a bit more room to sprawl and jump!
Inthink my critter would like the L SHAPE.
Eileen Briesch says
Juliette loves scratching cardboard, it’s her favorite surface. I’m sure she’d love this tower.
Elaine H says
My cats would adore this,and it’s the purrfect size for a small apartment! I think they would like the Z shape as it would fit under my living room window.
nithe nither says
I think that the O would be would best overall for the four of em.. =)
Lynda H. Donati says
The Z shape would be great because it would make me buy the T shape. Then they’d go in my husband’s home studio so our cats can become more involved in his work!
Mary Jo Krause says
My cats would love this, a great relief for stuck in the house winter boredom, we want to win!!!!
Michael Shay says
I think my cat would love all the shapes. I love my kitties.
Holly E. says
I think as a starter piece, the “O” would be the best option. And if we win, that just gives me a reason to buy more pieces!
Susan Grossman Michalczak says
I think Katris components look like they’d be so much fun. After looking at the pictures, Chloe decided she’s like the Z shape. We tried to get Zoe to come and look at the pictures too, but she’s on the patio taking a sunbath!
Judie Cooper says
I like the O.
I think, due to the size of my kitty Ike, that I’d like the square shaped Katris. Beamer & Cosmo will love it too!
Pleshette McGrady says
I would LOVE to give this to my Many kitties. They would be in their glory with something so put together. I would think the square would be prefect.
Theresa Spaid says
The long ones so that both the kids could cuddle in together.
Trisha Kilpatrick says
I think I would like the z shaped Katris! That just looks like something my cats would really enjoy.
Linda Szymoniak says
Hmmmm…. Choices, choices. I guess I’ll pick the “O” shape, since I’m not sure my chubby Koneko would be able to fit into the other shapes. Our other two cats wouldn’t have any problems with the other shapes, so if they like the first one (if we win) I’ll have to start saving up for more.
Jean Whiddon says
Would love to start with the L Shape and build from there. My 3 will love it.
I would love to try the T shape Katris!
Linda B says
The t look like a lot of fun. I have 4 cats. I know they would love these. Linda Bradshaw , teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com
These look really awesome! I’m entering.
The square shape as I am not sure the others would be stable on their own.
Shelley P says
My cat would love the O Shape 🙂 These look so fun!!
Allison Colony says
I think my cat would like the L shaped block, though I may have to get others so I can put them all together for more fun!
The T shape please
Jodi Bunger says
Mine would love the T shape!
I’d like the z shape.
Jean H says
My babies would love these. I would like the Z shape, please.
Thanks for sharing this.
Heidi P-O says
I love that they’re shaped like Tetris pieces! The T shape is my favorite!
I love that they’re Tetris puzzel pieces!! The T is my favorite!
Janet Collins says
I think the L shape would be fun! Thanks for all the fun here!!!