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Old 08-03-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Toys for Kitten alone during the day?

Any suggestions for toys that allow a kitten to play by themselves while we are at work? I know that what she really needs is another kitten but that's not happening.

So far we have a couple of different kinds of toy balls she can bat around and two types of circular objects where a ball or mouse will go around in a circle as she bats at it.

Also, any of your favorite cat toys in general - would appreciate those suggestions too! (We have the "Da Bird" feathers/string/fishing pole thing which is fantastic!)
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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Paper grocery bags. Boxes. But the reality is, THEY decide what a toy is.
We lost of kitty in October, remodeled our house and replaced all the things SHE thought were toys. The curtains. The kitchen cabinets.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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Any suggestions for toys that allow a kitten to play by themselves while we are at work? I know that what she really needs is another kitten but that's not happening.

So far we have a couple of different kinds of toy balls she can bat around and two types of circular objects where a ball or mouse will go around in a circle as she bats at it.

Also, any of your favorite cat toys in general - would appreciate those suggestions too! (We have the "Da Bird" feathers/string/fishing pole thing which is fantastic!)
When I adopted one of my cats last year the shelter showed me a toy he loved and played with it all the time, they weren't kidding, he can entertain himself for hours with this thing, and I do mean hours.

http://www.petco.com/product/123532/...pplies_CatToys
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ours likes those crinkly 'tubes' they can run through
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #5
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my cats love wadded up paper into a ball. they will chase that thing for hours. But I think they do what cats mostly do all day: SLEEP
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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I know that what she really needs is another kitten but that's not happening.
That was so going to be my suggestion!
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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Cotton balls, our 1 year old cat is amazed by them.
He also has a pipe cleaner he got out of DS's room that he loves.

What about a small stuffed toy. Our last cat had a McDonalds toy, like a tiny beanie baby she carried around when we were gone.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:31 AM   #8
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My cat loves this: http://www.amazon.com/Petsafe-SlimCa...=Cat+food+ball and figured it out quickly. She often will get her food from here instead of from her bowl.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:38 PM   #9
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Thank you everyone for the great ideas! I've ordered a couple new things from Amazon, have rolled up a couple paper balls, and am trying out some of your ideas!
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:41 AM   #10
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check out frolic-cat toys...automatic laser pointers! some of them turn on during the day when you aren't home to entertain kitty.
my guys love it!
also a great distraction to keep them busy while you are eating dinner
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One of our cat's favorite toy was a plastic Easter egg! It was one of the 2-part eggs you open and put candy in, which we taped shut. A small one, about 2-3 inches long, not the bigger, traditional size.
He loved batting this around because it didn't go in a straight line like a ball, it zig-zagged, like prey. He would get very excited chasing it around the house.

My dd uses a food ball for all her cat's food, to keep her entertained and active.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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Aluminum foil balls; they allow claws to grab them and they make some noise rolling. No string or things they can pull apart easily. No catnip for a kitten either.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #13
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Some of my cats' favourite toys are things they found around the house. At various times they've loved:
  • Little pom poms
  • Pipe cleaners (my boy found a pipecleaner candy cane and loved it!)
  • Bells
  • Styrofoam balls (the first one they found was Earth from a solar system project)

For his first Christmas we gave my boy cat one of those sticks with a piece of elastic and a furry boa type thing on it and he carried that thing everywhere!
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:54 PM   #14
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Our kitten really, REALLY enjoys younger DDs' ponytail holders. He plays with them for hours. He also loves the empty Amazon boxes. I'll leave it in the kitchen for a few days with the crinkly packing paper. He jumps in and out and hides under the paper with just one eye peeking out.
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Our new kittens love all of their toys but they LOOOOOOOOOVE one thing the most, something we didnt give them, but they found in the basement...a small piece of pipe insulation (Black Styrofoam that wraps around a pipe). They fight to control it, carry it around, just play non-stop.

I think they are amazed by how it sometimes catches on their nails so it seems to be 'attacking' them and wont let go, lol
Have fun with your new baby!
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