When we manufacture Natural Scratch there is always some post material that we judge not up to the standard of appearance we consider minimal for a Natural Scratch post.
The sad part is this below-average material is discarded, wasting the resource. Cats, of course, don’t care what the post looks like. They only care about its stability and texture. Seconds are identical to “firsts” in these characteristics and naturally include the Antenna, Reward Nest, Mouse Hole, and training booklet.
They may not look as good to humans because they may have larger than normal knot holes, cracks, gouges, rounded edges, etc.
If appearance is not a major concern, and you want to save $10.00 off the price of a regular 32″ Natural Scratch please order a 32”cedar second.
You’ll save $10.00, help us use the resource better, and your cat or cats won’t notice.