Where Can You Find Cat Toys on the Cheap?
You can find cat toys on the cheap in interesting places or you can make them. Dollar Stores, Baby Stores, Arts & Crafts Stores, Hardware Stores, and Sports Stores are just some of the places you can find cat toys on the cheap or the parts to make them yourself.
Here are 3 Great Cat Toys on the Cheap…
– Supplies needed: A new, unsharpened pencil, a 12-18 inch piece of string, ribbon or wool, a 2 foot long piece of wool, optional staples, glue and/or tape. First take the 2 foot piece of wool and cut it into ten 2 inch pieces which will leave one 4 inch piece. Lay all the 2 inch pieces next to each other, then gather them up and tie the 4 inch piece securely around the center. Now tie your long piece of string, ribbon or wool to the wool toy. Next tie the other end to the pencil. If you use staples to secure to pencil make sure you cover it with tape so there are no sharp edges. Electrical tape, or duct tape work well. Remember to inspect toys every time you use it for wear. Hold the pencil end and make the toy dance. Great exercise!
Balls, Balls and more Balls
– Ping pong balls are great. They are light weight so they don’t make much noise and don’t damage things. Golf balls are sturdier but make more noise and could cause damage. Tin foil rolled up into a ball works well as does a crumbed up piece of paper. Stay away from plastic, some cat eat it.
– Supplies needed: A baby sock or bootie, a small amount of pillow stuffing, loose catnip, scissors, needle and thread. First you need to alternate placing small amounts of stuffing and catnip until the sock is almost full. Then sew the top closed. Done!!! The hardest part is keeping your cat away while you are trying to make it!
– With any toy you need to watch what your pet does with it. If they are able to put a hole in it or break off pieces, you need to fix it or throw it away. Just because a toy is expensive does not mean it is safe. If you use booties like the ones in the above illustration, you need to either remove the laces or secure them.
I hope you and your cat find these ideas pleasurable.
~ Karen ~
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