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Most cats love to play with balls. Since it is a cheap toy, you
can buy it in bulk quantities. Toy balls come in many varieties
and chances are that your cat will love any one of them. Some
cats prefer one kind of ball so much that the others are ignored.
A few cats play favorite with a few balls but are okay to have an
occasional play-time with other kinds of balls too.
Sparkle and Sponge balls
Sparkle balls are popular among a majority of cats. These are
colorful and bright pom pom tots which have little bits of tinsel
sticking out of them. These balls grab the eye of the cat as the
tinsel sparkles in the available light. These balls are quite
light when compared with similar products like a bouncy ball. A
sparkle ball makes no sound when a cat plays with it. This is a
boon if you like a quiet house while you work. Your cat will love
to play with a sparkle ball. The product is good for humans as
your feet will not hurt if you step on them. Since they are
cheap, it does not matter if the ball gets lost. You can easily
buy a new one.
Sponge balls have all the advantages of sparkle balls except the
flashy part. This ball, however, has one advantage over the
sparkle ones: they can be thrown. The sparkles are too light to
be sent flying to a distance. Both types can safely be stepped
upon without any repercussions on the sole of your feet. Do note
that cats are not dogs. Unlike canines, the felines do not play
fetch. You may throw the ball to a far corner of the room, but
you may have to walk there to retrieve the ball yourself. Your
cat may completely ignore the ball.
Feather tails and ball tracks
Buy a feather tail attached balls your cat loves feathers. The
ball has a small string like objects which appear like tails on
them. Although multiple choices exist when it comes to this ball,
buy a battery operated one. It will move by itself and is an
excellent alternative for remote controlled battery operated
toys. The latter looks like a mouse and whets the cat's
curiosity. Another toy takes the shape of an interactive ball
which has a tail. You have no compulsion to take the
remote-controlled toy. Buy the battery operated-but-no-remote
cheaper alternative. Your cat will love it. Many cats prefer ball
track toys and owners too. The reason? They are well-built and
affordable. It is also hard for the cat to lose this kind of
ball. The problem is many opinionated cats may not like them. If
you have not bought one for your cat, buy it and see whether your
kitty likes it.
4 Ways to Turn Holiday Trash Into Day-After Cat Toys
One of the few drawbacks of a holiday like Christmas is the
garbage accumulated after we open all of our lovely gifts.
However, we here at PetCareRx hate the thought of anything going
to waste, so we came up with a few crafty ideas on how to
re-purpose that holiday trash into something special for
RELATED STORY: Creative and Homemade Cat Toys
Instead of recycling all those boxes under the tree, how about
this year you turn them into something a little more awesome?
With a little bit of glue, a pair of scissors, and some masking
tape, you can take what would otherwise have been a trip to the
recycling bin and turn it into the fortress
your cat has always dreamed of! Too bad you can’t make one
2. Gift Bags
Rather than using these bags for holding glass bottles or other
kinds of refuse, if you sprinkle a little
catnip on the bottom of the bag, you are sure to have a
much better time watching your cat rustle around. Looks like this
time the cat stays in the bag!
3. Wrapping Paper
Typically, all this decorative wrapping paper usually just ends
up in the trash. How about this year trying to twist it into
something fun? Just cut a strip, roll it up, and pull it, and you
can take that useless mass of paper and turn it into a spiraled
toy. Springy and fun, your cat will chase around this toy for
days (although it will probably only last a couple days as well).
4. The Tree
Heaven knows that tree isn’t getting any fresher, so while it
still has some life left in it, why not let your cat have that which they have been
pining for (no pun intended) since that evergreen showed
up in the living room. Cut off the top of the tree and let them
pretend that a bit of the great outdoors has been put in the
hallway just for them.
NOTE: Make sure you keep an eye on your cat whenever they are
playing with their new toy, just to make sure they are being
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