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9 Great Cat Toys -- That Were Never Meant to Be Cat Toys

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Our cats seem to play with everything BUT toys.

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Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:01 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Jane K. (10)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:31 am
Nice article, brings back memories. Miss my fur baby.

Suzanne L. (133)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:32 am
Ours like a variety of things. Some are 'real' cat toys and others are bags, boxes or things they just find around the house. TY

Sheila S. (62)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:52 am
Oddly enough, one of my guys has a thing for dirty laundry! He especially enjoys playing with kitchen dish cloth and towel, before they go into the washing machine! He couldn't care less when they are clean and fresh!

Silvija Vlahovec (12)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:57 am
Cats are imaginative enough to play with just about anything, so why spend money on special toys for them?

Kay M. (345)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:01 am
twisties, too.

Julie E. (375)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:45 am
I miss my cats...

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:20 pm
they say Q tips are dangerous for cats to play with although I dont know why so I wont let them play with them or the pony tail bands

michelle l. (41)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:51 pm

Ro j. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
very cool...thanks!

. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:37 pm
When I smoked, my cats loved to play with the empty soft pack. I would twist it, and the loved the cellophane crunching sound.

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:01 pm
Variety is obviously the spiced of life to these cats!!

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:32 pm
So funny. What about your toes in the bed?

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:04 pm
Oh so true! lol!

Sheila D. (26)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:13 pm
Fun article. Thanks Cher. I had a cat many years ago who loved his foil balls. He would take it into the bathtub, where it sounded like thunder when he batted it around. I think part of his strategy was that it couldn't get away if he had it in the tub. Another favorite is the laser light, but only some of my cats like that.

BG Callahan (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:26 pm
My cats rarely "toy", dunno why...They usually settle down into a sort of peace. But...YAY CATSTER!!!!

John Gregoire (282)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:28 am
My ole cat just doesn't play! Our previous tortoiseshell loved to jump into grocery bags and chase little round pieces of pressboard or carton tops!

Ruth C. (263)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:44 am
My kitties play with different things around the house.
My mom's cat loved to play with a spool of thread.

Dianne D. (475)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:50 am
Very true. I put a cardboard box in the middle of the floor and the cats loved it for a couple of hours. When I tried to remove it, they were upset, so I put it back. They aren't playing with it, but apparently thinks it looks nice in front of the TV.

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:19 am
Very true.

Gvapo T. (22)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:49 am
cats... do I need to say more ;)

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:18 pm
My two also love cardboard boxes but will steal anything not nailed down to play with. Their most fun toy in the summer is any unlucky flying insect that manages to get past the screens.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:19 am
Really true, sometimes funny.
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