Best cat toys according to redditors

We found 1,639 Reddit comments discussing the best cat toys. We ranked the 432 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/library_pixie · 142 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourCat

My cat was doing the same. She ate so fast she wasn't even fully digesting it... according to the vet, it wasn't even hitting her stomach before she puked it up. (She said because it was "tubed and undigested" that implies it's not going past the esophagus.)

We bought her this, and it's really helped the problem. She still throws up about once a week, but it's no longer daily. It took her about two months to really start using it (putting treats in it really helped), and it helped that I took out the top level at first. (Once she got better at using it, I put the top level back.)

If your cat has the same problem, I recommend it!

u/vvv42 · 116 pointsr/funny

We have been compromised.


THIS is our last line of defense..

u/salire · 53 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Your questions aren't silly! It's great that you're thinking about how you can make you both comfortable before you dive into a new situation. Always set yourself up for success! :)

> do I buy a litter box/food/scratch-post before I plan to bring a cat home?

That's generally a good idea, yes. Means less stress for both of you as you're scrambling to get everything ready for him. You might ask the shelter what food the cat has been eating, as cats can get an upset tummy when switching brands/types. Not a big deal, but he will have poops that are a bit stinkier/liquidier than normal poops. That should alleviate within the week. You can lessen the tummy troubles by doing a more gradual change, mixing the food he is currently on with the food he will be on more and more, until he is eating what you want him on. But you can honestly just do the change, too, and just deal with the sadpoops for a little while.

I suggest a couple of different scratching posts, if you have the space! Cats like having options, like a horizontal post and a vertical one. Cats also like being high up, so if you can swing a tall post with platforms, he will probably like that.

Get two litter boxes! A lot of people don't realize it, but the rule of thumb for number of litters you should have is NumberOfCats + 1. So, 1 cat + 1 = 2 boxes. Clean them often. Cats are very clean creatures (especially compared to dogs) and are MUCH more likely to have accidents when they feel they do not have a better option than peeing in your bed. That's not their fault. You wouldn't want to step on your own pee/poop either! If you have problems with litter getting kicked out of the box, a litter mat can be helpful.

> Do I need to buy a carrier for the cat?

Yep. You'll eventually need to take him to a vet in all likelihood, and a carrier will make that so much easier, as most cats despise the car. I recommend a hard carrier. The softer ones seem nicer in general, but the hard carriers are easier to clean out, and you never know how a cat will be in the car until... well. They're in it. One of our cats poops and pees every. single. time. So he always gets the hard carrier.

> Should I contact a vet before I get the cat?

The shelter might require you to have a vet already, so I'd probably at least pick one out from google search. They might require you to go get a checkup, but probably not. That's more of a rescue thing, I think. Most shelters have their own in-house vet, so it's not really necessary. Don't be afraid to contact the shelter if he seems to be coughing and wheezing. Upper respiratory infections are very common in shelter environments due to the crowded nature of them, but they are also very treatable, and the shelter will be able to give you medication for him.

> How do I train a cat?

Someone mentioned Jackson Galaxy, who I generally agree is pretty good for training if you have some problems. But most of the time, cats are pretty out-of-the-box ready pets. That is to say, if you have an environment that is good for cats (where you let them have some space, where you don't make a huge amount of loud noise, where they aren't prodded and poked at constantly), they generally don't need training. We've fostered tiny kittens that automatically knew how to use the litter box. We also have boy cats who were not fixed until well into adulthood and have never had problems spraying.
It's instinct to go in the box, especially once they're fixed and don't need to mark territory really.

> For those of you who own a cat/cats, any advice for this first-timer?

Give both of you time to get to know each other. Don't force it. He will come to you, given time and space, and you'll be able to cultivate a better relationship built on trust and mutual respect if he knows that you won't force him to do things that he doesn't want to do (especially at first--think about it like building a friendship with a person; you would trust your friends to do things that you would never trust a stranger to do, and it's the same for him).

Cooing and gentle words are generally pretty good for coaxing, as is letting him smell your hand/something that smells like you before you approach for pets. Think about it like introducing yourself. You wouldn't go up to someone you didn't know well and just touch them without at least saying hi.

Every cat I have ever known, male or female, fixed or not, will pee in a pile of anything if it is left long enough. They see it as 'trash,' and I think it just registers as litter. So, if you are the type to leave clothes on the floor... I would try to stop that.

Keep nails trimmed. Scratching posts are for sharpening nails, which is an instinct that they have to fulfill, and you're giving them an outlet for. Some people think it's for 'filing' the nails down, but it's not. It's for keeping them sharp enough to get prey. You'll have to trim them.

And this is just my own personal opinion, but... young--but not kitten--boy cats are best for first timers. I have one girl, and I absolutely adore her, but she is very high maintenance/prissy/touchy, whereas my three boys are all pretty chill. Each cat is different though, so obviously your mileage may vary! It's just something I've noticed in general in my time of owning and fostering cats, that boys are more laid back/forgiving than girls (and thus I think a little easier for a first timer). Young adults are also great for first timers because you have less accidents (though that's generally not a big concern anyway) and they're more able to be on their own for longer periods of time. Older adults/seniors are great too if you want a really, really chill, more stand-offish cat, or if you want a cat that you'll have for <10 years, but if you want a little more energy and time, a cat that's about 1-2 years old is a GREAT way to go.

Some toys that are great for cats include the classic laser pointer, the feather toy, catnip toys, and crinkle balls.

Cats prefer to drink away from where they eat, so place his food bowl and his water bowl apart from one another! Some cats also prefer running water to still water, so if you notice your cat likes drinking out of the faucet (or if you just want to spoil your cat like I spoil mine...) you can get a water fountain for him!

Finally, if it's not working out for some reason, like your personalities just don't mesh well... take him back. I know it sounds hard, but it's best for him if he is in an environment where he is understood and his needs are met. There's no sense in forcing both of you to be miserable. Some shelters let you do a foster-to-adopt sort of thing, where you sort of try each other out for a bit. I like this option, because you hope for the best, but it feels a little bit easier to tap out if you need to. Either way, there's no shame in tapping out. Sometimes things just don't work the way you thought they would.

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could. My parents recently got their first cat, and it's been... an ordeal for them, getting used to it.
It's great that you have some experience with cats though, so I think you'll be fine! Seriously, cats are sort of the next level up from a goldfish as far as easiness. Should be fine.

I hope you and your new furbaby are super, super happy together! :)

u/IG-64 · 41 pointsr/funny

My cat does this too so we ended up getting him one of these which is essentially a food-dispensing pokeball

u/runs-with-scissors · 30 pointsr/cats
  1. Learn the slow blink, and not to stare him down accidentally. When making eye contact be sure to look away first or blink your eyes slowly at him. If you see him blink slowly back at you, it means "we are cool, I trust you" and that is very very good.

  2. Play-hunt with him for at least 15 minutes a day, preferably before feeding him. Da Bird toy is wildly effective for exercise and confidence building. Pet him while he eats for bonus bonding. (This is different than the rule for dogs where you don't touch them while they have food.)

  3. Rub him along his cheeks for scent bonding, and behind ears for comfort. I equate rubbing the back of his neck to what his mommy did for him during bathing as a kitten. Same with the spot on his back near the tail. Don't rough house with him like you would a dog. Do not let others do this either. Dog lovers sometimes mistakenly think cats like this because they respons with nipping and rabbit kicking, but it's aggravating to them, not enjoyable, and teaches bad behavior. Hands should never be used as toys!

  4. Challenge him a little with being picked up, but don't find yourself in situations where you are reaching under furniture to grab at him or swatting him away from something dangerous unless you absolutely have no other choice. Use treats instead for bribing out from hiding spots or into carriers. Negative reinforcement does not work on cats. They do not break, they just learn to avoid you instead.

    There is much more that others can add, I'm sure. Good luck! >'-'<
u/I_HAVE_A_PET_CAT_AMA · 21 pointsr/aww

This isn't the one from the gif, but it's higher quality. I've had mine for about a year now and it's still going strong.

u/pick_a_name · 19 pointsr/Pets

Have you tried this kind of toy? It may keep her further from your bodies when she plays and less like to redirect toward you.

I would recommend that when you play with her that at any sign of 'you' becoming the toy, play immediately stops and you either leave the room, or, if that makes her chase your feet, you stand still, arms folded, head up, until she calms down or leaves. Alternately, your fiance could remove her, calmly, from the room and shut her in a bedroom for 15 min or so.

Wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, and shoes to try to keep the damage to a minimum.

Don't act like prey. Don't scuff your feet, flap your hands, or make high pitched sounds - these may trigger her aggression. If you do and she reacts, stop. Of course if she's doing damage, do whatever you need to protect yourself.

Do look into the pheromones. I've heard from many people that they work, though I've never tried them myself.

You may want to try interacting with her by training her to do things... Like teaching her to sit on a chair or something. That could give you two a way to bond that isn't likely to lead to violence.

Try getting her a bunch of scratching posts and stop getting her nails trimmed. It's not worth it, since she can hurt you either way.

Oh, I hope you can work this out. :) And I don't blame you for freaking out when she attacked you, I would, too, if one of mine did that.

u/littlest-topo · 16 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is geared toward dog owners, but "Impulsive Rehoming Phase" can happen to any pet owner. ( You're certainly not alone (even if you don't feel impulsive).

Can you pinpoint other specific behaviors that are annoying? Your example of meowing makes sense, because presumably you work very hard and are tired, so your son's nap is your only time to relax. Plus, cranky baby. Discrete behaviors can be modified (whereas general feelings of annoyance cannot).

First, is your cat healthy? Illness or stress can cause your cat to vocalize excessively. Adding a baby to the home is definitely stress (as can be moving furniture, etc). Is your cat using the litter box normally? Missing the box can be a sign that it is dirty or that your cat has a UTI. If the vet gives a clean bill of health, you can help stress by using a calming pheromone plug-in.

Make sure you are providing your cat with enough enrichment and opportunities to exercise. For example, interactive toys, a bird-watching window, scratching posts, vertical spaces, or even a catio.

Finally, schedule in some TLC. If you have a cat that enjoys grooming or petting, carve out 10 minutes to do that activity (or even 5 if it is a long day). You might find that not only does it meet your cat's needs, but it helps to redevelop the bond that you once had with your cat, but aren't really feeling lately.

I've gone off a bit on a tangent, but a behavior counselor can help you identify plans to solve specific behavioral issues (if you can identify them), if you can't solve them on your own. Hopefully that would result in a happier cat and a happier mom.

u/InvincibleAgent · 15 pointsr/FromKittenToCat

If the diet doesn't work, I've heard good things about this feeder curbing over-eating.

u/LakotaSilver · 14 pointsr/cats

Goodness, what a cutie! She looks like a Chloe or an Emma to me ;}

Pretend as if you're about to adopt a very mobile, active toddler/baby human. Try to look around your home and see any things the cat might get into/eat/destroy and tidy up those things as much as possible. For example, if you have blinds on the window in your room, you might want to tie up the pull-strings so a curious cat can't grab them, and tuck electrical cords away as best you can. If you have any houseplants, google them online to make sure they aren't toxic (a good place to start is ). Cats definitely won't stop themselves from eating toxic plants - my 19-year-old idiot decided the green onions in the backyard looked tasty one day and tried a bite, and my 1-year-old idiot had a go at a poinsettia I had inside (it has since been exiled to the backyard - the plant, not the cat!)

I also personally NEVER leave out any toys that my cats can easily rip up and ingest parts of - this means nothing small and nothing with feathers, string, leather, or straw. Cats can get VERY sick and die if they eat string/"linear foreign bodies".

I only leave out sturdy "interactive" toys that the cats can initiate play with on their own, such as these:

Putting normal toys away when it isn't "playtime" also helps keep the cat from getting bored with the toys. And cats CAN be curious about the strangest things - they'll want to open cupboards and knock things off tables and investigate every box and bag that comes into the house. So if anyone in your house takes medicines, make sure the bottles are closed very firmly, and put away in a cupboard, things like that. If you have things that you collect (like statues or figurines) or if you have anything breakable, make sure it isn't sitting on a table where a cat can paw it off onto the ground! A cat will paw at/investigate everything. You can't protect them from everything, and no one can put away everything in their lives, but you can take a few precautions.

Another general word of advice I can give, and it's perhaps the most important one, is do not feed her kibble. No kibble at all. Feed her canned food only (preferably grain-free). Kibble is terrible and leads to a number of health problems, including urinary tract problems, kidney problems, and chronic dehydration (which leads to constipation). Long story short, for the best health, cats should be fed a grain-free canned formula high in meat protein, which is closer to their normal, natural diet, and no kibble whatsoever. Even the worst canned food is miles better than the "best" high-quality gourmet kibble. Kibble has no benefits at all. It is worth the $$$ to feed a canned food diet, you will save money in vet bills and dental cleanings overall.

If you are interested, the reason for wet food is this - cats have a very low thirst drive, as they evolved from desert-dwelling animals, and have changed very little after our "domestication" of them - genetically and physically, they're still pretty much 99% their ancestors. A wild feline is designed to get almost all of its moisture needs out of its prey (meat, blood) and thus has very little "urge" to drink. Even if you think a cat is drinking enough, it's not. Any cat on kibble is in a state of dehydration - they simply do not drink enough to make up for it.

The other benefit of high-protein, grain-free canned foods is that they have actual MEAT proteins, and will provide good, usable nutrients to your cats, instead of useless bulky grains and carbs. Most kibbles are mostly grains, which means they pass through the cat's digestive tract without being digested. The cat derives no nutritional value from them. On a good meaty canned food, cats will eat their meals and feel more appropriately full, because their bodies are able to actually digest the food they're eating. With kibble, especially free-fed kibble, a cat will always eat more than you realize they are, because they can't digest half of what they're eating, so they constantly feel hungry, because they're literally not getting the proper nutrition from their food.

Also - having cats on a species-appropriate diet will have one other benefit. Their poops will smell a LOT less! (On a raw diet, the poops will be small, dry, whitish, and they will have no smell at all. No joke. I can stick my entire head in the litterbox seconds after my cat drops a deuce and I can't smell a thing.) Cats bury their waste instinctively to protect themselves from being found by predators and competitors (other cats), so their bodies are designed to digest protein very efficiently and thus they will produce less waste and less smell when on an appropriate diet. And every cat owner wants a less stinky litterbox!

Fish is not an appropriate diet for cats - do not feed a food that is primarily fish or high in fish. Cats build up mercury in their bodies far faster than humans do, since they are smaller, plus fish causes other issues:

Feed her A LOT. Kittens need to eat pretty much constantly as they are literally just calorie-burning growing machines ;} I've heard "feed a kitten as much as it will eat". Kittens usually need to eat up to 3x the recommended amount of adult food per day - when my younger girl was still a kitten, she would eat 6-7 cans (3oz each) per day. Keep offering food often - they need to eat every few hours.

Get vet checkups at least once a year (including dental checks/cleaning), and have her microchipped and have her wear a collar with ID tags at all times, even if you intend for her to be fully indoors. I have two friends, one in Arizona and the other in California, both who refused to put collars/ID tags on their cats because "oh, they'll never get out!" (One friend didn't even spay her cat, she was THAT convinced the cat would never escape.) Of course, both sets of cats got out - in Arizona through the carelessness of another family member, and in California as the result of a burglary that left a window smashed. One friend only found one of her cats. The other found hers, but the cat had gotten pregnant in the meantime. So, all cats should wear collars and ID tags, because no matter how careful YOU are, bad luck still happens!

Make sure you familiarize yourself with foods that are toxic to cats and keep them away from the cat - these include xylitol, chocolate, onions, garlic, and alcohol. As I mentioned before, many houseplants are toxic as well, such as poinsettias and lilies. Citrus fruits are toxic to cats. Many "essential oils" are also toxic to cats, so if you or anyone you live with uses scented oils or essential oils (such as tea tree oil), be careful.

Cats should instinctively use a litterbox. They do not want to "advertise" their presence to potential predators or rivals, so they should instinctively want to bury their waste to hide its scent.

You may want to get multiple litterboxes. The "general rule of thumb" is one box per cat plus one. Scoop every day! You can invest in rolls of "doggie-doo bags" like these - I open one bag and put it next to me when I'm scooping the box. I drop the poops and pee-clumps into the doggie-doo bag, then tie off the bag and toss it! It helps keep stink to a minimum inbetween trash pickup days, and it's more sanitary than just dumping the bits straight into the trash can.

I also have my litterboxes on litter mats. They will save your sanity. This is my favorite one so far:

A litter mat REALLY helps "catch" most tracked-out litter. I've also got one of these mats, which is great for its size but isn't AS easy to clean:

That's all I can think up off the top of my head for now :} I'm definitely no cat expert, but feel free to ask any other questions you might have!

u/Zoethor2 · 13 pointsr/Pets
u/djp4516 · 12 pointsr/Pets

If your cat doesn't seem like he likes playing, try Da Bird as a cat toy. I've never seen a cat who doesn't become obsessed with playing with this thing. It's like crack.

u/A_Deflating_Runner · 12 pointsr/aww

I got one of these for my chubby cat. He lays on the floor and rolls the ball back and forth down the length of his arm, barely lifting his head to eat the pieces that fall out. Sort of defeats the purpose there, Fat Man...

We also got him one of these and he just hip-checks the damn thing, knocking half of the food out in a single shot. I'd be annoyed, but I'm too impressed by his ingenuity.

u/shanna99 · 11 pointsr/nekoatsume

It's available on Amazon!!

u/likethekeyonthekeybd · 11 pointsr/Pets

What about some toys that are like this? I use toys like these. They are prompted by the cat playing with it but are also encouraging them to keep playing by maintaining their interest.

u/nexuschild · 11 pointsr/PressureCooking

They set up a European distribution out of UK for 220v versions. For the Netherlands you can get it from Amazon Germany for the correct plug.

u/doctaphill · 11 pointsr/todayilearned

Play time helps. My cats go crazy for Da Bird

u/blonderengel · 11 pointsr/cats

Breed: domestic short-hair, a.k.a. moggy.

She looks to be older the 6 weeks as her default blue eyes (almost all kittens, including those of the "big" cats are born with blue eyes) have already turned to green.

Looks like you are giving her Temptations treats; those are good for an occasional treat, but not for feeding real meals. Cats are obligate carnivores; they need meat--check labels on cat food and avoid anything that has fillers like corn.

Good wet food (esp for the price!):

Set up a feeding station somewhere quiet, where you have little foot traffic and no noise (like washing machine etc).

Make sure she drinks enough water. The watering station needs to be away from the food station (cats do not like to drink next to food; it's an evolutionary left-over -- in nature water next to killed prey might be contaminated).

Cats like running water (signals "fresh" to them); try leaving a faucet on a slow drip or get a water fountain.

Be sure to get her a break-away collar with contact info in case she gets out. Microchip her as well.

Take her to a vet soonish to check her over and get her spayed (no more kittens!). Do NOT get talked into declawing her.

Get a couple of GOOD scratching posts, one where she can do a full body stretch vertically without tipping over the thing (this one is good:

Try cardboard scratchers, too. Cats love those!

Most cats love "da bird" to play with (

Here's a great resource for any cat appreciator:

That's all I can think of right now ... except this: have fun with her. Cats can enrich your life in immeasurable ways!

u/MotherCybele · 10 pointsr/Pets

You could try tossing treats towards her and eventually hand feeding her. Talk softly when you are around her and attempt to engage her from a distance with a toy on a stick. Maybe something like a da bird.

u/RuxConk · 10 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

Another reason to love my instant pot!

If you don't already have one I highly recommend it, they're actually on sale on UK amazon right now.

u/reddit_is_not_evil · 9 pointsr/therewasanattempt

> Mine puke when I put more food in their bowl.

One of ours did this. He would gorge on the new food and vomit it up five minutes later, to the delight of our other one. This fixed that. Now he only vomits hairballs and people food, when he is able to sneak some.

>My gfs cat pisses high in the litter box

We had this problem too, and one of our cats rejects covered litterboxes (probably the same little shit who pisses too high). These fixed it.

u/ReddMeatit · 9 pointsr/Pets

Aww, let's see her! It may not be as bad as you think. How old is she now? /u/heyho-offwego gave great advice already, so I don't have much to add aside from trying to get her to play! Play will burn off so much for a larger cat, even if its just for a minute a few times a day. Check out something like this rod on amazon and if she is like 99% of cats she should go crazy after it. I used it with some MORBIDLY obese cats (ones that can't clean themselves and have health issues) to get them moving at my SPCA, and while some of them run around in a circle and fall over, it gets them feeling like a cat again!

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/Pets

My cat is super picky when it comes to toys and she doesn't really care for any except Da Bird, but she goes nuts for that one. Seems to be a common experience. You have to play with her using it though, it's not the kind that you can just leave her with.

One way I keep my cat amused when I'm out of the house is by hiding treats around the apartment so that she has to climb around the place to find them.

And if you've got the space, you can't do much better than a second cat for a companion and playmate :3

u/Carrieisonfire · 9 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm going to summon /u/iamadudette and say she would like this for her ADORABLE cat, Bubby.

She's probably one of the most talented people I know, her art is incredible, even if she doesn't believe it! I chose her because she's one of my best friends and she deserves good things.

Kindness is key.

u/raybert · 9 pointsr/funny

We bought some fancy toy for our cat with feathers and all of this other crap and he couldn't stand it. I went on Amazon and bought this for $4.50. He absolutely loves it, #1 cat toy on Amazon for a reason I suppose.

u/Freepurrs · 8 pointsr/Eyebleach

It's called the "Cat Charmer" and is made by a company called Cat Dancer. It's just a super-long (approx 4-5 ft.) rainbow-colored string made of tough felt that's attached to a short plastic wand. We got ours on Amazon: non-affiliate link. Sometimes I tie it around my waist and walk around (doing chores etc), and my kitty "hunts" the string trailing after me 😺

u/snarkfish · 8 pointsr/lifehacks

i paid $20 for a wood version

last longer than a pizza box i am sure

u/bestwhit · 8 pointsr/Pets

this may repeat what others have said but this is a fairly exhaustive list of things that have shown really good response from my cats:

  • Go Cat mouse teaser - made by the same people who made da bird (next bullet) which is featured a lot on My Cat from Hell and is a very popular toy; my younger cat goes APESHIT for it every time and wants to play with it whenever we let him - he will jump higher and run faster than with any other toy
  • Go Cat "Da Bird" - simply put, a great cat teaser; it will whistle through the air if you guide it at the right speed (pretty easy to get after practice) and both of my cats love it (and as mentioned above, very very popular)
  • pom pom balls, fluffy puff balls/"mice", etc. - basically balls that are soft, fuzzy, and can fit happily in cat mouth - my cats bat these around (under couch/table/etc. :/) and carry them around the apartment proudly
  • mylar balls or other chewy/noisy balls/"mice" - great for making noise to pique their interest and also fun to bat, carry, etc.
  • random shit filled with catnip - I first bought one of those little animals that you fill with nip, but now I just fill an old sock, tie it off, and it works just as well
  • laser pointer - I linked the one I use, but obviously doesn't matter which you buy; however, you need to commit to some time with playing with this each session, as I've felt that starting a play session only to stop before your cats are exhausted is asking for trouble, as the laser pointer gets them SO EXCITED that they stay crazed and they have to burn off that extra energy somehow...
  • BOXES - do you buy things? KEEP THE BOXES - they are probably the most easily/cheaply accessible toy you can get with the most use because cats love playing in, sitting, sleeping, squeezing into, etc boxes like it's nobody's business. also - keep the bubble wrap/air packs because those are also fun to pounce on/attack
  • straws - I bought a pack for like a dollar and have tons still - not always a hit but are fun to chew and bat

    that's about it as far as things that remain interesting... and that fit in nice categories

    note the Go Cat toys will become destroyed if you leave them out unattended/after play so keep them somewhere out of reach when not in use
u/NatashaRomanof · 8 pointsr/AskWomen

Energy drinks are my favorite self-indulgent treats. Other little things for myself are cute earrings, stationary supplies like pens and washi tape, enamel pins, or makeup. I adore the Korean and Japanese makeup that comes in the cutest packaging. Most of that stuff I do not get on Amazon though.

I like getting stuff for my cats, too. I recently bought [one of these] ( One of my cats loves it, the rest are mostly indifferent. Still worth it.

I also recently bought this set of succulent gardening tools to help me manage my growing succulent garden. It's very handy!

u/bobbyjellybean · 7 pointsr/Advice

Get the cat some self stimulating toys like this which might help, especially if you put catnip on it. But that's no substitute for human interaction and the kitty might just have a higher need for socialization. My cat is 13 years old and she still whines when we close a door and she can't see us!

Having a roommate though, this might be a situation where you do need to shut the cat in the room if it's bothering them. As long as kitty has food, water, and a litter box, it's maybe not ideal but it's the considerate thing to do.

u/alkaliphiles · 7 pointsr/cats

My girlfriend's two cats go ballistic if there isn't food available at all times.

My cat eats til she pukes, too. To try and prevent that, we bought two puzzle feeders. My cat also tends to harass us until we go with her to monitor her eating.

Since we got the puzzle feeders, our cats eat a lot less food overall. But mine still needs a chaperone.

u/BigRedDawg103 · 7 pointsr/funny

amazon of course

u/novadoll · 7 pointsr/Pets

Alrighty, there seem to be some people here with the same questions so I will try my best to give a decent answer based my vast experience with cats and cat health care.

First the simple one. If your cat is peeing (not pooping) outside of the box then you need to rule out UTI first. There is no point in reading any further. UTI will make your cat pee outside the box because it starts to associate the pain from peeing with the box.

Now to continue, your cat is pooping outside of the box or all medical problems have been ruled out.
This happens when the cat is in mental distress. Cats can get depression and anxiety just like us human can and one way for them to express that is to take a big steamy smelly shit right in the middle of your sofa, bed, carpet.
If your cat does this, its trying to tell you something and that is that he or she is very unhappy. He/she might look her normal self but underneath that cute face is a ticking timebomb.

So your cat is unhappy, now what? It is still very important to have anything medical ruled out. Just take your cat to the vet for a general check up and mention that he poops outside of the box.
After he/she got a clean bill of health you can start to take action inside your home depending on the cause.

  1. Increase the amount of litter boxes, if you normally have open top, try placing a closed top and vice versa. Also experiment with different litter. Your cat is unhappy, she could have suddenly decided to develop a deep hatred for her litter box. Cats are mysterious creatures, don't ask why they hate something, it probably looked at them funny.
    Just because you always had the same litter and box does not mean your cat didn't woke up one day and decided enough was enough and he/she isn't taking it anymore.

  2. Your cat could be in distress because something changed. Maybe you moved, maybe you added a new addition to the family. Maybe instead of yellow roses you bought red ones. Either way something changed and your cat does not like it at all.
    Cats are creatures of habit and like things just the way they are, if you mess with that they might surprise you with a steamy pile of crap.
    Now of course I understand you can not simply return your baby to the baby store. So what to do now?
    A Feliway plug really goes a long way and I would really recommend it to anyone who has cat troubles.
    Unfortunately just plugging in some pheromones in a wall socket is not going to do the trick on its own. It will make things easier but you still have to do the hard work.
    It is very important! that your cat has ways to get high up. Bookshelves, cat tree's, anything that is high so he can look down upon his/her kingdom and feel safe. This will go a very long way in giving back your little princes his or her self esteem back.
    Also, and this really is the magic trick, you will have to play with your cat. Cat are hunters and even though they come in cute little packages now, deep inside of them hides a sadistic little killer. Letting this killer out and have its way with a feather or toy mouse goes a long way in making your tiger feel whole again. I suggest playing with your panther at least 20 minutes a day, active interacting play where you make him/her chase something on full speed and jumping over things. I suggest using something like this have not met a cat yet that could resist Da Bird!

    Step one and 2 are just the basic things to cover and usually when they are followed the problem will resolve itself.

    If you have any specific question then just ask way, I am happy to answer them in any way i can.

u/sciencekitty · 7 pointsr/AskVet

Preface: I am not a vet! I'm just a pre-vet student who has successfully gotten her chubby kitty to lose weight, so take my advice with a grain of salt...

Do you free feed or do you only give the recommended amount per day?

