Cat Toys Buying Guide

Cats absolutely need toys . You may be thinking, "I don't need to buy my cat toys . After all, they don't have toys in the wild." Think about it. Do you really want your cat's behaviour emulating that of a wild cat? Cats need toys to get out their aggressive hunting instincts. Investing in cat toys will prevent a lot of scratches; without cat toys, you are your cat's toy.

The Basics of Cat Toys

  • Never let your feline buddy play with small or sharp objects like paper clips ,milk  jug rings, dental floss ,ribbons , or yarn . Look for toys that cannot be eaten, choked on, or break off in small pieces. Don't let your cat play in plastic bags!
  • Interactive toys , such as a ball  attached to a stick on an elastic string, are a great idea for bonding with your cat. Make sure not to leave interactive toys around; cats can bite off the string and possibly choke on feathers.
  • Active toys , such as a bouncy ball , are awesome for high energy cats and kittens. Sick of your cat running high speed from room to room and leaping from shelf to shelf? Try throwing a bouncy ball. It might take awhile, but chances are your little ball of energy will eventually curl up for a catnap. Peace at last.
  • You don't have to spend a fortune on cat toys. Let your cat play in a paper bag with the handles cut off. They'll spend hours "hiding" in the bag. Other household items that make great cat toys are large shower curtain rings  (try connecting a few to create a chain), empty soda can  boxes, cardboard boxes (make sure there isn't any tape or staples on it), empty cardboard tubes from paper products , a long sock  with a knot in it (you have no idea how entertaining many cats find this) and ping pong balls .
  • Many cats enjoy a comforting toy to curl up with. Try giving your cat a stuffed animal  (make sure there are not any small pieces that could be chewed off and swallowed).!
Play With Me!

Bounce and Pounce Toys 

Catnip Toys 

Toys on Strings 

Interactive Toys 

Squeaky Toys 

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