Best cat toys with a twist (cat recommended). I love to watch my fury children play. Cats will only play when everything is right in their surrounding world. When my cats grab a mousy out of the toy box I know I've done my job and created an environment of happiness and well being.
I have purchased many interactive cat toys in the last decade. Most flopped and got no attention, like the thing in the bag toy. This page was designed to help. Avoid wasting money on cat toys that are more interesting to people then to cats.
First up is one of my cats favorite toys the mighty Bergan turbo. This toy has been around for a long time and is very durable. It must have been developed by a feline scientist.
The Burgen turbo scratch is a heavy duty plastic, large (16") circular shaped toy with a ball that rolls around an outside track along the edge.
It is very simple, durable and yet highly effective. I don't know why, but this has been a success with every cat we have. They use it about 3 times a week and when 1 starts playing the other one runs in to see what's going on. Then we run in to watch the fun too.
This interactive cat toy not only has fast action but also makes a little bit of an attractive noise as the ball shoots around the ring. The faster the cat bats the ball the more noise is generated. For this reason I would not keep it in the master bedroom.
It's 2 toys in one because it also has corrugated cardboard in the middle for clawing. I remove the cardboard center and sprinkle the included catnip under it to attract the cats. Just above on the right is a picture of my girl cat Riley using her favorite interactive cat toy the Burgen turbo scratch.
From reading the reviews on the amazon website people and felines are very happy with this long lasting heavy duty product. You can also purchase replacement centers but remember they are two sided. You can flip it over when one side gets worn. And you can freshen up the cat nip on the corrugated cardboard to keep interest in the scratching function.
Another big hit with my cats is the large sized interactive cat toy known as the Smart Cat Peek a Prize Toy. Cats find it challenging to poke and prod at holes and secret spaces.
Especially when they know something fun is hiding just out of their line of sight. This gets the whole hunting instinct to come to the surface. My cats like when we drop a mousy or bouncy ball inside. But many fun sized cat toys will fit inside the box.
Or if your pet is motivated by food, drop a few treats inside. Challenging the cat is always a sign of a good cat toy. We purchased the smaller sized one at first. Our cats tried it but did not stick with it. The small size and lack of weight made it move around a lot.
We then bought the heavy duty wood box version, the cats seem to use it much more often. If you have carpets you might be alright with the smaller sized knock offs. But if you have bare or hard surface floors I recommend the real wood larger size cat toys.
The peek a prize has enough weight to hold it steady while your cats attack it! This is another toy that will last a very long time. It is heavy duty and there are no wearable parts and the hardwood is nicely finished. Bookmark this often updated best cat toys page or share with a friend.
I try to provide real pictures of cats in action using their favorite and highly recommended interactive cat toys picks. It's not always easy to snap the perfect picture of my cats in action with their favorite toy.
I have also included some five stars rated interactive cat toys from Amazon's best seller list. Only the best cat toys will make this page. The nice thing about Amazon's website is that people who own the items provide the in-depth reviews.
This gives you an idea of how the product will work before you purchase it. In some cases you get many helpful reviews. On the left is an updated version of a toy we use to call the crazy circle. This is a kitty ball chase game that my cats find fun and challenging.
To me it seems to work on the same principles as the Turbo but my cats find it unique. Below are even more cool cat toys. I went through hundreds of different products in the pet toys area. I went through the reviews and selected the best cat toys recommended from real pet owners. Click on the item or picture to review the comments on each.
My cats, made me buy them these cat toys and I can't return them now because there is spit all over them (thanks Steve Martin). To review the most used toys in our home are the Bergan turbo scratch, the peek a prize and the crazy circle. My cats have voted them as the best cat toys available. Note: your results may vary and your cats might disagree with mine?
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