If you free feed, kitty is probably still eating as much as he wants and the weight may never come off. I would recommend switching to a regulated amount per day (I quickly looked up the feeding directions and it looks like you should be aiming for about 2/3rds cup daily; however, you should confirm this with your vet) if you haven't already.

In regards to wet food, try out several brands and see if you can find one he likes. My kitties are mostly fed Weruva or Best Feline Friend, but I've recently had to switch back to Hill's Ideal Balance wet food for just my Siamese because she is super picky.

As for exercise, you should be playing with him several times a day to the point where he starts lightly panting or flops over and refuses to move. I enjoy using the laser to run my kitties up and down the stairs and around the house. My kitties also lose their little minds for Da Bird, so you may want to check out your local pet store for something like this to encourage your kitty to use all his energy going after a toy.

When I was having my kitty lose weight, I would use this to feed her her small daily ration of dry food, so she actually had to work a bit to get her food and couldn't just sit there and gobble it!

Hopefully some of my experiences will be of help for you guys! Chubby kitties are stubborn, but once you find the right balance of food and exercise, the pounds will start coming off! Good luck :)

u/Morriko · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I'm a senior veterinary student (doctor in 6 months) and I love cats and cat behavior.

This is one of the best websites out there:

Understanding cat behavior (video lecture by Dr. Buffington:

Best book:

Litter boxes: 1 per cat plus 1 extra. 1 Litter box means one in a single room. Two litter boxes right next to each other or in the same room count as one box. Think about it like a toilet. You put two toilets together and no wall between them then two people are NOT going to use them at once.

Cats prefer deep, clumping litter and dislike litter liners (they get stuck in them).

The litter box should be as long as your cat is from nose to tip of tail. Put it in a quite room away from doors, drafts, windows, children and loud objects like washing machines. Clean at least once every three days.

If your cat messes outside the box DO NOT punish it. You're cat won't understand you (it doesn't speak english) and you'll just make it fear you. Do NOT clean it up with normal cleaning products. They'll set the stain and the smell will stay forever (encourging you cat to remark the area). DO use an ezymatic cleaner made to remove urine such as or anti-icky poo. For dirtied clothing use Dreft baby detergent as it's made to take out urine and feces from diapers. Remember to DROWN THE URINE CONTAINING AREA. Dump a full half gallon if you half to. If you don't completely drench the stain (ie you just try to dab or wipe) it'll still be there and the cat will remark again. Don't be stingy. Clean it up the first time.

Remember: your cat has the final say in what it uses as a litter box. Cater to the cat least the cat decide your rug is more attractive.

Scratching Post: Scratching is a normal cat behavior and should be encouraged (never punished). Declawing involves amputating the last bone in your cat's paw and is exactly the same as cutting off everything from the last knuckle on up on your hand. Declawing should always be a last resort for cases where the cat having its claws puts someone's life in danger (ie AIDs owners, hemophiliacs, or people who would have to give up the cat if it scratched them). There are plenty of alternatives to declawing such as claw caps, nail trimming, and MOST IMPORTANTLY providing a place for the cat to scratch.

An appropriate scratching post needs to be sturdy (never tips even if your cat leaps on it), and tall enough that your cat can stretch out to their fullest. I recommend this one. If your cat scratches on flat surfaces like the tops of chairs or the carpet get a horizontal scratcher instead such as this one. DON'T go cheap. Flimsy crap like this or this will just make you cat pick the nice big sofa instead. Also, most cats hate door hanger scratches so don't waste your money.

If your cat does scratch off the post DO NOT punish it. You'll just make it fear you and it won't understand what they heck you're trying to say. Positive reinforcement is always safer and very effective. Grab a great wand toy and run it over the scracthing post. NEVER take your cat's paws and try to "show them how to use the scratcher". Your cat WILL HATE IT and may become adverse to the scratcher.

Remember: Your cat will always choose their favorite place to scratch. You'd better offer them something better than your couch if you expect them to pick that instead. Cat's aren't stupid. They have good taste.

Medical: Indoor cats can absolutely still get rabies and I'm sad to say I've watched two indoor only cats die because they contracted rabies from catching a bat that got into the home. In both cases the owners never had bat problems ever and swore to me up and down that it was impossible. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get your rabies vaccine every year. I don't want to ever have to comfort a crying owner again and you don't want to get the rabies post exposure shots. They hurt. Trust me.

Cats should be on flea and heartworm prevention year round in most areas. Cat's are more resistant to heartworm than dogs but when they get it, it's devastating. They can have a sudden allergic reaction and die. I's much harder to identify cats with heart worm because they usually only get 1-3 worms and may not always test positive. The safest bet is year round protection like revolution or advantage multi.

Cats get VERY painful dental disease, so if your cat's mouth smells bad take it to the vet. Waiting just increases your bill. Trust me on this one. Cats will eat through the pain until they get so sick they're nearly dead. Don't wait for your cat to stop eating.

Fleas are not a sign that you are dirty. Mice bring them in when they move into your house for the winter. If you see one flea then you will need to treat every pet in your household with prescription flea medication for at least 6 months. 1 live adult is only 5% of the fleas in your house. And for the love of all that's holy USE CAT PRODUCTS ONLY. Many of the dog products will kill your cat because they have different ingredients.

This that will kill your cat:


ibprofen (motrin, etc)

tylenol (acetaminophen)

rat poison


lily plants (easter lilies, tiger lillies, asian lillis ANY LILY IS BYE BYE KIDNEYS in about 4 hours)


sugar free gum (xylitol)

chewing on electric wires

string (thread, dental floss, yarn etc. think $2000 surgery and no guarantee your cat will survive)


See full list:

When to get in the car and drive your cat to the emergency vet RIGHT F-ING NOW:

cat ate any of the above plants or medications


cat has not urinated in 48 hours and/or is in and out of the litter box, crying and straining to pee (blocked cats will die in less than 24 hours without immediate treatment)

cat is open mouth breathing (cats don't usually pant except MAYBE after very hard intense play and even that should wane in less than 1-2 minutes)

cat is reluctant to move, vomits more than twice in one day, or seems weak and unable to stand

cat possibly ate something like a rubber band, hair tie, string or metal object

cat has not eaten for 2 meals or more

cat seems dazed, is bumping into walls or acting suddenly excited/drunk (this is a sign of poisoning)

When to go to the vet in the next 24-48 hours

Cat skipped a meal or has decreased appetite or only eats wet food when she used to eat dry food

Cat is drinking more than usual

Cat is peeing outside the box or going more frequently (cat's almost never get UTIs but they sure as heck get kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, hyperthroidism and urinary stones. Please don't dick around trying to treat this with those useless "medications" as the pet store. You could make things a LOT worse and you're just wasting money)

u/azuzud · 7 pointsr/kittens

Your kitten is very young -- I assume that she has no other kitten companions in your household. The first two-to-three months of a kitten's life should be spent with their mother and litter so that they can properly develop and socialize, as this time is crucial to their development.

That being said, she may still see it as a 'playtime' activity when she grows up. It is not recommended to let her continue doing this, as she'll get stronger and more dangerous as she ages. I would recommend that you train her to not play in that way, since it can be painful.

One suggestion I have is to make a high-pitched noise or shriek when she bites or nibbles your hands. When growing up in a litter, kittens often playfight with their brothers and sisters, but use a high-pitched noise to signal an 'okay, that's enough, it's starting to hurt.' The same can be taught to your cat through you and your family.

Another suggestion is to give her more toys to play with. You don't have to spend a lot of money on toys -- a crumpled paper ball, a big brown paper bag from a grocery store, they're all viable toys. One toy that my cat loves is the Da Bird Cat Catcher ( ). It's not an expensive toy, but it keeps my cat busy!

u/The_Minstrel_Boy · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

I got a food ball for my cat. She has fun knocking it around, and it stretches her meals out for half an hour or so. She meows less at night ever since I got it for her.

u/lovemeloveher · 7 pointsr/cats

It's a Catit Design Senses Super Roller Circuit Toy. I got one of these for my mom's kitten a few years back, she still loves it.

u/galfriday612 · 6 pointsr/StartledCats

It’s a cat dancer !

u/Turtle_Sensei · 6 pointsr/Pets

Get them to a vet for a checkup, and then yes get better food. But if they're overweight and have been on supermarket kibble they've likely got some health issues. Also, keeping something that smells like the grandmother around for them will help them transition into you and your hubby and dog moving into their home and her being gone. Feliway may also be a good idea to get as well.


And exercise them! I got this for my cats and they adore it:


They play with it for a long time! And there's also a laser thing you can get that moves without you having to do anything but turn it on, that way if you don't have time to play, or aren't feeling well, they still get their exercise! Cats also love bubbles and they make Catnip bubbles!


Lastly, if you'd like I can knit you a toy for them and send it your way. Shouldn't cost me too much to ship. (I'm offering to send it for free) I make Pokeball cat toys, F-Bomb cat toys, and little knitted mice. While they're safe for cats, as with any toy with parts than can be possibly digested, I advise you to monitor the pet when they're playing with them. You can see what they look like here:


If you want me to send you one for them, shoot me a pm!

u/CandygramForMongo1 · 6 pointsr/cats

These are a huge hit with our youngest: kitty springs
Buy a pack of several-- they disappear all over the house.

Also, Da Bird is a fun interactive toy that will help burn off some of that kitten energy before bedtime: Buy an extra "bird" or two for backup. They hold up surprisingly well for being made of feathers, but they still get pretty beat up.

u/KneeDeepInAMotelTub · 6 pointsr/funny

I suggest these, one of my cats is obsessed and likes to fetch them down the hall. He will literally play with it by himself for an hour though.

If you leave them on a flat surface they roll and bounce when the cats bat and play with them. They also really seem to like batting them back and forth underneath kitchen tables and chairs.

Best cat toy ever.

u/Dahlianeko · 6 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

My cat did this when he was a baby too. I put him in the bathroom at night after the first few days. He cried for a bit, but was fine and all happy in the clothes basket when I went in to shower in the morning . :)

Cats aren't supposed to like citrus, but nothing has really turned him away from me. Just be careful with Tea Tree oil, it is very toxic to cats! Enjoy your new baby(pictures please :3)! At that age, mine was jumping on me because he wanted to play and I toss and turn under the covers, which makes it like a game to get whats under the covers. My SO sleeps like a rock with the covers pulled up over him. What also might help is getting a toy and playing with him until he is SUPER tired. this is the ONLY toy that our cats will freak out over(some stores sell it too!). Our fatty will not play unless it's this, he really likes the mouse attachment and will chase it up our hallways. I have never seen my cat jump so high! Wear him out until he won't get up again before bed, give him some food, then he should go to be for a bit and give you some time to sleep. Jackson Galaxy's show is interesting(he does the play/food/sleep thing and it's the only thing that stops our cats from crying at our door at night).

Sorry if this is all unsolicited XD I am a crazy cat lady and I went through some hell with mine for a bit. He is my best little friend through and I wouldn't trade him for the world. :)

u/Oranges13 · 6 pointsr/aww

Hey! I had this same issue! My cat took up chewing on cords in order to motivate me when I tried to ignore her... so I had to replace several computer mice and headphones :(

I've FINALLY found a solution that prevents them from waking me up at 5am every morning! PLAY!

Seriously, play with your cat (we have great success with this thing) until they're panting right before bed. Then play immediately when you get up at normal time and feed them then.

I usually feed my cats around 7:30 am when I get up for work and again around 6pm when I am home from work. I play with them vigorously before each feeding session, and they've even come to expect it and enjoy it (they bring me the toy, for example).

It took about 10 days for it to REALLY kick in but oh my god it totally worked. It went from being woken up constantly starting around 5am to them sleeping with us soundly until my alarm goes off. It's a miracle.

u/problemcat · 6 pointsr/Pets

Oh! Excellent!!! You'll be so happy with your kitty. Here are some of my cats' favorite things:

(1) A view out an open window, facing a tree or some kind of natural shrubbery where he can chirp at squirrels or birds (if you have access to such a thing). Even if there's no "wildlife" in the area, cats like to look outside at passersby too.

(2) High places, like cat trees, or window ledge lookouts:

(3) Multiple sources of water, and preferably a running fountain. Amazon has one for $20 I think. Cats don't have much of a natural thirst drive but (males especially) are prone to urinary crystals. One of the best preventatives is drinking plenty of water, which cats are more likely to do if you give them a running source of it. You'll also find that some cats like to drink out of your own water cups lying around. It may not seem important that they get that much water, but my cat has been hospitalized twice for urinary crystals and that's way more expensive than a fountain.

(4) Scratchy posts and such. Keep them off your furniture!

(5) A litter box, preferably a covered one, in a private area. A rug underneath it will help with your own sanity because they'll kick the litter everywhere. I've turned the closet under the stairs (the Harry Potter closet) into a cat bathroom for my babies with a motion sensor light to give them privacy. I currently use this litter: I used to use World's Best but it was like they were crapping in crushed diamonds, it was the most expensive thing I was getting for them.

(6) A furry bed or basket with blankets. Cats love that velvety furry texture. Mine seem to love baskets, but really anything with high walls that encloses them. If you are low on $$ then even a cardboard box with some squishies to line it are excellent.

(7) Toys that act like actual prey. My cats love Da Bird and they love this crittery thing even more:, and I find it's more resilient than Da Bird (they yank on it). Toy mice and crinkle balls are also a favorite. Laser pointers, catnip-stuffed anything are also favorites. I've never known cats to really like balls or larger toys much. If it looks or acts like something they'd hunt, they basically go crazy for it. Again, if you're poor, you can easily make crinkle toys out of plastic bags (just watch the kitty during playtime and put the toys away when you're not engaging), or catnip-stuffed socks.

(8) Microchip! Collar! Kitties are good at sneaking through open doors. My cat is also insured and I've saved hundreds on his vet bills, it can be a good decision.

I can't say I'm the best with food recommendations. Sometimes it just really depends on your budget and how your cat likes and responds to food you're feeding him. If he has a glossy coat, minimal shedding, and a healthy weight, it's a good food choice. Hopefully someone else can chime in with what they're feeding their kitties!

u/Lunar3 · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

I think everyone reaches a point when they just feel like they have had enough, you simply tossed him into another room where it was okay for him to throw up. You didn't throw him up against a wall, smack/hit him or try to hurt him on purpose you wanted him out of the room and if he wasn't getting out himself it was kind of like an instinct to toss him into the other room. I don't see it hurting him at all and I am sure he landed on his feet just fine, you'd be surprised the height cats can fall from and be perfectly fine.

How are they toy wise? Maybe you could buy one or two of those interactive cat toys, like this or this to help keep them more engaged with each other and with a toy so they don't feel so needy?

u/Insomniae · 6 pointsr/singapore

Shipped from AMZ UK. US version won't work due to 110V. I bought it during Prime Day sale last year and with saved about 20£ all in all from the normal price (it was 40% off iirc but the shipping costed a bomb)
Edit: Their Prime day offer is still available apparently

u/QThirtytwo · 6 pointsr/Cinderblock

This is what worked for us. It really slows down their eating so they don’t stuff themselves. And my lazy fat one is too lazy to dig out more than she needs so she got to a healthy weight pretty fast. Also, we give them a can of wet food at night.

u/Kitticus_kattus · 6 pointsr/CatAdvice

Every cat is different as to what they want to play with. Some acts like fast prey, others like to do sneak attacks. Some like air prey like birds and some prefer their toys on the ground, like mice. This toy sends most of my cats into a mad playing frenzy

And a lot of people have brilliant success with laser pointers. Treat balls, where you put the treats inside and they have to work out how to get them out, are also a popular one.

Basically, just try lots of different types of toys and you'll find one he likes... and then you'll be stepping on it and retrieving it from under the sofa for all eternity.

u/innovativesalad · 6 pointsr/Pets

Your problem is... you have a kitten.

Honestly, all of this sounds like a normal young cat with a lot of energy who's bored out of her mind. Different cats have different energy levels, and your mom also had multiple cats together. Your kitten is alone, so all of her entertainment comes from you or from finding things to do herself, many of which won't please you. I would check out something like this book, which is a quick, easy read and covers strategies for all of the problems you're having. In brief, here are some things to try:

  • Scratching: Offer lots of acceptable scratching surfaces, both vertical and horizontal. Sisal posts and pads as well as cardboard are all great and really cheap. Put them in areas where your kitten likes to scratch. If you see her scratching the carpet, pick her up and gently move her to the scratching toy. If necessary, reward her with a treat the first few times she uses the toys.
  • Scratching: At the same time, you want to make the carpet less appealing to scratch. Try putting down double-sided tape or tinfoil in the affected areas. Both of these are cheap, easy to remove, and won't hurt the cat or the carpet.
  • Scratching: Keeping the cat's claws trimmed will also reduce her need to scratch, but keep in mind that scratching is completely healthy and necessary for all cats. (For one, it's how they stretch their back muscles.) If you're totally unable to get the scratching under control with toys, you might also look into getting Softpaws for her, but you probably won't need to.
  • Activity at night: Cats are most active in the evening by nature; they're technically crepuscular. To help you get your sleep anyway, you'll need to do multiple play sessions in the afternoon and evening. Yes, that takes time, but it's a pretty fun investment in a good night's sleep. Laser pointers, Da Bird-style toys, and this weird thing are all great for high-energy play. Cat playtime should mimic hunting and stalking prey, so avoid just waving a toy in her face (which can get the cat frustrated and more wound up). Hide the toy in various spots around the house, peeking out just a bit, and make her hunt it. Make her run and jump. With my 16-month-old, playtime isn't really done until he actually starts panting. (Be reasonable with this, obviously.)
  • Meowing: I would revise feeding times. Ideally, you should play with the kitten before bedtime, then feed her. That way she'll be worn out and ready for a long nap when you go to bed. If you're currently free-feeding, consider moving to one or two distinct feeding times. This will allow you to make food a bonding event, and if you play with her before feeding time, you'll also reinforce the sense that she's hunted successfully and can now settle down. Important: Avoid feeding her first thing in the morning, which will encourage her to meow at your door to get you out of bed. My cats eat dinner when I come home from work, then have playtime and treats right before bed. (They eat high-quality dry food for treats, but they're kind of weird.)
  • Activity at night: Simply speaking, your cat gets bored at night, so offer entertainment that doesn't involve harassing you. There are lots of inexpensive toys she can use by herself, including puzzle toys that dispense treats. Leave her with one or two each night; change it up to keep her interested. A cat tree by a window can be a good way to let her observe nocturnal wildlife and secure her territory, and it can be a good place for her to sleep as well. If you can get her sufficiently worn out before bedtime to make this feasible, I've found that letting my cats sleep in my bedroom actually keeps them calmer and quieter. They take their cues from us settling down and going to sleep, and they feel safe to do the same. My older cat would meow at the door all night when she was young too, and we didn't start getting normal sleep until we let her sleep with us.
  • Deterrents: You've already figured this out, but punishing cats doesn't really work. They don't understand what's going on and can get anxious and neurotic, and if they're sufficiently bored, even getting water sprayed at them can be a fun way to get attention. The best way to modify cat behavior is usually to offer more fun and interesting alternatives, while making the undesirable behavior less fun and more difficult. In your case, your kitten has figured out that meowing at your door will get you to interact with her for a solid hour and a half. To avoid this, something like the Ssscat may be a good way to keep her away from the door at night without interaction from you. However, you'll have to do this in addition to, not instead of, all the stuff above; otherwise she'll just meow at your door from three feet away.

    Good luck!

    Edit: I fail at Reddit formatting, apparently. ;_;
u/Cynnith · 6 pointsr/Pets

Have you considered a foraging toy with a few treats in it between meals? Something she can knock around to get treats out of? It might help distract her from the plastic. Something like this.

u/theyear1200 · 6 pointsr/Pets

Your best bet is to feed him his meals in some sort of food puzzle.

I alternate my scarfing stray between these:

Food Tree

Fun Board

Treat Ball

And then sometimes I feed him pellet by pellet by literally just throwing his food down the hall for him to chase. He loves this, it gets him some exercise, and it forces him to eat much more slowly.

u/good_for_me · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

Look into getting one of these:

My cat has lost a bunch of weight with it. She hears the food as it rolls around, so she doesn't whine for more :)

u/banana_kat · 6 pointsr/Pets

If you get a second cat you've got to name it Tomato.


No advice on whether or not to get a second cat, but on entertaining your cat when they're home alone:

-Leave the TV on Animal Planet

-Get some treat balls or puzzles to hide in different places around the house every day

-Rotate which toys are out instead of having them all out at once. That way they stay new and exciting.

-Get your kitty some nice window perches so she can look out the window.

u/KatanaTheAwesome · 6 pointsr/WTF

I don't know about the bowl, but this works pretty well for my cats. The chubby one has been losing weight, and the other one can't eat it all too fast now.

u/MorboKat · 6 pointsr/aww

To add a little to what's already been said...

Because they're purebred, their immune systems are often not the greatest. This means they can't be outdoor cars, so you need to blow off all their energy. Add in their high energy levels and intelligence, and you will need at least 45min a day and a variety of toys (that auto-laser will interest them for about 2min, before they figure it out and just punch the laser in it's origin spot) to make sure your Aby is exercised enough that it will let you sleep through the night.

Because they're purebred, they are expensive and people in the world will realize this. Seriously don't let them outside; they will be kidnapped. I have had people try to take mine from me when I have them in a carry bag and am taking them to the vet.

They are incredibly three-dimensional. Clear off the tops of all shelves... no, just clear all breakables off every space you have. Install more shelves. You do not have enough shelves.

The breed is prone to a few health issues that you need to watch out for and try to pre-treat with specific high-quality foods. Bladder/kidney issues and bad teeth. Brush your cats teeth as often as you can. May I recommend welders gloves to help save your fingers from the fallout of this activity.

They can get depressed if left alone for too long or not given enough time/attention. Depression can make them sick. Ideally, get two Abys. Otherwise, have another cat or dog around.

They will usually attach themselves to one person. They will love the entire family, but will super-freakishly-obsessively love one of you. If you are the kind of person who closes the cats out at night so you can sleep, an Aby is not for you. Being separated from you like that will cause destructive behaviour. Either embrace sleeping with your pet in a glorious snuggle-pile of love, or understand that everything you own will be broken. And not just 'cats push things off shelves' broken. I mean, they will dig into your bag, find your headphones and destroy them. They will learn to open doors, zippers, containers, cupboards and drawers. They are smart as fuck and have no problems with using their powers for evil.

u/mgulley08 · 6 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

I bought [this laser pointer] (PetSafe Bolt Interactive Laser Cat Toy for my cat, but he's too lazy to play with it. But, it's my dog's absolute favorite toy. He chases it up walls and all over the place. When I turn it off, I literally have to hide it because he drags it back out and turns it back on and drives us insane lol

u/librarychick77 · 5 pointsr/CatTraining

Your boy needs to RUN.

He's an adolescent (actual maturity is between 2-3 years) and has lots of energy. You're his only outlet, so it's up to you to give him appropriate ways to drain his energy.

Use a distance toy like this to run him until he's panting twice a day.

Then you get to work his brain.

If you're feeding him dry food from a bowl get one of these instead. Also, check his food for added sugar. I usually recommend grain free as well.

Look into clicker training for cats, catification for your home, and a bird feeder for outside a window.

Smart energetic kitties are fun, and he's trying to play with you because he likes you. Stop punishing him for trying to play, it won't work and it's not fair.

Take it from someone with 4 cats who fosters kittens, your boy will calm down some. But he needs to be burning more energy to be tolerable until then.

u/NeedingVsGetting · 5 pointsr/CatTraining

My vet calls that "scarf 'n barf"

I have 4 cats and one of them was my "gorger". Our vet recommended these to stop the scarfing. They work beautifully!!

That, and slo-bowls

And Puzzle Bowls

Keeps them all from scarfing it down so they eat slower, don't "scarf & barf", and it reduces desperation at the next meal time.

u/twanky · 5 pointsr/Pets

Try putting a portion of her food in a toy that requires activity to dispense such as this. It may help increase activity and reduce eating out of boredom.

u/DrTinyCat · 5 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Enrichment! That's the word!

Unfortunately her little kitty brain is too small to find treats that aren't shoved in her face. I've been toying around with the idea of a treat ball, though.

u/smughead · 5 pointsr/Pets

Jackson Galaxy is a good resource for re-directing aggressive behaviour. Personally the best decision we ever made with our cat was to buy Da Bird. Our cat goes crazy for it. You can buy cheap refills on Amazon as well once your cat destroys the first one.

u/yougotpurdyhair · 5 pointsr/Pets

Try using more interactive toys and taking time to play with him every night. I recommend Da Bird very highly.

Does he have a window with a good perch to look out of? That's pretty important to have. Cat trees can also really help.

Keep in mind too that cats get the zoomies at night and that is just part of the experience.

u/waitwuh · 5 pointsr/CatTraining

Some suggestions:

>He can get a bit hyper, but when he does we try to redirect it or reduce the stimulation.

That actually might be hurting more than helping. He's a year old. He's going to get Hyper. And you shouldn't try to reduce hyperness, just redirect it to appropriate outlets. Don't reduce stimulation, cat's need stimulation, or they get bored, and misbehave. Play with him a lot during the afternoon. Like get a wand toy or a laser pointer and get him to the point he's out of breath, if you can. Drain him of energy as much as possible during the day and it might help during the night. If he has pent up energy or frustration, it's going to come out. If you are constantly causing him to snuff out any energy-expending behaviors during the day, well... he might be dealing with that by letting it out when you aren't able to suppress it as effectively.

> He also only does this if we are both sleeping or trying to sleep.

What is the non-sleeping person doing when the other is sleeping? If the non-sleeping person is giving the cat attention, like playing or petting the kitty, it might be that the cat is just attention-seeking. If the non-sleeping person would scold/remove/react to misbehavior, it might just be that the cat knows he can't do anything without being stopped or punished, and is waiting for when you are both more "vulnerable."

>I swear half the place is taken up by his things, so its not for lack of things to do.

Consider the type of toys - not just the amount. Some toys are inherently better for self-play than others. This ball track was a savoir to me when my kitten was young. And consider strategically placing toys in places the interrupt the pathway to your bed and it's sleeping occupants. I would literally place the track in the doorway of the bedroom so if he was on his way to bother me, he'd get distracted and play with it instead. You can also attempt rotating toys, so they have a "new" appeal to them. Like, keep some toys away and replace them every week or so. Some toys might only come out at night, so he can't get bored of them during the day... things like that.

> We don't smack him if we can help it,

Good - you really shouldn't. Smacking your cat at any time for his behavoir sets a precedent that (1) smacking is fair-game and (2) you are the enemy (they learn to fear you). Not good things! If he is wrestling with your foot in bed, and you smack him for it, there's a good chance he'll get in the mindset of "i'll show that human" and get more agressive back. And what's especially bad is that to cats, there wasn't "warning" before you got physical, that said "this play is inappropriate." Cat's will flick their tails, move their ears, and make sounds (some of which humans can't even hear) to tell other cats they're being too rough... and finally hiss.... before they lay on the retaliating smackdown. Going straight to the hit can make the cat confused, feel like you are unpredictable, or that modulation of behavior isn't practiced in the social setting you're establishing. Though, with such agressive behavior, you can try doing something.... a good hiss would be a good escalation. So, if your cat bites at your arm/leg/whatever, bolt forward fast and give your most intimidating hiss at the cat. Speak the cat lingo of "I'm really effing pissed at you." Make a loud smack with your hand on the bed if you want to (for extra display of intimidation). If the cat rolls over (showing a belly is a sign of submission), lay back down. But keep your eye on your cat for a bit (eye contact is a sign of distrust, breaking eye contact your cat may take a sign you are vulnerable). If the cat doesn't properly react, or repeats the behavoir a second time, then grab it by the scruff. Once kitty is secure, blow in it's face (most cats hate that - but it's not something they can "do back"), and lock him in a bathroom or something. Return to bed. Ignore any protest signs (hell, put some earplugs in), and go to sleep. By locking him out, you've removed the opportunity for him to be in bed with you - which is good. He should see it's a privlage that is removed when he misbehaves.

> Currently we scruff him and remove him from the bed.

