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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:50 PM
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What is the best cat toy ever?
That long metal wire thing with the things at the end of it. Can buy them anywhere anymore. They were of too high a quality so they got pulled off the shelves. I hate when they do that to a product.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:52 PM
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1. If I go by my cats behavior...
any pair of nylons or tights I own that does NOT already have a run in them :grr:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:53 PM
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2. LOL so true.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:54 PM
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3. Parakeets.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:56 PM
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6. Oh you!
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:55 PM
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4. The plastic ring that holds the cap on a gallon milk container
Or simply twist ties.

My cat ignores any toy I buy him. However, if he gets a hold of those plastic rings, he goes all nuts.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:57 PM
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7. ding, ding, ding!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:57 PM by libnnc
My cat goes all OCD on the milk tabs. They are her favorite by far.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM
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10. I should try that.
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:12 AM
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28. Yep, my cats love those, too.
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 12:12 AM by Kool Kitty
Other good choices are the plastic rings on the Planter's peanuts jars and these springs that are made specially as cat toys. I get them at Stop & Shop, there are about ten in the bag-different colors and sizes. Hours of kitty fun!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:18 AM
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42. yep, kitties love those things. nt
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:31 PM
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46. Great idea.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM
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8. Cats do like playing cap hockey don't they. Mine loves elastics too.
I guess because elastics put up a bit of a fight when they are attacked. LOL!
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:37 PM
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21. i missed your answer
that is the thing my kitties love best
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:57 AM
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41. I've never met a cat that doesn"t LOVE those
Mine love them---and other toys..but the milk ring will keep them occupied by themeselves for hours
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:32 PM
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67. Yup ...

I've purchased toys for my cats.

I needn't bother. They prefer these things.

Franky, my current feline owner, enjoys shoestrings. I got a new pair of shoes recently, so he dug out my old ones and ripped the shoestrings out. They now belong to him entirely. He's rarely without them somewhere near, and when he wants to play, he brings one of them to me, carrying it hung out of the corner of his mouth and laying it in front of me. It's cute, but a bit weird.

So then we play chase the string, and he'll play as long as I will.

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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:55 PM
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5. This
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM
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9. Do you mean this thing? $5.00 at Amazon...
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:01 PM by madeline_con
The Kookamaunga Kitty Swat Exerciser

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:00 PM
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13. No it is about 3 feet long. And has what looks like little bits of bark or paper on the ends.
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:25 AM
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73. A simple felt cat-nip mouse.
My cat goes nuts for those.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:59 PM
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11. Cat Dancer is the long metal wire thingie and you can get them direct.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:02 PM
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14. That is it exactly.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:03 PM
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15. Those things look like a cat would tear it up pretty quick.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:04 PM by rcrush
Then they'd be all pissed it wasnt a real mouse.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:05 PM
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17. The ones with the cardboard on the ends are surprisingly long lasting. Cats cannot
destroy them.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:06 PM
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18. It's my cats favorite... over ten years old.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:09 PM by btmlndfrmr
They freak to it.

They'll bring it to me and make me play with them.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:00 PM
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12. Bottle caps. Ink pens. Pencils, etc.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:04 PM
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16. Yup. Anything that will roll along the ground. But what I was describing is the cat dancer. Link
above.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:57 AM
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40. Yes... and wadded up balls of trash. Also empty boxes. (nt)
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:30 PM
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19. Paper bags from grocery store.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:42 PM
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22. Bingo. In second place: Cardboard boxes....expecially shoe boxes that they can barely fit into.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:11 AM
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27. Oh yes - I've watched my not so little Boo-Boo
cram himself into shoe boxes.
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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:44 AM
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38. Ninja got a Coke box stuck on his head last night.
It was pretty funny. He managed to get unstuck, then tried to get back in it again.

