These cat toys are easy to make and my cats go crazy over them.
In this video, I will show you how to make a cool, fun, inexpensive cat toy.
Yes, it seems as though you can’t buy your way into the affections of a cat so we must find other ways. It seems to me the way into a cat’s good graces is an exceptionally awesome ear scratch, a warm and lengthy cuddle or a handmade toy. Stepping up my homemade cat toy game, I found some material to give the things I make that annoying to me, but much loved by my kitties (and babies!) crinkle sound.
Everyone makes toys with catnip, and catnip is definitely a cat favorite, but there is another herb that really drives them wild. Valerian takes the mania to a new level and I always add just a pinch to my toys. Don’t go too crazy with the valerian. I once had a cat that loved this herb so much that I would give him a little every time I opened the jar. One day I found him stumbling into walls as if he didn’t see them. I suspect in large doses it may cause seizure-like behavior. So, keep it to just a pinch AND if your kitty suffers from a neurological disorder it may be best to just use the catnip.
DIY Felt Mouse Cat Toy Tutorial from MichaelsMakers Lia Griffith
Here are some household items that make great cat toys:
A tissue box and toilet paper rolls can easily be turned into an inexpensive toy your cat will love. | 26 Hacks That Will Make Any Cat Owner's Life EasierThe video might make this puzzle seem more complicated than it is, but basically it calls for you to take a simple plastic container, cut paw-sized holes in the lid, and add a bell if you’d like to give your kitty something extra to bat at. One of the advantages of this toy is that it will probably last longer than the paper towel roll, and it will encourage your kitty to use problem-solving skills to get at the treats.Here’s a very easy toy to make, and the only items you’ll need are a paper towel roll, some scissors, and some tape. Follow the instructions in the video to make a fun little treat-dispensing ball that your kitty can bat around. This one will allow your cat to use her hunting instincts and challenge her to play for her food, reducing boredom.This may be the easiest food puzzle toy you can make. All you need is an egg carton. That’s it. Put food in the carton and let your cats have at it. You can cut some larger holes if you wish to give your cat a better chance of scooping out the food, or you can simply leave the box open and let your kitty use her paws to bat the food out.The water bottle toy is extremely simple. All it requires is a water bottle with some holes cut into it. Place food in the bottle and let your cat move it around to release the food. Eventually you can decrease the size or number of holes to make it a bit more challenging. This will encourage your cat to use hunting, pouncing, and play skills.Spoil your favorite feline with a few of these easy DIY cat toys. You don't have to be super crafty -- you can find something to make for your cat TODAY! via @leviandrachel