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DIY Cat Toys
Member Name: cityskyblue
DIY Cat Toys
Disadvantages: Can take a while to work out what they like
This is actually an interesting topic to write about because cats are very difficult to entertain. Forget going to a pet shop looking at the toys and thinking I will buy for my cat she will like that, chances are they wont.
My wife has three cats all different characters, but all tempermental.
There is Bert the eldest and softest does not play with any toys we buy or even make but he will play attack the other cats and chase them arround the house.
There is daisy, she will not play with toys either, but being a loner she will not play with the other cats as she does not like any other cays or most people. But every now and then she will chase her tail.
Then there is Quito(named after a race horse) a pure white cat. Now the only toy he ever played with was a small stuffed spider attached to a stick with a elastic string. He loved this but one day it broke, well I say broke he killed it. So we went off to the shop to get another one for him. We could not get the same colour one but it was a spider he never played with it nor even looked at it.
His favourite toy now is chasing any flying insect that comes into the house, wether it be fly, bee or wasp.
The thing to remember with cats or any pets is that like people they are all different and they all like different things. Cats can be very uppity when they want and if they like it they will play with it, if they dont they will not go anyhere near it. There is no in between with them and they will not even compromise.
So my advice for what cats will play with is basically trial and error, all I know is that what you expect them to play with they wont, and they will play with what you do not expect. They do like to chase string.
One last advice is that to remember that like all members of the feline family they are hunters and so love games that involve chase and catch.
But there is one thing they nearly all love is lying on your knee and being stroked and having all your attention on them.
Toys can cost anything thing from 50p upto £5.00 and chances are they will not play with them so my advice is do not waste your money unless you are 100% certain they will play with it.
They love scratching at things and we spent £20.00 on a scratch post with a bed and do they use it ? of course they do not, they use everting else.
If you alreadt have cats you will know all this and if you do not, do not let what I have said about cat toys put you off getting a cat because in the long run theymake great little pets and my wife would not swap them for anything. In fact she sees them as family.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this and I would like to wish you all the best
Summary: Basically with cats like any pet it is trial and error