Scruffing is good because it mimicks the mommy reinforcement that says "this behavoir is not acceptable." However, sometimes it's not enough. Cat's are highly influenced by reinforcement, and sometimes you may reinforce behaviors without intending to or realizing it. If your cat is seeking a reaction, you waking up and scruffing him may be reinforcement enough, because he wants you awake (for whatever reason) and even annoyed. Obviously, with this behavior it's tricky, though. Sometimes you can get rid of bad behaviors in cats (if the root cause is attention-seeking) by ignoring it entirely and not reacting at all.. but that's hard to do when you're being physically hurt. This is why I would try the above tactic of reaction.

>We're planing on having a baby soon and he cant be doing this to a sleeping baby.

Yeah, soo... don't give kitty access to the baby at night! Honestly, sometimes you just can't trust animals. Not all of them, but... ones that act like this at night are not a good risk to take.

u/animaladvocate · 5 pointsr/Pets

2 months old? And you are wondering how to "tame" him?! I rescue cats, mostly kittens and there is only one way to "tame" a rambunctious kitten-PLAY WITH HIM! Wear him out. He is a little body with all of this energy that he needs to get out...he is doing what every kitten does if someone doesn't play with them...he knocks over plants, he tears stuff up, he is a terror. Find some toys that are interactive for when you are not there but play with him twice a day for 15-20 minutes or more. I recommend a laser pointer for playtime with him. That wears a kitten out more than anything.

Use a spray bottle, squirt him when he does something you don't want him to do-BE CONSISTENT and don't let him see it come from you. You want him to think...gee, everytime I step on this table, water comes from somewhere and I don't like it. If he knows it comes from you, when you aren't there he will do it.

Here are some toys I like to use for these little guys.
Only use this one under your supervision since he's so small...I have had a kitten get their head stuck and it took a vet to get her out after putting her under anesthetic and using a saw to cut her out.

Also, do you realize that he will be this way for a few more months? Don't play with him using your hands (he will think they are toys and might bite you) and get him a scratching post. He is at the point, if he is two months old, that he can be neutered as well.

Good luck

u/Purple4199 · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

I second the playing tactics. I had to hire a cat behaviorist for one my cat (yes it was that bad) and she taught me how to correctly play with cats. Mimicking how a prey acts and behaves makes play time physically and mentally stimulating for kitty. Just changing how I played with him changed some of his misbehaving.

I totally got into the roll of the "prey" and actually really had fun figuring out new ways to do that. I've found one of my cats loves to catch things in the air and jumps super high. My other cat is super fast and after the initial stalking period he loves the toy to be whipped around like crazy.

This is the toy the behaviorist recommended and it is amazing. It's cheap, the cats LOVE it, so I always keep a supply of them in the house. The other thing is to make sure you don't leave these special toys out all the time. Put them away when you are done playing so it remains an exciting thing for them to do.

u/TheDrunkenGoat · 5 pointsr/mainecoons

I totally agree that it's not an excuse for the cat to misbehave but often they are still learning the boundaries of the house and trying to see what they can get away with.

Every cat is different, but would a loud hand clap startle her if she sneaks up on you when you don't have the squirt gun or a "hey!"?

I've personally had good luck with feather wands, cheap feather boas that you can swish around for the carts to chase and tackle, a ping pong ball (on the hard floors), squeaking prey toys, this mouse toy that runs away when your cat swats it and plastic rings.

I guess it depends on what sort of games your cat likes already. Since she's all about the sneak attack- maybe a remote controlled mouse? or maybe a puzzle box?

Some of these you can make at home or substitute to get an idea of how your cat will respond to it before spending lots of money on something that they aren't too enthusiastic about.

u/Chopchopchops · 5 pointsr/kittens

I foster kittens and having a litter genie has made a big difference for me. Without it, I have a hard time motivating myself to scoop the litterbox (and find a bag to scoop into, and tie it up, and put shoes on, and take it to the outside garbage, etc.), but with the litter genie right there you can scoop it right in and have a clean litterbox and no stink.

The favorite toys of kittens I've had:

a feather on the end of a long, very flexible stick like this

The stupidly named Da Bird

*Laser pointers. I've found it's a better deal to get a high-quality $20 one than the $4 pet store kind because of battery life.

u/glassgypsy · 5 pointsr/relationship_advice

In a bit of a rush, but some quick tips:

You might need to reintroduce to the cats. This site was a lifesaver when I adopted my second cat:

It’s also important to play with the rambunctious cats a LOT to wear them out. This is a great toy:

Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer

More places for them to climb - this is the cheapest but most well built cat tree I’ve found (you don’t need to be a Costco member to order):

u/lithelylove · 5 pointsr/Pets

Congratulations on a new cat! This is going to be long, but trust me, it'll be worth it.

Cats are simple and relatively cheap to take care of. They really just need six basic things to be happy on a daily basis.

  1. Quality food. Firstly, remember that cats are not omnivores like dogs. They are obligate carnivores which means they can't survive if they don't eat meat. Do not try to put them on vegan diets, and try to avoid feeding them too much grain. Don't be too quick to grab the cheapest food you can find because cheap pet food have low quality ingredients and lots of filler. Experts say that feeding cheap food to pets is the human equivalent of eating McDonald's every meal of the day. When it comes to feeding them human food, google "what human food can cats eat" and you'll get plenty of information. Also note that almost all cats are lactose intolerant. Giving them bowl-fulls of milk or cream can get very detrimental. Of course, no chocolate, ever!
  2. Clean water. Surprisingly large amount of people don't know that pets require clean water too. Whatever water is fit for humans is what you should be giving your cat.
  3. Scratcher or a cat tree. Ideally, you'd provide a multi-tiered cat tree with beds and scratching posts included so that it can be a one stop relief station for your cat. That's where they can destress by scratching, stimulate by play and exercise, and relax by sleeping. This is a really good example of an all-in-one tree. But if you want to opt for a simple scratcher, it would suffice as long as you provide alternatives for their other needs.
  4. Regularly cleaned litter box. Get a low dust litter to reduce the risk of allergies for both you and your cat. I prefer natural wood or walnut based litter because it smell less of chemicals and are environmentally friendly, but that's up to you. There are so many kinds of litter out there, but I recommend the clumping type. As for the size, the litter box should be big enough for your cat to comfortably turn around in.
  5. 10 minutes of interactive play time with you. Most cats just need 10 minutes of active playtime and they're good to go. You'll know when they had enough play because they'll let you know. The best toys are wand toys that mimic birds or mice. Avoid giving cats strings, ribbons, or yarn because even though cats LOVE to play with those, those are easily snapped apart by teeth and cats tend to swallow them. Opt for something like the cat dancer toy instead if your cat shows a strong preference towards ribbony toys. Watch some videos about how to pet or play with cats because they are very different from dogs! (Many people don’t realise this.) You’ll start to figure to out what works best as you get to know your new feline family member better.
  6. Regular grooming. This includes trimming their nails, brushing their fur, brushing their teeth, and the occasional trip to a professional groomer. Nails need to be trimmed for both the human's and the cat's safety. Just make sure you learn how to trim them by watching YouTube videos. I recommend nail scissors over other types. Shorthair cats can go with brushing once a week, but longhair cats have to brushed at the minimum once every 2 to 3 days to avoid matting and vomiting up furballs from ingesting too much loose fur while grooming themselves. Matting is when the fur gets tangled up so bad that it becomes a hard ball of fur that have to be removed by cutting or shaving. It can get painful for the cat so it's best practice to brush them as often as possible. Recommended brushes are slicker brushes and furminator brushes when trying to take out matts. As for their oral health, majority of pet owners aren't aware that cats (and dogs) actually do need to get their teeth brushed every single day even if you get dental cleanings (which are done under full anaesthesia) at the vet annually. Brushing can extend the amount of time between each full dental cleaning and also, reduce the risk of them losing their teeth as they get older. Works just like humans. You can use pet toothpaste and baby toothbrushes or specially made pet toothbrushes to do this. You can find everything you need at your local pet supply store.

    And of course, collar tags and yearly vet visits are always recommended for long term benefits.

    As for safety, most cat experts say cats do best as strictly indoor pets but a lot of owners prefer to let them come and go as they please. I’m a firm believer in keeping mine indoors so I keep windows and doors closed at all times. If they want to go outside, I'll accompany them with a cat harness.

    Phew, hope you made it all the way to the end. Good luck with your new pet!
u/emailrob · 5 pointsr/CasualUK

If we're talking about slow cookers, then praise be to the gods of pressure cookers!

Instantpots have gotten VERY popular over the pond here, but they are not cheap. However they're very versitile, moreso than a slow cooker

u/Qukel · 5 pointsr/Polska

Instant Pot. Hybryda szybkowaru, wolnowaru oraz kilku innych funkcji. Mnóstwo przepisów do znalezienia w necie, każdy znajdzie coś dla siebie, urządzenie zapewnia ogromną elastyczność w kuchni. Obecnie w super cenie 70€ (może się nieco różnić przy zamówieniu). Warto dokupić przezroczystą pokrywkę jeśli będziemy częściej korzystali z funkcji wolnowaru.

u/zakkyb · 5 pointsr/Cooking

It's £70 in the UK

Buy it before we leave the EU lol

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, 6 Litre, 1000 W, Brushed Stainless Steel/Black

u/Amonette2012 · 5 pointsr/NorwegianForestCats

This is on par for cats. Cats go to the secure place, then wait there until they have sussed out their environment from under the bed. They may be tempted out by an enticing robot toy, and for this I recommend this thing which is the only toy we have that gets my Tuesday to forget she's scared of stuff and want to kill the fluffy. This reminds her that she is a brave little hunter and that the bed is her hunting cave:

You don't have to get in on Amazon but I recommend it as a toy. Add catnip to the tail but for extra kittehbelleh.

Cats will stay in their cave until they are tempted out. This means a) leave them be, and b) put stuff near the place they holed up in that they have the option of being interested in, without pushing it on them.

If all noises and movements seem to freak them out, just leave the room to them for a day or two and let them come out when they're curious. Cats are curious creatures once their natural fear of bigger creatures has subsided enough for their cat-pride to remind them that they can manipulate us into... well let's just say that I haven't been to the bathroom, showered or slept alone for three years now.

Just give them time, things to be interested in (i.e. kill, at least for now) and add other bolt holes they can move over to, like cat trees with enclosures and cardboard boxes with multiple escape methods.

Ideally, to make a cat feel secure, add up-high retreats and getaways. In the wild, most cats prefer to have a little highway they can access that we don't step on - tree branches, walls, etc. For a cat to be at home in a human home, you have to give them a range of cubbies, gangplanks, shelves and hideyholes that let them live next to you, rather than on your actual plane.

Also if they have a way to move around the house that doesn't involve our couch, they won't scratch the shit out of it. As much.

For now, leave the cat alone but do interesting things that a cat might like (tying string to your ankle works well). In the long term, try to look at your home from your cat's point of view and give them an alternative way to get around that makes them feel safe and in control. Cats really like to be in charge, and they feel easier about that if they can get up high and look down.

u/Socrato · 5 pointsr/Atlanta

I see there's the smarty cat concealed motion toy (this one)

I actually have one that my cat has no interest in. Is it possible for me to donate it in person? I pass lifeline fairly frequently

u/hstarbird11 · 4 pointsr/Pets

Order this toy. It won't solve all your problems, but every single cat I've introduced to it, young and old, go absolutely crazy over it

u/carpii · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I got an Instant Pot recently. I love it so much I'm evangelising to anyone who will listen, and also lots of people who won't

One of these would let you get rid of your rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, with less space needed.

Maybe even your hot pot, Im not actually sure what a hot pot is :D

  • I also replaced my container blender and food processor with a Bamix stick blender.

    As a blender its great and just sits in its stand taking up no room.
    It comes with little containers and blades for when you need to chop onions and stuff, but in all honesty by the time you've washed and cleaned those containers, you may aswell have just chopped it manually with a knife and chopping board, which is what I do

    I don't use a panini press, but I have a cast iron griddle pan plus a flat Lodge pan. Feels like the griddle wouldn't be that much different if you apply pressure, and is at least multi-purpose instead of a big single-purpose device taking up room.
u/tatiana_the_rose · 4 pointsr/Catswhoyell

I’ve accepted that my one cat is going to be perma-fat, because if I tried to ration her food she would 100% eat me in the night, after destroying the entire house

(However! My other cat really trimmed down just by getting one of these )

u/dottiepalooza · 4 pointsr/funny

The recommended amount is often too much. If that amount makes him chunky, feed him less. Also, you can get him active with toys like these: link link link

u/emilyrose93 · 4 pointsr/secretsanta

I have two cats, and they really love a Cat Dancer type of toy - like this one.

To make it extra fun, I've attached a catnip filled toy to the end of it. The "Yeoww" brand catnip toys are by far the strongest, it's crazy smelly. My cats really like it.

u/frowny3 · 4 pointsr/OkCupid
u/andreablondie · 4 pointsr/Pets

Try an interactive toy like Da Bird (my cats love this one), Cat Dancer, or a laser pointer. He probably wants attention from you as well as needing something to do. Interactive toys are great for this and will help you bond as well. Playing with him for 30-60 minutes before you go to bed should tire him out enough to sleep most of the night.

u/Sewwattsnew · 4 pointsr/cats

Mine definitely play this game on purpose. The pantry door is their preferred spot but I bought them this toy and they use it a bit as well. They like to use table and chair legs as obstacles too. It's only fun if it's extra challenging, I guess.

u/rohsez · 4 pointsr/Pets

Window perches are great because then they can see outside and be entertained that way. Kind of like "cat tv". I would try to play with them for at least 20 min to a half hr every day. A variety of toys is always nice and its always good to have two or three sets of toys. Every week or so I gather all the current toys up and rotate them with toys that I keep in a plastic baggie with catnip.

This is, by far, my cats FAVORITE interactive toy. I actually have to put it out of sight when we're not playing because they'll seek it out and destroy the feathers.

u/Fuckyousantorum · 4 pointsr/aww

You need this in your life:
Da Bird Interactive Feather Cat toy:

we've had cats before and nothing prepared us for our furry terrorist. Walls, sofas, curtains, carpets - all torn or damaged. Fingers and arms bleeding. Children running scared. she is tiny but she makes her presence known.

We give her a lot of love and she is much softer than when she was a kitten but she needs constant play with the feather cat toy and lots of high places to sleep/skulk/plot.

I don't think they can be indoor cats as someone would quickly end up murdered.

u/gengisteve · 4 pointsr/videos

Might want to get one of these to try and wear him out:

Word of advice: Hide it when not in use; otherwise the kitty will eat it.

u/1bdkty · 4 pointsr/CatAdvice

absolutely. However a cat needs more stimulation than once every couple of days. Get a wand toy (like Da' Bird ), get some treat balls ( ) that you can put treats in for him to find. There is this butterfly toy that is very popular and pretty cheap ( $9.99 US) that most cats seems to love. Pet him, brush him, just talk to him (read him a book or reddit posts you think are funny or homework or whatever).

He probably don't want to go out but is bored. Cats can do fine inside and live long happy lives. Just find what he likes to do and make sure he gets his favorite activities.

u/Svenislav · 4 pointsr/CatAdvice

It isn’t out of character but needs fixing.
There are a few things you can do.

  • he needs to get all that energy out. Is he alone all day? Get laser pointers to start him up running and going crazy, then move on physical toys like this one and ping pong balls you can throw around, so you can make him play while keeping a safe distance.

  • buy him a tall cat tree, make sure he has crazy playtime sessions a few times a day, always followed by some wet food. You don’t need to play with him for a long time, many 10 minutes sessions are the way to go.

  • never play with your hands. Never ever.

  • if the cat bites or scratches don’t scream, don’t hit him, just put your index finger horizontally on his nose and push slightly towards his face. He will let you go and also know he’s done something wrong, as this is the way mum cat will teach kittens to stop biting. After that don’t engage him for at least 15 minutes.

  • every single person in the house needs to abide by these rules. At all times. And be consistent.

  • if he still shows a knack for fighting with hands, you can train him to fight when you’re wearing an oven glove. If you’re consistent with the other tips he’ll soon learn that he can fight and bite when you’re wearing the oven glove and not when your hands are naked.

    Ideally, he should get a kitten companion if at all possible, especially if he’s alone a lot. Better even if the other kitten has been properly socialised by mum and siblings.
u/timhimself840 · 4 pointsr/cats

The specs keep changing week to week with firmware updates. Here's the current setup:
-5200mAh, good for about 20 minutes of flight time before needing a recharge (battery life keeps increasing with use)
-Here's the remote controller I'm using, surprisingly awesome battery life!
-range: about 20 laps of indoor around the house flying
-motors: 4 individual of unknown make (catdrone found in crawl space)

10/10 would purchase again

u/far2frail · 4 pointsr/holdmycatnip

I believe it's this on Amazon.

u/syntax · 4 pointsr/Physics

(I know … it's not quite a cat chasing laser. It's still close enough for the gag value here, surely? And, also, an example of never underestimating the results of crossing human ingenuity with human laziness)

u/CorgisAndCheese · 4 pointsr/bengalcats

It's like a hamster wheel for cats, bengals tend to love them. And you don't have to get a second bengal, a second cat of any breed would probably be good. You also don't have to get a second cat lol.

Other than someone taking the cat, it's not more of a risk than other cats. I do think other cats being outdoor cats are too much of a risk for them as well. That said there are alternatives for letting a cat enjoy the outdoors without giving them free roam such as harness training them, having a catio for them, or a cat proof fenced in house (which is by far the most expensive and not doable without a ton of property surrounding the house but it is possible lol)

Here are some toy suggestions to help with your kittens energy:

this wand toy which I've seen make even the laziest cat chase after I don't know what it is about this toy specifically maybe it's the leather tassels or the fur thing but I've never not seen it drive a cat crazy.

This cat ball track things

This cat dancer toy with the wall attachment Trust me that the wall attachment is super important.

Really thick pony tail elastics Be sure to watch her and make sure she doesn't try eating one.

Plastic water bottle caps, Christmas ornaments, and bouncy balls are also great things for cats to bat around when they're a bit bored.

Also things for her to climb on, a small cat tree is always great.

Good luck! And do keep in mind that she'll be less energetic as she gets older.

u/lunacha · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

Those are some big cats you got there! xD I bought this string stick toy and it's still in good condition as of now. I don't usually play with the ones with the little mouse on them because the strings are usually fragile but this works.

I don't play with the ones with the feathers in them as well because the feathers tend to fall all over the place and can get a bit messy.

u/Dhoomdealer · 3 pointsr/cats

Something like that would be my reccomendation too, this is the one I have. The ball lights up when they play with it!

u/armaticon · 3 pointsr/aww

hey! I'm not u/BakingSoda1990 but I had a cat a few years ago that was a little overweight. She got down to a healthy weight when I transitioned her over to wet food instead of dry. Also getting her on a morning/evening feeding schedule seemed to help.

She passed away from old age (RIP, she was an awesome old lady) - so I adopted 2 new cats when I was ready. One of them prefers her kibble but I can get her to eat a little bit of the canned by microwaving it and mixing in some low sodium chicken broth. She's mostly on dry food now, but it is what it is.

It's ultimately your choice and u/BakingSoda1990 is definitely more knowledgeable but I wanted to add my two-cents. :) good luck!

also don't mean to spam you with links, but my cats LOVE this toy and I think it can easily be found at Petco or Petsmart:
Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer

more info:

u/the_real_penny · 3 pointsr/aww

Yup! It has a ball in it that can light up. I love it because it keeps the cats busy and the dogs can't eat the ball. The track also comes apart so you can change up the shape if you want.

u/meat_tunnel · 3 pointsr/bengalcats

My Savannah loves these crinkle balls, he'll play alone for hours by himself. Also, straws that I tie into pretzels.

u/jrex42 · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

This one looks fun, but might be a bit noisy if you’re in a small house/ apartment.

My cats like this one:

u/jdmcatz · 3 pointsr/JustNoSO

I am glad you figured this out now rather than later. I can't imagine being tied to someone like that forever. It was such a low blow and you deserve an apology. She is acting like a spoiled, entitled brat and I'm sorry about that. It seems that her parents feel that they raised her better than that.

At least you got kitties! I can reccomend some toys my cat loves. They have these cardboard holiday houses at [Target] ( (Halloween right now) and they are also scratchers. My kitty also loves a [three tier ball thing] (

u/jassykangaroo · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These wipes for when kitty gets into minor messies

And this extra gentle wash so you can give her baffs and play!

A leash to go on walks

Oldie but goodie toy

You're going to need a tag in case kitty wanders off, and a collar of course!

Deshedding brush to control the hairs

Clippers to trim the nails

u/dalesd · 3 pointsr/Pets

Maybe try some new toys?

I've been meaning to make a list of my cats' favorite toys. I have two cats, brother and sister, Millie and Smokey, now about 9 months old.

First, I can't explain it, but this carrot. I bought it on a whim at a pet store because it was on clearance and I thought it kind of looked like the Minecraft carrot and I thought it would be cute to see them playing with it. It comes with separate catnip container and you can fill the carrot with catnip, but I didn't use any. OMG, they go crazy for the thing. They get super possessive of it. If the other cat comes near, they'll growl and run away. Smokey likes to be chased when he has the carrot in his mouth. I lunge like I want to steak his carrot and he runs a few feet away, daring me to try to take it again. Millie will self-play with the carrot, batting it around on our hardwood floors. They've gone through two already. I think it's time to get a third.

Da Bird. It was recommended here and it's awesome. Something about the movement, the twirling, the colors, the noise. They can't ignore this thing. If the feather thing gets destroyed, replacements are available and cheap.

Cat Dancer 101. This is a stiff wire with some cardboard bits on one end. Move it and shake it a bit and I guess it looks like a flying insect. On the plus side, when they catch it, it's fairly easy to get them to release it.

Cat Dancer 301. This is Millie's favorite. She knows where I keep it and "leads" me to it at every opportunity. Like, first thing when I wake up and when I get home from work. It's a short stick with a long strip of fleece material. Wave it as you move in a circle and they're mesmerized. When they catch it, it's a bit difficult to get them to release it.

u/sancasuki · 3 pointsr/cats

He may be a little freaked out for the first few days. Try to keep the house quiet and calm. Cats hate loud noise, such as vacuum cleaners and blow dryers. They also are skittish around new people. Don't pick him up if you don't have to.

I read that wet food is much better for losing weight than dry food. Dry food has a lot of grain it. Occasionally give him some canned tuna (in water) for humans. My cats loved it much more than cat food. And if you are having a tuna sandwich give him the water. It's the perfect soup for cats.

You might want to buy a cat tree. You don't need it from day one but most cats love them. Make sure it's at least 6 feet tall. They love being high up. Makes them feel secure. They tend to stay at the top and don't use the lower portions much at all.

I recommend this toy:

u/llamalamaglama · 3 pointsr/AskVet

Vet student and cat lover here. Undersocialized kittens, kittens separated from their mom too early, and Bengals can all make challenging pets, so I'm not surprised you're having some trouble with that combination!

It sounds like your kitten has play aggression. Basically, he's bored and under-stimulated, and his pent-up energy is being directed towards you. Here's some information about play aggression from the SF SPCA, a well-respected behavior consultant, and VCA hospitals. I hope you'll find it useful!

My cat used to be play-aggressive, and here's what's worked for me:

  • Lots and lots of play. Aim for at least two sessions of 10-15 minutes per day of active play, and try to wear him out!

  • Try lots of toys! Kittens will have different preferences and may get bored over time, so switch things up. I'm giving some links of toys that, in my experience, cats go crazy over. They're not affiliate links, I don't work for the companies, and you can find them in pet stores as well: Cat catcher, Cat Charmer, Da Bird, and Cat Crazies A lot of cats also go crazy for foil balls and drinking straws if you throw them around. Try to have a variety of toys- wand toys, sparkle balls, bouncy balls, big catnip toys your kitten can kick, little catnip toys he can carry around, soft toys, plastic toys- you get the idea. If your cat is an ambush hunter, he may also like if you dangle a toy at one end of a cat tunnel so he can run through and grab it.

  • Try to engage in play before you see any signs of playfulness or aggression, and definitely learn to recognize those signs and act on them! I've found that while redirecting with toys is the smart thing to do, at that point, it's usually too late.

  • Cat tend to have a hunt-eat-groom-sleep cycle. Try to feed twice a day at regular times, and play for a bit first. Cats like being on a schedule.

  • More cat trees and build/buy cat shelves if you're able!

  • Wear shoes/boots in the house if you have to. Doing this saved my ankles, and I wonder if part of the reason he attacks you more than your BF is that you react more so it's more fun for him.

  • Food puzzles! Here's a site with a ton of options, including super cheap or free/recycled ones.

  • Look into clicker training! Good way to keep him physically and mentally occupied.

    I hope this helps! I realize I've just thrown a ton of info at you, and my main suggestion is to take just a couple little ideas and start incorporating them. Maybe find one toy he loves and use it twice a day, scatter his food over his cat tree or in an ice cube tray, and try to keep yourself covered so he can't hurt you.

    Also, definitely take him to the vet! I agree he can probably be neutered now or soon, it's always good to take new pets to the vet, and they may have behavior advice. Best of luck!
u/beansandcharlie · 3 pointsr/catqueries

Have more of a routine with your kitten!
Start by having a long play session(10-20minutes) with a wand toy that you only bring out during this time. Have a variety of like 2 or 3 different wand toys, my favorites are:
Da Bird - this one is great because the wand part is super long so you can sit while still making your cat cover a lot of ground! ,Cat Dancer - For the feline who likes trash like toys but seriously this thing reminds me of a moth if you move it just right, cat charmer - just a great toy very durable great for cats who just like string!

After your long play session give your cat his dinner and he should be good for the night!
Cats natural routine is to hunt, eat, groom, sleep.
If you are still having issues you could try leaving out different types of cat enrichment to keep your cat entertained through the night. HERE is an article about the importance of enriching your cat and a few ideas!

u/auntiechrist23 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My kitty is also very picky about toys, but his favorite is cheap and awesome... Cat Dancer! It's just wire and cardboard tubing, so you could totally make one. Your little Boo will have some serious fun!

u/chloh · 3 pointsr/AskSF

I can't really speak for any institutions that are cat-friendly, but my cat is solely an indoor cat (he's FIV+) and I feel bad about having him in a small apartment as well. I try to exercise him every night with toys -- he really loves this one. I can sit on my bed and just bounce it around the floor and on the bed and he goes crazy for it! After 20 minutes he gets tired out, and it's somewhat of an arm workout for me as well.

u/Lemoncow · 3 pointsr/cats

It's cheap and simple, but my super lazy cat goes crazy for this thing called the Cat Dancer. And yes, it is just rolled up pieces of paper at the end of a wire. I have no idea what it is he loves about it.

u/stayingontask · 3 pointsr/cats

This. Freaking. Thing.

It's just a wire with rolled up pieces of paper on it that you wave around your cat. Mine are both 7 and lost interest in toys a few years ago, but they LOVE that thing. Plus, it's only $2.

Additionally, the only other toy they really play with is this feathered Kong catnip toy.

u/wingwalker86 · 3 pointsr/bengalcats

It’s called a “Cat Dancer”. They’re super inexpensive ($1.99 on Amazon last time I bought one). My bengal would make these adorable chirping sounds he didn’t normally make while playing with it. It’s also great because you can tape it to the wall when your arm gets tired and they can bat at it on their own time. I’ve given them as gifts to several friends and every cat seems to love it. Here’s the link:

u/picklesthecat · 3 pointsr/cats

There are three toys I've found that cats consistently like, and they are all pretty cheap.

  1. A laser pointer
  2. catnip
  3. a cat dancer
u/zereldalee · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

My cats have a ton of toys too, these are the only ones they really like now and still play with: (I was skeptical my cat would play with this but they all went INSANE with it - kicking up a storm and wrestling with it) (this one you have to play with them. I'd say it mimics flying insects and my cats NEVER get tired of it) (a wand toy. Mine get bored with wands after awhile but for some reason really like this one)

A laser pointer is always good for exercise and fun also.

u/miss_marty_mew · 3 pointsr/gifs

These are safer.

No I don't work for this company, my cats just love these. :)

u/mx_hazelnut · 3 pointsr/Pets

I used to get so mad about friends and guests using their hands to play with my kitten. Luckily, when the people she saw most often stopped using their hands entirely, she learned to play with toys that were meant for her instead.

