Cat toys are the secret weapon of us lowly human slaves that allow us to placate, distract and generally keep healthy our kitty overlords. Seriously, anyone who has ever been owned by a cat knows you need a whole host of toys and interesting things to keep your cats mentally and physically busy. And keeping them mentally engaged is the key to keeping them out of trouble and keeping your furnishings from being destroyed! Am I right?
As far as cat toys go, the humble cat ball is a standard or "go to" for every cat owner, ever! Who among us hasn't wadded up a ball of paper and tossed it into the fray? And as with all cat toys, that works... for a while. Yes, diversity is the name of the game when it comes to cat balls and we have assembled a collection here that is sure to please your special kitties. Just be sure to rotate access to them. Because as you probably already know, it's the toy NOT ON THE FLOOR that we want!
PETFAVORITES™ Foam Soccer Balls Cat Toys - Pack of 12Rimobul 20 Piece Assorted Color Sparkle Balls My Cat's All Time Favorite ToyEthical Slotted Balls Cat Toy, 4-PackTower of Tracks Ball and Track Interactive Toy for Cats, Fun Cat Game by PetstagesPET SHOW 1.8PETFAVORITES Original Mylar Crinkle Balls Cat Toys - 12 PackWool Ball Toys - Safe for Cats and Small Dogs - 1.5 Inch Felted Wool Cat and Dog Mini Tennis Balls - 6-PackSpot LED Motion Activated Cat BallKONG Naturals Straw Ball Catnip Toy, Colors Vary, 2-Pack
When kitty's bored and all else fails, what do you reach for? The catnip toy, that's what! Remember a little bit earlier when we were talking about cat balls? In desperation, I once even tried filling a bit of crumpled paper with cat nip to keep my kitty occupied. WHAT A MESS! If only I'd had some of these catnip toys on hand I could have avoided vacuuming for at least another day LOL.
OurPets 100-Percent Catnip Filled Chili Pepper Cat Toy, Hot StuffSmartyKat Fish Flop Cat Toy Catnip Crinkle Toys, 3 Toys per package15KONG Naturals Crinkle Fish Catnip Toy, Colors Vary, 2-PackCatnip Pillows Two Pack Crazy CatYeowww Cigar Catnip Toy, SinglesKONG Cat Cozie Kickeroo Catnip Toy (Assorted)Dynamite Catnip Toy Fetch and Bat Toy for Cats, Green Magic Dynamite by PetstagesEmours Cat Catnip Stick Organic Silver Vine Teeth Grinding Chew Toy , 10 Piece Set
Cat Feather Toys
There's just something about feathers that intrigues and engages a cat like nothing else. Perhaps it's the way it wiggles and subtly flutters as you dangle it just out of reach. In any case, we've never seen a cat who could resist swatting at a feathery cat toy tickling their nose! Heck, our Lelu would pretend she couldn't care less about her cat feather toys until they vanished around the corner...
Pro Tip: Dangle a some of your cat feather toys from your cat trees. This makes the cat tree more interesting and encourages your kitty to play (and scratch) on it instead of your furniture!
GoCat Da Bird Pull Apart Rod and Bird Cat Feather Toys, Assorted ColorsKONG Naturals Crinkle Ball with Feathers Cat Toy, Colors Vary, 2-PackPet Fit For Life Multi Feather Teaser and Exerciser For Cat and Kitten - Cat Toy Interactive Cat WandPet Fit For Life Multi Piece Replacement Feathers Pack Plus Bonus Soft Furry Tail For Interactive Cat and Kitten Toy WandsRetractable Wand , Multi Feather Teaser and Exerciser For Your Cat and Kitten - Cat Toys Interactive Cat Wand (8PCS)Etrech 8 Piece Assorted Feather Toy, Retractable Wand Rod with Teaser Catcher, Perfect Teaser for Exercising Kitten or Cat, RedHandmade Natural Feather Cat Toy Da Bird Refills - Interactive Cat and Kitten Toy - 6 PackEthical Pet Products (Spot) CSO2829 Feather Birds Catnip Toy for Cats, Assorted5Pcs Short Rod Interactive Stick Bell Cat Toy,Colorful Feather Rope Teaser Catnip Wand Exerciser Toys With Bell Toy For Kitten
Cat Mice & Animal Toys
Cat mice toys have come a long way since I was a kid. Maybe that says more about me than the pet toy industry but I digress... Today you can get cat mice made of real fur, faux fur cat mice, rattling cat mice, squeaking cat mice and even motorized cat mice! They have become so popular that other animals are getting in on the act. Today you'll find cat bird toys rubbing elbows with cat raccoon toys too.
Penn Plax Play Fur Mice Cat Toys – Mixed Bag of 12 Play Mice with Rattling Sounds – 3 Color Variety PackHartz Just For Cats Kitty Frenzy Catnip Mice Toys - 12 PackOurPets Play-N-Squeak MouseHunter Squeaking Interactive Cat ToyRat Toy, PeachFYE RC Funny Wireless Electronic Remote Control Mouse Rat Pet Toy For Cats Dogs Pets Kids Novelty GiftSmartyKat Chickadee Chirp Cat Toy with Bird SoundsPetlinks Parrot Tweet Touch Activated Cat ToyPetlinks Tweet Thing Cat Toy Wobble Sound ToyOurPets Play-N-Squeak Backyard Collection Squeaking Interactive Catnip Cat ToyEthical Pets Mini Skinneeez Raccoon 14-Inch Stuffingless durable squeaker Dog and Cat Toy.
Cat Treat Dispensers
If your kitty loves kibble or treats one of these cat treat dispenser toys is sure to keep them happily occupied for hours and hours. We have found the trick to successfully engaging your cats with a cat treat dispenser toy long term is to use it for limited periods of time daily. And to pick it up between uses. This keeps it "special" in your kitties mind and they'll be eager to play with it when offered up.
PetSafe Egg-Cersizer Meal Dispensing Cat ToyCatit Treat Ball, BluePetSafe SlimCat Meal Dispensing Cat Toy, BlueCatit Senses 2.0 Digger for CatsKONG Kitty Treat DispenserCatit Design Senses Food MazeKONG Cat Wobbler, Treat Dispensing Toy, PurpleOurPets Play-N-Treat Twin Pack Cat ToyKONG Active Treat Ball Toy for Cats
Finding the right mix of cat toys to keep your kitties happily entertained can be a bit of trial and error. Luckily most cat toys are not very expensive and when you add them to old standbys like open boxes, bags and crumpled paper balls you will build yourself a kitty enrichment arsenal that is sure to keep any cat happy, healthy and out of mischief.