Cats love to run around and play, and can do so for hours before resting. They are easily amused with cat toys, and will not know whether you bought them a toy or made them one yourself. So why not take a moment or two to make your own toy for your kitty?
It is not too hard to come with ideas for homemade cat toys, as cats will play with almost anything. Especially if it rolls, makes noise, or has string on it. It is amazing how the simplest things can entertain cats for hours, isn’t it?
If you are looking for an idea or two for making your cat toys, then here are two different ideas that involve the simple things cats love.
Noisy Ball Cat Toy.
Plastic egg from a store toy machine.
A few small beads.
1. Do you know those toy machines at the store, where you stick a few coins in and out comes the prize in a small plastic egg like container? Get a prize from one of those machines and keep the plastic egg. Be sure to keep the top as well.
2. Take a few small beads and put them inside of the plastic egg.
3. Put the top on the egg and shut it tight.
4. Shake the toy up so that the cat hears the beads rolling around inside. Then you can toss the toy and let it roll. The cats will chase it and bat at it.
You now have a noisy cat ball that will attract your kitty to chase it and play.
Ribbons On A Stick Cat Toy.
A stick that is long and strong enough for the cat to grab.
A few long pieces of ribbon.
1. Get a few pieces of long ribbon, it can be three or four pieces (or less if desired). Thick enough for the cat to play with, but thin enough to easily knot. You also need a stick that is long enough for the cat to play with without hurting you, and strong enough for the cat to grab without breaking. You can probably find a stick in various stores, whether it is a piece of wood or a plastic toy. Just be sure that it is not harmful to you or your kitty cat.
2. Tie the ends of the ribbon pieces near the end of the stick (but not close enough for the cat to pull the ribbon off). You can double knot the ribbon pieces if you would like to.
3. Hold the other end of the stick. Shake and move the stick around, allowing the cats to chase the ribbon pieces and try to grab them.
4. You can even leave the toy on the floor with the other cat toys, so that they can still play with the ribbon.
You now have a ribbons on a stick toy that your kitty will love to try and grab and chew on.
Now you have two homemade cat toys to provide your little kitty with hours of fun. They are inexpensive and easy to make, and will not take much time in doing so. In fact, these cat toys are so simple, you can even make more than one of each if you would like to.
You can save money on store-bought cat toys and still entertain your kitty as well. Your cat will love playing with their new homemade cat toys.