Try big soft toys stuffed with catnip, or this thing. Those are basically the greatest hits among my six cats. Some of my cats like toys that twirl in the air, while others like it when they're dragged along the ground, so try lots of different ways to play. Cardboard scratchers with catnip rubbed in are another much-beloved toy.

As for training the people around you? Remind them that claws won't be cute when your cat is big and strong, and put a toy into their hands. Kittens who are trained to attack people are the same cats who end up in shelters as adults, because their owners are too scared of them! I'm sure your cat will be fine since he has you to look out for him, but things like this do happen.

Good luck!

u/river-wind · 3 pointsr/Pets
  1. Showing the cat poop/pee and then placing him the litter box isn't going to make him use the litter box. In cat-brain, what connection would that make? How will he link the poop you're showing him with what you want him to do?

    You are simply showing him some poop (yup, that's poop), and then forcing him into an enclosed space against his will. i.e., he will learn to dislike being picked up, and he will associate the litter box with an unpleasant experience.

    Put the litter box where he's peeing now and get him used to using it every time. Then move it and him to an enclosed room for a day. Once he's using it regularly, he should remember this new location.

    To clean up urine odor:

  2. You're teaching your cat to beg food from you while you eat. Your call if this is a behavior you want.

  3. Cats and kittens can differ in their tastes, which can vary between individual cats as well. Try different treats until you find things you cat likes. Don't give too many treats - just like with people and donuts, too many is unhealthy.

  4. I don't think there's an issue with him sleeping in your bed. Some people don't like it, but I don't expect you'll have luck making him sleep in his own bed if doesn't want to. You may be able to get him off your bed through many years of diligent effort.

  5. Whatever toys he likes. Whatever you get, he'll like the packaging more than they toy, as a rule; with one exception: aka "bird on a stick"

  6. As a cat, he's an obligate carnivore, and cannot taste sugar. He'll want milk, but too much will give him diarrhea.

  7. Any time he touches it, shoo him. Don't spray water around electronics. Don't hit or punish him for being on the keyboard. Don't reward him for moving (i.e. train him to get on the kb when you use it, and then get down for food). Just pick up and move, right away. Don't

  8. IME, make a high pitched whining noise to get the idea through to him that what he's doing hurts. Natural behavior with baby carnivorous animals is to play and play rough, but to freeze if something given an alarm cry/pain cry.

  9. Sour apple tasting spray. Unless your cat like sour apple. Then something else non-toxic he doesn't like.

    All in all - think like a cat. Don't try and apply human characteristics or logic to him, he's a cat. Make him want to do the things you want him to do through steady, regular and patient rewards.
u/mrmax1984 · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

My male cat needs exercise, and actually requests it every night. As I'm brushing my teeth and whatnot, he'll go and sit on my weight bench in the exercise room. I then go in and fetch his Da Bird from the closet and make him do jumps and flips until he flops on the floor and loses interest. Then he'll sleep from ~11PM til 7AM in one shot, most of the time.

u/googoogoojoob · 3 pointsr/Pets

Not only your cat but you too will be fascinated watching the birds. You might need one-way mirror film on the window behind the feeder so the birds won't see your cat.

For you to play with your cat when you are home, nothing tops Da Bird.

u/your_an_moron · 3 pointsr/catcare

If he's slowly warming up to you and improving as time passes, he will hopefully continue this trend. It's only been three weeks. If he starts biting you just say "no" and stop petting him or walk away. Maybe try just sitting next to him for a while without petting him and see if he will come to you. I know you said you play with him, but make sure you are tiring him out during each play session. Wand toys are great for this because your hand is nowhere near the toy part so he will eventually associate the toy with biting and not your hand. This is the absolute best wand toy in my experience.

u/mrspoogemonstar · 3 pointsr/funny

Dear cat owners:

Before feeding, require that they catch this twice.

1/4 cup dry food morning & evening goes in here.

1/2 small can of wet food before bed.

This will create a svelte, but not too skinny, very happy cat who will love you for longer, be able to lick its ass and clean itself, and not require insulin shots or crazy shit like that later in life.

u/kezzali · 3 pointsr/bengalcats

My big Bengal boy loves his scratching post and playing fetch. My girl loves her Da Bird toy, although I wouldn't get one until they are older due to development and such. I think my breeder recommended not encouraging excessive leaping until they are more developed, similar to not running a puppy under a year of age.

u/Mephiz · 3 pointsr/Pets

That cat sounds like he needs play and his own space.

Since you have no option but to live with this cat you could probably fix this behavioral problem yourself. Play the aggression out of him for about 10 to 15 minutes a day. (Play until he's tired.) You could use a laser pointer or something like this: (It should go without saying don't use your hands and teach the cat that hands are toys.)

If you can afford it, get some cat furniture near a window. (Or just make a space for him on a shelf near a window.)

Reinforce good things and good vibes whenever he's near you. Carry treats and give them to him. (Don't use your hands at first unless he's played out.) Slowly work up to petting him.

If there are other cats then it could also be anxiety about those cats. In that instance all of these things apply but the importance of establishing a safe territory (either with or without the other cats) becomes important.

u/10min_no_rush · 3 pointsr/tifu

LOL, here's the toy that we bought him. The mouse is about 2 inches long. Yeah, he detached the mouse from the fishing line (which is made of metal). He's swallowed other stuff in the past, like hair-ties, zipties, and plastic, but has pooped it out. This time, it was causing him to vomit so we figured a trip to the vet would be in order.

u/Poloniculmov · 3 pointsr/Romania

Amazon, modelul îl iei în funcție de ce mărime ai tu nevoie,eu îl am p-ăsta.

Vezi că nu funcționează ășa, în afară de supe, la toate felurile de mâncare o să trebuiască să faci prep work, să călești lucruri, nu e ca-n filme.

u/A_Stinking_Hobo · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I’m pretty sure it’s a brand on its own, the one I’ve got is this one Instant Pot Duo V2 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, 6 Qt, 5.5L 1000 W, Brushed Stainless Steel/Black, 220-240v, Stainless Steel Inner Pot

u/Moarisa · 3 pointsr/AskVet

No medical advice re the vomiting (tech here, not a vet!) but some suggestions for pacing out meals. I've heard of people having success with putting a solid plastic ball in the bowl with the kibble. Kitty has to eat around it and can slow things down. Some special food bowls have raised areas or ridges inside so he will have to work a bit more to get the food.

There are several kinds of treat balls that you can put food in. They usually have some kind of adjustment you can make in hole size so the kibble comes out faster or slower. You can start the holes big while kitty gets used to it and gradually make them smaller for him.

You can also buy a variety of other food dispensing toys like the CatIt Digger which he will have to work at to get food out of.

I also have a cat who would gobble down everything in sight without a breath in between if given the chance and now use a treat ball and the digger to give him his breakfast every day.

u/chronolibrarian · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome back to the group! Sounds like you’ve been busy! What do you like most about being a lawyer?

This a cute cat toy/game I found, maybe your cat(s) would like it too. Cat Digger toy

u/ppw27 · 3 pointsr/dechonkers
u/pumpkinbread987 · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Definitely get your cat's teeth checked. Also, your cat might be eating too fast. I highly recommend trying a slow feeder/interactive feeder. There's all kinds of different types. Here's a link to one my friend uses (sorry I don't know how to format on mobile)

u/theRacistEuphemism · 3 pointsr/Pets

It may just be a matter of finding toys that can keep him engaged. There are toys that are like catnip kickers or static little stuffies, but then there are also some that are battery-operated or plug in (lasers, concealed motion toys, magnetic toys).

My personal preference, especially if I'm not home to supervise are toys that can be active with just the cat's actions alone. This woven straw is one of my cat's favourites because it catches in her claws as she swats it, so as she moves, it follows her motion until it uncatches and flings off, so she'll go chase it.

I've got this cheap little wand that I use to play with her that moves fairly unpredictably and actually got my cat panting because she was so into it.

Another thing I do everyday is spend 15-20 minutes making her chase her meal. I feed wet food during the day and offer a limited amount of kibble at night, so what I do with the kibble is toss it up the stairs or around the house within her sight so she chases each piece to get fed. I do this until she gets so tired that she has to lie down 3 or 4 separate times, and then I let her rest.

After that, I fill some foraging toys with some more kibble so she has something to work for. If your cat is food motivated, this could work well for you too because it keeps them mentally and physically busy. I have a treat ball and a Wobbert (a little more challenging than a regular treat ball) but I find they're quick to solve and not very engaging. Most of the ones I get are dog toys:

u/lazer_potato · 3 pointsr/catproblems

The first thing to resolve is playtime. It's possible she just loves plastic, but the fact that she doesn't want to play with you at all suggests either a picky cat, or one that doesn't yet trust you. You're the food provider, but playtime is also quality bonding time for a cat. She's already fully grown, so maybe it's a learned thing, but it's something that you should be able to correct to some extent.

There are some motion cat toys that you could try using to get her playing more on her own.

like this



or this

It's also possible that you aren't playing with her the way she wants to be played with, cats can be very fickle about this. My own cat is very picky about how my SO and I play with her, and she picks one of us based on how she wants to play. She'll pick me when she wants to chase a stick toy, and my SO when she wants to wrestle, that kind of thing.

Have you tried using the straws to play with her? Maybe try hiding a straw under a blanket where she can see it move from wiggling it. You could also try new tactics with the stick toys like this, hide them under things and move them. My cat only likes the stick toys if I alternate between moving them very slowly while in her line of sight, slowly moving out of her line of sight, and then moving it quickly to get her to chase it when she tries to pounce it.

I'd also suggest looking up different playtime techniques for cats online, like on YouTube or what have you, especially related to more wild/feral cats, as they also don't really like playing with humans. I'm not saying she's wild of course, but because she's more standoffish from you it may be along the same lines.

If you can get her to play with you consistently, then you can very easily tire her out and get her on the schedule YOU want her on. The idea is that cats hunt/play and then eat the reward of the hunt, and then sleep.

My own cat used to be very similar with waking us up very early for food, usually by making lots of noise and biting if that didn't work. Once we were able to get her on the hunt/eat/sleep schedule with her timed meals, we basically stopped the bad morning behavior entirely.

Sorry for the long post, hope this helps!

u/ListenToTheMusic · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You're in Pennsylvania, too? Hi! We're in the EDT zone. :-P get your zoo on gurl

This cat toy is $6.99 with free shipping (through Amazon Marketplace) or this catnip for $4.99 as an add-on item ($5.99 with free shipping through Amazon Marketplace). If that doesn't work, I do have Pet Sematary on my WL...

u/RaccoonGiraffePizza · 3 pointsr/PetAdvice

I agree with the other posters who advise you to be patient and let her adjust to this big transition before you worry too much. When I moved recently, my cat was so shook up about it that he hid for three or four days and had no interest in even his favorite toy.

One thing you can do is cat-ify (to steal words from Jackson Galaxy) her environment so that she has lots of options to "own" her new space. Perches, cat trees, scratchers, etc. Access to a window where she can watch outside. Don't be too worried if she doesn't use something right away. Simply having plenty of spaces where she is free to be a cat should help her start to feel at home.

Wait for her to "ask" you to play when she's ready. What I mean is: as she grows more confident in your home, she'll start taking an interest in play. She may find your phone cord and start batting it around. Or seem very intrigued with the birds outside the window. Or you'll be petting her and she'll start trying to bite your hands like a toy. Whatever it is, one day you'll see that kitty instinct come out in some way.

When you see it, that's a good time to try to engage her with a toy. She'll be less likely to be fearful of it because she'll be in her hunting mode. It can also help you determine which kind of play she prefers: some cats love the chase, some cats love batting a toy, some cats love to hide and watch a toy move before pouncing..etc. One of my cats absolutely loves to chase toys around as I wave them while the other seems to prefer observe-pounce-run away-repeat.

Finally, as far as treats... don't worry so much. First of all, she may just not be into treats because she's adjusting and (kind of like a human) has other things occupying her attention. But I have found many cats that just aren't as food motivated as others. It seems some cats live to eat and others eat to live. There is nothing wrong with her if she's just not that excited by snacks.

I hope this helps and reassures you that you're doing a great job and she'll grow in confidence over the next few weeks and you'll see her personality start to come out more. As an owner of a treat-picky cat, I have had huge success with these treats. For toys, I haven't met a cat yet who doesn't end up loving [this thing.] (

Good luck and congratulations on the new kitty!

u/svsixfiddy · 3 pointsr/funny

Get yourself one of these:
Makes your cat work for his food and does not allow for over eating. Your cat will thank you.

u/ave23v · 3 pointsr/cats

If he eats dry food, maybe look into something like this :

Also, quality of food may be a factor, wet food is better than dry food. If you need to stick to dry food, grain-free is better than regular (cats can't digest carbohydrates in grain and it just turns them fat).

u/fisheye32 · 3 pointsr/cats

May I suggest this?

u/2bass · 3 pointsr/aww

This is the one we use. He's had it for a couple of months and it's still in good shape considering he abuses it and sends it flying across the room constantly, and it was like 8$. Plus it has adjustable holes so you can make it easier while they learn to use it then harder after and it works with different kibble sizes.

u/ambergeva · 3 pointsr/SiberianCats

Food puzzles ! I give our girl a treat dispensing ball with treats in it to keep her occupied - keeps them mentally stimulated and gets a bit of exercise in too. We have one that you can change the difficulty level in, and I also put a small weight in it to throw the balance off and keep it unpredictable for her.
We started her on easy puzzles like a toilet roll with the ends covered and a hole in it to get her used to having to fossick / problem solve. Then you can move onto more advanced puzzles !
There are a whole bunch of websites if u want to make your own out of boxes etc, otherwise there are some very cheap ones on amazon.
This I the one we have and mishka loves it

cat puzzle

u/lil_ms_kitty · 3 pointsr/cats

cat trees, perches or shelves will enlarge the cats living area vertically. There are cat wheels out there, for bangles which are a high energy breed. My cats love Da Bird cat toys. Gets them jumping around

u/alex_moose · 3 pointsr/dogs

We have a very similar situation. After lots of experimenting, we finally settled on:.

  • [Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder] ( for our older, skinny cat so she can continue to free feed throughout the day and the fat cat can't get to the food.

  • Scheduled feedings of wet cat food in separate spots

  • Fat cat's kibble goes in a [FUNKitty Egg] ( or slow feeding bowl. If he's really hungry and willing to work for it he can get food. But it slows him down and has eliminated boredom eating.

    Use a cat calorie calculator online to look up the recommended calories for a cat 1-2 pounds less than him. Then figure out how much canned food, kibble and treats he gets each day to add up to that. Once he's almost at that target weight, look up the calorie level for a pound less and adjust the food accordingly. Repeat until you reach his ideal weight.

    Don't just calculate calories for his ideal weight starting now - too rapid of weight loss is harmful to them.

    Also, add in some vigorous play time, preferably before each meal since that mimics the natural cat life of hunt-eat--groom-sleep. The exercise will help him get in shape and burn off calories. He may be able to go less than a minute initially, but you should be able to build up. I highly recommend [Da Bird] ( It's far better than other wand toys; I've never met a cat who wasn't excited by it.
u/Shufflebuzz · 3 pointsr/Pets

> Bought any of those fishing rod-looking cat toys with feathers at the end?

Yes, Da Bird! is amazing. My guys love it.

u/JaggBoom · 3 pointsr/CatTraining

If I work from home i try to have a box near me, especially a new one. He jumps into it every time.

Food puzzles throughout the day (staggered feeding with mostly kibble).

This one I just put kibbles in and he has to fish them out
Catit Design Senses Play Circuit

Or empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, put in kibble fold ends. Cut holes in if you'd like.

6 pack beer boxes. Put food in holes. You can even cover some of them with crumpled paper so long as your cat wont ingest it.

u/Pandastratton · 3 pointsr/WeAreNotAsking

Trump is better on his feet then liberals give him credit for.. that’s a great quality to have when playing politics..

What do dems have? “Orange man bad” what does trump have PetSafe Bolt Laser Cat Toy, Automatic Laser Cat Toy

Dems show how full of shit they are when they try and get trump on bullshit.. we are looking for an excuse to can him instead of beating his ass in the field..

Dems do not have the ability to beat him in the field because all their complaints can be used against them.. they are full ass hypocrites..

This is why I support tulsi.. she isn’t in this to say orang man bad.. she’s in it for us.. beating trump isn’t the mission, empowering and protecting Americans is the mission..

To average voters.. dems want to tax you more, and take away your rights and hate on everything America.. republicans want to lower taxes, shoot guns and have screaming eagles with American flags..

If we were serious about winning we would change our image.. we love our country and only want to make it better.. we shouldn’t get lost in the weeds trying to please specific constituencies.. (looking at you warren) dems need a little more empathy for their fellow American.. we are all doing the best we can even if that isn’t good enough..

u/-RashyGrillCook- · 3 pointsr/Pets

If you really want to drive her crazy get her THIS

u/pizzasandplants · 3 pointsr/vegan

Get your cat some puzzle feeders that vary in difficulty and start meal-feeding your cat exclusively. Breakfast lunch and dinner, nothing else. My cats have never been overweight, but they used to incessantly beg for food.

Jackson Galaxy is an amazing vegan, cat behaviorist (who also had a gastric bypass for a weight problem, himself- so he’s got some empathy for overweight pets) and if you look him up you’ll get a lot of good information about how to parent your cat.

Here’s one of my favorite puzzle feeders because of it’s difficulty.
But I’d recommend a variety. You can also make your puzzles out of trash if you can’t afford to buy a bunch of puzzles.

If you feed him a late dinner in a difficult puzzle it’ll keep him occupied for quite a while. Then you’ll have fewer hours of whining to endure.

u/Pieuponieu · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Sorry, that's hilarious! You should think about getting one of these:

Catit Design Senses Food Maze

Make him work for it. He might still make a mess, but it will be a lot harder for him to do so.

u/flutes_of_chi · 3 pointsr/Pets

This looks like a good design. I got this one a while back that I had to modify because my cats kept tipping it over to get to the food. I took off the base and replaced it with a wood post glued on top of a board (so that the cats would have to sit on the board to reach the food, which prevented it from being tipped). They hated it and would cry at night to bed fed.

u/teddyspice21 · 2 pointsr/Zoomies

He loves this mouse want toy! I move it in a circle and he follows with a backflip, its insane! He's definitely lost some chonk since the extreme gymnastic training.

u/LAJuice · 2 pointsr/cats

There are many things you can try, and ultimately it’s just the more responsible cat guardian to do. Most people think cats like to sleep all day, but my 45years of cat parent experience definitely shows otherwise. Cats will sleep if they have nothing else to do, but the two main things your cat is going to need are 1. Stimulation and play and 2. Territory.

Outdoor cats have established territory, it will take a while for your cat to adjust, so be prepared for many attempted jail breaks. A tall baby gate at the door may help, you can get a 48inch gate on amazon.

Secondly, your cat needs attention and distraction- but a couple of cat wands, one with a feather twirly at the end and one with a deer hair mouse - every cat I have ever known love these:

GoCat Da Bird Rod and Feather Cat Toy, Handmade in The USA (1 Bird)

Go Cat Cat Catcher Teaser Wand with Mouse Cat Toy

But what ever it’s your cat likes, work towards 10 solid hunting minutes in the morning and again at night. Use the cats favorite toy to distract when they want to go out.

Finally- there is an amazing calming product called “licks”. If your cat starts howling, you squeeze the packet on their front arm, work it into the Fur, they lick it off and it was better for calming my cat than Prozac.

Licks - Cat Zen - Calming Aid and Stress Management- Tryptophan, L-Theanine, Eleuthero Root, and Ashwagandha Root - LiquiPaks - 30 Use

Good luck!!!

u/zangelbertbingledack · 2 pointsr/SiberianCats

I've bought a ton of toys for our kitten in the last few months, but these are his absolute favorites: Bergan Turbo Scratcher, a crinkle tube like this one, Cat Dancer, and the Go Cat mouse on a string toy. With the Go Cat mouse toy especially, he definitely lets you know he loves that toy. It's the only one he never ignores and the only one he will pick up in his mouth and carry to his "den" like it's real prey.

We also got him a fluffy mouse puppet that he loves to wrestle with. I might just be projecting, but it seems like it kind of makes up for the lack of another furry companion to play with. Bonus points: it lets you play hands-on without getting your hands scratched up.

The bitter apple spray doesn't seem to deter our cat much, but liberal application of Sticky Paws (double sided tape) and taping loose cords to the wall helps keep him away from scratching and biting things he shouldn't be messing with.

Also, if you have house plants, look them up to make sure they aren't toxic to cats. The kitten's interest in chewing on plants may vary, of course, but ours loves chewing and climbing on plants. The ASPCA has the most comprehensive list of plants that are toxic to pets.

u/NextDayAir · 2 pointsr/cats

get a covered littler box... and get the arm and hammer double duty cat litter... it's the best I have come across so far to absorb odors...

also, you will probably have to promise her to clean the litter box all the time... if you decide to get multiple cats, you need at least one litter box per cat... plus one more if you get several cats... but that's a little down the line... gotta get the first one in the door first...

what you may have to do is just go out and get one... get a kitten because who the hell can resist their perpetual cuteness... she should fall in love instantly... but, if you don't want to take a chance of having her kill you and want her to be in on it, one thing to know, that I have experienced, when you get a kitten, the person who holds it on the ride home will become it's mom/dad (this may be theory, but it has happened with all our cats) so you may want to have a friend take you so the both of you can be there to play with it on the way home...

whatever you do, DON'T get a cat declawed... it's wrong and mean and needless if you have the proper scratching things for them to... well, scratch on... our cats like those disposable cardboard scratchers you see at the pet store...

you'll probably want a cat tree too... something where it has places to hide and a platform to get up above most of the action... if you have the tools and ability, you can even make your own out of wood and carpeting... cats will even scratch on those...

when you bring them home for the first time, open their carrier and let them come out at their own pace... don't force them out... and if they do bolt out and hide somewhere, let them stay hidden until they come out on their own... but have plenty of toys for them to choose from... I suggest one of these and one of these because our cats love them...

as for food, get the appropriate food for their age... preferably an indoor formula that helps with hairballs... because they WILL hork up hairballs regularly... be ready to clean those too... for water, I suggest one of these since cats love to drink from the faucets... so break that habit before it even starts so you're not here in three to six months asking about cats and drinking from the sink...

umm... that's all I can think of off the top of my head... I am by no means a professional, but just someone who cares about their cats (and I have a girlfriend so I am not a crazy cat guy)

any other questions, just ask... someone will be able to answer what I can't

TL;DR: none. it's a lot to read, but it's good info as far as I understand...

u/thesarabear · 2 pointsr/cats

I have always had kitties, and have 3 right now. I wouldn't get her started on live animals, that could make her always wanting live prey, and if she's eating them on a regular basis she will most likely always have worms (that's how they get them). She is playing with you, and you should get her some toys and just wear her out. A laser pointer is a great one, as well as any feather dancer type toy or something like this:

My oldest kitty was crazy as a kitten, attacking and biting me even as I slept, and playing with him on a regular basis helped. He mellowed out a lot as a grew older.

u/thr33littlebirds · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sassy and Martu stop fighting!

Congrats on the new kitty! I have two recommendations;

  • Make sure they have plenty of play time. I can't say enough great things about this toy. It gets my kitty jumping like nothing else will. An exhausted kitty is a happy kitty.

  • Have lots of different areas for both of your cats to "hide out." Hopefully they'll enjoy some alone time.

  • Other than that, time passing is probably the key. They are still figuring each other out. They will learn each others boundaries and things will eventually settle down.

    This is a time when my pup Hank drove me up the wall. It's hard to keep him out of trouble. This is my kitty, Nieko. She's obviously a little angel that can do no wrong (yeah right!)

    Best of luck with your kitty clan. I'm sure things will work themselves out!
u/sgcolby · 2 pointsr/cats

This Go Cat Cat Catcher toy. One of my cats will drag it around the house. You put it in a cardboard box and she's in heaven.

u/ghuhytg · 2 pointsr/CatTraining
u/iaspeegizzydeefrent · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

They actually make toys similar to this for weight loss/exercise. My girlfriend is a vet and highly recommends them for overweight cats.

u/Grimm_mii · 2 pointsr/Pets

another option could be a puzzle feeder like this

or this

you can also make your own puzzle feeders from cardboard tubes or plastic water bottles

ETA: I use an automatic feeder for my cat's breakfast. The neat thing about it is that they come to associate food with the machine and not you directly, so they beg less (and don't wake me up at 4am to eat)

u/gamesterette · 2 pointsr/catproblems


This is the one I have.

PetSafe SlimCat Meal Dispensing Cat Toy, Blue

This one looks like a good option.

Amazon has a ton of them. Just search for "cat treat dispensing toy"

P.s. hopefully these links work. I've never shared links here before.

u/kolkolkokiri · 2 pointsr/Siamesecats

I assume he's a kitten? Up to three months old cats generally are super bitey because they are infants learning their litter mates limits and sticking everything in there mouths. This will likely end by like 6 to 10 months naturally, still worth training though.

Dogs and cats have kinda similar bite inhibition training (aka the big ones being dramatic like owie or like no bad and shoving off with a paw) so the dog may help but I would not keep them around each other without someone to keep an eye for a while.

I think that's enough but for the first 8 months his energy will be endless. So don't feel bad he's up at 3 am like hey play? You essentially have a 6 year old on a sugar high.

Depending on the size of dogs I'd get some toys, and a way to keep a dog out of a room like a baby gate or area so you can leave small cat toys out. For a kitten I highly suggest a box of random assorted toys to find what they like, and avoiding cat nip filled ones. You don't need all these but if your family wants to get the kitty presents for Santa these are my suggestions at a young age.


  • If your parents allow it maybe a climbing wall will make your cat happy as fuck.
  • Most cats in my experience prefer both those cardboard scratchers and one solid almost unmoveable one. Like the couch. Save the couch, get a wall mounted one or one that is weighted to keep from moving. Double sided sticky tape, or aluminum foil are both good things to keep a cat from going on something you don't wanna.
  • If you study at home lots or your cat likes cuddling you while on the computer get a shallow box or tray and fold an old shirt in it. They will like it better then most beds. Otherwise those USB heated pet pads will be super popular but obviously only if you trust cat not to chew on it. A cheap desk hutch also seems to work well as most cats will be happy to look down on your homework.
  • PS when you move if you get the generic cheap IKEA cube shelf / bookcase / tv unit there's DIYs for a cat climber that's hidden and stuff.


  • Bouncey springs milk jug rings and hair elastics (be careful with these) are super popular with younger cats because they move erratically.
  • Myler balls are super popular with one of my cats, paper bags and those cat tunnels that make crinkle sounds are also good.
  • A treat ball is a super great way to get some silence while studying.
  • They make laser toys that sit on a shelf and randomly turn on and off but my cats weren't interested. If you can borrow one before buying as those toys are 20$ to 40$. But a kitten might enjoy it more.
  • That ball with a tail will be adored I'm sure, they also sell remote control mice, Hexbugs for cats and other battery operated toys. These again should probably be used under supervision.
  • If your cat likes hunting, get a catnip kicker or fill a sock with batting and maybe a toy that makes noise. This is basically a long thing big enough for the cat to do those bunny kick things. It's a fucking sock, just sew closed a sock.
  • [Over the door cat toy](Ethical A-Door-Able Bouncing Mouse Cat Toy is probably also good.

    This is super long but tdlr, your doing good, he's a kitten, he wants to play a lot when he's nibbling, here's a shit ton of cool cat stuff.
u/halfdoublepurl · 2 pointsr/whatsthisplant

I have a moron kitty as well - he likes to chew on plastic bags and packing tape. The other will use larger pots as a litter box, so I have to be sure any big pots are full of uncomfortable things like sansevieria.

Destruction like the carpet and tearing pots apart sounds like lack of enrichment/mental stimulation. Consider multi-level cat furniture or shelves and some fishing toys or laser lights to get them going. Stuffing their food into treat balls that slow release the food can help as well. Good luck!

u/Bellygareth · 2 pointsr/france

Les trucs qui roulent c'est des trucs comme ça le chat doit faire bouger la bouboule pour récuperer ses croquettes donc il fait de l'exercice et il mange moins comme un gros morphale.

u/chrbronte · 2 pointsr/catcare

That sounds incredibly frustrating! Maybe try a slow feeder or a treat ball. Cats are hunters so making them work for their food can help them eat slower and keep them entertained. I hate to suggest buying something new when money is tight but my treat ball was under $7. I don’t use a bowl for dry food at all anymore, I have a few different types of slow feeders.

