Cat toys.

I’m sure anybody who has a cat knows that they can be ridiculously picky about the toys they like — buy them a $5 toy from PetSmart and they play with the plastic wrapper, and so on. I’ve found one toy, though, that has never failed to keep my kitties amused, and you can make it yourself.

Take two pre-made gift bows, peel off the wax paper covering the sticky pads, and stick them together. Crinkle it a little bit to get your cat’s attention, then chuck it down the hall. My cats go absolutely fucking berserk over these things, and they cost me maybe 25c apiece. Strangely, the pre-made crinkly balls don’t do a thing for them; I think it’s because the gift bows I use have loops of material, which gives them something to hook a claw into and send it flying in unpredictable directions.

If you have any other foolproof cat toys, post them below.
best kittah toy ever is a laser pointer
mine also like rubber bands (only use thick ones otherwise they’ll just eat them) and balled up aluminum foil
My cats could care less about laser pointers. They want something they can bite — which probably also rules out aluminum foil, though I hadn’t thought to try that one.
My cat eats plastic bags, hair bands, stringy things hanging off of clothes, and if you don’t feed him dinner, cardboard.

I think that a bow toy would last a total of 2 minutes before it was in his digestive tract. He has one of those stringy things with feathers tied on the end of a stick with a string that he loves though.
Mine has always liked his little toy mice that he carries around all over the place. He likes twisties and rubber bands too.
The plastic tear off thing from milk bottles. Keeps him occupied for hours. Then he loses it under the couch.

My cat eats plastic bags, hair bands, stringy things hanging off of clothes, and if you don’t feed him dinner, cardboard.

I think that a bow toy would last a total of 2 minutes before it was in his digestive tract. He has one of those stringy things with feathers tied on the end of a stick with a string that he loves though.

Time to give that kitty some jerky. The teriyaki flavor is usually a safe bet; it has less salt and isn’t spicy.

Of course, your cat might not like human food like mine do, I dunno. My cats eat cheese, cookies, popcorn, cheesy poofs, etc. Like, if I leave a bag open, I can pretty much expect to walk back into the room ten minutes later and see them crunching away on my snacks. And if I have chicken wings, I can’t keep them off the table until I give them one apiece, and they’ll eat everything, bones included.
I tried giving him a piece of raw pork today thinking that he’d enjoy it. He looked at it, looked at me, smelled it, licked it, looked back at me, and walked away. He’s a strange animal.
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couple bucks at Walgreen’s and I haven’t found a cat yet that doesn’t go ape shit for them

get these

couple bucks at Walgreen’s and I haven’t found a cat yet that doesn’t go ape shit for them

mine only like them if they have a rattle inside – some don’t
also i noticed some places aren’t selling them with real fur on the outside anymore – again the kitties ignore them unless they are packed with catnip or have fur outside + rattle inside

two things get my cats off their furry butts without fail – a certain brand of catnip "kitty can’t cope sack" or my measuring tape (for sewing)
Yeah, my cats could care less about fuzzballs. I’d be interested to see if your cats like gift bows the way mine do, though.

get these

couple bucks at Walgreen’s and I haven’t found a cat yet that doesn’t go ape shit for them

Mine goes crazy when he finds his. But you can throw it at him, and he’ll perk up, and watch you toss it, then go back to licking himself if it wasn’t his idea.
one of mine is happy with a ball of aluminum foil. They both love plastic and paper grocery bags.

mine only like them if they have a rattle inside – some don’t
also i noticed some places aren’t selling them with real fur on the outside anymore – again the kitties ignore them unless they are packed with catnip or have fur outside + rattle inside

two things get my cats off their furry butts without fail – a certain brand of catnip "kitty can’t cope sack" or my measuring tape (for sewing)

they are made with rabbit fur…I yet to find a kittah that didnt go crazy over them

HORRIBLE suggestion. Salmonella is still a danger, and it’s simply not worth the risk.
Day after Easter, chicks are on sale at the feed store for 50 cents apiece.
10 flightless birds, 3 cats and a pitbull.
Not a monkey swordfight, but close.
My cat went NUTS one time when I took a rabbit foot and attached a few feathers to the end connected by pipecleaner. I had it in my room when I went to sleep that night and the cat would not leave me alone. Then i finally threw it out for the cat and it ran all over the house with it all night. it was nuts.

what also works, as said earlier, is the milk tab things you take off when you first open a gallon of milk.

my cats LOVE to chase a ball of aluminum foil. I get the box out and my male siamese is all over my feet yowling and wanting to play with it. Wad it up pretty good into a tight ball and throw it, they will chase it every time. I even had a cat once that would bring it back, lol!!