His favorite toy is a little mouse dangling from the end of a fishing pole type thing. He also loves plastic bags.
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coyotespaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:09 AM
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32. my cat prefers plastic...
:hide:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:37 PM
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47. I haven't seen a paper bag from the grocery store in years.
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:36 PM
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20. the plastic thing you have to pull off to open a new jug of milk
hours of entertainment at my house.... dry egg noodles are very popular at my house too. No store bought toy has caught any attention from my herd. :shrug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:38 PM
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49. Many have mentioned that milk ring. I'll have to give it a try.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:45 PM
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23. I always found an open
brown paper bag and a little catnip in the bottom provided hours of entertainment for both the cat and myself.......... :)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:39 PM
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50. I haven't seen a brown paper bag available anywhere except for take
out. I'll have to order some dinner in to get one for my cats.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:49 PM
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24. Old buggy whips with a sock full of catnip tied to the end of the lash
And yes, you can still buy buggy whips - they are usually called lunge whips and are used to exercise horses.

We had an old one and made a cat toy out of it - called it our "Confuse a Cat Stick." Works really good for most cats, but my current one is too smart. He played with it for a few minutes, realized that I was holding it and attacked my hand instead of the catnip sock. After that, he never attacked the sock, just me. Out of the twenty or so cats we have used this toy with, this cat is the only one to go for the holder!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:41 PM
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51. I take it you donate the sock to the cause. I'll maybe try that the next time
my clothes dryer returns an odd sock to me or as the CBC theory goes... the lint all gets together and forms a new sock. LOL!
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:09 AM
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25. A small animal with a breakable neck...
according to three of my four cats
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:09 AM
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26. Sweet, pink fingers with blood in them,
according to our cats, anyway.
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skinnyjeans Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:06 AM
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29. It's a simple thing--
the milk jug plastic ring.
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:06 AM
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30. Cellophane crumpled up and thrown on the linoleum floor...n/t
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:23 AM
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33. Aluminum foil works, too.
I haven't found anything my cat likes better. It's a waste of money to buy store-bought toys.
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Indi Guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:12 AM
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31. A sock toe knotted full of catnip never seems to fail... n/t
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:55 AM
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36. Mine chew through those pretty fast.
So it's messy, but they love rolling around in it. (I guess it could be compared to a human rolling around in money).
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Lincolngirl Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:34 AM
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34. Max has a couple favorites,
foil balls, cheap, and he walks around with them in his mouth like he has hunted them.
Anything with a feather,
milk gallon rings..

And, don't forget the laser light!!! Goes nuts over that!!!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:42 PM
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52. I have some foil. I'll have to try that today.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:52 AM
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35. Pen pencils.....anything that can be rolled off a desk. nt
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:58 AM
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37. Their favorite game in the world....
A little boring for humans, but it's like Disneyworld to them. Crouch on one side of a door with a rat-tail comb. Slide part of the comb under the door and move it around. You will soon find that your comb is "stuck" because a paw just "caught" it. Repeat. Again and again and again....
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:20 AM
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43. variation: two cats, one on either side of the door. My cats love to play
door crack wars.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:23 AM
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44. Mine love that too.
Unfortunately door crack wars usually results in said door being pushed closed and one trapped cat.... :crazy:
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machI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:52 AM
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39. A Laser Pointer
I can get the stray cats in the yard to climb pine trees from inside the house
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:53 PM
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58. +1
However, of my three cats, only the stupid one is entranced by the dot. Hours of fun for her. The smart cat looks at it, looks at my hand, and goes, "I'm not being fooled by your fake bug."
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:10 AM
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75. Laser pointers are great but did you know that it's patented?
Method of exercising a cat

What is claimed is:

1. A method of inducing aerobic exercise in an unrestrained cat comprising the steps of:

(a) directing an intense coherent beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus to produce a bright highly-focused pattern of light at the intersection of the beam and an opaque surface, said pattern being of visual interest to a cat; and

(b) selectively redirecting said beam out of the cat's immediate reach to induce said cat to run and chase said beam and pattern of light around an exercise area.

United States Patent 5443036
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:26 AM
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77. No! That is weird.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:24 AM
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45. for my old Siamese, it was a rabbit's foot keychain, you know the loudly colored
ones from vending machines. Somehow my daughter acquired one and it was promptly stolen by the cat. He became absolutely crazy ..the look on his face of utter wildness when he carried it around in his mouth was priceless...he played hockey with them and wailed and moaned when he scored a 'goal' under the washing machine or the refrigerator.

