Many pet owners assume cats are solitary creatures who would rather be alone, but in reality they still need love, attention and a lot of activity to stay happy. While you should also invest in toys that encourage bonding between you and your cat, these options are just as fun when cat toys for indoor cats’re away. Here are the best toys for your cat when they are home alone.
The Trixie Cat Toy is a toy with pedigree. Developed by author Helena Dbalý, who literally wrote the book on feline play, it’s tailor-made to keep cats entertained for hours. Just stick a few pieces of kibble inside, and watch your kitty swat, paw, and strategize their way to a tasty treat. Owners mention that it’s well-constructed and surprisingly heavy, keeping cats from dragging it around when they play. Others add that it’s been indispensable when it comes to keeping their feline friends from gulping down their food too quickly. This Easyology toy is practically a steal for all that you’re getting. Watch as your cats bat around the colorful balls that fill this three-level tower, eagerly following their movement.
The smart design also means that it can be enjoyed by multiple cats at once, making it an especially good deal for multi-cat homes. Owners say that the balls can be easily popped in and out of the tracks, and that it’s a joy to watch cats bop away with abandon. It’s pretty straightforward: Fill the plastic egg with some kibble, and your cat will move it around as it tries to get food out of one of its tiny holes. Fluffy gets wise to the idea.
Ah, the scratcher — a perpetual mainstay in the world of cat toys, and an absolute essential if you’re worried about your furniture staying intact. This scratcher from YOUTHINK takes a step beyond the standard approach. Owners say the material is stronger than expected, with minimal debris— although, some add, their cats like sleeping on it just as much as they enjoy getting their scratching fix out. Continue to 5 of 9 below. Need a little extra oomph to keep your cat interested? Try out this high-tech toy from Pawaboo, which features a battery-powered mouse that darts in and out of holes as your cat tries to chase it down. Owners say the internal motor is fairly quiet, and love that it keeps cats preoccupied for long spans of time.
Pawaboo is an easy pick for the best battery-operated cat toy for your money. Perhaps a bit more than you want to spend, the Sushi Cat doesn’t come cheap. But it’s so adorable that we think it’s definitely worth the splurge. There’s just something about the combination of cats and sushi that’s meant to be — and don’t worry, we’re talking about a plush toy, not actual seafood.
Every cat owner knows that their pet has a natural desire to hunt. Who hasn’t watched as Mittens stares out the window, mesmerized by the birds outside? This toy from Pioneer Pet is designed to satisfy your cat’s hunting instincts — no birds required. Owners say it’s safe and splinter-free, although some don’t recommend it for kittens, who could get their heads caught in one of the holes. Overall, this Pioneer Pet is a great choice for owners of curious, inquisitive cats who love a good challenge. If you haven’t let your feline friend play with this treat in a while — now is the time to stock up on these playful mice that will have your cat going wild.
Packaged in a set of three these plush mice are filled with catnip which will have your cat pouncing to attack in no time. All in all a smart purchase at an extremely affordable price. Continue to 9 of 9 below. Yes, cats need chewing toys too! This chewing wheel has spokes to massage their teeth and gums keeping their mouth healthy and them away from chewing your furniture. It also has ribbons on it for some playful batting action.