As a cat lover, there are only a few things better than watching your cat have a good time. Toys are a good way to keep you cat happy and active. However, There are times when commercial cat toys just can’t catch the fancy of our lovely fur babies.

Sometimes everyday objects seem to entice their playful side more. This can be a good thing as these items are not only readily available, but also budget and ecologically friendly.  

Here’s a list of ten house items your feline friend will love playing with.

Crumpled Paper

Cats are huge fans of things that they can chase and pounce on. The unusual texture and bounce of crumpled paper makes it a good plaything for cats. If one crumpled paper gets them so hyped up, imagine what multiple crumpled papers would do to them! If you want to go the extra mile, making origami like paper cranes would make very pretty cat toys.

Seeds or Beans

With its unique sound and composition, seeds and beans inside a tiny cloth bag, is sure to capture the curiosity of your cat.

Catnip Infused Yarn balls

Cats have a special fascination with catnips. Pair this mint herb with yarn and you have created a toy your cat is sure to be crazy about. All you have to do is infuse catnip into the yarn ball by immersing both items in water. Let dry and let your cat enjoy.


Plastic water Bottle

Thinking of a good way to recycle plastic bottles? Cats and their fascination with things that roll make this everyday item a perfect toy for your feline friend.

Paper tubes

Something that rolls as well, paper tubes are sure to bring your cat hours of fun. You may cut out holes in the tube for your cat to grab, claw on, and chase just to make it even more interesting.

Cartoon Boxes

Boxes with holes has long been an interest of cats. They love to hang out inside of the box. They love to go in and out of the cavity. They sometimes like to drag it too. The biggest edge cartoon boxes over commercial ones are they are very cheap and easy to replace.

Old handkerchief

Tie a knot at the middle of an old handkerchief to make a ball-like figure with loose parts. This combination will entertain your pet as they display their natural agility and speed.

With a little creativity, the object of amusement of your cat is just within your home. What do you think would your cat’s next toy be?

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