Here is the treat ball I have: treat ball

Good luck!

u/Relenq · 2 pointsr/cats

My cat has a roller track that he can use autonomously. We don't tend to see him use it that often nowadays, but he does occasionally play with it in the mornings while he's waiting for us.

He also has a tall cat tree where he can sleep/watch out of the windows, and he often uses the windowsill in our study to watch for birds. He also has his pick of cardboard boxes scattered around the apartment and often chooses to play/sit/nap in them on his own.

We also have a tunnel feeder, and a treat ball -- both used to keep him occupied and thinking at meal times.

u/666catlady666 · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

Congrats on your first cat! How old is he? How much would you say you're feeding him these days? I'm just wondering if he would be alright eating two small meals- perhaps you're still giving him more than he actually needs. Cats are pretty small, after all. The typical full grown cat only needs about a cup of food every day.

You could look into getting a second person involved so he's still getting small meals but that way one person doesn't have to constantly stop by to feed him. There's also toys you could buy that slowly dispense food while the cat plays with them, although if he's not particularly active he might not be interested in something like that. (Heres a link to one:
There are also food dispensers that run on a timer although they tend to be more expensive (

Hopefully one of these is able to help!

u/KimbyPie · 2 pointsr/pics

PetSafe SlimCat Meal Dispensing Cat Toy, Blue

u/Saxon189 · 2 pointsr/progresspics

There's a link for the ball. That's surprising she looks like my cats twin. Do you live in England? My cat had a kitten when she was between 1-5 years old, While she was still a stray. Maybe we have some relatives?

u/bleusucre · 2 pointsr/AskVet

Try putting it in a food dispenser. He'll have to push it around to get the food to fall out, burn some calories, and it'll slow him down if he eats fast.
Something like this:

u/RedPanda5150 · 2 pointsr/aww

Similar idea: my cat eats all of his dry food out of a treat ball like this. Not sure if it would help with the multi-cat problem, but it does slow him down and it gives him something to do while I'm away at work.

u/applejade · 2 pointsr/Pets

You definitely need to stick with some sort of reduced food regimen. I wouldn't be surprised if domesticated animals don't get how to hunt anymore... I mean, can YOU hunt down a moose for dinner? =)

Maybe you're switching up the food locations too quickly for him. You could try less random locations around the house to "hide" the food. Pick a few set locations. Take him to it at first. Make sure he remembers where they are. Then switch it up after he's getting it. It might take him a month to get it. Give him time. You may never be able to just randomize the locations without showing him.

Maybe try a food-dispensing toy like this or this or this - Edit: that last one seems to work the best, based on the reviews. Try looking locally or more internet search. But don't give him more than the 1/4 cup daily.

He might not recognized the wet food as food, or he doesn't like that brand. I'm not sure if it works to slowly add some wet food to his dry food to make him understand that it's still food.

See if he'll chase a wadded up paper ball or tin foil ball. Try to make him bring it back for a kibble =) See if he'll chase string. The idea is to try to make him run. A friend of mine had a cat that would chase a chain so I'd sit cross legged on the floor and drag it along the floor in a circle around my body. The cat would chase it around and around me while I kept switching it from one hand to the other.

u/Foostering · 2 pointsr/aww

I tried treat balls similar to these:
meal ball
treat egg

He thought those were ok but he really loves when I put the treats somewhere he can put his whole arm in (I don't know why) like this:
mouse maze

He gets really into it and will dive bomb the maze and shove his arms as deep inside as he can. It slides around on the floor with him. The larger holes means some pieces come out very easily but enough get stuck/move around that he spends 20min+ trying to get every last piece out. He even uses his paws to cup pieces and lift them out.

u/sigamalito · 2 pointsr/Pets

Walking is an excellent idea, particularly for an active breed like a manx!

I would also suggest a few extra things :

  • interactive feeding toys. She will have to use her brain to get food out of a toy, and that will make her less bored and get some energy out. Just be sure to adjust her regular feedings so that she isn't getting extra calories, or even replacing the food dish with an interactive toy or interactive dish.
    Example 1 .example 2
  • The SSSCAT training aid these work well to set boundries within the house for some cats. You could consider placing these next to your vents.
  • Try to wear her out mentally and physically. I'm betting she would probably be a good cat to try to clicker train to do tricks. Clicker training can be excellent physical and mental stimulation. It sounds weird to train a cat and I've never done it with mine, but I see people who do it all the time online. Karen Pryor (she popularized clicker training) has a ton of cat training tutorials.
  • This tape : Sticky Paws can be put on the slats of your vents. Most cats don't like the sticky feeling on their paws and will stop messing with what you put on them....this didn't work for my cat. My cat just licks the tape.
u/krlpbl · 2 pointsr/aww

Get her something like this, which drops a treat but requires your cat to actively work for it.

u/babbybrix3 · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

I am by no means a cat expert, but I have the same issue with my two newly adopted boys! At first I tried to feed them in separate rooms, but my slow eater was just not understanding what was going on.

At the moment I feed one in his crate, and he seems to be more comfortable that way. I also got something similar to this for the chunky speed eater. He gets most of his dry food this way. He figured out how to use it immediately and it forces him to eat a lot slower. While he's busy with the feeder ball, my other boy can eat at his own pace and in peace.

u/cb_moon_shine_12 · 2 pointsr/cats

Both of my cats love Da Bird wand toys- I’ve bought both the feather and mouse attachments. One loves leaping after the feathers and the other prefers the mouse so I have two now rather than switching them out constantly. and they love Amazon boxes almost as much!

GoCat Da Bird Rod and Feather Cat Toy, Handmade in The USA (1 Bird)

u/captmonkey · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

Since you say she won't come out for treats, the other obvious motivator is toys. Will she play with anything, especially toys she could chase on a string? (something like Da Bird, which I highly recommend, I'm not paid, just cats seem to love it) Often, cats who are shy but still have a strong predatory instinct will sort of forget their fears when they're in hunting mode.

See if you can get her to chase something to come out in the open and play with her until she gets bored or tired. It could be a confidence booster to have her play in the open and if she does it enough, she might start to feel more comfortable when she's not under something.

u/whobalagosh · 2 pointsr/aww

My friend said it was this one (but with the stock broken off):

u/NotSuzyHomemaker · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know this is over $10 (but not by much!) but I think it looks like an amazing kitty toy!

I love those kind of cats. I am the only person in my family who does! They're pretty amazing and the ones I've met were all very friendly, active and curious.

u/Gushluva · 2 pointsr/Pets

A window perch would be a good idea if she likes observing the outside world.

Also this one is a favorite of my two cats, I often find them playing with it and its by far their favorite toy, doesn't need an interaction from you. I actually bought all of its accessories (3 or 4 of them).

Goodluck and good for you for caring about your cat's wellbeing and needs!

u/CobaltMoon98 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

fear cuts deeper than swords

  1. [Here is a grey Batman.] (
  2. [Well, it is rainy.] (
  3. [Do drinks count as food? If so, then this is food related.] (
  4. [This is for my wonderful little niece. Actually, the majority of my wish list is for her and her brother.] (
  5. [I'd suggest this one since I love Stephen King. I haven't been able to read much of it though, since it got stolen.] (
  6. [Does a pin count as jewelry?] (
  7. [My sister's cat would love this.] (
  8. [This game is awe inspiring, so I'd love to see the artwork.] (
  9. [This has always been a favorite of mine. It was also filmed in Oregon. I got to visit the house.] (
  10. [A knife is always useful. Plus, it's Batman.] (
  11. [I really need to get organized. This would be amazing.] (
  12. [Those dang add ons...] (
  13. [Well, it's not really my dream item,. but it's expensive.] (
  14. [The things it makes smell wonderful.] (
  15. [My wish list is full of toys, so here's one for my nephew.] (
  16. [Since I'll be doing a lot of work on the computer, this'd be great.] (
  17. [As you can probably tell, I love Batman.] (

    [Here is a neat book about Oregon.] (

    [Here is something made in Oregon.] (

    PS: Are you from Oregon? Also, thank you for the reminder.
u/bookishgeek · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You're buying 2 things?

Well, one of them will treat your feline friend, of course! Who else would annoy you endlessly every time you go to pee and fluff all over you when you're cold or sick? Time to appreciate them!

If I do win, Mr. Pixel says thank you very much for the only toy he owns that he can't wedge under the oven or refrigerator. (My sanity would thank you, too).

u/i_grok_cats · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

For my cats, it took a lot of trial and error, but we found that our cats like wand toys best, especially if there was spring that stimulated more than one sense, like a bell or something hard that could be tapped. We really like the neko-fly toys, but those are expensive (like twenty dollars for wand and toy) and we found that the wand wasn't sturdy enough for our cats.

The wand toy only works for ours because we will run down the hallway with it to the bed, where they like to attack it with pillows in strategic locations for optimal pouncing. Also, my backpack is a great barrier because they love the smell of it so will often play around that while a wand toy is in motion.

One of our cats also enjoys playing fetch. We use small stuffed mice. If they have real fur, the cats love it the most but I've found that those last barely a day. I have also used leather straps that I got at hobby lobby. They like chewing on the ends.

For awhile we had a track with a light up ball that they would play with.

Also, the standard laser works. The only problem with that is cats like to chew on things, abs the laser really didn't have that. Give them treats after playing with the laser.

Also, is your cat lazy? We found that when our cats are fatter they are more lazy, but much more active when we started cutting back their food intake. Also, not playing with them near their food dish is useful to, as they will tend to think they are getting fed instead of being played with (will think this if you have set feeding times, mostly).

Finally, you're going to have to try different toys. My cats really like the stuff they can chew on our hold onto. We had foam balls for awhile that basically disintegrated from being chewed up so much (lol!) And also, those craft fuzzy balls were fun. The smaller ones, we found out one of our cats had eaten when we cleaned out the litter box. Since, we've gotten large fuzzy balls.

Oh I also remembered that they liked sniffing and chewing those antlers that you can get dogs. A small one is large for their mouth, and I'd recommend one that was split open, but they liked it a lot. We never let then have it without our supervision though.

Oh, and like I said in my earlier comments, anything that has my sweat on it, they will go insane for. Try running your hands over toys to get them interested.

So, going off that, some dog toys can be just as much fun. Just think like a cat when looking at toys. And don't restrict yourself to just the cat toy section. Try the hobby aisles or the dog aisles.

Sorry I can't be too much help on toys but perhaps these suggestions will help!

u/theang · 2 pointsr/cats

It's a Hagen Play Circuit, this is two sets together. One site was about $10 on Amazon:

u/ugottahvbluhair · 2 pointsr/cats

I think this is the laser I bought. It turns itself off after 15 minutes. Sometimes I set it up in the basement and shut the door so my cat can play without the dog. Since your dogs keep stealing the cat toys you might want to only take them out when you can supervise or when the dogs can't get to them. You could also get a cat tower that has toys on it. Hopefully the dogs wouldn't try to climb it.

u/misplacedhippie · 2 pointsr/cats

some cats like

I got my cat a friend to play with.

u/gandhikahn · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

If he doesn't react, try a different color.

Here is an [automated laser toy](, btw.

also found this, which looks cool

u/stygmata · 2 pointsr/cats

Get one of these automated laser pointer toys and only turn it on at night til he gets over it.

u/Stouticus · 2 pointsr/Pets

FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy

This gave me back some sanity.

u/caraeeezy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a few dollars over $10 but looks pretty sweet :D I limit my laser time with my kitties :P

Also if possible any of these for my new work desk would be awesommmeee!

u/jiwatramani · 2 pointsr/cats
u/Kontu · 2 pointsr/AskReddit


Adopt a cat after you move. Gives an extra level of stress to the new kitten.

However, try to get the second cat right when you move in, so that the original cat doesn't have a lot of time to establish territory

u/pruney-candy · 2 pointsr/Pets

Get this: Either gift it to your roommate or get him to pay for it, but it should effectively keep your cat busy at a time for at least 20 mins.

Get this as well Find it on aliexpress or elsewhere on Amazon. Take it out of the fuzzy stuff and let it loose around the house.

u/Denmarkian · 2 pointsr/diyelectronics

If you're too broke to afford a $17 laser toy then I'm afraid you won't be able to hack one together for cheaper. The cheapest small dev board I can think of is itself $16 and you'd still need at least 3 servos, a mirror, ball joint, laser, power supply, wire, and a soldering iron.

u/lordofthederps · 2 pointsr/cats


The cat dancer toy doesn't operate on its own or have lasers. Perhaps you were looking at something else (like this)?

u/Cupcake_Kat · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's a little over, but I think that your new kitty would enjoy dis : )

u/effinwha · 2 pointsr/lolcats

I got one of these automated lasers for my cat to play with. She loves it. Christmas present a few years back.

u/spoiled11 · 2 pointsr/pics

This toy will be great for you and your kitten:

I have one and it keeps my cats busy

u/megangigilyn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is $3.19. 1 cent off!

u/Karmakerosene · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Done!

  2. A good tip for Amazon is to look at people here on RAOA's wishlists! You can often find a lot of good stuff. c:

  3. I distract myself. I go on a photography walk or do something art-related.

  4. Puppy gifs!

  5. Some sharks lose over 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.

  6. Is something $3.19 okay?

  7. Ella is getting a big girl crib!
u/DumpsterFolk · 2 pointsr/cats

If it's specifically your stuff, try buying her some toys and sleep with them for a few nights before leaving them around. Also rub your feet on them.

My cat has this stupid mint leaf toy that I bought on a whim at the supermarket and it's ended up her favourite. Any of the Pet Stages cat chews should be a great size for chewing and batting about. My cat also has a plush toy meant for dogs that we throw around. Getting your scent on a stuffed animal might be comforting to your kitty.

u/Hbeth2010 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My kitties would appreciate this very much :)

Merry Christmas!

pay attention in class!

u/CodeBreakerr · 2 pointsr/Pets

So maybe it's not the digging itself, but the process of retrieving something that the cat likes? I'd try with one of those toys where you put (dry) food inside and the cat has to try and get it out (treat dispensers). They range from the basic ball with holes in it to more complicated ones. Here are some cool ideas I found:

If I were you I'd try to DIY the toys first, because the cat might end up not using them. Also, I suggest you put new food inside, so the cat will be more interested to try it. Or just not her regular food that it can eat without digging.

u/PokemonMaster999 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/LoveaBook · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

Try a free-feeding puzzle feeder. My cat got to a chonking 16 pounds (which is large for her size). We purchased a Catit puzzle feeder and she lost the weight in a few months. And she’s maintained herself at a perfect (for her) weight of 8.5 lbs for over 2 years now. Because my girl is a natural borne ✨Diva✨ my husband was against it at first, but it’s cheap, so...what’s to lose? I spent a couple minutes poking my fingers in and knocking bits down to show her the idea and she took to it like a fish to water. We now have a second one, of a different style and different maker, that we put elsewhere in the house and fill with a different flavor/type of food. Both my cats love them. The idea is to prevent them from easily eating too much when bored and to make eating more stimulating, like a hunt.

They can eat as much as they want for as long as they want, but they have to earn every last kibble of it. My (former) fat cat seemed to live in front of the feeder at first - knocking food down most of her waking hours. But now it’s just a few times a day, and maybe a single tablespoon’s worth of food at a time.

This is another Catit puzzle feeder. They also have a variety of puzzle feeder toys - if you’re OK with bits of kibble all over the house. This is just one example.

(We actually just had to put our former chonker on a special renal diet. (She’s 18). We picked her favorite puzzle feeder and changed just it to the new, specialty food and left the normal food in the other. My two girls haven’t had a stitch of trouble telling which is which. I think the only downside - as they see it - is that they’ve lost the diversity of two feeders. (According to the stuff I’ve read, they recommend multiple feeders spaced around the house to engage their instinct to search out food.) But I’ll be damned if I’m going to have multiples for each type of food spaced around the house. After all, there’s only so much room in my house.)

u/Grey996 · 2 pointsr/funny

I had the same problem - one skinny cat and one fat cat. I had to figure out how to give them both food. I didn't want the skinny cat to starve, and also wanted the fat cat to not just be able to pig out until the food was all gone.

I got them a food puzzle - they have to navigate the food out of the feeder one piece at a time. Since we got it, my fat cat went from 18.5 pounds to 14 pounds!

u/lilac-ghost · 2 pointsr/cats

Look into catit feeders. They come in different shapes, we have one that looks like a cylinder sort of, and one with various height tubes. They have to work for their food and it seems to keep them from eating too much cat digger
catit tower

u/stikeymo · 2 pointsr/Pets

My cat's favorite toy up until recently was just a simple cat dancer toy - she'd get excited by it and play with it. However, I recently made a 'toy' out of an old sock stuffed with catnip. She'd also get excited and bat that around the room...

The clincher was tying the sock to the end of the cat dancer - it's simply ridiculous. She'll be panting after chasing it for upwards of twenty minutes, and then meow constantly at me if I stop playing with it! Such a cheap and effective toy!

u/purrImacatpurpur · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

socks... + cat toy + used book = 20.08

I went a little over :( I too want the snow, snow go away thing to happen.

And, you are very pretty :)

u/Shortcircuit05 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think you need to buy one of two things for your kitten:

  1. Pounce treats because it brings back memories of me when I was young trying to eat them when I was pretending to be a cat! And, I always remember my cats loving those things. BONUS: I seem to recall them actually tasting sort of like chicken.
  2. The Cat Dancer because you can spend endless hours playing with your cat and watching it chase the fabric around the room!
u/sarahnicole97 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a collage of my pit bull, Angel, and my cat, Suki (:

~I wub my animals~

We're not too sure about Angel's background, since we rescued him off of the streets, but considering the fact that he was scared of literally EVERYTHING for about 2 months, we think he came from an abusive home. He still struggles with anxiety and fear, but he's getting better and better everyday (: He's so sweet, and loves of snuggle!

Suki, our Calico, was also a rescue. We weren't too sure about bringing her into our house, considering the fact that we already have 2 pit bulls there. But Suki is an odd individual. Somehow, she has managed to become the "alpha" of our group of pets!! The dogs know not to mess with her, because she WILL bite back, lol! But she is affectionate and friendly with all people, and doesn't hide under the bed like other cats. She also goes outside every night and hunts for us! It's kind of disgusting, but adorable (:

Lol believe it or not, This toy will thoroughly entertain both Angel and Suki!
Thank you for the contest!

u/watsoned · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Hyper_Threaded · 2 pointsr/Pets

there are 2 toys that were listed in Amazon as foolproof for this very thing.

One is Cat Dancer

The other one I can't find. It is a wand with a thin wire that cats cannot see, on the end is the worlds tiniest mouse. And they are both ranked incredibly high for cat interaction and interest.

My experience is that they both actually work. My cat is known for watching me play with her toys too

u/SkySeaSkySeaaaa · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

You don't think you have expensive tastes until everything vheap on your wishlists are for the cats! But it's hard to spend more money when they get bored of toys so fast!




u/jonilholt32 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Baby Josie is beautiful! I had a Maincoon named Tiki. He lived to be 16! BEST CAT EVAH!!!!

She would love this:

A Mini me for her to snuggle with:

A Kitteh tunnel!!!:




And more toys:

Maincoons LOVE to play and have that kitten play aspect to them for YEARS!!!Mine loved balls, and a good old laser pointer was the best thing ever. He would get running after that red dot, and couldn't stop well on our hardwood floors and would slide in walls....

Oh and a cat bed on top of the Fridge would be great for your girl. Tiki always slept on top of the fridge :)

u/discomposed · 2 pointsr/interestingasfuck

Looks similar to the one I bought. I started off with storing it in the linen closet after playtime, now I can't open my linen closet without one (or both) of my cats climbing the shelves looking for the toy. Up from a dead sleep at the slightest cracking of that door. Even the super lazy one acts like she's on crack when it comes out.

u/supersonic_princess · 2 pointsr/Kitten

My cat loves these things. Just don't leave them out without supervision, because he might try to eat the ribbon.

u/intermonadicmut · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

If you get one of those cheap wire Cat Dancer toys and bend the wire around one of those Da Bird bundles of feathers or something similar, it will drive your cat absolutely batshit insane. The Dancer toy on it's own is good for Bengals because it's basically indestructible given the fact that it's just wire and some cardboard. Adding in the feathers puts it over the top.

u/sillyputty116 · 2 pointsr/Pets

CAT DANCER It costs about $3 and is a 3-foot wire with cardboard bits at the end. My cat is obsessed - she will drag it from room to room with her.

u/Arshion · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I bought This and This for my super active, playful kitty last summer.. I realize the first one just looks like cardboard on a wire.. but.. she loves it so much, it's scary. She prefers it over any other toy I've ever gotten her, it's ridiculous. NOW, I bought these before they were addon items, so in case addons aren't allowed:

This has lots of different textures and includes drugs for your baby cat.

u/FaiMitchellArt · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Not similar in style, but my cat goes absolutely wild for hair ties too and he loves this wire toy from Amazon as much (if not more).

Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy

u/bbdoll · 2 pointsr/cats

the Cat Dancer, this one. it's like a thin wire, simple but nothing else like it. every cat goes nuts for this thing i swear

u/SimplyBohemian · 2 pointsr/cats

I’ve bought my kitten this (I forget how to link on mobile so sorry for the ugly link) and of course it’s the cheapest toy I’ve bought, but he will play with this until he’s panting, go eat, come back and play over and over.

You can also kinda DIY some toys. My older cat (5 years) hates anything and everything I buy for her. I bought a bungee mouse toy you can hang on doors and stuff, and tied a long ribbon through the ring. She will play with that forever. (Also linked)

The one they both agree is with the Yeowww catnip banana. They go absolutely bonkers for it. (Linked)

Some also love little chirpy toys. You can find plenty on strings, or little strong free ones (linked).

Go to town with feathers, bells, and whatnot to figure out what your kitty likes!

Crinkle balls are also a hit with both. They love the sound and it’s their jam. My youngest will play with them for hours. Be careful of which brand you buy of these though, some people have issues with the dye.

If you don’t want’em scratching on anything, try getting a couple scratching posts and place them near where they scratch the walls or whatever else. They also love being up high, so a cat tree is always great! Preferably near windows since most cats enjoy looking outside.

Cheap toy: Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy

Mouse bungee toy: SmartyKat Bouncy Mouse Cat Toy Bungee Toy

Catnip Banana: Yeowww! Catnip Toy, Yellow...

Crinkle balls: 12 Mylar Crinkle Balls for...

Chirpy toy: Your pet will love this Pet Zone Play-N-Squeak Backyard Squeaking Raccoon Cat Toy:

u/anbeav · 2 pointsr/cats

Plastic spring toys and the cat dancer

Ethical Products 20 Piece Spot Colorful Springs Wide

Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy

u/brandnamenerd · 2 pointsr/Pets

I'm a fan of garbage toys - things that normally get tossed or recycled. Easiest is a toilet paper roll, or a tissue box (cut holes in the sides and pop a tin foil ball in).

Of course, heading to a pet store and grabbing a cheap pack of toys and tossing them around. Not all cats like the same kind of toys, but if you see something like this, I 100000% recommend. Pretty cheap, tons of life, easy to play with, and I haven't met a cat yet that hasn't played with it. I actually have to hide mine from the cat, as she won't stop playing with it and exhausts herself.

u/sh3llsh0ck · 2 pointsr/aww

The cheaper, the better.. I've bought some expensive toys in my life, but I once went to petsmart with 1 dollar, and a plan to make my cat's life better.. I ended up with this (which cost $1 at the time, and is still for sale there to this day). This lasted over 6 months before they destroyed it, and I had a box laying around, which lasted over a year.

Honestly, somehow the simpler the toy, the more they love it. Add a $2 bag of catnip, and you're done. I'm able to afford high-end cat food because the entertainment fund is so cheap. My cat's are now aged 6 and 7 years old, and act like kittens to this day.

Add Costco cat litter, and a good de-shedding brush, and life is good. I do my own vaccinations through farm supply stores, flea drops through, and you're talking like $150 per year to own 2 cats who are healthy, vaccinated, and flea free. I still take them to the vet, but they don't ever prescribe anything more than what I already give them. I don't enjoy giving them shots, but it's so simple that anyone on a low budget could do it without a care in the world. Nobody should ever not own a cat due to "operating costs".

u/prnssleiao · 2 pointsr/cats

Garnet is almost 13--and it's so weird because even though she's a senior, she is as active and playful as a kitten. It's amazing what weight loss can do.

Actually, there is a toy that has really helped--she LOVES it and goes crazy for it:

u/paperbackedsea · 2 pointsr/cats

every cat i've ever had has LOVED cat dancers. it's literally just a slightly curved wire with little bits of cardboard on the end, but it drives them CRAZY. they're super cheap too. you can find them at most pet stores, or on amazon here

u/Thundershrimp · 2 pointsr/catpranks

My cats love the little puzzle toy that his came with.

u/illyrianya · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I put my cat's food in one of these it makes them eat slower and has stopped the scarf-and-barfing

u/banach90 · 2 pointsr/cats

How about springs such as these. They can both spin and bounce. If she's not into mice, you can also try plastic balls (some of them with jingle bells inside like these) or crinkle balls since some cats enjoy the sounds they make.

u/canolafly · 2 pointsr/aww

These springs are awesome for fetch. but I've woken up to a pile of them by my head.

u/Luidaeg · 2 pointsr/cats

Best investment I ever made was Da Bird and a few different attachments. I had a few things for my cat, but keeping them interested was work. Not so with this thing. First time I ever heard my cats 'chatter' was when I opened this thing up and gave it a few test swings. Definitely worth the investment, and since it's so long, much easier to run them around in circles to tire them out while my lazy butt sits on the couch. Young cats are all about energy management on both sides!

u/rebelplum · 2 pointsr/Pets

How often do you play with Finn? Does Finn have any type of routine with you in the evening?

Even though Finn has cat buddies, that doesn't mean he is entirely entertained by them 24/7. I would suggest dedicating a good 30 minutes to play time in the evenings, every day. Cats need to "hunt" every day. Finn sounds like he would really benefit from a cat toy like THIS.

Also, perhaps a different type of "watering hole". Cats like to think that they are drinking fresh water. Think about it like nature... cats in the wild tend to drink from bodies of water that are at least, slightly, moving. Still water breeds sickness. Maybe try THIS.

If those options don't work.. try the vet.

u/Pizzapizzapocket · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bubble bath! Best relaxation tool ever.

Get me out of here!


u/extra_supervery · 2 pointsr/knitting

Bring him home and set him up in one room for a couple days, especially since he's little. Let him explore that room and get comfortable before you let him have free reign of the house, it can be really overwhelming.

One of mine really liked to bite- there are many cat chew toys of rubber/mesh/catnip/whatever at Petco/Petsmart. It doesn't hurt so much when they're kittens and it's cute but their adult teeth are not so cute. Also, he indiscriminately bit everything. Cardboard boxes? Yep. Power cords? Yep. Cushions? Yep. Toes? Yep.

If he is adventurous, once he's really settled in, get him a harness and leash and take him for walks! Much like dogs, cats have a bunch of energy, and walking satiates some of their natural curiosity.

These springs are some of my very favorite toys and they haven't gotten tired of them yet, but they have lost about 15 under the sofa and fridge. This bird wand is also amazing.

Also- start brushing/grooming him now. It's also recommended to brush their teeth, which I was never successful with (have two skittish cats). But at least brushing, so that they get accustomed to it.

u/salziger · 2 pointsr/rescuecats

Routine helps. If he knows what to expect, he'll settle down a bit more. Also, wand toys like da bird are wonderful. Playing will help him burn off some pent up energy but it will also be a way to earn his trust. Follow up with super tasty treats (cooked chicken, Temptations, bonito flakes). Two 15-minute play sessions a day are recommended.

If you do decide to try to hold him, wrap him in a towel. Sometimes this helps them to feel more secure. The more you touch him the better, in my experience anyway.

