Check out These Do It Yourself Cat Toys
Trying to save some cash? Why not try to make DIY cat toys? Cats love to play and interact, so having a selection of toys is always going to go down a treat. Most cats of all ages like some form or play an interaction. You don't have to break the budget either.
Homemade scratching poles
Cats are notorious scratchers
. They will claw, often at furniture, to remove the dead layer of their outer claw, to mark territory and for fun. Rather than having them shred up your couch, you can provide a scratching pole. Some of the poles on the market are quite expensive. However, you can purchase some thin rope and wind it around the leg of a chair or the stairs of a small stepladder. Get creative!
Runways and boxes
If you have ever had an empty box in your home, there’s a good chance you cat has sat in it. Cats love sitting in boxes, climbing high and going into unusual spaces. This is how the feel safe and they love to explore. You don’t need to splurge on the top-notch cat runways. Go to a supermarket and ask for spare boxes. You can easily create a runway for cats by connecting boxes (a good quality tape will do). Also, places individual boxes around the house and garden – your cat is sure to jump in them.
Cats are natural hunters. That’s why they like to pounce and swipe at toys. It's also great exercise for your cat
. There are simple ways you can create toys for your furry feline. Toilet rolls can be transformed by attaching a piece of ribbon to it. Dangle or pull along for a fun hunting toy. Old t-shirts can be cut up and ties into bows for a throw toy. You can add a small bell for extra fun. A thin rod with feathers attached to the end will provide hours of fun. All supplies are inexpensive from craft stores.
Providing play and engagement for your cat doesn’t have to be expensive. Try this simple ideas to give your cat hours of entertainment, and save your pennies.