5 homemade toys for cats

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Cats love the game and it's understandable. It is an activity essential for your well-being, since it inhibits acute and chronic stress. Cats begin to play around two weeks of age, first to hunt shadows, thus learning to coordinate.

Play behaviors are very important for a feline, especially if it lives alone (without the presence of other cats). The owner must encourage this behavior so essential, always through toys, and avoiding hands.

In this AnimalWised article we have compiled several crafts from our YouTube channel: 5 jugsHomemade Cat Kit - Easy, Cheap and Recycled. ¡If you are looking for cheap DIY options you have come to the right place!

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  1. DIY cat food toy and dispenser
  2. Recycled cat cane
  3. DIY cat scratching post
  4. Cardboard box for cats
  5. DIY homemade cat ball

1. DIY cat food toy and dispenser

The first toy that we propose is a food dispenser, commercially known as a kong. It is a toy that stimulates their intelligence and physical activity and is especially positive for cats with anxiety or stress. Find out how to do it at our Youtube video about 3 homemade cat toys or follow the instructions:

Materials

  • Bottle
  • Ballpoint
  • Cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • Treats or cat food

As an extra we can add newspaper or colored paper to decorate, feathers, toys, a bell... ¡All options are valid!

Steps to follow

  1. Draw small rounds or squares on the plastic bottle.
  2. Cut out the marks made with the utility knife.
  3. Sand any edges that have been trimmed to prevent the cat from injuring itself.
  4. Decorate as you like.
  5. Fill with food and invite your cat to play.

2. Recycled cat cane

Cats are animals with a hunter instinct very developed, therefore, they tend to especially like this type of toys. Discover our Youtube video about 3 homemade cat toys.

Materials

  • Pair of scissors
  • Plastic straws or canes
  • Scotch tape
  • Liquid silicone or glue
  • Rope or cords
  • Cloth or plastic bag

To finish the toy you can add small teddies, chenille shapes (aka pipe cleaners), wool balls, etc. You can also improve the finish with decorative masking tape.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare several strips of the same size with the cloth or plastic bag and fold them over themselves. Cut them vertically without reaching the end that joins them.
  2. Fold the top part and fix it with the adhesive tape, in this way you will get a small "jellyfish ".
  3. Tie the jellyfish with string or cords, ¡make sure it is well attached!
  4. Finally, you must join the rope with the straw or the plastic reed.
  5. Then you can add everything you want to complete your unique fishing rod.

3. DIY cat scratching post

There are many types of scratching posts for cats, but the one that we will mention below is especially easy to do, in addition to requiring very few materials. You can see our video on YouTube on how to make a homemade cat scratcher.

Materials

  • Liquid silicone or glue
  • Paperboard
  • Scotch tape
  • Cork (optional)

Steps to follow

  1. Cut several pieces of cardboard that are always the same width, for example, 10 centimeters. You must respect this measurement so that it is at the same height.
  2. Start to roll the cardboard strips on themselves and use the glue to fix it.
  3. When you finish using a strip, before putting the next one, use the chosen adhesive tape so that it does not come apart.
  4. Keep enlarging the scraper until you get the desired size.
  5. Fix the final section well with glue to prevent it from opening.
  6. Finally, you can decorate it with paint or like us, with cork. ¡You choose!

4. Cardboard box for cats

The carton box It is, without a doubt, one of the most customizable crafts you can do at home. You can see our video on YouTube on how to make a DIY cardboard cat house.

Materials

  • Liquid silicone or glue
  • Ballpoint
  • Rule
  • Carton box
  • Paint (optional)

Steps to follow

  1. Trim the excess cardboard box tabs from the base so they won't be uncomfortable for your cat. Then glue with glue to hold it together.
  2. Cut 5 centimeters on each top side of the box, with the intention of making all the upper lashes longer.
  3. Use cardboard folded in a "V " shape to shape the "ceiling " and help glue the two side tabs together. Then, with the help of the pen, mark the shape of the house on the front and back tabs, cut out and glue.
  4. Then you can add windows, paint, decoration and even a cushion inside the box.. ¡The options are limitless!

5. DIY cat ball

Finally, we will show you how to make a cat ball with very few materials and that will also help you file your nails naturally. Find out how to do it at our Youtube video about 3 homemade cat toys.

Materials

  • Diary paper
  • Liquid silicone or glue
  • Scotch tape
  • Esparto rope
  • Rattlesnake (optional)
  • Feathers (optional)

Steps to follow

  1. Crumple a ball of newspaper into a ball.
  2. Before lining the ball, add the colored feathers (optional).
  3. Wrap the ball with adhesive tape, this way it will be well fixed.
  4. Finally, surround the ball with the esparto rope while you glue it on.
  5. ¡Clever!

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