Time to give that kitty some jerky. The teriyaki flavor is usually a safe bet; it has less salt and isn’t spicy.

Of course, your cat might not like human food like mine do, I dunno. My cats eat cheese, cookies, popcorn, cheesy poofs, etc. Like, if I leave a bag open, I can pretty much expect to walk back into the room ten minutes later and see them crunching away on my snacks. And if I have chicken wings, I can’t keep them off the table until I give them one apiece, and they’ll eat everything, bones included.

i had a cat once that was a watermelon JUNKIE! I would bring one home and start cutting it and he would be under my feet at the counter, stretching all up and begging, yowling like he was just STARVED! He was a really wierd cat though!!
i like to pry the seal-ring off of orange juice jugs. you know, the part that separates from the cap when its first opened? they bounce rather well and are easy to throw/roll

Cats tolerate it a lot better than humans. Keep in mind everything they eat in nature is raw. Just because we don’t have an immunity to salmonella anymore, that doesn’t mean they don’t have one.

You have cats like I do. (Mine are siamese too, actually.) One of ’em will eat anything I eat, and the other likes to play fetch.

You gotta really watch and make sure they don’t swallow this though.
So I noticed today, I can be hanging out with my cat, and even bothering him for his attention, and he won’t want anything to do with me(sometimes). Or he can be sleeping on his pillow in the middle of the living room, ignoring me. As soon as I walk up to my fish tank and start paying attention to the fish, he’s standing on his hind legs, and holding onto me with his front paws to get my attention. It’s hilarious, it’s as though he knows they’re my other pet and wants me to pay attention to him instead of them.
Heh. Cats. Dunno how people end up with dogs instead. Must be a behavioral disorder.
my kittah’s favorite toys are the cardboard strips that are pulled off of fedex envelopes. said toy has become known as "stick", and kittah will run from any corner of the house at any given time if you call out "stick".
milk twisties
twist ties that come on electronics
zip-ties either tied in a loop or straight
the rabbit fur mice with the beads inside are the number one favorite
one of my cats got a hold of my kids rabbits foot and its half munched…eek
they also love those mini wiffle balls.

one cat apparently loves cotton balls. Somehow the cat….don’t know which one….got a hold of a bunch of em. Every morning I’d get up and come down stairs and there’d be cotton balls scattered mysteriously on top of my fish tank canopy. I’d clean em off…throw em away and the next morning there’d be even more up there. Wish I could have caught the culprit on video….I’m sure it would have been funny to watch.

Here are my friends.

I like Audrey. She’s cute. I’m guessing she’s only a year or two old?

get these

couple bucks at Walgreen’s and I haven’t found a cat yet that doesn’t go ape shit for them

Mine love them too. But they always lose them. I pretty much know they lose them under the couch or under the stove/oven/fridge.

Only one of mine likes the thingy from the milk.

BTW nice AV Who is it?

actually Rachel is the baby of the family. She’s about 2…Audrey is about 5 and Little Miss is about 7.

Audrey also likes when you drop a dry spaghetti noodle on the ground….she’ll nab it and run away with it before you can catch her. Its funny.
my kitteh ran away.

but she always liked playing with my sock or battin at the paper as it came out of the printer.
Everything I do has been said already, but my cats (now just one cat ) loved cheese. They’d go more crazy over a bag of taco cheese than catnip.
My previous cat got hit by a car. Right in the middle of summer too, while hunting rabbits every day. One day I was carrying out one of many, many lucky rabbits’ feet he’d left for me, the next I was hearing from neighbors that he’d been hit in the road in the middle of the night. Never even saw the body.
the cats like to take my kiddos toys… the little peices that prob should not be in a package…. well they meow for a few mins then come running down the stairs with fake mini swords and stuff… they then look at us like they have done something really awsome.