If you’ve known your cat since kittenhood, you may remember a time when she would indiscriminately play with everything in sight. As cats get older they inherently become less interested in playtime and more interested in sleep. Your cat’s inner kitten isn’t gone though, it is merely lying dormant. Check out these 10 toys that wiggle, flutter, and squeak to bring out the playful side in your cat.
1. Cat Dancer Rainbow Cat Charmer
The Rainbow Cat Charmer is such a simple toy, but that’s what makes it so clever. I’ve seen cats go absolutely bonkers over this. One of the best parts of the Rainbow Cat Charmer is that it requires you to be a part of the game. You’re on the other end of the stick controlling which way the Charmer twirls and moves. Engaging in playtime with your cat is a great way to bond.
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2. The Da Bird Super Pack
Not much will bring out the kitten in a cat faster than a toy that acts and sounds like a read bird!
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3. KONG Refillable Catnip Toy
Catnip encourages play in most cats. This toy (which comes in several options other than the beaver I’ve chosen to show here) has a refillable catnip compartment. Plus you can twist it to release the catnip’s oils to really drive your cat nuts.
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4. Hugs Pet Products Whack-A-Mouse
The Whack-A-Mouse is one of the best cat toy ideas I’ve seen in a long time. This one is sure to keep your cat mentally stimulated while she’s playing.
5. Our Pets Original Play-N-Squeak Mouse Hunter Toy
This one will excite your cat with its combination of squeaks and catnip!
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6. Petstages Cheese Chase
You can’t go wrong with a toy that offers two different balls on tracks and a catnip-filled mouse on a string.
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7. The Frolicat Bolt
The Frolicat Bolt is an automated laser pointer toy that can keep your cat playful and frisky while you relax.
8. Bergan Catnip Hurricane
Similar to the Cheese Chase toy above, the Catnip Hurricane features two balls in tracks. Instead of the catnip-stuffed mouse, however, the Catnip Hurricane features a vented area in the center that uses the power of the moving balls to waft catnip into the air.
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9. Catit Senses Super Roller Circuit
The Super Roller Circuit features a ball that lights up when it spins. Your cat will love trying to access the ball through the holes in the track.
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10. SmartCat Peek and Play Toy Box
The Peek and Play Toy Box is both physically and mentally stimulating, encouraging your cat to poke and prod in her attempt to capture the hidden toys.
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