Let’s be real—our fur babies are part of our family, and we want to keep them happy, healthy, and active. Here are 13 gadgets that can help you do all that while keeping your cat safe indoors, no matter what your budget is:

1. Catnip Cyclone Cat Toy


I thought this toy was great until I discovered its secret weapon—and decided it was really great. When the ball is batted around, the catnip in the center gives off its tantalizing aroma.

2. Veggie-Shaped Cat Toys (Made With Organic Catnip)


These are a serious must-have for kitty and human entertainment alike.

3. Laser Pointer

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We still love the classic laser pointer. As they say, “If it ain’t broke …”

4. Cat Grass


It may help your cat’s digestion—and it looks snazzy by the window, too!

5. DIY Toilet Paper Roll Rings


This toy is free and takes only about a minute to make. What more could you (or your kitty bestie) ask for? Simply cut the toilet paper roll into multiple rings, and your cat will get to batting them around in no time.

6. The Refined Feline Cat Clouds Cat Shelf


By installing this two-tiered shelf on the wall, you’ll be enabling your furry little ones to lounge in high places, which boosts their confidence and makes them feel safe. The shelf’s padding is magnetically attached and can be easily replaced. Oh, and they look cuter than cat trees.

7. SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post


These right here are the perfect complement to the above shelves because a cat tree serves a dual purpose: as a scratcher and a perch. If you invest in the shelves and a good scratching post, that would look a lot better than a huge cat tree.

8. Fresh Breath Mint Stick


Cats aren’t known for their nasty breath, but if they have even a hint of it, this minty toy will freshen it up. It helps keep their teeth clean, too.

9. Cat’s Meow Undercover Mouse Exercise Toy


I always love moving my hand around under the covers and watching my cat chase it. This toy uses the same concept, and my friend tells me her cat absolutely loves it!

10. SmartScoop Self-Scooping Litter Box


A self-cleaning litterbox? Ummmmmm … YES, PLEASE!

11. YouTube

I love easy answers to questions like “How do I entertain my cat when I’m away from home?” Just type in “cat entertainment” on YouTube, and you’ll find tons of videos of birds and other creatures to help you solve this puzzler.

12. Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain


If you don’t already have a water fountain for your kitty, you need to drop what you’re doing and get one. Running water makes drinking more appealing to kitties, and we know how important water is to their general health and to their kidneys in particular.

13. Cat Amazing Treat Maze & Puzzle Game


Food puzzles stimulate cats mentally and physically while feeding them at the same time. Look at how these cats are gettin’ it!

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For more ways to entertain your kitty, check out our cat leash training guide!


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