If you think your attention span is off, your pet cat has it a thousand times worse. Why else would they dart around your house aimlessly with glazed eyes like some kind of a madman? You can just live with their weirdness if you wish, however, it’s a lot easier to deal if you actually play with your cat.
There are way too many toys for cat lovers to choose from out there, which is why we consulted Amazon to find out what the best-selling cat toys are and what makes them so appealing.
Here’s that very list so you can figure out how to keep your furry buddy from destroying your valuables.
1) Skittercritters catnip mice
Catnip mice are a classic favorite for most felines, so if you’re just starting to buy toys this is a good one to get. The three pack is handy whether you have only one cat or several, and you’ll be surprised to see how just much fun your pets can have with an inanimate object.
$2.03 on Amazon
2) Cat Charmer Wand
You haven’t truly lived as a pet owner until you’ve seen the look in a cat’s eyes when you are waving this thing at them. Your cat will absolutely love it so dearly it will eventually claw it to shreds, which is no big deal since they’re so cheap in the first place.
Price on Amazon: $6.96
3) Cat Catcher Teaser Wand
This cat toy relies much less on the swerve factor and more on dangling, but cats love both, so it’s really up to you which will keep your cat most active. (Or if you aren’t able to decide, just splurge and get both for less than $15.) This one is made of wire, so it may hold up longer than the ones made of feathers or fabric.
Price on Amazon: $7.49
4) Purrfect Arch Self-Groomer
Grooming your cat can be a tough job if it doesn’t care for the feel of a brush, but this self-groomer can help to solve that problem. Use it as is, or you can spray a bit of catnip on it and watch them rub all over it. Less hair for you to clean up!
Price at Amazon: $16.37
5) Mylar Balls
Cats need things to scratch in order to sharpen their claws, since it’s their instinct to have them ready to go to defend themselves in the wild. This can be quite frustrating if their item of choice is your door frames or table legs. Give them a solid scratcher, kinda like this one, if you’d like to avoid that problem.
Price on Amazon: $5.79
6) Incline Scratcher Cat Toy
Cats need things to scratch to sharpen their claws, since it’s their instinct to have them ready to go to defend themselves in the wild. This can be frustrating if their item of choice is your door frames or table legs. Give them a solid scratcher, like this one, if you’d like to avoid that problem.
Price on Amazon: $5.79
7) Weazel Ball
Thanks to the help of an AA battery, this particular ball will roll itself all over your house, dragging a furry weasel in tow. Your cats will be intrigued, and the weasel will soon be decimated, but it kept them from clawing your curtains and sofas for a few hours, right?
Price on Amazon: $6.45