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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Toysday Tuesday

Because we all know that some of us cats wouldn't be seen dead playing with expensive shop bought toys. Here's some tips for cheap and cheerful cat entertainment.
  • Paper (not plastic) bags without handles are great for pouncing on and hiding in.

Clementine from Life Frome A Cat's Perspective has a great demostrative post here.

  • Catnip stuffed and sewn into an old sock will make most cats delirious with happiness

Father Tom from Whisker Messages From A Chruch Cat has a wonderful post about catnip stuffed socks here.

  • Plastic shower curtain rings are fun either on their own, linked to others or tied to a piece of string and hung in an inviting spot.

  • Reflected sunlight, such as from a watch or piece of jewellery, gives cats something to chase without you barely having to move! A torch beam is also great for this purpose.

  • The tubes inside paper towels or toilet rolls will keep a cat happy.

  • 'Fetch' isn't just a game fir dogs; cats love it too. A ball of foil will make a satisfying noise, too.

  • Any ball will satisfy a cat, although those with holes in will help the cat to carry the ball more easily. An empty bathtub provides a fascinating arena for a cat with its ball.

These tips and more are available from Cats Micellany by Lesley O'Mara

Have fun!

Thomas O'Toole, Charlie O'Marley and Lola Fannola x


  1. Me and Simba like playing in the bath. I love balls, but I love my mousie bestest. I play fetch with him lots :)xx

  2. Woof! Woof! Did you say fetch ... I'll play with you.
    Lots of Golden Thanks for your blogversary wishes. Delighted to be bloggie friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. We'd much rather play with things that were never intended to be cat toys! Ernie loves his milk ring the best!


  4. our favorites are ribbons that fabric was tied together with or pajama strings.

  5. We've did a lot of these things but the shower curtain rings is a great new idea for us and we will be trying it for sure.
    This was a great post! I am always trying to entice my two senior guys to play.

  6. Jimmy loves to play with cotton swabs. They used to be in a container on the bathroom counter but I have to keep them in the cupboard.

  7. ping pong balls are big hits over here.

  8. All of us love a simple box.

  9. Fleece strips tied in a knot with catnip in the middle!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mom,being lazy, buys them at the Vet's for $1.50each. (supports local cat group) :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  10. mol! that's us all over :)

    good ideas! The other day we were having so much fun with the plastic ring from a milk carton! OUr mom just rolled her eyes cause we usually ignore the cute (and expensive) toys she buys for us :D

    we also like ping pong balls, the whiffle practice golf balls, and rings cut from cardboard rolls.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  11. great ideas! I have also used the nylon knee highs as an option to putting catnip in a sock. It is easier for the cat to smell the catnip through the nylon :)


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