Search Add New Question My cat has a weird love of drinking straws. He likes the air blown out of them. He loves the vents, the fan. Anything. Is there a toy that we could make or buy to satisfy this? wikiHow Contributor Try using candy dispensers that have a little fan on them, just be sure to remove the candy first. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 14 How many hours per day should I play with my cat? wikiHow Contributor You should play with your cat about an hour a day. Spread the time out and leave 15-30 minutes of play for the end of the day. This will ensure that your cat will be tired and sleep throughout the night. If you want to play with your cat more, go ahead, but don’t bother your cat constantly to play. Just play when he wants to play. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 9 Is it a problem if I leave a broom with the cat? Alittlesworld It can be if your cat eats the small fibers on a broom. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 8 How many times should I bathe a cat? wikiHow Contributor You generally don’t need to bathe a cat. Cats clean themselves and usually hate to be bathed. You can do it in an extreme situation where your cat gets exceptionally dirty and it can’t be cleaned effectively by other means. But usually some pet bath wipes should do the job fine. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 4 I saw a YouTube video of a cat playing with a balloon. Can I use a balloon as cat toy? wikiHow Contributor Cats can play will blown up balloons, but when they pop they tend to frighten our furry friends. If they do pop a balloon, make sure to clean the remains up as soon as possible. Cats tend to like chewing on plastic, and the small pieces of balloon can cause them to choke. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 7 When I give my cat a toy, he turns nasty and growls, and runs away to hide. Why is he like this? wikiHow Contributor He could be grumpy, or old, or in some kind of pain or discomfort. Watch his behavior, how he moves, and take note of his urination and defacation habits. Anything out of the ordinary should prompt a veterinary visit to check for a condition that could be causing his grumpiness. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 14 Can I use bottlecaps as a toy for kittens? wikiHow Contributor I wouldn’t recommend it as the edges can be sharp and the kitten could hurt itself. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 4 Is there a toy I can make out of yarn or string? wikiHow Contributor Most cats/kittens would like just playing with a string that’s being dragged across the floor. But be careful, if the string is too thin, the cat can choke. Always put the string away when finished with it. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2 Can older cats play with toys too? wikiHow Contributor Many older cats still find a lot of joy playing with toys, however they tend to lose interest faster. You may have to find creative ways to keep your cat motivated to play. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 1 Can I play fetch with my cat? wikiHow Contributor If your cat likes to play fetch with you, then yes! Many cats love it. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0 Show more answers
Not interested in investing in another cat toy that your pet may just look at once and then turn his or her nose up to? You can easily make your own fishing pole cat toy. Think about how people used to make fishing poles or the things you used as a kid to make one. A long stick, some string and something attached to the end. A toy can be that simple. An inexpensivecatnip toy is probably your best bet, although feathers work well too. Some inventive owners even tie kitty’s favorite treat to the end of the string. The key is to encourage your cat to exercise. This is vital to his or her health, especially in a climate where many owners keep their pets inside for safety reasons, and the cats get little physical movement. You can even purchase fishing lures with feathers and fun items at your local Wal-Mart. Just be very cautious that the lure does not have any hooks in it that might harm your cat. Most will have hooks, so you may have to search to find the ones that are hook free. The craft area is another good place to locate feathers and string to make your fishing pole.
Cats love a good fishing pole cat toy and will often follow their owner through the house chasing after the item on the end of the string. You may just enjoy seeing your cat swat, leap and dance around trying to catch the feather or toy attached to the end of the fishing pole. Your cat might also need a little extra movement because he or she is a fat cat. Either way, a fishing pole cat toy can meet your needs, provide hours of exercise and lots of entertainment.
Cat and kitten toys, teasers, and more! Come to Petco for a selection of cat toys that will bring you both closer together. Besides being a lot of fun for both pet and parent, playtime is essential to the health and happiness of cats and kittens. Petco can help support the love you have for your feline with a variety of interactive cat toys. Some cat and kitten toys can even help provide two care needs at once, including self-grooming, dental health, and more. If your pet needs a little incentive to get in the game, there are many catnip filled cat toys available. Some are refillable, while others can be replaced as your feline loses interest. And because everyone loves a classic, there’s an ever growing and changing selection of themed mice cat toys. If you’re looking for another way to engage your pet’s drive to hunt, laser pointer cat toys can be used for hours of exercise and fun. For a more analog option, consider enticing your feline with a feathered teaser toy. And although your cat may never fetch, a rolling ball is sure to catch their interest. It’s easy to see that the best cat toys encourage bonding time between you and your pet. Regular interaction with cat or kitten toys encourages your pet to feel more comfortable with you, as they engage their mind and release stored energy. Many interactive cat toys are designed for use both indoors and out, so no matter where your feline frolics, they can take their favorite toys with them. A wide selection of the best cat toys are available at Petco, so you can keep your favorite feline feeling engaged and satisfied in their day of running, pouncing and playing.
Fishing Pole Teaser KONG Active cat toys promote healthy exercise and fulfill cats’ instinctual desires to chase, hunt and capture. Variety is the name of the game with the KONG Fishing Pole Teaser. Not only does the pole adjust to create a variable challenge, the ball can be removed and replaced with other KONG cat toys. No two games will be the same! Removable ball makes Teaser compatible with many KONG Cat toys Retractable pole creates easy movement and variable challenge Catnip and feathers entice play Do you have a question or comment about one of our products? Contact us; we’d love to hear from you.
Warnings Don’t use plastic bags as toys. Cats can get caught in the handles, suffocate if they put their head inside the bag, or choke on small pieces of plastic they bite or scratch off of the bag. Cats that get caught up in the handles of a bag (plastic or otherwise) can end up dragging the item around, lose balance and tumble over, maybe down stairs or off a high ledge. Cat play should always be supervised when offering them small objects, string, or other items that can be potentially swallowed, bitten to pieces or that can cause tangling. Do not give your cat toys that he will chew on unless he is supervised. Make sure that your cat cannot eat the pieces of the toy that he pulls off. For instance, rubber bands are easily eaten and can kill your pet by causing an intestinal blockage. Don’t use anything with chocolate, soda, coffee or tea on it. The caffeine and the chocolate is toxic to cats. Because using a light as prey doesn’t give kitty a solid object to catch, he/she may feel frustrated. It is a good idea to use a combination of light and a solid cat toy when involving light in your cat’s playtime. Watch for claws! Even the most gentle and loving cat can get carried away when excited, so don’t get your hands too close during playtime. If you do, wash with an antiseptic rinse immediately and bandage. If you feel sick or feverish, see your doctor. String or thread can be swallowed, so never leave it about and never allow play with such items without supervision. If string reaches the intestinal tract, it can function as a knife on the intestinal walls and create a life-threatening situation. Cats have required surgery or have died from swallowing string and thread. (Keep your sewing and craft items away from cats because they can eat it and get killed by doing so.) Do not let a cat play unsupervised with a toy dangling from a string that has been tied to something. There is a risk of the object becoming wrapped around the cat’s neck and strangling her. Avoid using items that bleed dye easily. The cat’s saliva when chewing and biting will cause the dye to leach into their mouth and all over your carpet and furnishings. Pick up all toys of a potentially harmful nature (string, rubbery items, etc.) before ceasing supervision. Toys that can be left around include things like toilet rolls, scratching posts, boxes and well stitched soft toys, etc.