Toys for Cats -- Catnip and Beyond
Catnip Can Be a Cat's Best Friend
Catnip is good, but of course, a cat's human is a cat's best friend. And then there are all of the toys for cats that tend to accumulate when there's a cat in the house.
Cat toys are abundant. Pet stores and grocery stores carry all sorts of goodies to take home for kitty. But what cat toys do cats like best? Well, that depends on each cat.
My resident expert on cat toys, Scarlett O' Hairy, likes just about anything with fresh catnip in it or that has a strong odor, like fresh spices. After I brush her, she gets a treat or some catnip. Reward!
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Catnip Toys for Cats
Many cats, but not all, love catnip. The smell drives them crazy. I love watching a cat play with a fresh catnip toy. When those back legs get moving, you know they're in kitty heaven on earth!
Make Your Cat Toys with Catnip
- Sock Fish - Martha Stewart Pet Projects
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- JuxtaPoser - Quick and Easy Kitty Toys
My kitties love to wrestle with humans- feet, hands, whatever- and feel that they have the right to do so without invitation. To help break them of this habit, I got some cheap stuffed animals and placed catnip in their tummies. I thought that might
Catnip - Scarlett Likes It Straight from the Bag
I sprinkle catnip on our tile floor, and Scarlett eats it then rolls in it then finds something to claw (like the carpet or the couch) and then she chills.
I've also made catnip toys for Scarlett (and some other nice kitties) using felt, small plastic bags (to hold the catnip), and catnip.
Scarlett napping on the couch. Is it time to wake up and play?
Cat Trees for Climbing
Cat trees are great, especially if you have more than one cat. The bigger the better to let them each have their own spot. Some cat trees come with a toy or two, which makes the climb even more fun!
This string is so elusive.
Ball Cat Toys - Give your kitty something to do while you're away
Singing Cats - Vintage Christmas Postcard by ScarlettOhairy
Cat Dancer - Get your kitty up and moving
I've read that play for cats takes the place of hunting. Since most cats don't have to earn their keep these days but have humans who pour food into their bowls, having a few cat toys that will get your cat up and at 'em is a good idea.
Cat, dog tired.
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