Which led us to the Great Hunt to acquire one every time we found one.

LOL my husband called up a local novelty company and ordered a box full, That cat entertained himself for YEARS until he had finally destroyed them. Our other cats did not enjoy them at all. He had them stashed all over the house.

One of my cats developed a love of Mardis Gras Beads.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:38 PM
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48. A wadded up cigarette pack.
We had tile or hardwood floors thru the entire house and the cats would chase a wadded up ciggie pack for hours. Kitty Hockey, we used to call it.


I had one cat that loved super balls. She would carry it in her mouth into the bathroom and play with it in the bath tub. She'd do it in the middle of the night and I'd have to get up and go take it away from her because it was SO loud. Kitty Handball.



Laura
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:44 PM
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54. My cats have used the bathtub as a squash court once or twice. Never in the middle
of the night though.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:44 PM
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53. Another cats tail...
That twitching is just SOOOO exciting..... :rofl:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:50 PM
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56. I think there is something in the timing of how a mouse moves or how a tail
wags that is irrissistable to a cat. I once had a cat video that had little mice and little birds in it. Both my cats loved it and tried to get into the tv to catch the critters on the screen. Mice move a little then stop. Then they move again. So do birds. A tail wagging must remind them of their youth playing with their sisters and brothers.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:44 PM
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55. Me.
Cats LOVE me! <:3)~~~~~~


:hi:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:51 PM
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57. But we cannot clone you and buy you at petsmart.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:58 PM
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59. We won't really know that until someone tries.
Oh heck, this might be my plan to make millions. Just think, thousands of me to sell as cat toys. I like it!


hmmmm... there must be some downside to this I haven't thought of yet.... :dilemma:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:09 PM
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60. Empty baby carrot bags.
No joke--the female cat here goes BONKERS over them.

:eyes:
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:40 PM
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61. Them little three-weiner catnip things
on a long STRING, for safely playing teg-war with the cat. My cat also lovey-dovey's his catnip toy. . . . .
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:41 PM
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62. crinkled aluminum ball
yes INDEED
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:29 PM
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63. That seems to be a popular one. I'll have to try it with my two cats.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:14 PM
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65. be prepared to stamp it flat when they wake you up
:o
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:27 PM
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66. I sleep like a log. My cats never wake me up. Unless I am ready like in the early afternoon.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:51 AM
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68. last night my cat Riff Raff walked on my face when I was sleeping
*GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR*
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:24 AM
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76. My Twilight will paw my face as I am falling asleep if she wants attention.
That'll wake me up as she uses her claws.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:26 PM
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82. ooh, that's bad
Riff Raff also has a habit of hovering his face close to mine when I am sleeping - perhaps trying to detect signs of life - but to be awakened by whiskers touching my face sends me into a panic - feels like some kind of critter bug :o
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:17 PM
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85. Whiskers would feel like a bug.
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:32 PM
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64. Small paper plate with holes punched in each end
Then you tie two different colored pieces of yarn to the plate. It's home made. It looks stupid as hell. And it gets my cat to literally wig out.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:55 AM
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69. squirt cheese. n/t
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:10 AM
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70. A half-dead mouse
Not that I would ever bring one home, but my cats have always been of a different opinion.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:11 AM
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71. You can go to any guitar store and buy a bass guitar string.
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 01:13 AM by Jamastiene
They go by gauges. Tie a toy to one end and attach a sturdy board to the other end. It would be almost the same thing.

Also, You can take any sort of thin stick and tie a string to it, with a fuzzy something tied to the string to make a "fishing pole" toy.

Best cat toy in my experience: A lightly wadded up piece of notebook paper. Just don't pack it tight. It's gotta make the crinkling sound. Cats LIVE for the sound a toy makes. The more the toy can sound like it is suffering at the wrath of the cat's paws, the more they'll like it.

Second best: A cardboard box

Cats are very easy to please when it comes to toys. They'd rather have the wrapping paper or the box the toy came in most of the time.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:22 AM
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72. green olives. But only for one cat and I still wish i knew why...
he would go NUTS if he got even a drip of the juice from the bottle of green olives... it affected him like catnip squared. It was so odd...
I wish I knew what that was about - he definitely got "drugged" (similar to the way catnip affects cats) or just on some level of rapture from - green olives.