Edit: Also, thanks for taking him in :)

u/retryNarrowingKnee · 2 pointsr/cats

Your first mistake is thinking your cat has a master. There are three things that could be happening here. One is that he doesn't like you. One is that he likes you and is playing with you. One is that he likes you and is playing with you but could really use some more toys. Get him some toys. Might be fun to get some of those toys on sticks and play with him since he clearly wants to play with you. But I wouldn't assume this is aggressive. Try filling a sock with catnip and sewing it closed or buying something similar. My cats love kicking and biting those. He just sounds like he's having fun, though. Just get him something he can rabbit kick and bite and direct his attention there. And have fun so he knows you love him and that it's just more fun for everyone to use the toy!

He might do this with you because he thinks you like it, too. But I think he's just being a happy cat and doesn't mean to be aggressive. Try something like this so you can play with him and he gets his kicking and energy out:

u/TheWholeThing · 2 pointsr/Pets

>5) Whatever toys he likes. Whatever you get, he'll like the packaging more than they toy, as a rule; with one exception: [2] aka "bird on a stick"

I got one of these, never seen my cats go so nuts for a toy. It's a must have for $10.

u/HelloPanda22 · 2 pointsr/funny
  1. Cats are more likely to have longer life spans when they live in doors

  2. Cats can devastate the bird population near you

  3. I use to volunteer at animal shelters and sanctuaries. We did not let you adopt a cat if you told us it was going to be an outdoor cat or an indoor/outdoor cat. We live in a city. Don't pull that crap.

  4. Toxoplasmosis is very serious and is a non-issue for people who keep their cats indoors

  5. Unlike what many lazy cat owners will have you think, cats can learn to adapt to a harness and walk on a leash. Both of my cats learned as adults.

  6. There are plenty of stimulating toys to help your cat not feel bored inside. There's no risk to kitty and no risk to wild life.

  7. If you absolutely want your cats outside, there's also the cat patio. My cats go on our patio for their outdoor time when I'm too lazy to walk them. One of my old bosses built a huge cat patio that took the space of his entire backyard. He had Savannahs (kitty the size of a dog) though so they needed more than my shelter kitties. I have other coworkers with a smaller version of that set up.

    If you live in the country side or on a farm, I understand if you have outdoor only kitties. Otherwise, keep your cat inside.
u/spopeblue · 2 pointsr/RedditInReddit

Cats sleep a lot. Most of the time really. Don't stress about a specific cat bed, in my experience they are ignored in favour of the bed/sofa/your chair/a shelf/under the coffee table/in a cupboard/windowsill. Get a scratching post/cat tree/cat gym, something they can scratch and climb on, they will entertain themselves a lot with them. Get a couple if you have the space.

In terms of toys that you can use with them, the one cat toy I have seen that is universally loved is "da bird," my boy goes mental whenever I get it out of the cupboard.

A lot of people will say to get two cats if you can but it really depends on the individual cat. Some really desire socialising, others really prefer to be alone. If you are adopting an adult cat, try to get one that has always been indoors (one elderly owner) as a previously outdoor cat probably will not adapt well to being indoors. My boy came from a breeder and was never an outdoor cat. Whenever I am home for a whole day I get to observe his routine, which mainly consists of snacking and finding a new place to sleep.

u/EgoFlyer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Kim Jong Undead.

This thing is my cat's favorite toy. He loses his mind whenever we get it out.

These are his favorite treats. He LOVES them.

u/C0iler · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

Hands down her favorite toy is Da Bird.

u/kulykat · 2 pointsr/aww

Mildly obsessed with Maine Coons (understatement of the year). Worked at a vet clinic for cats for 9 years, 5 as a vet nurse, and we had some of the top Maine Coon breeders in NZ as our clients. It was the Maine Coon Fan Club whenever I was on reception!

Sounds like your scaredy cat has been abused systematically while in his kittenhood. He's scared of the sudden movements because those were the types of movement that hurt him before - you're fortunate the previous owners didn't stroke him before hurting him, or you'd have a whole new level of terror to deal with.

I can suggest interacting with him in ways that don't always involve his direct focus on you - try [Da Bird Cat Toy] ( as a good way of having him occupied in a positive activity while you're around. It will also begin to desensitise him to your movement, because he's focusing on the toy so much. Start out with very minimal movement of your body for a few 'play sessions', then start moving your arms a bit wider, and a bit quicker, just keeping it within his comfort range. He shouldn't notice your movement too much, because he should be quite intent on the feathers. However, in the background of his mind, he'll realise that you're there and moving around a lot, and quite quickly, and nothing bad is happening. It will take him a while, but he will eventually come to terms with the fact that you are not going to hurt him.

Your other wee boy sounds so damn cute, and he'd probably enjoy Da Bird Cat Toy as well! I've got one for my Maine Coon and she goes positively wild for it!

u/Karebear921 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) [Something that is grey.] (

2.) [Something reminiscent of rain.] (

3.) [Something food related that is unusual.] (

4.) [Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)] ( For my daughter, so she doesn't melt in the car.

5.) [A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!] ( Well, I haven't read this one yet, but I read her last book, Me Before You, a few months ago and LOVED it.

6.) [An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!] (

7.) [Something related to cats.] (

8.) [Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.] (

9.) [A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?]
( Because Colin Firth.

10.) [Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.] ( Well, if I had to survive on my WL items alone, I would surely die. BUT, I figure this could at least come in handy to cook over open fires and it is the most weapon-like thing on my list.

11.) [Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.] ( Gotta get off the baby weight!

12.) [One of those pesky Add-On items.] (

13.) [The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?] ( Maybe not my dream item, but the most expensive for sure. My husband and I love biking, but right now I'm sidelined since we have a 1 year old. This would let us all go!

14.) [Something bigger than a bread box.] (

15.) [Something smaller than a golf ball.] (

16.) [Something that smells wonderful.] (

17.) [A (SFW) toy.] (

18.) [Something that would be helpful for going back to school.] ( If you are going to school to become a baker.

19.) [Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.] ( Making my own sprouted nut butters!!

20.) [Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.]
( Because tiny Super Friends in cars are awesome for raising a baby nerd. (On a related note, this question made me realize that I am boring and practical.)

fear cuts deeper than swords

u/Currywursts · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Yes!! I have two cats and they go crazy for this stick toy:

I have one very similar and it's very entertaining to hold it just a little bit above them and see them leap for it and paw at it. Plus when you get tired of it, stick the pole somewhere (like sticking out of a drawer) and let the toy dangle so they can play with it like that as well!

u/stumpside · 2 pointsr/cats

I don't have a website, but here's my experience:

food - it's pretty basic, but make sure you provide them with clean, fresh water every day. also (and this is just my personal opinion) try not to feed exclusively dry food. it is convenient, but is very high in carbohydrates (not good), whereas wet food has more fat and protein, and of course a lot more moisture! more moisture means less chances of your kitty getting a UTI or blockage, both of which are pretty bad. the very best thing you could do would be to feed only wet food, but that may not be possible as dry food can be more economical. also try to avoid by-products and grain IF possible. many brands will have a recommended feeding guide on their site or on the package so you'll have some idea of how much food your kitty needs.

play - cats have a reputation for being lazy, but they do require stimulation (some more than others)! try to play with them at least once or twice a day, even if it's just with a laser pointer or letting them stalk and chase a toy like this.

litter box - keep it clean, scoop it out at least once a day and dump all the old litter and replace it with fresh litter when it starts to get smelly (for us it's about once every two weeks). this will help prevent litter box avoidance.

affection - depends on the cat. some are super cuddly and want a lot of attention and petting, others not so much. one of my cats will ONLY want affection/cuddles in the morning, and typically ignores me for the rest of the day. the other chirps at me when she wants scritches or to get on my lap. ymmv.

other needs - kitties need to scratch! to save your furniture, get a couple of vertical and/or horizontal scratchers to place around your house. discourage them from scratching on furniture (a firm "NO!" will usually be enough of a deterrent) and if they still do, invest in some sticky tape. cats also like to climb and look down on their ~kingdom~, so a cat tree or at least a small perch is always a good investment.

ugh that was REALLY long, I'm sorry. if you have can, watch "My Cat From Hell" (it's on Netflix!). You'll learn a lot about cat needs and how they operate. Good luck and good for you for considering adoption!

u/FerretWithASpork · 2 pointsr/cats

Yup! He's got a Da Mouse toy that he absolutely loves and he's surprisingly good at hunting it.

u/starfishe · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would not only make me happy, but my kitten very happy as well

Make me smile, Rasta - its a dreary Monday here too :(

u/zizzymoo · 2 pointsr/Advice

How much time do you spend each day playing with them? I mean with toys, like this. Cats bore easily, and in the absence of being worn out by play, they're going to find other stuff to amuse themselves - like picking fights.

They need stimulation... interesting vertical surfaces to climb, places to hide, stuff to chase. They're cats... they're not stuffed animals who spend all their time sitting and looking pretty.

If you still have aggression issues despite wearing Nip out (15 minutes of heavy play should do it), then plugging in a few of these may curb his aggressive nature a bit.

We have a male that was constantly after our old grumpy female. He'd stalk her and pounce, she'd freak the fuck out and back in a corner growling, he'd menace her, and she'd end up even more neurotic than before (she was a rescue, suffered abuse previously). The combination of really active play and the diffusers has made our home peaceful again for all three of our furkids.

u/lostinfhloston · 2 pointsr/cats

My cat is obsessed with this wand toy. I’ve bought several of them, and he never gets tired of it! Pretty sure he loves it because the mouse looks like an actual mouse:

u/young_jerm · 2 pointsr/tifu

Is it this mouse? with the metal string and it attaches with a fishing thing? My cat freaking LOVES this thing.

u/IamNoExpert · 2 pointsr/cats

Here is something to try. Both of my cats like this one -- and they don't agree on much.

On the other hand, my lazy cat wants to lay on her back, and bat at it in the air above her. But my boy jumps up into the air to get it. He's more active with this than even da bird.

u/lostinkmart · 2 pointsr/SiberianCats

I second getting a larger litter box and brushes for fur. There are a ton of brushes on the market but we have Furminator, a wire brush, and another brush with metal teeth for main brushing. If your Sib has long fur then I highly recommend additional brushes that help prevent and/or remove mats. There’s even detangling spray that works great to help loosen tight mats. I also recommend getting some kitty wipes if your Sib has long fur because my kitten had poopy butt quite often.

As for toys, I found that when he was a kitten, he loved Da Bird,the Ripple Rug, and the Cat Senses circuit track. They were easily his favorite toys. Also anything with a feather or fur were (and still are) his favorites. And be prepared to play all the time! My Siberian is over 2 years old and still demands daily play time. As he got older he really got into these Trixie treat puzzles as well as this Meowijuana catnip.

One thing that surprised me the most about my Sib kitten is how much he could get into small spaces and cause trouble. We had to invest in some baby-proofing things like a baby gate and locks for cupboards.

Edit: added links

u/AlexTakeTwo · 2 pointsr/catpranks

It is a Catit Senses Circuit with extra sections added. Depending on where it is placed, the kitties love it or ignore it. Mostly love it, especially my fluffy black girl, and especially if some packing paper is tossed over it.

u/critterwool · 2 pointsr/cats

Well since she can’t use mouser....
My girl enjoys the Catit Senses components. You can start out small and keep adding to it. She very often plays with this one by herself is one of the reasons I really like it.

Catit Design Senses Super Roller Circuit Toy for Cats

The Katris modular System looks great and my cat absolutely loves hers! We have them staggered along the wall in my living room taking her up to the point where she can touch the ceiling if she wants. You would be surprised how much time your cat will spend going vertical and looking down on the world it might give you a break. I’m so glad mine are on a wall that’s to the outside because the whole wall thunders when she runs up and down sometimes and I’m in an apartment LOL

u/amyshulk · 2 pointsr/holdmycatnip

> Fleece on a stick

lol - no - but when I tried it AMAZON did show me this ;

Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer

u/koibumii · 2 pointsr/cats

Thank you so much kind stranger for the long and detailed response, this honestly made my night!! heheh

Yeah, I've been thinking about getting this for my kitty:

but because I keep reading reviews about how they can choke on it, it makes me so nervous about any toy I plan on getting her!! Also, that's a great idea. I also was concerned about her falling over or knocking things over, but lying the scratch post sideways is a brilliant idea.

Thank you so much for the lengthy respond, it means a lot! I'll definitely be posting pictures in r/aww when I get the chance :D

u/jaggededge21 · 2 pointsr/cats
u/SenorDing_Dong · 2 pointsr/StartledCats


I also recommend this. The first time my cat played with one of these he spent about 15 minutes going crazy and then another 15 laying around panting.

u/gingysnap · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Do you have a shelter in your area? You might check to see if they have a little store, and if you can get some of the larger supplies (carriers, litter box, etc) there. Our shelter runs a store where they sell donated larger items that they don't need, and they're cheaper than buying them from a pet store.

Could also check Craig's List and such for things like a carrier!

Edit: Also, highly recommend one of these things! Both of my cats loved these as a kitten, and still love them now. Just don't leave it lying out when you're done playing with it, or the cat will drag it all over the house and chew the string to bits. Or at least, mine did :P

u/Osmea · 2 pointsr/cats


Cat toy

u/Mewnicorns · 2 pointsr/SerialThunderDome

OMG, I would be inconsolable if my kitty ran away. I'm so glad he came home. You should smother cuddle the little brat as punishment.

Btw my coworker gave me this toy and my fat, lazy house cat loves it. It made me think your pumas might enjoy it. Not that Foggy deserves it.

u/ButtHurtsMcGee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

it like a little machine that runs a little feather things around in a circle under a sheet.

u/nuttmmeg · 2 pointsr/Pets

Kittens/young cats need LOTS of play! If you honestly don't have the time, there's toys like this:

u/-jFk- · 2 pointsr/Kochen

Danke für die Antwort, die Website macht ja wirklich einen informativen Eindruck und die Dame ist auch positiv eingestellt. Ich hab jetzt erstmal den 5l Pot von Andrew James ins Auge gefasst. Bin mal gespannt, wie es wird.

[Edit:] Nachdem ich den unten verlinkten Serious Eats Artikel zum Thema gelesen habe, den ich zwar nicht wirklich toll geschrieben fand - zu überheblich und teilweise merkwürdige Argumentationen - aber der zusammen mit den Kommentaren ausgereicht hat, mich jetzt doch wieder zu verunsichern, habe ich jetzt dieses Gerät ins Auge gefasst. Das ist ein programmierbarer Schnellkochtopf, Slow-Cooker, Reiskocher, Warmhalter, Dampfgarer. Kostet zwar etwas mehr, aber dafür kann man eben doch deutlich mehr damit machen.

u/GehtWeg · 2 pointsr/de

Auch wenn das jetzt mehr nach bezahlter Werbung klingt:

Besorg dir einen Instant Pot.

Ich habe fast alles andere an Pfannen, Töpfen etc entsorgt und koche nur noch mit dem Ding und noch dazu so ziemlich alles. Sobald man sich einmal da reingearbeitet hat und täglich sein Essen damit macht fragt man sich wie es überhaupt ohne geht. Absolut fantastisch.

Die Rezepte sind in großen Fan- und Facebookgruppen für wirklich alles zu finden. Die Handhabung ist idiotensicher und man muss sich keinen Kopf mehr machen, dass Essen nicht gelingen könnte wenn man alle Schritte bedacht hat. Es ist wirklich wie automatisch Essen zubereitet bekommen.

u/Heirsandgraces · 2 pointsr/instantpot
u/2-3-4 · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

I love the Instant Pot that can sear, slow cook, and pressure cook. I even make yogurt with it. It is a wonderful device.

u/CarolinaHome · 2 pointsr/instantpot

The voltage could be adjusted for but the frequency of 50Hz would mess with the computer and timing. Will not work. But they do make models for that electrical system:

u/itsmebrian · 2 pointsr/PressureCooking

Don't know if you've already bought one, but Instant Pot does have one for Germany and it's on sale for Black Friday.

u/MagneticFlea · 2 pointsr/cats

My cat did this - making up for lost time when her teeth were too sore to eat.

We had to switch to wet food for half of her diet and put the dry food in a game that slows her eating (there are several devices, we used this)

u/Kaalisti · 2 pointsr/cats

If you are feeding dry food, the cat may be eating too fast. Try something like this: Which also makes eating fun for them. If you are feeding wet, feed less but more frequently.

Technically you can eat ants, but the Formic Acid will be bitter, and the ant can bite the tongue/mouth/esophagus. I second the suggestion you fix the ant problem.

Try providing wheat grass inside, near their bowls, so they won't eat random possibly poisonous plants outside. If you have a health food store nearby, they often sell little pint-size patches for about $2.

u/Runawaii · 2 pointsr/Pets

Look up toys that move around and you might try catnip toys at special times of the day as a treat. Here are some I have heard that cats enjoy (my cat just likes to steal my hair ties and throw them around the room... when she isn't flinging spiders at me anyway).

You could also hide treats in places he frequents to encourage his hunting instinct. My cat also enjoys chasing the laser pointer but we only play with it once a day before treat time because she gets a little too excited. Some cats love to play with a laser but they never get the satisfaction of catching something so what we do is hide a treat and have her chase the laser around until finally landing her on the treat. Even though she knows where the treats are usually hidden by now, she still likes the game and waits. Just find what works best for your kitty :)

u/Gadaeus1 · 2 pointsr/Adulting

Windows would be very hard as they really like sunlight and are naturally curious. That will probably be a losing battle outside of outright blocking the path.

As far as destructive play goes diversion is the route. Cats are all very different so it will be a process of discovery. A scratch toy is a staple. Note that they will only use it on their terms and ignore it entirely. It is recommended to play with them 30 mins or so a day. That can be a bit much. I've had some pretty good success with this

as an automatic solution when you don't have enough time. If a cat gets excited about a hand moving under a blanket, they will love that toy. The rough play will burn out the motor after a couple months though if you use it as frequently as I have. I rebuy them often as I feel they are practically magic in how effective they are despite breaking somewhat soon. I feel its worth 10ish $ a month to just be able to push a button and the cat basically has a baby sitter on a timer. Additionally 50% of cats like catnip and you can use that to distract and tire them out.

Keeping cats off desks and counters can be one of the more difficult things. An alternative such as a cat tree taller than the object you want them off of is usually the most effective route. People have cited orange scents (cats hate them), foil, and double sided tape to keep cats off/away from things. Those items have never worked for me personally though. I've also tried a spray bottle and that was a complete failure. They just learned to be scared of the bottle or my body language and never connected the discipline with the action they were doing that caused it lol.

In short. Diversion and compromise are typically the most effective option you have, and flat out obstruction if its absolutely necessary. Getting into the right mentality helps. Don't expect immediate or 100% results.

u/NeighborhoodUnicorn · 1 pointr/cats

I just buy stuff at the pet store, but I can try and find a few recommendations. You'll want to avoid things with bells or small parts, at least while she's tiny. PetSmart usually has some pretty good stuff, or you can even find a good selection on Amazon. If you're gone a lot, it also might be a good idea to invest in something you can turn on and leave running while you're gone, like this:

Ironically, my cat's favorite toy is a piece of cut up fleece on a stick that I got from the pet store.

Here are a few homemade things that look fun:

And here are some more things from Amazon that I would recommend:


Just make sure she's careful with the string on this one. As long as she doesn't break it off and swallow it, it should be fine.

Some sort of a laser pointer is always a great toy for kitties, just make sure not to shine it in her eyes.

Finally, make sure to get her a cat tree if you have room for one. Cats like to climb. Something like this would be great:

Scratching posts are also important, so here's what I would recommend for a scratching post, if you don't want to get the cat tree:

Once you spay her, if she isn't already, feed her adult food so she doesn't gain too much weight. A good kitten food to start her on before the spay is Good Natured, at PetSmart. If she's spayed and you want to start her on adult food, I use this, and my cat loves it, and she's super healthy:

If you have any other questions, please feel free to message me. I have had my cat for two years, and raised her since she was three months old, so I can answer a lot of kitten questions.

One more thing, get her a bed. She may not always use it, but she will appreciate it.

u/PurePerfection_ · 1 pointr/Pets

This approach may take some time, but my cat eventually learned that if I am in the bedroom with the light off and fan on (its an oscillating one that makes a fairly strong humming sound), I am down for the night and it'll be at least a few hours before I come back. After a few weeks of this routine, he gave up on screaming outside my door. The bedroom is off-limits to him at all times, as well. If I'm in there with the light on, he will meow at me, because he knows I'm likely to come back soon.

Mine's a door-rattler, too - he can fit his paw in the crack under the bedroom door and wrap it around the door. To protect the bottom of the door from his claws, I put some rubber weatherstripping on it. For the floor, consider getting a protective film to put down where she usually scratches. Hardware stores sell them to use during painting / construction, and many of them are affordable and tear-resistant.

It may be inconvenient, but do your best to cat-proof the house so you can ignore her acting out with minimal collateral damage. Keep anything fragile in drawers or cabinets unless you're actively using it. Consider making the bedroom a no-cat zone and putting as many valuables as possible in there. Don't leave food or drinks unattended - if you have to step away, stick them in the fridge or a cabinet while you're gone.

Also consider an electronic toy that moves around or something more interactive that will keep her engaged at night or while you're busy without the need for a human to facilitate playtime. Here are a few ideas::

Also, if she ignores the scratching post but loves to tear the crap out of your floor, she may prefer a horizontal scratcher. One wasted $30 scratching post later, I figured that out about my cat. Something like these would be worth a try: - doubles as a toy - this one is nice because you can lay it flat on the floor, prop it up at an angle with the cardboard flap, or hang it from a doorknob to see which works best. Also comes with catnip to sprinkle inside it. These have corrugated cardboard surfaces and don't last as long as carpet or sisal rope, but my cat seems more satisfied with something he can actually destroy. He'll jump on it, attack it with his claws, then roll around in the bits he tore off. You will vacuum a lot of cardboard flakes off the floor as it starts to wear out, but for me it's worth the trouble. If you don't like the mess, you can buy this one to test whether horizontal, inclined, or hung against the wall works best, then invest in a similar style of scratcher made from more durable material. That was my plan, but he just loves this stuff so much I order one as an add-on every month when I buy litter.

u/boosted_monkey13 · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Yeah, I'd move his play schedule just a bit to allow him to play between 8-10 and then go to sleep when you go to sleep. I'd also get him some interactive toys such as this one: Circle ball track. My cats love to play with the tunnel that came with this bundle: Insert random name for hyperlink.

u/writergeek · 1 pointr/kittens

Named after Duke Kahanamoku, this little dude is a ball of energy. Cat tree and variety pack of toys coming from Amazon today and tomorrow. Also, one of these things. Any other suggestions to keep him busy so I can get some work done are welcome.

u/sluttylunalovegood · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

My cat loves this toy. He plays with it independently so he is much less needy when I get home from work. Cat towers also keep cats occupied because they love to climb. You can also keep him entertained with a feeding puzzle like this one. You seem to have a good play schedule, but maybe your cat just needs more mental stimulation! I understand you need to respect your roommates space, so hopefully adding some of these things into the cats life will help!

u/lubrinota · 1 pointr/AskWomen

The new feathers are here and the stick comes from a previous order that I made here

And this is the ball tower thingy

u/vannah08510 · 1 pointr/cats

My cat plays hard too. Undercover (different brand names, but I have the purple one) has this rod that rotates in circles with fabric over the top. Two AA batteries will last it quite some time. (SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy

The hexbug I spoke of is about the same price but you'll only find it online on amazon or ebay. It's this tiny nano but thing that zooms all over the floor (hard floors only) and when my cat bats it over it gets back up. With this one you just have to make sure it's in a space where it won't get stuck so you have to fish it out (under the fridge for example) (Nano Robotic Cat Toy (White/Blue)

A daily dose of catnip calms my buddy down as well.

PetSafe SSScat

You can actually buy cheaper air cans than the brand name for refills.

Here's a different brand--more budget friendly: SENTRY Stop That! For Cats, 1 oz

Pheromone diffuser: Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit for Cats

Remember, is your friend. They may have some of these items for cheaper.

Also remember that cats don't understand punishment. If you yell or try to correct, sometimes they'll continue the behavior to seek attention even if it's negative attention. Best thing to do is to be consistent with your reactions and redirect the behavior of possible (example: cat scratches furniture---redirect by placing cat on cardboard scratch pad with catnip each time) and give your cat what he needs. Sounds like he has a lot of energy. So a toy that plays with him when you aren't able may be helpful. Pheromone diffuser was really helpful for my cat when he was so stressed from moving that he got sick.

My cat used to be extremely Velcro. He would cry like hell if I closed a door on him. So I don't anymore. He follows me from room to room most often but does his own thing. When he starts meowing I know he needs play time or food or enrichment of some kind. When I go to bed, he goes to bed. He doesn't sleep with me usually. Most often under the bed or on his cat tree.

Groupon,, or amazon, or even EBay are good places to get the items I mentioned for less.

Nutrition is also really important for a cats health. Dry food is actually really bad for its health. Can cause urine crystals, weight gain, dehydration, etc. Even if it's just friskies it's better to have wet food than dry if you're on a budget

As for your boyfriend, try having him see a doctor to get on seroquel if he's able. Its often prescribed to people for sleeping problems. I take it, and within the hour I fall asleep and don't wake up until 8 hours later. Also tends to help with mood problems for some people. Kratom is a great natural opiate/pain reducer that is taken in pill form. You can find it at some vape/smoke shops. It's much less addictive and better long term than vicodine and its siblings.. Obviously I'm not a doctor or anything so take this advice with a grain of salt.

u/dejarnjc · 1 pointr/Pets

The mouse wand toy is also my annoying/hyperactive yet cute/adorable cat's favorite toy. I also have the other toy you linked and yeah it's not a toy he plays with every day, maybe twice a week if we're lucky.

I recently bought this for my cats. It's still not as entertaining as the wand toy but it usually works for about 5-10 minutes every couple of days, especially when i tie different things to the end of it.

But no matter what toy you get him. You and Eleanor will always be his favorite "toys" so just get in the habit of having a designated play time where you wear him out. Also, there's another toy similar go go cat wand mouse toy which has a longer string to it and is a bird instead. I use this one when I'm lying on the couch or in my computer chair because I can idly flick it around (due to the longer string) while I'm watching something else.

u/RoxesX · 1 pointr/instantpot

I got mine from They made a sale on september 100 euros but it's been out of stock for eons. Here is the link if it helps or not

u/ScrabblePants · 1 pointr/ketouk

Not sure if you've bought anything yet, but the IP Duo V2 is on sale today on Amazon (£79.99 23/11/2018)

u/Sybd · 1 pointr/Denmark

>Instant Pot

Interessant! Jeg havde ellers kigget på en WMF. Men den du nævner kan fåes til GBP 90 på Amazon - denne? Kan den købes i DK?

u/larswo · 1 pointr/Cooking

35% in Germany

I wanted to order one, but I thought €120 was quite a steep price increase from a regular slow cooker that I ordered, which is plenty for me and seeing that I live in Europe, I didn't want to risk having to pay toll when ordering from outside of Europe and previous experience with a faulty Slow Cooker made me not want to get into another RMA and this time being from a store outside of EU.

u/zambaros · 1 pointr/PressureCooking

Today there is a deal on
Instant Pot 6 L for EUR 79.99

u/justanotherkatlady · 1 pointr/cats

Would a slow feeder toy be a possibility? I let my cats forage food out of one and it's legit just sit and use one paw to get the food out.

This is pretty much my cat arsenal. Not sure if these will work with your man but figured i'd put them out there. I also buy cat sticks for them to chew on but usually you have to supervise them because big chunks get chewed off.

Links: Slow Feeder Toy Springs. Cat Wand. Wand Attachments. Wand Attachments 2. String Wand. Tower Feeder

u/tropicalsnow · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We have a cat that eats too fast then vomits, and we got one of these to slow her down. It definitely helps, she has to pull each piece of food out with her paw. It took her a little while to figure it out, but now she's a pro. Still a little bit pukey but much, much better. I'm actually thinking of also buying another one made by the same company that is shaped like a tree, and alternating them every few months.

u/antilumin · 1 pointr/cats

I had one sorta like this:

Then one of my cats learned how to pull the tubes out. Cheater.

u/superjanna · 1 pointr/funny

The other cat might benefit from a food dish that forces him to eat like scooper cat. I tried one of these for my puker (so I didn’t have to feed him 10 pieces of kibble at a time), but he hated it. THIS HOWEVER (1/4 cup size) works wonders (I just leave it on the floor, he knocks em out a few at a time. Super noisy, but it slows him down and I don’t have to monitor him)

u/WeathermanDan · 1 pointr/malelivingspace
u/SandboxUniverse · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I'm a bit limited in my stuff because I have a dog who tries to play with the cat toys, but here are some I have now:



Basically, my challenge is it can't have anything the dog might eat to her detriment, and/or it has to be used only under my close supervision. For that reason, we don't use the Kong Glide and Seek anymore. The toys have feathers, which she loves, and magnets - which she should not swallow.


My cats have also loved Hexbugs toys, but those are dangerous around the dog. They make both cat toys and non-cat-toy versions that are still great toys. They also love feathers on a pole/string. I have basically this: , but I found that the end piece wants to come off too readily. I used duct tape for a while, but need to fix it right at some point. As it stands, it's not safe, because the string mine came with is basically fishing line, and I don't want the dog to swallow it. It's fun though when the cats play with it. Mine grabs the feather end sometimes and trots off, trailing the pole behind her, looking for a safe place to eat her prey. But I think she sees the pole as a rival, so she just ends up carrying it from one hidey hole to the next, looking very smuggly satisfied with her catch!


If you do not have a good cat tree (something with several perches and such, consider getting one - some have toys affixed to them, and that can become a favorite outlet for energy as well as a place to sleep.


Smart cats need lots of stimulation, and if you don't have one, you might consider finding him a playmate, ideally female (male cats get in competition with each other sometimes, and you end up with literal pissing - spraying - contests). A cat who can keep up with him will be the best possible toy! I have two females (sisters) and a male currently. They all play together quite a bit. This does help keep down the crazy. If I had my genius by herself, I'd have to meet ALL her stimulation needs, and that would take probably a few hours a day. The actual amount of stimulation yours needs may be different, and what excites him may be a bit different. But he will need some stuff to do, especially over the next couple years. By the time he's 4 or 5, he'll settle considerably, but some interactive, interesting toys and such will only increase both of your enjoyment.

u/CelticMara · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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  • I have three kitties: Tiny, silky black one named Whisper; her normal-sized son the stripey Siamese with crinkly ears and the heart of a Golden Retriever; and our rescue baby Lupercalia the Egyptian Mau, who has abandonment issues and will do anything to make us laugh. Here is the album from my intro last week.

  • This toy looks fun for kitties.

  • I don't have any dogs.
u/hotpinkfishfood · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a puppy named Barney he's about 7 months old and we adopted him about 2 weeks ago. He's adorable and I love him. I also have a cat named Kitty. She will be 4 in July and I actually had her mom (she was hit by a car 2 years ago) Kitty was born in my kitchen. I love her too. :)

I can't decide so you pick. This for Barney or this for kitty. :)

I know I picked this for Barney but I think your doggies would like it too.

u/unitool · 1 pointr/videos

I bought this thing -

CAT DANCER Cat Toy Cat Charmer Safe Wand Teaser Colorful Fabric Ribbon Safe Flexible Exercise Toy 1 Pack

If my cat starts to get bored with a certain toy, I’ll just put that toy away for a month or two until the toy becomes interesting again.

u/spacey_kc · 1 pointr/Pets

My cat also has an issue with string (to the point that she tries to eat the cat fisher toys and growls if you try to take it away), but in my experience this has been a good compromise: she's not as enthused about it as string (what could compare?) but she will play, and jump, and run after it, and tug at it when she wants someone to play with her.

u/redsharpie8 · 1 pointr/cats

I totally agree with TheCatGuardian's post. We just adopted our first cat from a shelter and he is 8 months old, and honestly he's still a bit of a handful at times (but that should be expected with any new pet). Try to get one over a year, if not closer to 2 years, as ours is still learning how to play nice and not nipping our ankles to get attention. My husband has always had cats, but this was my first pet and we adopted because I've always wanted one. I did a ton of research and here's what I would suggest as far as supplies:

A high sided litter box with rim - to keep them from kicking litter around and the high walls help keep everything inside. I didn't waste the money on litter liners. They seem gimmicky to me.

Pooper Scooper - It's cheap and gets the job done. Nothing else needs to be said about it.

Stainless Steel Bowl(s) - This one gets good reviews and is the perfect size for their food. You can get two, one for wet and one for dry food. Though I got this one for dry and got a cute oval dish at walmart for ~$2 for his wet. Whatever you want.

Slightly larger bowl for water - Make sure they have plenty for fresh water. I give him new water in the AM and evening after work. I know a lot of people rave about water fountains...but honestly I didn't want to spend the money initially, and my kitty seems to be perfectly fine drinking from the bowl. It'd be worth it to see how your cat feels about the bowl...esp since they will be drinking from bowls at the shelter...they shouldn't be too picky. You can spoil them later on if you decide to, but definitely not necessary.

A safety collar - Make sure it is either a break-away or elastic to ensure the cat doesn't get strangled if it climbs and gets stuck on something and is hanging by its neck. I liked this one because it didn't have an annoying bell, though some like the bell to let you find your cat in the house. The collar also ensure that if the cat gets out anyone who finds him will know he belongs to someone and isn't just a feral cat that they can take for themselves.

Scratching Board - Simple and good reviews. Seems like it will last. You can also get one or two cardboard cheaper ones and see what they prefer to scratch on. My cat doesn't really scratch that much...he uses the scratching posts that are part of his cat tree.

Cat Perch - This is the one we got so he can look out the window. It seems like a good balance of expense and functionality...especially at first. The cat might not even like jumping up on things, so at least this is a safe buy since it's not that tall but still lets them get up off the floor.

Cat bed - This one is highly reviewed and really durable. It's machine washable and will last forever. I really love this bed.

Simple toys at first: Wand Toy, Jingle Balls, Ball Circle Thing, Little Catnip Critter. He also likes paper bags, toilet paper rolls, and his laser pointer. I highly recommend the laser pointer...ours is green.

Greenies Treats

As far as food, you want to ask what they feed at the shelter and get a bag of that at first even if you read online that it isn't "the best." We wanted to get our cat on a mainly wet food diet, so we left his shelter dry food out at night, and gave him half a can of wet food in the morning before work, and half a can at night beofre bed ~9PM, and took the dry food away while the wet food was out. We feed him Friskies's actually pretty good for the price. People will get passionate about cat food. Honestly Friskies is fine for us now...they sell it in bulk at Sam's.

Litter - you want to use the kind they use at the shelter so they have comfort in that. You can switch later if you want.

You might also want to get nail clippers and a brush. Our cat is long haired and I like using a comb, but it's really up to you.

As far as gimmicks I would assume that if it seems like a luxury it probably isn't necessary. Cats are very happy with simple things. The vitals are what I listed...a bathroom, food and water (bowls), a few toys, somewhere to scratch, somewhere to get up off the floor, and a safety collar. The bed isn't absolutely vital, but it's nice for them to have somewhere that they feel secure and happy...even if they don't use it at first.

u/silvernarnia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Prime Time!

My kitty would love this. =)

Thanks for the contest!

u/superstretch21 · 1 pointr/Pets

My cat is a real fatty and isn't into toys that much but he LOVES the Cat Charmer. It will have you and your kitty running around the whole house! Honestly one of the best toys I've ever tried. It's pretty cheap and the reviews are really good, highly recommend.

u/ZubinJohnson · 1 pointr/cats

Cat Teaser wand like this (flirt pole is actually the term used for a similar toy for dogs):

u/O_thats_clever · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/ThatHowlingWolfhound · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor.

But I'd love to spend a day with Viktor because I'm a sucker for cute little kitty cats, even though I'm a tattooed metalhead with green hair. Love those little cuties <3

Also, here's my kitty. Can't wait to see him again in a few hours after months of being away!

He asked me to put this on here, because he chewed through his a while ago and would love to have another one sometime.

u/showurnuts · 1 pointr/RandomActsForPets

This toy for my kitty! :) Thanks for doing this!

u/nerdalertdirt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My name is Flynn Rider. I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor. If I had to choose, I'd love to spend time with Viktor because I need some new cat friends. My mommies are driving me crazy! I can't have any fun ever :( I would love one of these since the one I had before broke.

Here's a toy that I think is the best and you would sure love! I am a simple cat who gets enterained by anything shiny

u/PhileasMyLove · 1 pointr/RandomActsForPets

Philly would LOVE to play with one of these with me! There is other buying options since you don't have prime. And also, I can change my address to a US one. :)

u/doublestop23 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You can't pick your friends nose

You have a cat wishlist, so [this] ( might be something you'd like to have.

u/Kativla · 1 pointr/Pets

My cat is a bird hunter too. She'll only play with things that we can lift or move--no balls/laser light/toy mice/anything.

Try fishing toys with feathers on them, especially ones on plastic tubing that can bounce. She also likes this.

u/msscrabble · 1 pointr/cats

I'm very glad she is on a diet! Get some cat wand toys (,, for her to chase around and schedule 20 good minutes of play every day. My cats are indoor cats - it's definitely possible to keep them fit and healthy if they stay inside. Stick to the weight loss though, I guarantee you that she'll be happier and have more confidence once she gets some of that weight off her poor little legs.

u/kayleighh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sorry you're bored at work. I hope your week gets more exciting. Make me smile, Rasta!

My cat and I would love to have this to play with. :)

u/theatre_kiddo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Puppy and a trip to the groomer are the cutest!

Here is my cat [Cassie] ( and my other cat [Gracie] (

I'm sorry for your loss. I've only lost one other pet, but I grew up with her and I know how hard it is to see them go.

I think my cats would love [this] ( because we had one for my last cat and she LOVED it!

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

u/Bibbityboo · 1 pointr/cats

Yep, normal kitten behavior. My cat was like that until he was about a year or so old, then he was still like that but in shorter and shorter spurts. It can be both adorable and frustrating at once! (Especially at night!).

Redirection like someone mentioned does help a lot. The spray bottle never worked with my cat. He just figured out that if I didn't have the spray bottle in my hand he had X amount of time to misbehave and run. I also found that attention worked a lot too. Like making sure you spend a fair amount of itme playing and tiring them out!

My cat had a ton of toys to play with,, which kept him occupied. Simpler tended to be better -- small plastic balls to bat around were probably his favorite. The other thing he LOVED was Its a cheap toy. Nothing to it, but its a stiff wire and when he batted at it, it owuld move in an erratic fashion (like a bug). So that would be something he'd do to entertain himself all the time.

Good luck!

u/short_stack · 1 pointr/cats
  1. Make sure you are feeding good food. Wet food is better than dry, and high protein/minimal grain is best. Check here or search r/cats for the many threads on this subject. Grocery store brands like Friskies, and even brands advertised as "high end' like Science Diet and Purina, are not good foods!

  2. Slowly decrease the amount of food they each get until it is close to the recommended amount, and until their weight is ideal and stabilizes. Be careful not to reduce the amount too drastically as hepatic lipidosis is always a concern. If you're not sure of the ideal weight, check out a weight chart or consult your vet.

  3. Make sure they get enough play time. You should dedicate 15-30 minutes a day to getting them active! Try Da Bird or the Cat Dancer if they aren't very interested in play.

  4. Do not give in to begging!
u/alllie · 1 pointr/cats

Playing with a cat makes them more friendly than anything but food. I recommend this cheap piece of wire and cardboard. My cats LOVE it. The secret is play. They can't resist it even when they can resist food.

u/PJsAreComfy · 1 pointr/Pets

These are my favorite toys to exercise my cat: 1, 2, 3. We also play a lot of fetch with toy mice and ponytail holders, which is nice because it doesn't require my full attention; I pile up a stack of them to throw while I watch TV, make dinner, etc. When I'm lazy I just sit on the stairs and run the wand up and down as far as my arm reaches and she runs up and down chasing it until she's exhausted.

This one is also popular though I haven't tried it myself.

u/rabbitrider3014 · 1 pointr/CatTraining

Wow that a great job. My cat loves this cat dancer, I run around with it touching the floors so it looks like insect running. He would chase it. I also wave it around sitting down when I am tired out lol. Here's a link

Second one is a squeaking rabbit. I throw it and he would chase it. He would play on his own with this one.

u/flyinhyphy · 1 pointr/kittens

a cheaper alternative to da bird is the cat dancer. my cat prefers it to any toy. she first played with it when she was ~6mos.

u/M0nyz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Honestly? the boxes the stuff comes in lol My boy will go into any box he can fit in. But hmm, cats seem to like this a lot especially if they're kittens/playful. A pet water fountain is also nice esp if they only eat dry food, I wanted to link the one I got in 2012 that's still going today but it isn't available anymore. Definitely get a cat tree of some sort so they have somewhere to claw and climb. A nail trimmer. If they have long hair a cat brush. And of course some sort of string toy, my cat went nuts for this one and it's so simple: but any kind should do it.

u/vanilla_chai_latte · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My sisters cat love this toy she will play with it all day!! It’s so cheap too! For some reason she chooses this over any other toy!!

u/moosecatoe · 1 pointr/Catswhoyell

Too cute!! The Cat Dancer Toy is basically a guitar string with little rolled up pieces of cardboard. My cats go absolutely apeshit for it cuz it resembles the spazzy flight of flies.

u/drowgirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bad Mr. Kitty loves this And its an addon.

I, sadly, do not like sushi overly much. Probably the limited types that are vegetarian, though. ;)

u/briv · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Batman Suit!

You absolutely need this grass pet bed because holy shit, that bunny in the picture is absolutely adorable. For that reason alone, you need to buy this. What kind of pet do you have? Is it a rabbit?! Because if you have one and it is at least as cute as the one in the picture, it deserves that bed.

I need this cat toy box for my kitty because I think it will keep her busy trying to get toys that are inside of it. I am desperate for ways to help her burn off her energy when I'm gone for the day at class and come home to study and can't always play with her for hours on end (seriously, she would play for hours and hours straight if she could).

u/PhoenixBride · 1 pointr/cats

My kitties love playing in cardboard boxes and paper bags. They also love plastic straws and go nuts for the cat dancer. For when you aren't home, my cats play with the Peek-a-Prize toy and Catit Play Circuit. If you can afford it, a cat wheel is also great to keep him occupied.

u/mamallama · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Closest I have is a cat toy box.

clearly i don't need this because we all know that cats are lame and don't like to be fun. I don't even know if I like my cat. he is totally not the cat's pajamas. I mean, come on people, have you ever seen an uglier cat than this guy?! he should not be allowed to have anything fun, ever!!!

u/eddieg007 · 1 pointr/Pets

I have Bengals and they destroy everything in seconds. Here are some toys that have held up for months:

  1. Vee Purrfect Leather Tassel toy
    get the leather not the feather one and make sure it's the one with the plastic tubing at the top. Can stand up to EXTREME play. But I would not recommend leaving it out when you're not playing with it. Did that once and our boy did manage to chew through the cord. That said these are incredibly durable.

  2. Cosmic Catnip A-Peeling catnip filled banana shape toy. In the past these have held up even to their teeth gnashing but the last one split open. Not sure if that was a fluke. The company actually sent a replacement and so far it's holding up.

  3. One of these wooden boxes: We stuff the catnip banana in it when we leave for work and they fish it out.

    Your probably already know this but avoid all toys with extra bits sewn on like eyes, whiskers, etc. Fake mice also bad - my boys would chew off the fur and eat it and once even swallowed the plastic form inside - so now we only give them toys that are 100% filled with the 'nip.

    Hope that helps.
u/MzScarlet03 · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I don't know why, but my cats go absolutely crazy for these cat springs. I haven't found them at any pet stores yet, but you should definitely get Elby some!

u/mr_jellyneck · 1 pointr/Pets

Sometimes it takes my cats (both about a year old, have had them for 10 months) a little while before they take to a new toy so if they don't like something now, they may grow to like it later.

However, two toys they absolutely love and never get bored with are springs and a ball track, similar to this but they come in many different sizes.

I also often give my cats pieces of meat as a treat- chicken, sushi, lunch meats. Only in small amounts and they've never gotten diarrhea from it. Keep the amounts small and it shouldn't be an issue for him. Pet stores also sell kitten milk for relatively cheap if you want to give him something special.

As for chewing on cables or scratching things he shouldn't, just be persistent in shooing him from doing those things. It can be a pain in the ass sometimes but just be vigilant. Spraying them with water or canned air is really effective. My cats had to learn that destroying certain things was wrong and it took some time. Now I just have to give them a "hey!" and they stop.

If you notice them scratching up your furniture, give him something of his own that he can destroy. My cats love cardboard boxes and those cardboard scatchpads. I also bought them this small cat tree that they absolutely LOVE.

I had never owned cats before and used to think they were all just assholes and that's just not true. They can be very loving and obedient pets. You just have to work to get the behavior you want.

u/ashleypenny · 1 pointr/bengalcats

We spent a lot of money on toys but our bengals Tend to play with them briefly and ignore them.

The things they want to play with for longer are the cheapest - potato chip bags tied in a knot, thrown for them. Tie string around one and they go mad for that too. You can get these too which are inexpensive and they love

Colorful Springs Wide 10 Pk Ethical Pet

Combine any of these with a cat tunnel that makes crinkling sounds and you’re probably set.

u/Kyoti · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cheap kitty treats and cheap spring-y toys!

Get your zoo on gurl!!

u/david_edmeades · 1 pointr/cats

u/RushIndustries · 1 pointr/cats

Firstly, it sounds like you are doing a lot right. I would suggest feeding wet food twice a day, supplementing with dry. Cats get a lot of their hydration through food in addition to water in bowls.

As others have mentioned, I would get a tall sisal cat post, tall enough to let her obtain a decent full body stretch. Also, try to set aside 10-15 minutes a couple times a day to play with her using a wand type toy to help satisfy her predatory instinct, which will help with overall behavior. You mentioned biting... never use your fingers, hands or other body parts for playing as you are teaching her to bite you. Don’t let guests do this either as consistency is important for behavior modification. When she bites, immediately distract by using the wand toy, such as DaBird to play instead. Never use punishment, only positive reinforcement when she does things well.

If you are truly interested in learning about your cat and cat behavior, I suggest watching Jackson Galaxy videos. He has tons of great information on his YouTube channel. If you do these simple to implement activities, you will develop a much better relationship with your cat which will benefit both of you.

Jackson Galaxy:

We have this scratching post and our cats love it and use it.

Wand type cat toy:

u/mega-reddit · 1 pointr/aww

I also have a kitty that is a BIG boy and struggles a bit with weight due to living in a tiny NYC apartment. He has no interest in lasers at all, but I have had good luck with "dabird" feather toy ( and mylar cat toys ( I switch him to Wellness CORE dry food and it has been wonderful!

u/mycatisadog1 · 1 pointr/stopdrinking

Aww, I love this. My cat was very similar. She got me through some incredibly tough times. She doesn't like to play with much (she's more of a hang out on the bed in the sun kind of chubby kitty, waiting for food and requesting belly rubs) but she LOVESSSS this silly toy and it makes her go crazy. She previously wasn't very interested in wands but this lit a fire in her! Sweet, silly cats.

Another thing I love about animals is how non-judgemental they are in a world full of judgment. They just want you to be well and they know when to support you. It's an amazing form of support because it's pure love.

u/gooberfaced · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

The best cat toy ever is Da Bird.
Refills are available for when the bird gets destroyed and it will.

My dogs love anything but a super nice orthopedic bed would be a great choice for an older dog.
I find the Foster and Smith beds to be really well made and the replacement covers are always available.

u/Shihana · 1 pointr/cats

Okay so I got a running water fountain for my cats, $20, good investment. In the wild still water is usually stagnant so cats want running water, leftover instinct from when they were wild. I got this model, my cats really like it. As for the food thing, maybe check out some of Jackson Galaxy's youtube videos, cats naturally want to follow these steps: hunt, catch, kill (eat) groom, sleep. So playing really vigorously then feeding your cat will stimulate that huntinh instinct and tire it out. There are food dispensing toys that do the same thing. Encourage your cat to play during the daytime, as well. Jackson has some great videos and clips from his show on toys snd how to play with your cat. My babies love this toy, you can replace the feather part as often as it gets destroyed. An older cat might not play as much as mine, who are 1 and 5ish, but every older cat I've ever met got very playful in their old age.

Maybe also try sleeping with the door open, if you're not already. If kitty sees its humans asleep it may come join you.

u/YouMeandtheREmakes3 · 1 pointr/IFseniorclass
u/bloopiedoobie · 1 pointr/aww

Oh oh oh! By the way! GET ONE OF THESE

Great for getting some of that spare energy out, and far out it's funny to watch them chase it.

u/MsStardust · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Hmm, well, just like people, individual cats have different preferences and interests. Definitely get some little mice (or similar-sized toys) that he can bat around. I like to look for sales on the multi-packs at PetSmart for some variety. Some cats like longer toys that they can hold with their front paws and kick with their hind legs. I would also get a long "teaser" type of toy (something like this or this), and a laser pointer is usually a safe bet.

Additionally, while not a toy, something for him to scratch is also pretty important. If you don't have room for a scratching post, there are other options like those refillable corrugated cardboard scratchers.

Congrats on your new kitty, and thank you for adopting from a shelter!!

u/rebecca0nline · 1 pointr/Pets

Da bird original spins in a way that make cats go nuts. It's always my gift for new cat owners.

u/the_skyis_falling · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Kristin Wiig doing some pretty awesome impersonations.


Thanks for the contest! Hope you get the news you want! Good luck.

u/flyingfresian · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Our (very chubby) cat discovered a new lease of life when we bought this. Something about the movement of the feathers sends him loopy.

u/ScribblerJack · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor!

HI!!!!1!!!! I'm Gandalf. I know I look lazy lying here in bed, but I'm actually a pretty damn good runner. I want to spend the day with Viktor the Hypnocat! NO, REALLY. I LOVE CATS. They smell wonderful. I bet hes a good runner too, if I chased. I would love anything off my wishlist! (Except maybe those nail trimmers. I hate when Jack wants to do my nails! PFFT, humans!) Viktor, you would love this thing. I mean, just look at those pictures! You're practically going to be flying through the air.


u/mobscura · 1 pointr/cats

Two words: Da Bird.

u/afishwick · 1 pointr/bicycling
u/Aqualion9 · 1 pointr/Advice

I have a cat that loves to play. Here are some of the things she has: da bird cat toy, circuit , a cat tree (armarkat), and some stuffed toys I made for her

Edit: For the circuit, you can make it as long as you want, and it doesn't have to be in a circle. Also, cats like boxes.

u/AWildRisuAppeared · 1 pointr/AskVet

Hi, congrats on your new cat. I'm a vet tech student interested in behavior and a cat shelter volunteer so if someone with higher qualifications posts, by all means listen to them. When you take her to the vet to get a UTI ruled out, ask them about this on the behavior end, too.

Is there one specific spot she's peeing in, or does it seem to be more random? Where are the litter boxes located? Does she scratch or otherwise mark things, like by rubbing on them? Make sure you're using an enzymatic cleaner when you clean up the pee spots; it's something you can buy at pretty much any pet store.

As far as her interactions with the other cat, she probably just wants to play and has, obviously, a higher energy level than your 13 year old. Get her some interactive toys, we have one of these and my cats love it. Obviously, different cats like different toys, but from my observations with both the cats at the shelter where I volunteer and my own, a wire instead of a string makes the toy move better. You said she's "adopted" your son, and since he's 6, he's probably old enough that this is something he can do with her.

u/SlightlySweet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This Swedish House Mafia song has been stuck in my head lately.

My Voltron would love this toy.

u/rosecrayons · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My cats love these.

Man's best friend.

u/derpinWhileWorkin · 1 pointr/Pets

We have resolved to play with jack more. He's a machine though. He has a metric shit ton of energy. Right now we mostly use this thing to play with him because he absolutely loves it. We also have one of these but he is hit or miss on it. Do you have any suggestions for interesting fun toys?

u/MiddleEarthGardens · 1 pointr/cats

Or, for a mere $6, you can get this, which we have dubbed the BEST cat toy ever:

I'm not sure what it is about this toy, but I have not seen a single cat able to resist it. Jackson Galaxy uses it very successfully to engage shy/upset cats in play and redirect their energy. All of mine have gone nuts for it (we have 6), and I've given it as gifts to other folks with cats who say the same thing.

u/stonewalled87 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is my cat Stonewall (yes my reddit name is after her) I adopted her from a shelter 2 years ago & fell in love. [Here](<a href=""><img src="" title="Hosted by"/></a>) she is when I first got her from the shelter in the "get to know you room"
This is a good toy for her or this to help with grooming because she sheds so much!
Since I am a cat person I would want to spend the day with Viktor the Hypnocat. I think a laser would be a great toy for Viktor!
I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor!

u/MaachaQ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've currently got 6 little monsters, and will probably have more soon... yeah I'm a crazy cat lady... Here's a few pics of them, aren't they cute?

I'm sure this toy from my wishlist would get lots of use. I've got several other similar toys, but I've heard lots of people recommend this one and would like to give it a try.

u/theghostie · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

This just happened to me this week, except instead of a dime, it was my cat's toy. It's a mouse on a wire, kind of like this, except it had no wand and you hold on to the end of the wire. It managed to get in between a wallflower (Bath & Bodyworks). It sparked, burned the wire in half, and ruined the plug for the wallflower, but surprisingly didn't shock me.

u/TranquilTrill · 1 pointr/mainecoons

Have you tried other brands of canned food, rather than pouches? My MCs tend to prefer pouches to canned food, so I wonder if your girl is the other way around. Also, have you tried the Applaws brand? I saw they have it on It's pricey, but my cats like it and I get it every once in a while for them.

Is she getting enough water? If so, then maybe she doesn't need so much wet food. Would she eat more dry food if you put it down for her? Maybe if you got one of those food balls ( it might make it more fun for her to eat?

I've read many times that MCs continue to grow until they reach 3 years old, so she may need more food. But ultimately, what does your vet say? If s/he thinks Twix is underweight, then you may really need to find a solution to this. If not, then I wouldn't worry too much. Good luck!

u/yakuzaenema · 1 pointr/funny

Our older cat went through the same phase of eating too fast and puking. We got him this and it has helped out a lot

u/diaboxical · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Good on you for stepping in and taking proper care of the poor thing! My chubby cat has about 2lbs to lose. I recently got a toy ball cat feeder that encourages my kitty to bat it around and shake the food out of it. Might be helpful for your cat too for some extra exercise. Found it on Amazon:

u/gonetobuyicecream · 1 pointr/Pets

This is the one I have, it works pretty well

u/morrowgirl · 1 pointr/cats

I have had the same problem. We used these and fed our cats at set times during the day. Eventually just the fat cat was fed in a ball, and the other one was fed elsewhere. It seemed to work pretty well, as our fat cat has lost weight just this year.

u/KimberlyInOhio · 1 pointr/aww

Your friend's cat could use something like this:

The cat needs less food and more exercise, or he's going to have health problems just like a human would.

u/DeFex · 1 pointr/cats

That is the only toy my cat will play with, and only when loaded with a few "yellows" i put it in hard mode and he plays with it for a long time till he gets them all. (I doubt it makes them slimmer than no treats at all though)

u/Tytillean · 1 pointr/cats

My Siamese had stomach problems for years. Through many vet trips, we discovered ailments that could have been related and some that weren't.

He's allergic to wheat and corn. He had bladder stones. That prompted a switch to wet food only. This all seemed to help some. Then the poor guy got resorptive lesions and had to get his teeth removed.

Recently he started vomiting a little blood, so back to the vet. He's ten at this point. Well, he has hyperthyroidism. It was on and off for years, but finally really kicked in. We caught it before he lost weight.

Now he's stable on liquid medication once per day. He hates it, but only throws up now when he eats too fast. We got a slow feeding bowl for the dry food we leave out and that helps.

The problem is that vomiting can be caused by many things. Good luck with finding a solution. Sometimes it takes a while to figure it out.

