If your cat(s) are like mine, they like free toys. They seldom flinch with interest when you wave the hot-pink fluffy catch toys you bought. No, they want to burrow in that empty cereal box, hide in grocery bags (gotta watch them), tear the cardboard box for your IKEA furniture, while having a frantic time with a rubberband on the floor!
Moderncat site featured DIY cardboard toys for kitties. You can download three templates for cat toys for free here.
Instructions are pretty straight forward. Download template, glue template to whatever cardboard you got lying around, cut and assemble. I'm lazy tonight so I'm making the cardboard ball for them to play with. No need to print anything out.
Got a thin cardboard box, which was too flimsy for rough play. Glued 2 layers together solved the problem.
The cats are little bit impish today for some reason. Littliest Meeps was even attacking Panya, the bigger cat in the house. Hubby had to step in and held her away from Meeps.
Hmmm... perhaps it's time to "fix" lil' Meeps... ick >_<
Post DIY leanings:
- I dropped the cardboard toys in a bag of catnip and Panya shredded them with her teeth within minutes
- Download the template even it's a circle, it's faster to find the centre point to cut out the slot joint
- Make tonnes with a thicker cardboard box if you have and if your pets like to shred them with their teeth