Cat owners; a common term used to refer to the human slaves that live to please, serve and give gifts to cats.
However, these cat recipients are often displeased with these gifts, and opt for the items that aren’t toys, shouldn’t be toys and probably never will be advertised as toys.
So in order to save money and stop wasting your time browsing pet stores looking for the perfect cat toy that doesn’t exist, we have compiled a list of simple “toys” that your royal, egotistical kitty should love, at least for a little bit. Because let’s face it, even if the perfect toy did exist your cat would probably decide it hates it!
Scrunched up… anything:
To cats scrunched up materials are super humorous. Whether it’s the noise, shape or texture we don’t know, but they sure do love it! Scrunch up paper or tin foil and watch your cat have a ball (literally).
In my mind nothing beats some tin foil screwed up tightly into a ball. It’s light, and perfect to push around the place. Many expensive toys have been forgotten about when the foil ball comes out! Says Freddie Mercury the British Shorthair.
This one might not work on every cat, but we guarantee some will fall for it. When your cat is lying down wiggle its tail and watch the amusing events that follow. Your cat may be determined to win against the fluffy beast before it.
Pencils & Drinking Straws:
Pencils and straws work a treat as toys. Hold one end and tap it around your cat until you earn his/her attention. Be sure to supervise so they don’t get eaten!
Nothing beats a cardboard box for fun times!
A simple toy that can keep your cat amused for hours—with or without your participation. If you’re feeling creative and want to step it up a notch, cut holes in the box and poke a pencil in and out of the holes whilst your cat tries to catch it.
An Empty Sticky Tape Roll:
Once your sticky tape roll is empty, give it to your cat! They’re sturdy, roll and are the perfect size for your cat to play with.
Stretchy, amusing and they can fly! There’s bound to be at least one hair tie in every household and due to this they make a simple but effective cat toy. Throw or flick it for your cat to chase. Some may even figure out how to stretch it back and flick it themselves!
An all-time favourite that can keep them busy for hours. Point it at walls, along the ground and back again to help your cat get active. Ensure you NEVER point it at your cat’s face or anyone else’s. They can be harmful so we recommend only using a very low-grade laser light.
I love a laser pen. Chasing red dots is the best! – Bruno the Burmese