By Karen from Big Rapids, MI
Don't buy expensive cat toys! Put a marble, a couple paper clips or some dried beans in an empty prescription bottle, put the lid back on, and roll it across the floor. My cat plays with these for hours!
By Becki in Indiana
My cats have as much fun playing with a rolled up ball of old foil or paper as they do with those expensive cat toys.
By Ness from Lakeview, NY
I put a plastic egg shell on the ground for entertainment of my cat.
Hint: Spray catnip (available at pet stores) can bring life back to any cat toy.
By Lynn G
Saving Money on Cat Toys
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My cat likes those little colored mice. To make them even more fun, stick them in your catnip overnight!
My cat sleeps and scratches in a beer box, the ones that hold two 12-packs. The single-color print ones (like corona) are the best because the paper is scratchable (boxes with more than one color are too waxy). We replace it every 1-2 weeks since he loves it so much! And it keeps him from scratching our furniture or shredding our papers. Your local beer distributor should have plenty to spare.
Don't use foil for cats. If they ingest some of it, for some cats it makes them crazy. It effects their brains. We lost a cat due to this. Just wanted to share this thought.
Another good idea, tie a lace to a door knob and a feather on the end of that. Feathers just tossed on the ground is great too.
Cats love sound. For this you will need:
-A plastic cup
If you would like, first decorate the plastic cup. Tie some bells to the string. Make a hole at the center of the plastic cup and tie the string attached to the bell into the cup. Tie some ribbons into some pretty bows for details. Shake the sound cup to your cat. I'm sure this activity will last hours.
My cats are suckers for the mini makeup brushes that come in blush compacts.
In fact, one of mine has figured out where I keep my normal makeup brushes and many mornings I have to remind her that these are mine and I have to hunt around for one of hers before she will let me continue putting on my make up.
You just made my year and the cats year with these cat toys. Way to go ...... 2007. Just got 2 cats Been a while since I had cats and those are the best ideas I have heard period. I like the mittens the best and the egg came second......lol So there you are we just found out the egg doesn't come first always. The best to your family in 2007""
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