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Super Easy Cat Toy

Here's the BEST cat toy in the world and you'll only need 3 simple things to make it. A dowel, stick or a long knitting needle, a piece of fish line and some yarn. Take the dowel or stick and to the end, tie on a piece of fishing line about 4 feet long (since fishline is transparent, the cat won't see it). Then to the end of the fishline, tie a short piece of eyelash yarn (or several strands of any yarn) these should be small, only about about 3 or 4 inches long. This toy will resemble a fishing pole with a "worm" on the end of it.

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Now when you play with your cat, "drag" it across the floor. My cat thinks he's chasing a bug running across the floor. And him being the great hunter he is, he just loves this "bug on a line" toy and refuses to play with any other toys. It's so cute, he gets down in his stalking position and just waits until the bug (the piece of eyelash yarn) goes around the corner where he can't see it, and he can wait no longer, (he actually shakes with anticipation!) Then "pounce" he's got it! (his bug on a line). He could play this game forever. And, since the weather has been nice recently, we've been playing "Catch the bug" outside in the grass instead of inside and he even likes this even better!

By Cyinda from near Seattle

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July 15, 20080 found this helpful

Sounds like a fun toy but be very carefull when allowing your cat to play with any kind of string or yarn. If swallowed it can become tangled in the intestines and cause sickness or even death. I was advised by my vet to avoid all toys containing string or rubber bands.

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July 15, 20080 found this helpful

You are right about the dangers of yarn & string around animals (if they swallow it) But there is only one piece of eyelash yarn on this toy & that's tied on to the end of the fishline with many sturdy knots & I keep a good eye on him to make sure he doesn't swallow it...

We can't lock our pets in glass houses & never play with them either... I quess we could say "They could choke on a piece of food... Maybe we should never feed them!"

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