Cheap/Affordable Cat Toys - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2005, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 44
Posts: 51
 
Cheap/Affordable Cat Toys

Can you all share your ideas of cheap/affordable cat toys that your cats/kittens absolutley loved? Would appreciate any ideas.
Extier is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2005, 10:54 PM
Tiny Grosskisser
 
Crazy Chin Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Crazytown!!!
Age: 43
Posts: 2,769
   
Want a really cheap toy? Shoe strings from your shoes.

I'm absolutely serious, too. My cats love playing with those.

Karen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Crazy Chin Lady is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2005, 11:05 PM
Registered User
 
Dena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,413
      
Wads of balled up paper
Hollow disposable pens - make sure you remove the ink cartridge
Plastic rings from milk jugs, especially the springy ones that come in the paper cartons with the cap on the side
Paper bags from the grocery store
Big boxes with cutouts
A large 3.99 Sterilite contaniner with a big hole cut into the lid.
Little boxes with paw size holes and little goodies like a mouse of ball inside
Plastic Straws

The only one that really cost money is the sterilite container. Someone donated on to the shelter. We use it as a little cubby hole/play box for the cats. She uses them as litter boxes. She says having the hole on top keeps the cat from tracking so much litter and she only had to pay #3.99 at Walmart instead of $50 for a litter box of the same concept.
Dena is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 03:40 AM
Part of the Pack
 
mm_simb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Houston, Tx.
Age: 33
Posts: 457
 
I give mine balled up papers..loves them. I have to take them away once he drops them in his water though. He also loves my hair bands. Just make sure the rubber on them is not visible and they can't get to it. I didn't know it was bad for them when he was little and he ate one...he ended up throwing up all over the house.
mm_simb is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 03:56 AM
Wacky Chimpnose
 
Formula86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 37
Posts: 6,239
    
cats are the cheapest animals when it comes to toys!!!

rolled up, tight balls of foil.
yarn
balls of paper
pen caps
an old toothbrush (no chemicals on it)
caps off of non-toxic bottles of stuff (milk jugs, water bottles)

i make little toy out of left-over material too. i just cut a rectangle, fold it over, sew 2 sides, stuff it with more material, and then sew it up. they look like little raviolies. i'm making some for kim's SPAWS group. very easy!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Formula86 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 02:25 PM
Miss New Booty
 
kittygurl823's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: The Sunshine State!
Age: 39
Posts: 5,875
      
Ditto to what everyone said! Ginger also bats Brad's tools around!

~* Jackie *~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kittygurl823 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 12:09 AM
I'm A Blonde At Heart
 
Trickiesmurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Savannah, GA
Age: 35
Posts: 3,136
 
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.
Trickiesmurf is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 04:27 AM
Playful Pup
 
Creativz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW UK
Age: 45
Posts: 56
 
Smile Wicker baskets are a flave !

Anybody here tried a feather duster ?! It's a favourite with my 2. Love newspaper or anything cardboard, they carry little bamboo canes around house. Large bubble wrap, they go nuts popping it ! Corks, ping pong balls, various jingly catnip toys, catnip sock, conkers, remote control mouse, multilevel sisal scratchpost (best buy). They've got a thing for wicker baskets, I bought several at a bargain carboot. I've dotted them all over house so they've got something to claw wherever they go, they also like to sleep in them ! Io chose to squeeze into this one... nice comfy beds in background !

~ Helen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...missing
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GanMan
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Click
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2 Feed Animals In Need 4 Free
Creativz is offline  
Reply

Tags
litter box, litter boxes


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome