We all know a bad cat is a bored cat. So if your cats are driving you crazy, understand that they are going crazy too. Here are our tried-and-true 5 favorite cat toys that Luna and Leon have tested out over the years and still love to this day.
Leon is obsessed with Da Bird. He’ll chase it and summersault for it until he’s panting. It’s a great active toy to give your cat exercise and give them that satisfaction of hunting that they crave.
Leon and sometimes Luna prefer vertical scratchers for scratching. This is not the exact one I’ve had but the incline is what the cats gravitate too and helps stretch their muscles in a different way and keep them away from your couch that you want them not to scratch.
Luna’s not big on playing at all but there are two things she loves with the utmost passion. One of those is the Turboscratcher. She plays with it very differently to most cats. She’ll lay on her side and just spin the ball around the track as fast as she possibly can and takes naps on the scratcher in the middle.
Luna plays by herself rather than with me. So her favorite toys are the little stuffed toys with catnip. She’ll take them out her toy box and scatter them around the house at night. She’ll even carry them around and meow and bring them to me as gifts. Her particular favorite is very old. It’s a mouse with a squeaker in the middle and it still squeaks – I’ll be it, pitifully – after all this time. I found a similar one that’s a bird on Amazon.
BOTH CATS' PICK
Both cats like playing with the puzzle toys that have holes on different sides and a ball in the middle. We’ve tried the cardboard ones but eventually Leon sits on it and squashes them so this wooden one seems like a sturdier alternative and it will blend in with the furniture. What cat toy?
Fun tip: Put treats in there too to change the game up and make it more enticing for your cat.