Cool Cat Bug Toy

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My cats favorite toy is simple and free to make:

Take a fairly short dowel (about 2 feet long), a knitting needle, or a stick from the yard. To the end, tie a 3 or 4 foot piece of fishline (sewing thread will do in a pinch). At the end of the fishline (or thread), tie just 1 or 2 small pieces of yarn, thread or string (about 4 inches long, but fold it in half to make it 2 inches when it's tied on. (eyelash yarn works best, but any will do)


To play with the cat, simply drag the yarn along the ground. The cat is fooled by the transparent fishline, he can't see the fishline, just the yarn on the end of it. My cat seems to think he's catching bugs. I call it his "Bug Toy". He just loves it!

My favorite cat trick is to drag the yarn along the ground then suddenly raise it about a foot above his head so he'll jump up and catch the "bug" with both paws. This toy will keep him amused for hours and he favors it far above any store bought toy.

One small note: When playing with any cat toy, always be gentle when you pull on the string just in case his little claw might be caught in the toy.

Cyinda from Near Seattle

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By Jeanne 3737 in Augusta Maine (Guest Post)
April 12, 20070 found this helpful

my cats favorite toys are any castoffs,milk covers,toilet paper rolls and pipe cleaners

July 18, 20160 found this helpful

Cats are such cheap dates. Our goes crazy for feathers same premise as above by use a feather. (At Craft store)

By jane (Guest Post)
April 12, 20070 found this helpful

This is a great cat toy BUT please be careful not to let your kitties ingest any kind of string or yarn. It is usually not digestible and will wrap around the intestines and will do great harm.


Just a friendly reminder from a fellow cat person.

By Stngray (Guest Post)
June 6, 20070 found this helpful

That sounds like a good way to exercise my overweight cat.


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