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If you’re a cat parent, you will agree that cats can entertain themselves with anything. They’re extremely curious about their surroundings and will take every opportunity to explore. You adore your cats and spend huge sums of money on their needs, including toys that excite your feline friends. Let’s be honest though, some of these toys can make your pockets lighter. What if you could find a way to keep your cats entertained without having to spend on buying expensive toys from the pet store? Check out these easy-to-make toys that are sure to interest your feline friends without burning holes in your pocket.
Pick some feathers while on your walks outside and tie the feathers to a string at home. You can make several such pairings to have multiple strings or tie several feathers to one string to make it more exciting for your cats. Run around the house with these flying feathers and watch your cats go crazy trying to catch them. This underrated toy is guaranteed to excite even the laziest of cats into action.
Peek-a-boo cardboard box
Few things in the world go as well together as cats and boxes. If you have old cardboard boxes from deliveries, you can turn them into toys for your cats. Cut holes of different sizes into the boxes and keep your cats guessing about which of the holes your hand will pop out of. Pop-out a feather or toy through the holes to avoid getting scratched.
They root for jute
Cats love scratch pads because it helps them exercise their instinctive desires to sharpen their claws. If you have old jute items lying around or want to grab some jute strings, you can make your very own scratchpad or pole at home and avoid buying the exorbitantly priced scratch pads. Lining cardboard boxes with jute or wrapping the legs of furniture with jute creates the perfect scratchpad. You can add toilet rolls to make it look more interesting and give them more surfaces to scratch.
Pack a sock
Cats love toys that allow them to pretend like they’re hunting prey. While your feline friends may be indoor cats, they haven’t lost their instincts to hunt. Set aside old socks and stuff them with old paper or cloth. You can exercise your creativity by molding the stuffed sock into the shape of prey, mice being the easiest. Once you’ve created the perfect stuffed mouse, use a string or tie it to a stick and let your cat chase it around the house to catch it. Bring out your inner artist – it’s time to save on cat toys!