One of the best cat toys I ever amused my cats with: shadows. I fostered two kittens that defied gravity and made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt when they saw a shadow on the wall. Wow, was that fun....

The BEST toy, (well, he might be insulted to be described as such) was a 3-legged turtle that my kids and I rescued from the side of the road (he'd already been run over once, hence the 3 legs and his shell was cracked, too). Because of his limb loss, he could only travel in circles (at least on the kitchen floor). I wish I had videos of our cat's reaction, because it would go viral on youtube, I think. Too funny.

Happy ending - we released "Fred" the three-legged turtle in the pond, and wouldn't you know - the pond has been FULL of turtles ever since... he was awfully cute. : )
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:00 AM
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74. Empty open box. My cat goes nuts climbing into those.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:29 AM
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78. yes cats love to get "in" things.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:29 AM
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79. yes cats love to get "in" things.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:59 AM
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80. This one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000IYSAIW/ref=... (dang, I've forgotten how to get photos to post here!)

The "Turbo Scratcher" - only toy that our cats have enjoyed over a long period of time (other than cardboard boxes, paper bags and foam earplugs - don't EVEN get me started on how it cost around $1000 bucks to have one of those earplugs surgically removed from Lucky's small intestine after it caused an intestinal obstruction - ACK.)
It's truly a genius cat toy - they love batting the ball around, and they love the scratchy thing in the middle. The scratch pads can be replaced after they get shredded to bits.

The ball is *supposed* to be non-removable from the circular track. But Max, our very persistent and smart kitty, can somehow get the ball out, then chases it around the room or down the hall. When he was a baby kitty, he loved to sleep on the cardboard pad in the middle, especially after a vigorous session of batting the ball around.

Oh, and for naughty Max, little pompoms. Last Christmas, I received a couple pairs of slipper socks which had drawstring ties at the top of the sock with pompoms at the end of the ties. Wow, was he fascinated when I walked around the house wearing those slippers, with the pompoms swinging to and fro - POUNCE! Well, within a couple of days, he got to the slippers when I wasn't wearing them and chewed off one of the pompoms - now he loves carrying that thing around in his mouth, then dropping it on the floor, chasing it around, putting it back in his mouth, rinse and repeat. (he chews on things like a damned puppy, and has ruined at least FOUR sets of my daughters' Ipod headphones - GRRRRR.) I'm think I'm of buying a whole bag of little pompoms at the craft store, cuz his is lost under a piece of furniture or somewhere. That should keep the kitties entertained for hours and hours! (they play with the pompoms the same way as with the earplugs, but the pompoms are too big to swallow, thankfully!)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:19 PM
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86. I always wondered if those things with the ball in the round track worked. I guess it does.
And oh yes it is so cute when cats carry something around in their mouths (provided it isn't a dead or dying critter that is).
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:05 PM
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87. It really is a great toy - so many of the toys that I see in the pet store that look fun get
pretty much ignored by the kitties when I bring them home. Not this one!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:32 PM
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88. I have lots of ideas of what to get the kitties. I tried that milk plastic thinggy and the cats are
ignoring it. So I'll have to try something else.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:59 AM
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81. Ping-Pong balls.
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 12:00 PM by zanne
This requires human involvement, but my cats just love it when I roll a ping-pong ball toward them. They pounce, try to "catch" it, but it's too slippery, pounce on it again, bat in around so it's bouncing off the walls, then stare at me. Of course, the staring part means "What are you waiting for--you think I'll actually bring that thing back to you"? I always wind up on my hands and knees, crawling around looking for ping-pong balls to toss to them. These balls are always strangely attracted to places like underneath the sofa, chairs, beds, behind refrigerators, etc. They do occasionally get stepped on, so I have to buy them pretty regularly.
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onlyadream Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:08 PM
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83. A BAG! nt
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:23 PM
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84. a walnut on a hardwood floor
walnut in the shell, of course.

The enemy of cat toys? Pianos and refrigerators.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:40 PM
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89. Another cat.
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