my cat likes balled up paper that falls out of my purse. any form of string, she plays chase with it, it chases her but i often wonder if my cat is sane. my cat loves playing with her tail i dont think she knows its attached to her body, i have seriously watched her chase that for an hour. if you want to play with your cat little scratching noises. you have to be careful with this she might get too into hunting mode and actually attack your fingers or hand or in some case wrap her whole body around my foot/arm. my cat will bat at food or maceroni or anything hard and slides. my cat also likes those plastic corcks that come out of wine bottles, i wash them off. if you cant play with your cat and she is exstreamly friskey and wants you to join in tie a bell of some sort to the door frame, make sure that they can catch it, that might distract them for a bit. if you have a lasor pointer that might work, flashlights work but not as good, but it has to be dark.