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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

GIve your tabby something to meow about!

Cats and kittens can be playful little creatures when they feel like it, but sometimes a simple scratching post won't do. To supply your feline friend (and yourself) with hours of entertainment, why not make them a new play toy? With a handful of low-cost materials, that you may already have lying around the house, you can create some adorable knick-knacks that your cat will love! Read on for some handy how-to's when it comes to making cat toys that could pique the interest of even the most lazy kitty.

Have you ever bought your cat a fancy toy from the store, only to for them to opt for that discarded straw, ball of paper or bottle cap instead? This is exactly why homemade toys are great for our temperamental felines. Check out our list of ideas below, along with some Tamworth vets that can help with more serious issues.


Ring-ball made from a toilet paper roll

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Once you’ve finished with your toilet paper roll, transform it into the ultimate cat toy! You’ll need:

  • 1 toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Cat treats (optional)

Simply cut the roll sideways into 4 equal parts, leaving you with 4 rings. Insert one ring into the other, and add the other two until you’re left with a ball. If you want, insert a few small treats into the ball and watch as your cats try to retrieve them!

Cardboard cat playhouse

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If your cat’s the reclusive type, then they’ll love a home of their own to brood in! You’ll need:

  • 3 cardboard boxes of the same size
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Stanley knife
  • Hot glue gun

Use the stanley knife to cut as many windows as you like into 2 of the cardboard boxes, as well as an entry door big enough for your cat. Pile the boxes on top of one another and use the hot glue gun to make it stable. For a more comprehensive guide on how to build this playhouse, click here.

Catnip socks

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Are your feline friends partial to a catnip buzz? This toy is sure to drive them up the wall for ages! All you’ll need is:

  • 1 sock
  • Some catnip

Place a small amount of catnip into a clean sock, so it collects at the toe of the sock. Tie the top of the sock in a tight knot and you have yourself an irresistible toy for your kitty!


Has your cat been sick, or is acting differently lately? It’s probably best to see a professional. Give these local Tamworth vets a call to book an appointment today.


Goonoo Goonoo Road Veterinary Clinic

Providing modern, professional and affordable health care for your furry friend is this clinic’s specialty. At Goonoo Goonoo Road Veterinary Clinic, your pet will be in good hands. Providing a range of veterinary services, from medical checkups and surgical procedures to grooming, puppy preschool and obedience classes, the friendly staff here will care for your furry baby. Whether you own a cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig, bird, horse or snake, Goonoo Goonoo Road Veterinary Clinic can help!
Where: 155 Goonoo Goonoo Rd Tamworth NSW


For all your cat supplies, visit this Tamworth pet shop. 


Tamworth Pet Centre

The staff at Tamworth Pet Centre have a combined 31 years of experience in the pet industry, so you know your pets are in good hands. Owners, Dave and Debbie, attend trade shows to provide the most up-to-date products and advice. Looking for top quality pet food? The Tamworth Pet Centre stocks fresh meat, which is processed on the premise daily. Visit the team today for all your pet supply needs.
Where: 250 Peel Street, Tamworth NSW 2340


Check out our related article on DIY Dog Toys.

 

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