Edit: you might try a slow feeding bowl or a food ball if you haven't yet.

u/EnnKayy · 1 pointr/cats

PetSafe SlimCat Meal-Dispensing Cat Toy, Great for Food or Treats

We put Temptations in it cause they're cat crack.

u/hypno_tode · 1 pointr/cats

I highly recommend something like this. We got one for ours to play with and they loved it. It's easy to adjust the size of the hole to accommodate whatever sized treat you use. The only downside was that our German Shepherd figured out how to open it really quickly.

u/Britannica · 1 pointr/Pets

First, what is the good food you are feeding? Does it have grain? Try a very plain and simple diet of chicken/pea, or rabbit/potato and see if a limited ingredient diet like that helps. Look for something with one protein and one carb source. Also, try giving her tiny amounts at a time, as it sounds as though she is eating too fast, or she has a lot of food in her tummy when she plays. This is a great option for limited feeding. It holds a good amount of food but makes the cat work for it and only lets out a small amount at a time.

u/TheCatGuardian · 1 pointr/cats

You can try giving her less food more times a day, or you can get a food ball like this. That will slow the cat down enough to not throw up.

If you have only had her two months and she is skittish i wouldn't worry about her only eating dry for now. Once she is more comfortable you can add some wet food in.

As for the water I would try to not let her lick the shower. The shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cleaning chemical etc. are not good for her. You can get a fountain for her and she should be much more attracted to that than a water dish.

u/KCMelMo · 1 pointr/Pets

An interactive feeder like this: PetSafe SlimCat Meal-Dispensing Cat Toy, Great for Food or Treats

u/HellhoundsOnMyTrail · 1 pointr/OkCupid

> puzzle balls

Is this what you're talking about?

u/gilb60 · 1 pointr/fatlogic

I suggested this to someone else in the thread, we often recommend food balls that the cat has to knock around to get the kibble to fall out. Usually helps!

u/cassa3 · 1 pointr/Rabbits

This is what I have,
you could provably find it or something similar in the cat section at any pet store or online. Like so

u/LevyWife · 1 pointr/needadvice

You could try something like this if you're giving her dry food. It'll slow her down and keep her occupied for a while. Mine are pretty good about not scarfing down their regular food but we use the ball sometimes for treats.

u/sneaky_dragon · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I got this cat treat toy for my buns; I fill it with pellets, and it's absolutely hilarious watching two buns roll it around. I should upload a video I took. They rolled it onto the kitchen tile and just stared at it until I picked it up.

u/JoyfulStingray · 1 pointr/cats

I know you have the convenience of an autofeeder, but I use a slimcat food ball for both of my cats. One cat, Loki, eats so fast that he throws up. This slows him down and I have to clean up kitty vomit only a few times a year instead of every single day. Also use it for the other cat so he doesn't finish first and then steals Loki's food ball.

u/kickshaw · 1 pointr/catpictures
u/RussetWolf · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Firstly, thank you for the contest! I'm sorry you're not going to get what you want, but hopefully gifting makes you feel better (it always does for me)!

My last birthday, I had asked my girlfriend to sew me a new pillowcase for my travel pillow (which I sleep with nightly so as to relieve pressure from my ear piercings) since she is handy with a sewing machine and we are pretty frugal. I had been saying I needed a new one for months (I really do, my current one is ratty and ripping because I can't sew for the life of me).

I never got a gift from her for that birthday. ): I know she's busy with life and the table with the sewing machine is very cluttered, but it still makes me a little sad thinking about it.

If that doesn't count as a disappointing gift, since it was a non-gift, the next would have to be every gift ever from my dad. It's always just been money, sometimes just casually taken out of his wallet after birthday dinner and tossed in my general direction. I mean, I know my dad loves me, and it's a nice sum, but it's a bit sad that he's never tried to think of an actual gift for me.

This is my item. (:

u/MrsSarahMae · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

and I know that Kat would love this

u/mandarex87 · 1 pointr/cats

I'm actually a grad student as well, and am always looking for ways to keep the critters busy while I'm gone or studying. I've found a few helpful toys, though the best entertainment I have is a bird feeder on my deck, they will sit and chirp at the birds for hours.

I've heard good things about this toy, unfortunately you can't set it to go off while you're gone. But it has a setting to turn off after 15mins so you can set it and leave.

This one is amazing, it was recommended to me by a vet. If your cat is food driven this will keep him busy. You can put treats or cat nip in it, or even their whole meal.

This is also great for food motivated cats, one of mine will walk over and move the sliders around asking for treats. If he seems particularly bored I'll put most of his meal in this and make him work for it.

I have this one as well, this works better for when you're home and can turn it on and off, there is no timer. My cats love to chase things under blankets, and they come running when I turn this on. It is kind of loud, so I put it in the other room while I'm studying so I don't have cats all over my books.

Hope this helps! I would highly recommend starting with the food ball or the laser light as they're a little cheaper, but I also know us pet parents like to spoil our critters.

u/tayloreep · 1 pointr/AskVet

Just like people, animals have different metabolisms, too.

You can try cutting out the canned food first and only feeding the dry. You can also get him a food puzzle! My cat uses a Stimulo bowl and I'm now a firm believer that every cat should, too.

You can also try the Slim Cat Ball. This one your big dude will have to whack the ball around the get the food out.

Weight loss takes time. My dad has a 17lbs cat that only eat 1/4 of food a day and maintains 17lbs on that. My 11lbs cat eats 1/4 to 1/3 a day. Everyone is different!

u/Yogs_Zach · 1 pointr/cats

I just ordered this today and going to give it a try.

I have the same issue, so I'm going to guess this will help.

u/Aerys1 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite day of adventures and an adorable puppy.

Its your favorite day and she just looks so wonderful there. Full of fun and life and for a memory thats the best, and puppy stage because then you have the full reminder of the lifetime of joy you shared.

Pooka & piddy

Piddy is the black and white, I'm not sure how old she is, because I got her free at a yard sale. I felt so bad for her, she was all crammed into a rabbit, cage, she couldn't even stand up but she was so pretty and friendly. I stuck my fingers in the cage to pet her and she immediately rubbed against them. its hard to see in this angle but she's got this adorable black spot on her nose. She was an adult cat then, but young I think. She's got a lot more white in her black fur now, she drools when she's happy, which is often. Purrs constantly when you just look at her and smile! Loves to play fetch and still run around like she's lost her mind now and then. She also cuddles me when I sleep.

Pooka the calico was the best gift my ex husband ever gave me. She was a valentines gift, the last of a litter and the runt. She was so tiny she fit just one hand. When we first got her, she hid and barely came out, Slowly she did though. It was funny, Piddy took to her pretty fast, and started teaching her how to hunt and play. They cuddle sometimes fight others. Pooka growls and protects me when someone knocks lol. She knows the knocks of friends and family and won't growl but stands by me anyway. She loves to be brushed, and is a ninja.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Gifties for them this or this

Toys of course, they love to chase things and the crinkle balls the noise they've destroyed the last batch i had. They also destroyed hte last toy on a string on a stick. lol It was entertainment for me and them!

u/Ultracoustic · 1 pointr/cats

Have you tried any interactive, fishing pole type toys? My cat LOVES his Da Bird toy that we purchased for him a few months back. The attachments can be easily replaced are there are many different attachments that you can get. My cat has learned the sound of me opening the closet where I keep his Da Bird and will come running and meow until I get it out to play and he will cry and whine when I stop playing with it too soon.

u/IfYouWillem · 1 pointr/LazyCats

This is Da Bird (if posting links is allowed here?) Fez plays with it until he's panting and can't move! haha

u/wishbonesma · 1 pointr/CATHELP

I agree that it’s just an age thing and she doesn’t know that she’s hurting you. Let her know by being a bit dramatic and withdrawing from her when she does it

Try getting toys that separate you from play time as well. Don’t use your hands to play with her directly. Toys on long wands are good for this. I recommend Da Bird by gocat. My cats go nuts for this one, and Da Bee by the same brand.

u/schmin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Declawing is the same as surgically removing the last bone from each of your fingertips. Learn to keep the cat's nails trimmed correctly. Too short and if a cat's not used to it, they can't walk, run, or jump without wobbling until they grow back.

Not all cats like scratching posts -- mine prefers cardboard, but not the 'on-edge' cardboard cat scratchers, so my dad helped me add a wooden 'tray' to the top of the post in which I place flat squares of cardboard cut from boxes. She scratches and sleeps there, and sometimes just perches there to watch out the window. Don't get a carpet-covered scratching post or pad unless you want to teach your cat that scratching carpet is a good idea. =P

I have a Booda Dome for a litter box -- she still tracks some litter. I don't think there's a system out there that will keep cats from tracking any. Some litters are better than others. Covered litter boxes are nice for the humans, but not all cats will adapt to the flaps. Some litters are lower 'dust' than others, and this is better for cats' lungs and humans' alike. =)

Not all cats will respond to catnip or all types of toys. My cat is indifferent to laser pointers, and only likes the actual fur-covered realistic mice. She doesn't care for bell toys, but those little plastic springs drive her nuts (when she's in the mood). Her favorite toy is a wooden wobble 'bead' in which you can place catnip. Also a Da Bird Feather Cat Toy which you can make flutter to sound like a real bird. I'd suggest the non-collapsible one, as I'd suspect my cat would pull that apart. =P

Talk to your vet about what food(s) are actually good for your cat. From my research, you want to avoid bone meal products or and 'meal' products as they include ground bone which is hard on your cat's kidneys. Also avoid grains. Turkey is better than chicken; not all fish are terrible, but you have to consider mercury levels. You should consider only feeding your cat wet food, but this is more expensive, and difficult to manage with hurried schedules. Mine loves kibble and hates having to give that up, so I leave that out all the time and supplement with a big scoop of wet food at night. (These are the best quality, least expensive per-serving foods I've found.) A 6-lb. bag of kibble seems to last my cat ~3 months. At four days (servings) per can, the 12-pack of 12.5 oz. cans last about 1.5 months. You'll need two snap-on plastic can lids. My cat adores salmon as you may see. =P

Not all cats will like all types of cat beds.

Mine LOVES water (she literally demands 'cat showers') and she likes to play with the dripping tub faucet, so next I'm going to get a cat drinking fountain. Cats in general prefer 'fresh' or moving water, so mine always wants clean water in her bowl every time.

Because no one cat will like every toy or bed or litter box, you may have to buy more than one. Talk to your vet about what types to try and how to encourage a cat to like what you buy. I put catnip on my cat's things -- that seems to have worked, but not all cats respond to catnip.

u/pawstalker · 1 pointr/Pets

You don't say how old this kitten is. It's important to realize, kittens are not vicious. It's just what you said: "He wants to play." So go get a "DaBird" ( toy and play the heck out of him. Play until he drops. Hunt, catch, kill, eat. That's the instincts of a kitten.

Keep him indoors, give him plenty of play, give him a window perch to get some fresh air and watch the goings on, and make sure not to 'play' with him with your hands. He will grow up thinking they are toys. And as they grow, they gain a lot more strength. If you wear him out with play on a regular basis, he will be a happy cat.

And Please do not scold him or abandon him. He's just being himself ... in other words, a cat. You don't want to give him a complex for doing something natural, you just want to look at his world through his eyes, and make it as happy as possible, while teaching him proper etiquette. :)

u/LaLocaChristina · 1 pointr/cats

Are your cats engaged in the ball in tunnel style toys like ?
These entertain my cats while I am out pretty well, but they only work if your cat will initiate the play. Plus with these you can rearrange the thing to keep them engaged. I have more than one set. If you want the light up balls you need to order them separately.

u/iamdeirdre · 1 pointr/pics

In case you are wondering, it's a ring with a ball in it, I'm afraid it's not a Roomba.

u/amberyoung · 1 pointr/cats

Catit Design Senses Play Circuit, Original Mostly because of the kitten on the right's reaction to the toy!

u/kelseync · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hehe get your zoo on gurl!
[Hagen Catit Design Senses Play Circuit, Original]

u/icbint · 1 pointr/videos

my cat loves hers, she's been playing with it for 3 years, she's elite at spinning the ball top speed lol

u/leconfuseacat · 1 pointr/Pets

My cat is some sort of world destroyer, too. I've had success with field hockey balls and ping pong balls. While the ping pong balls don't last quite as long, they are insanely cheap. I leave them propped on shelves and things all over the house for her to find, and she basically plays teeball with them.

this is pretty much the most awesome toy ever. You can configure different shapes for the track, and while she bites it and plays rough, it's really held up well. She goes absolutely positively insane for this thing. The ball inside moves fast, and there's a slight incline at each end that will send it back to her. It's awesome. We bought a second track with hills and made a really long one. It's awesome for my super energetic cat.

u/bedazzledfarts · 1 pointr/aww

If anyone is curious what toy it is, here ya go. They have some pretty neat stuff for kitties.

u/acciocorinne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ooooh my kitty would love this toy!

u/Justanotherflower · 1 pointr/cats

You basically need to find a way to keep him entertained in the mornings. Here's a few options:

  1. Get him a buddy. My kitten used to be so needy and wanted to play at the worst possible times up until I introduced her to one of my cats from home. I have since moved that other cat into my apartment and they are best friends. They play together and wrestle all the time. Your cat is still pretty young, so this may be a good option for him.

  2. Get him some toys/games that will entertain him for a while. There's actually a lot of toys that cats can play with that will keep them entertained on their own. If you have an iPad or a tablet you can download games for cats. I have a laser game and a mouse game that I downloaded for free and I just leave the iPad on the floor and they play with that for quite a while. Other entertaining toys we have are this (courtesy of this year's Reddit Secret Santa!) and also this. Both these toys can keep my kitties entertained for quite a while.

  3. I've never had to do this, but you could try getting up with him at 6 one morning to play, and then the next morning make it 6:15, and then so-on until you're at the ideal time for you. Again, I've never tried this, but it might be worth it.

  4. After you establish a better sleep schedule for him, keep him in your room on the nights that your roommate's girlfriend stays over. Then she can't really wake him up and make him want to play. If that's not an option, you could ask her to play with him for a couple of minutes in the morning before she leaves.

    I hope you figure something out for both yours and your cat's sake. The best solution for me was to just get another cat. Now I don't usually have problems with them wanting to play at bad times anymore. But I know that for a lot of people, getting another pet just isn't an option. So I would definitely try the toys. I'm sure there's plenty of other toys out there other than the ones I mentioned that could work for your kitty as well.

    One last note- if your kitty isn't neutered, I would definitely recommend getting him neutered. Neutering cats has a lot of benefits, and it might even help with the howling- source
    Again, good luck!
u/tb3648 · 1 pointr/CFBOffTopic

Just saw this.

Source: Cats my entire life.

  • I don't think 10 hours alone everyday is good for a kitten, a young-middle age cat would be better. The best thing would be to get 2 cats so they aren't lonely, but that's obviously a big commitment. Cats are totally ok alone for a long time but they still miss you. My cat acts out if I'm gone for too long.

  • It's pretty easy honestly. I wanted a dog too but decided on the cat because they are relatively easy to take care of and can be alone for longer than dogs. Changing the litter, feeding, clipping claws, occasional bath, and then playtime are all you need. If you get 2, you can cut back on playtime some.

  • Kittens are obviously the ideal choice cause they're so freaking cute, but I would consider an older kitten in this circumstance.

  • Vet bills are expensive. Cat food and cat litter are expensive, but not as much as dog food. Be ready to not be able to leave for a weekend at moments notice. This is the only thing I don't like, it limits my mobility. Have to find someone to watch them or put them up somewhere which is expensive. I've left my cats alone for a weekend before plenty of times when I was younger and had multiple cats though. I only have one now so I feel terrible cause I know he'll get lonely.

  • I recommend feeding them dry food and saving canned food for small amounts as a treat. I've had cats get hooked on the wet food and refuse to eat the dry food which is substantially cheaper. It's worth it to spring for the more expensive litter to make it last longer (clumping) and so your house doesn't smell bad. Also no need to really spend much money on toys, just get them a box lol. One toy my cat does love is this though, totally worth it. Don't use lasers, I was for a while but it started driving my cat mad and found out it bad because they never get the satisfaction of catching anything.

  • Beware plastic. My cat is legit addicted to it but it's super dangerous for them. I didn't care at first and just thought he was weird until he threw up plastic (thought the idiot was just licking it not eating it) and found it in his poop.

    Good luck!
u/Candroth · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have some whimsical fuckery for the cats! Or for me -- who doesn't want neon green yoga blocks?


u/goodgirl_1234 · 1 pointr/cats

I saw an automated lazer toy in the store the other day. It wasn't too expensive...

u/meerkat78 · 1 pointr/cats

I also agree with the 2nd cat idea. My 3 spend so much time playing with each other, there's no way I could keep up!

Another toy idea is the Frolic cat. An automatic laser pointer. It entertains my cats for ofen 30 minutes without my involvement.

u/vinceravivere · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Oh man I know some about this one - cat enrichment is a passion of mine, as well as cat training through positive reinforcement!! Cats DO NOT learn from or respond well to negative reinforcement (actually a misnomer, but basically 'punishment' or deterrents), and this might increase his anxiety. Definitely begin this process before baby gets here, as others have said! For you guys, enrichment will be the name of the game. Buckle up, and apologies for the long post....

Give him as many things to do at night as you can - puzzle feeders, try feeding him right before going 'in' for the night with a puzzle feeding bowl, lots of toys. Hide little stashes of food around so he has to 'hunt' for it; you can even make little scent trails. Feeding on a schedule, not leaving it down all the time, makes food much more high-reward and fun to discover. You can also leave worn shirts or bras of yours out, either next to his favorite sleeping spaces or even in them (like cat beds) so he has some 'momma smell' to comfort him when you're separated!!

Put the toys and food away during the day, except for his breakfast!! Night time can become a 'fun' time for him, but only if you do it very positively! Exiling him from the bedroom with negative stimuli (picking him up and carrying him out, chasing him out of the room, shutting the door right in his face) will reinforce the negative associations; try to get a toy that he will chase out and then shut the door once he's left of his own accord.

Some major things to think about are - active playtime, not passive play. These are things that move (either on their own battery-operated or because you drag/swing/point them), versus balls or toys that sit on the floor. Cats have a LOT more energy than we give them credit for! They have an absolutely huge hunting instinct, and get a lot of satisfaction out of using that. Try toys like battery operated laser pointer stand, ones that move with very little jostling, mice that he has to 'hunt'. Here are a few I've used - a butterfly on a wire, a mouse that goes around a track for about 7-8 minutes, a laser tower. You get the idea. None of these are perfect, but they will be new and fun! You might have to come back out a few times a night to turn them back on at intervals, but hey, you'll be up with baby or to pee anyways!! Again, put these away during the day so they are 'new' at night. You can also try cat tunnels like these for fun new territory to explore.

Speaking of territory, try to get him using his 'vertical space' (shelves on the wall, cat trees, etc) as much as possible with treats and catnip. More places to explore means more places to hide food and toys!

In general, look into as much 'fun stuff' at night as possible. He's definitely going to want to explore and get to know baby; this is normal and fine as long as it is safe. Babies actually benefit from contact with animals as it helps their immune systems!! I think that night time is definitely going to be your hardest bit, but just be as consistent as you can and start small. Start with just 15mins locked out, but again, have him chase a toy out and then have something high-value (treats, a favorite toy/game) out there to keep him occupied. Just keep building those positive associations with 'outside the bedroom' and make the bedroom as boring a place as you can for him!!!

Another good page with a lot of the same info, a little better worded haha!!

u/yesoom · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Eeek, I'm like 4 minutes late! I think this thing is awesome. I can make fun of my kitty doing strange things (and you can too if you have a kitty!)!

[e] This is really random but I was looking at your wishlist and noticed that you have a really good taste in knives, so much so that I thought I was looking at my boyfriend's wishlist for a moment (you two both have the same name)!

u/screen317 · 1 pointr/aww

Mmmm there's a pillow behind him?

Edit: I'm kidding of course. It's a laser pointer!

Edit2 for link:

u/chopstyks · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Give it love every day and a treat every other day. If you love your cat, and it loves you, its life isn't pointless. It still might be boring, though, so to cure that get one of those cool automated laser toys like this one.

u/Lyd_Euh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cats are the best! Thanks have four plus a new rescue kitten 😍

I've considering getting one of these before because it's an awesome idea, but never have: FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy

From my list:

u/violinkeri · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon I am Kipper. I made my human make an entire wishlist for me on her Amazon. I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor, truly. well....I haven't really figured out pups yet, but I would like to meet some cool cats to see if I want help overthrowing my human. In addition, I need help defeating [this terrifying creature] ( Perhaps you, Hypnocat, would be an able bodied warrior up to this task?

u/Draco_Dormiens · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! My name is Albus and I'm not sure how this reddits thing works. My owner sure is on here a lot, sometimes I have to jump on her to get off of it. Viktor, you look like a pretty classy feline with a super awesome name and I think I'd love to share some catnip with you. I think you'd really like this laser pointer, my owner has a laser pointer she uses for me all the time and I go CRAZY for it.

I know my owner has a couple of toys on her list for me, but this one is the one i want the mostest.

I want to be friends with Hanners and Viktor

u/april_glowers · 1 pointr/cats

Oh, that inspired me - evidently there are new cat toys that are self-running laser pointers.... something like this:

It looks like it only stays on for 15 minutes though.

u/rambopandabear · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This laser cat toy is pretty tight.

u/Shercock_Holmes · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've got one at $2.99. For ferrets. It looks pretty ferret-y.

u/externals · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm going to be getting a new kitten soon so hopefully this toy is low enough...

I wish I could send you some chicken, I just finished and I made so much! And its so good!

u/FairyPoeline · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Goodbye Eleven

I'd really appreciate a new flash drive, I have to take classes online to finish high school and a flash drive is required. My parents wont buy me a new after I lost one and broke the other within three years. >.<

I could also use this three-in-one charger. My ipod charger broke last night and my phone charger is starting to go as well. :(

One last thing, this chewy cat toy, my cat has recently taken up chewing everything he can get his paws on - that's how my ipod charger broke, so this would be really helpful as well.

Thank you very much for the contest!

u/platz4 · 1 pointr/cats

My cat has absolutely loved every Petstages toy I’ve gotten him. Especially this mint stick. I buy a few every now and then just to keep some backups handy.

There are times where he’ll carry it to his food bowl, set it down right in front, eat, and pick it right back up.

u/crazycatalchemist · 1 pointr/CatsAreAssholes

I saw you’re getting a scratching post. Great! Make sure you follow the personality of your kitty. I have two - one loves to be up high, the other loves to burrow under blankets or go in holes. So I got an almost ceiling high cat tree with cubby holes that satisfies both of them.

My girl cat loves this ball tower. Its great for solo play and it’s cheap.

Personally I/my family have always had multiple cats but you have to consider her personality again. It won’t a perfect fix on its own and you should have a backup plan if they did not get along. My parents have introduced many cats over 25 years and only had to rehome two (due to violence) but it does happen.

u/PandaKattt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pictures of my cat:

She's helping me do my math homework there.

Eva's wishlist: Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat Charmer

u/InfernalWedgie · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Cats have their own preferences, but I have had great luck with catnip mice and crinkle balls.

u/kleinePfoten · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Things I want my life to be: the first 10 seconds of this video.

BONUS VIDEO: squeaky edition!

I'm an otter. And what do you do? Swim around on my back and do cute little human things with my hands.

linky for my kitty because he always needs more toys

u/gingerneko · 1 pointr/cats

A good resource to have on hand is the Cat Owner's Manual. It's illustrated, actually entertaining to read, and covers a lot of the basics of cat care.

I will second a lot of the recs below:

  • A water fountain is awesome; cats will drink much more water if it's clean and moving.
  • Talk to your vet for food recs; don't buy cheap.
  • Clipping claws can become easier if you follow the method described below to accustom your kitty to the process.
  • Scratching posts/pads are crucial, and there are lots of types -- I keep some of each kind, but you'll want both vertical and horizontal scratchers.

    Toys can be any of a wide variety. One called Da Bird is almost universally popular. Catnip toys are always a hit, just consider the size and shape so they can be picked up and carried by the kitty. 'Kicker' toys are almost always a hit. I've had good luck with floppy fish, mylar crinkle balls, and soft spongy foam balls as well.
u/a_stitch_in_lime · 1 pointr/mainecoons

My 14 year old MC still does this. His favorite things are phone charger cords, the leather straps on my work bag, doorstops (we had to remove all of the springy ones because he was highly amused by the twaaaaaaaaang in the middle of the night), plastic bags like from chips and pretzels and many other things. I gave up on the bitter sprays because I inevitably got it in my own mouth somehow. Lemon juice didn't phase him. Hot sauce works for awhile but smells. I've had some success with crinkly balls. Irecently tried giving him cat grass and inadvertantly created a monster. He would find it and drag it all over the house. When I closed the door to the room it was in, he would paw at the door and meow all night.

u/awsaum · 1 pointr/cats

Here are some of my cats favorite toys and furniture. He also loves wiffle golf balls and laser pointers. His bed is actually an old Serta neck support pillow we don't use anymore. A good scratching post built into a tree is also a good choice for his room. Hope this helps!

SmartyKat Skitter Critters Cat...

Cat Dancer Products Rainbow Cat...

Play King Cat Scratching Pad Toy...

SmartyKat Scratch Scroll Cat Scratcher Carpet and Sisal Cat Furniture - Assorted colors

SmartyKat Crackle Chute Collapsible Cat and Dog Tunnel

Kitty City Pop-up Cat Cube, Cat Toys

Edited to add two more links

u/pm_me_your_vdub · 1 pointr/mainecoons

When he starts play-hunting you or your girlfriend, it's time to take out a cat toy and redirect that playful or aggressive energy. The best ones are those multicolored felt snake looking things.

That will teach him that toys are for play, and once he's tired out he will be a lot more receptive to being pet or held.

u/dasistverboten · 1 pointr/cats

Pay attention to your kitty. Their tails and the ears will tell you a lot about their mood! If your kitty doesn't take to you right away give it time.

Cats are pretty hardy creatures and I doubt you'll have to worry too much about hurting one... if you put a collar on kitty make sure it's a breakaway. That's one danger people don't always think about. They can choke if it gets caught and they're scrambling to get away. Also, if you've got strings on your window blinds, maybe tie them up out of reach. Be mindful of plants and foods you've got out as a lot of plants and certain foods are toxic to cats.

I might humbly suggest this toy for your kitty. Every cat I've known who had one loved this thing to bits.

u/spencerkami · 1 pointr/Wishlist

Well Splotch is back to her normal eating, which is excellent. She's got a funny little tummy it seems. Though I'll mention when we take her for a general check up in the next couple of months. And hopefully today we can get her to play with her catit super roller thing. Currently half the blue bits aren't on to encourage her. But it's mostly me batting it around going 'Look!'

Played around with watercolours yesterday. That was fun, even if J wasn't impressed with my colourful kitty. Might see about doing a bit of needle felting today.

P.S. Having a cold on and off for more than a month sucks. The last couple of days have been dreadful. I just slept on Sunday.

Qotd: I currently volunteer at a Cancer Research UK shop

u/theskyisblueatnight · 1 pointr/Pets
u/JavaMoose · 1 pointr/videos

It's a toy from CatIt, I had one for my kitties, they loved it. Well made stuff.

u/r3gnr8r · 1 pointr/aww
u/INMATEofARKHAM · 1 pointr/cats

Exactly, the cats not being aggressive its being playful. Give him an outlet for it. I suggest a laser pointer (for when you can play with him) and a track toy when he's alone.

(Something like the above has worked great with 6 plus cats I've known.)

u/YearOfYoshi · 0 pointsr/HelpMeFind

You’re very welcome! Your enthused review has sold me on purchasing one for my cat who is also picky about toys.

Completely different but here’s another suggestion: Mine has played with this toy at least once per day for the past year and a half in spite of how simplistic it is

u/arachnarach · 0 pointsr/chicago

There is something you can do. You can wear them out before before bedtime and there is a good chance they will sleep through the night. Da bird is captivating to cats. THey also make a mouse thing that cats love. My cat is no longer nocturnal.

u/JSeizer · -1 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

Cat dancer is super simple, but even my sedentary cat goes nuts for it:

u/oldsecondhand · -1 pointsr/aww

I would suggest buying a leather glove and teach who is the boss. I'm not saying to hurt him, just a bit rough play to show that you can't be intimidated.

I also recommend this toy:

Disclaimer: I have semi-outdoor cats, so what works for me might not work for you.