This Christmas give your favourite, furry feline a gift straight from the heart! You don’t have to spend a lot of money on toys to keep you cat content. Create your own cat toy using our DIY project guide or connect with our DIY Pet Toy Pinterest Page for more inspiration!
DIY Cat Rattle
- 1 empty plastic bottle with lid
- 1/4 cup dry cat food
Be sure plastic bottle is clean and dry. Pour in the pieces of dry cat food. Screw the lid on and present your cat with his new rattle.
DIY Treat Ball
- 1 empty toilet roll (without the toilet paper)
- 1 cat treat
Cut toilet roll into five rings of equal width (approximately 10 cm). Put the second ring through the first ring, then the third, then the fourth until you’ve created a ball shape. Tuck a dry cat treat inside.
DIY Catnip Satchel
- 2 small ankle socks (they don’t have to match but should be clean)
- 30 mL catnip
- needle and thread
Cut one sock into strips. Stuff the sock strips and cat nip into the second sock. Sew the opening of the sock closed. Fold the sewn end over once and sew it to secure it. Your cat now has an awesome and inexpensive catnip toy!
Test these toys before giving them to your cat and always supervise your cat while he is playing. If you have any questions or concerns ask your veterinarian before giving your cat any new products or food.