Cats love to play with toys that stimulate their curiosity about hunting, stalking, or hiding. Some of the most successful cat toys are simple non-electronic toys. One advantage of the non-electronic toys is that they never require batteries. But also, Non-electronic toys are generally less expensive and usually just as much fun – or even more fun to play with. Cats will often have more fun with the box and packaging in which the toy arrived than the toy itself. Here is a list of the best non-electronic cat toys on the market.

The Dragon Flyer

This toy is irresistible. It is essentially a dragonfly on a string. The wings contain a material that produces an intriguing crackling sound. The randomness of motion caused by flipping the toy via the wand and string really catches the cat’s attention.The Dragon Flyer measures 34 x 4 x 1 inches, and weighs only 0.6 ounces, though the shipping weight is 2.4 ounces.The wand is made of plastic, and could be a little longer. A good solution for this problem is to tie the string to a longer wooden dowel. This will let you obtain greater speeds and distances. Also, being basically a plush toy, our cats manage to tear these up at a pretty good clip. We recommend purchasing several at a time.

Pros:

  • Extremely effective
  • Fun for both cat and person
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • The wand is a bit flimsy
  • Some cats tear these up quickly

Catit Senses 2.0 Digger for Cats

The Catit Senses 2.0 Digger is essentially a variety of different sized tubes that sit in a base. You put treats or kibble in the tubes. Cats will enjoy digging the kibble out of the tubes for a snack. This slows down cats that eat too fast, and also provides snacks all day long for cats who want to frequently eat a small amount.This product features multiple tubes that stimulate natural pawing behavior in a fun manner. Compatible with other Catit Senses 2.0 products, the tubes have rounded ends that makes them easy to disassemble and clean. This product is designed to activate TOUCH SIGHT SMELL and TASTE. The Catit Senses 2.0 Digger encourages cats to work for their food/treats in a fun and natural manner. As cats are true hunters, they need to be able to search and locate food in different locations around the house. The Senses 2.0 Digger incorporates this idea as part of the Senses 2.0 vision, with a smart design that activates your cat's natural pawing behavior during playtime. Hiding kibble or treats in the Digger's multiple tubes plays on a cat's instincts to sniff and paw out smaller portions of food, which stimulates activity and reduces binge eating. The Senses 2.0 Digger includes 3 short, narrow tubes, 2 long, wide tubes, a stable base and a rubber mat to lock the product in place. The tubes have rounded ends, making them easy to use and clean. To keep your cat interested, you need to change their toy set-up often. Catit Senses 2.0 is the only cat toy series that allows you to create new and exciting setups for your cat, quickly and easily! Each toy was designed to activate and stimulate your cat's unique senses, all in one fresh, green style to match any home interior, no matter the arrangement. The Senses 2.0 Digger is great individually or in combination with other Catit Senses 2.0 products.

Pros

• Encourages cats not to eat too fast.

• Provides snacks all day long.

• Easy to clean

Catit Senses 2.0 Digger for Cats
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Cons:

• Some cats just ignore it

• Some cats have trouble getting the food out

The Natural Pet Company Cat Toys Collection in Gift Box

FULL OF VARIETY - Remember last Christmas when you bought your cat a brand new toy, only to find it discarded by Boxing Day? With The Natural Pet Mega-pack, your cat will enjoy endless fun and most importantly variety when playing these feathered toys. There's so much to choose from, they won't be able to contain their excitement.

VALUE FOR MONEY - The mega-pack includes seven unique toys, giving you a box full of fun to share with your cat at an affordable price that will leave you wanting more. Quality and quantity are both important for your pets.

NATURAL MATERIALS - Each toy is made from natural wood, sisal, elastic and feathers, so you can have peace of mind whilst your cat gets busy developing their hunting skills and imagining they're fighting a real bird or mouse! This not only means your cat is safe, it also avoids dead animals being brought into your home by encouraging them to play inside!

BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS - Whether you've got a tiny kitten or an elderly cat, these toys provide a fun way to get them exercising and engaging with you. There's nothing better than seeing your cat run and chase their favorite toy, then settle down for a snooze after a successful playing session!

pros:

• Attractive to most cats

• Most cats love at least some of these

• Makes a good Christmas present

• A variety of toys allows you to discover the type your cats responds to best.

cons:

• The feathers tend to come off

• Not very durable – but cats like to tear things up!

• Some cats don’t like most of these

Prosper Pet Cat Tunnel

The Prosper cat tunnel measures 11.9 x 9.2 x 2.4 inches and weighs 12.8 ounces. It is designed as a triple tunnel, or 3 tunnels in one - which provides more room to roam, pounce, and hide than a regular single tunnel.The entrance to one of the tunnels features a swinging bell toy, and in the center of the tunnels there is a peep hole. For even more interest, one of the tunnels is lined with crackling paper which is irresistible to cats. The tunnel is made of durable, washable polyester that doesn't collect pet hair. The frame of the tunnel is made of strong sprung-steel with protective ends. The tunnel collapses for easy travel and storage.With the Prosper Pet 3-Way Cat Tunnel, your kitty can entertain himself for hours.This tunnel features a sleek black design with pink accents - no obnoxious loud prints. It's made of durable 190T polyester that resists snagging and tears, even from sharp kitty claws. The rugged steel frame helps maintain the tunnels shape over time, with covered ends to keep your cat safe from pokes. The Prosper Pet 3-Way Cat Tunnel collapses into a compact size, so it's easy to take the fun with you anywhere - whether you're dropping Fluffy off at the sitter's or traveling cross-country.A great Christmas or birthday gift for cats & their owners!

