How to Make the Most Awesome Present for Your Cat

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Posted January 19, 2012 by peta2 staff

Aside from rolling around on catnip sprinkled on the floor and hiding in cardboard boxes, my kitties love one of my all-time fave DIY cat toys.

These toys take about five minutes to make and are very inexpensive, so no bad feelings when they get shredded to bits. ;)

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Materials
Baby socks (newborn socks work best)
Polyester stuffing
Dried catnip
Small jingle bells (available at most craft or fabric stores)
A needle and some upholstery thread or adhesive Velcro

Instructions

  • Stuff half the baby sock with polyester stuffing and catnip.
  • Place a bell in the sock.
  • Stuff the other half of the sock with polyester stuffing and catnip.
  • Sew the sock shut using upholstery thread, and make sure that when you tie off the thread, you a have a nice sturdy knot that won’t come undone.
  • Give to your cats and watch them roll around like crazy and play with their new present.

 

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  • 1184 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    HERE IS ANOTHER TOY IDEA FOR YOUR CAT: Take a very long length jute (about the thickness of lightly bulky knitting yarn) and wrap it tightly around a pencil or wooden dowel (like curling long hair on tiny rollers, should anyone remember how to do that!) Secure the ends with clothes pins or elastic bands. Now, soak the entire package in water until it is well saturated and place it on a towel on the radiator to dry (if you have the sort of radiator that permits this). when it is dry, pull out the dowel and tie a tiny fake mouse on one end. Hang the long, jute “spring” in a door frame so that it dangles several centimeters above your kitty’s head. When she “pounces” on it, the curly jute will allow her to run with her prey a bit, then it will spring back and bounce about in a very lively and animating way! The springiness lasts for weeks. When it stretches out again, just re-wrap and resoak and dry it. For extra springiness, you can also attach several inches of elastic to the top portion of the jute.

  • 1185 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awe! that looks like my cat!

  • 1185 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t have a cat, but what my dog LOVES is when you smear peanut butter inside a cereal box, so he has to chew it. He spends hours trying to get every bit! He also likes rawhides (which my dad gets for him, not me obviously)

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