Pros:

• Most cats love it

• Portable

• Inexpensive

Cons:

• A tad too small for fatter cats

The Ripple Rug

The Ripple Rug is a versatile cat activity mat designed to meet your cat's natural instincts. It's a first of its kind invention. Visit the official Ripple Rug site to watch videos in action! It meets all 5 pillars of a healthy feline environment; a safe haven, a predatory play space, an environment allowing positive human interaction. It respects a cat's sense of smell, and is a place to rest and recover. 'Made in the USA' using 100% recycled plastic bottles, it's strong and durable, soft, yet perfect for kitty claws or teeth. Your cat will love the coziness of the ripples to sleep and snuggle in or on top. You can reshape it anytime to give your cat a new play space. The touch points allow for simple 'lift and release' so you can easily create new shapes. Change it daily, or leave alone and watch your cat reshape it, by pushing against it. The varied sized holes act as tunnels and hideouts, holes can be expanded. Cats love hiding inside or stalking you. Don't be surprised if they jump out to tap your leg and pounce as you walk by. The small holes are perfect for a cat to stick their paws through and play with you. All medium to large holes have safety slits for larger cat expansion. The non-slip rubber bottom is insulated; providing a cozy bed that deadens sound; no power required. It's non-toxic; mold, mildew, and stain resistant. It has been laboratory tested. Wash with just soap and water. Unlike large cat furniture, it folds up for easy storage. It's super light, making it very portable for indoor/outdoor use. Move it around from room to room, give your cat "its own" place near you. This is especially great when working on my laptop, our cat loves sitting on the rug instead of my keyboard.

• Cat Activity Play Mat - Made in USA - Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Thermal Base - Multi Use Habitat Bed Mat

• The Only Cat Activity Mat and Play Center Designed to Meet a Pets Instinctual and Behavioral Needs - All While Saving Your Furniture - Perfect for Kitten Training

• Endless Configurations Allow Pets to Enjoy a New Play Space Anytime; Simply Pull and Reshape, It's That Easy. Great for Cats, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Rabbits, Prairie Dogs, Rats, and Small Dogs

• Pets scratch, stretch, groom & nap on the ripples or inside tunnels - Hide Some Toys or Treats Inside and Watch Them Go Wild Hunting for It - Great Cat Toy

• Size Matters - 5x Larger Than Other Cat Mats - Plenty of Room to Play or Rest - Thermally Insulated Non-Slip Rubber Bottom Makes for a Warmer Bed with No Electricity

• Made in The USA - Eco-Friendly - Uses 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles - 24 Bottles = 1 Ripple Rug - Safe – Non-Toxic - Patent Pending - SnugglyCat is the Only Authorized Seller of the Ripple Rug on Amazon, All Other Sellers are Fake

cons:

• Tends to collapse easily

SmartyKat Crackle Chute Cat Toy Collapsible Tunnel

• Mysterious tunnel with hidden crackle material to intrigue and engage cats

• Foldable tunnel pops open in an instant for portable fun• Measures 35" long x 9.5" diameter expanded and retracts to 2" long

• Closes securely with attached ties for easy storage

• All SmartyKat products are tested to child safety standards and come with our satisfaction guarantee.

The SmartyKat Crackle Chute satisfies your cat’s instinctual need for independence. Your cat will love exploring the mysterious tunnel that crackles with every step. The side opening is perfect for hide-and-seek and playing chase with other cats. Lightweight and collapsible, the Crackle Chute offers portable fun and stores away easily when playtime is over. SmartyKat gives pet parents the best of all worlds: innovative products, stylish designs, environmental responsibility, and exceptional value with a variety of toys to meet a cat’s need for play, scratching, wellness, rest, and fun! A member of the Worldwise family of pet products, SmartyKat is grounded in the principles of pet safety, customer satisfaction, and environmental responsibility. SmartyKat products are designed to meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. They are then tested against those standards to ensure they meet our strict quality and safety requirements – ensuring they’re safe for all members of your family. SmartyKat offers a complete satisfaction guarantee. If a customer is dissatisfied with a SmartyKat product for any reason, they will replace it or refund it.

pros:

• Inexpensive

• Good for kittens

• Portable

• Most cats love it

cons:

• Too small for most adult cats

Recommendations:
1. The Dragon Flyer is probably the toy that will appeal to the widest variety of cats as it is irresistible. Cats love this thing!
2. Catit Senses 2.0 Digger for Cats – Not for every cat, but some cats love it, and it can help with distribution of treats and can help train cats not to eat too fast.
3. Prosper Pet Cat Tunnel– this one is a lot of fun, but better for smaller cats or kittens. For larger cats, you could try cutting the ends off of a bunch of paper bags, and then taping the bags together to create a long tunnel. Put some escape holes here and there for them to pop out of.

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