Top 10 Cat Toys Your Cat Can’t Live Without

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If you’re a cat owner, lover, fanatic, and enthusiast all rolled into one like me, then you probably know what it’s like to appreciate cats and all the things that make them awesome.

Cats are independent.

Cats are adventurous.

Cats are playful.

Cats are loyal.

I could seriously go on and on about their awesomeness, but I won’t.

Today, I want to get into the top 10 cat toys that will bring your cat hours and hours of fun, enjoyment, and in some cases a little bit of exercise.

After all, since cats are indeed awesome, magnificent creatures, they deserve equally awesome and magnificent toys, right?

I think so!

So with that being said, let’s get into the top 10 cat toys that your cat can’t live without.

1. Go Cat Teaser Cat Catcher Wand Cat Toy

Why is it so awesome?

It’s awesome for 3 reasons!

Reason #1: It has a flexible wire so you don’t have to worry about a stiff, unbendable wire dragging down playtime with your cat and making it a bore.

Reason #2: It is recommended by veterinarians as an interactive exercise toy. Veterinarians know their stuff especially when it comes to the feline race. I mean, what’s the point of playtime with your cat if you’re not actually going to play with your cat, right? Playtime requires interaction.

Reason #3: It is handcrafted. Now, this is more beneficial to you as the cat owner, lover, fanatic, and enthusiast because you’d be getting the real deal which means that this toy is not only of high value but high quality as well.

You can get the Go Cat Teaser Cat Catcher Wand Cat Toy for under $10 at Amazon right here.

Here’s what one really happy customer had to say:

My cats love this toy. It is by far the most thrilling toy we have for our two young cats. Once this toy comes out, they go wild chasing after the lure. It’s interesting to watch my two cats chasing this lure; one of my cats is a “jumper” and the other is a “racer”. My jumper can jump about 4 ft in the air to catch this lure and the other one races up and down the hallway at top speed. They both get quite the workout. Once they get it, they hold on tight and want to walk away with it, which I allow. Don’t try and rip it from theirs mouths, let them have it and they will loosen up after a while. Let them enjoy the prize. If they don’t let it go, just pick up the cat and take the lure out of their mouths.

The product itself is very well made. The lure is attached to a twisted wire cord using a standard fishing spinner attachment, it easily allows for removal and attachment of addition lures. I did read a review here that said their cat was injured when spinner hook got loose. The directions clearly state they the owner should inspect everything as you use the toy for wear and tear. Also as I said earlier don’t rip this out of the cat’s mouth! In my opinion, the lure and wire seems very safe and durable. The lure itself is very well made of natural materials. The lure looks like a mouse. I do not like the ones made to look like birds.

Kudos to the manufacturer for making a high-quality product. -Steve D.

2. SmartyKat Skitter Critters Catnip Toy

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: it comes with three adorable mice spiked with pure and potent catnip (Note: The mice are not real! This is for those of you who may be scared of mice or maybe otherwise mice-averse.). This is the perfect toy for your cat to chew on!

Reason #2: They are perfectly sized to bat and carry. You can throw them around. You can toss them around. You can do anything you want with them since they don’t weigh 100 pounds each. These were made for your convenience as a cat owner, lover, fanatic, and enthusiast! After all, who doesn’t want convenience these days?

Reason #3: The catnip causes a burst of energetic activity in cats followed by a mellow period. If your cat is just a ball of furry energy, this will help you out big time especially if you want your cat to relax and settle down so you can relax and settle down. A mellow cat is a happy cat.

Reason #4: Pure & potent catnip is produced without chemicals or pesticides. This should put your mind at ease as your cat won’t be chewing on or ingesting anything harmful to it. And finally, reason #5, the Fiberfill is made from 100% recycled plastic! Talk about environmentally friendly! We all need to recycle a little more these days. You’ll be doing your part for the environment by purchasing this toy.

Wait a minute! It sounds nice and all, but a cat toy like that is probably going to cost me an arm and a leg, right?

Absolutely not! There will be no taking human limbs as payment for high-quality cat toys!

You can get the SmartKat Skitter Critters Catnip Topy for under $2 at right here.

Here’s what one happy customer had to say:

I have two cats – a very energetic siamese cat (Loki) and less active older cat (Cyd) and they both love these catnip mice toys. The toys are very lightweight I really like that they are not made from fur. Loki destroys real and fake fur toy mice by skinning them and ripping of their tails. It was super creepy finding skinned cat toys on my pillow.

The tail is made from some sort of twine that neither cat has managed to rip off and the cloth body of the mice is very durable. These things get lost under furniture before my cats manage to destroy them. -Kelley J. Duff

3. Fashion’s Talk Cat Toys Variety Pack for Kitty

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: It contains an assorted 20 toys. If you ever get bored of one, you still have 19 more toys to get through with your cat so they should be more than enough to keep your cat on its toes.

Reason #2: It helps keep your cat busy when you are away. When you’re away, the cat party is still there to stay! Your cat can still play and entertain itself while you’re gone.

Reason #3: It helps give your cat a way to release his or her energy with this combo pack of entertaining toys. Cats are bundles of furry energy. What better way for it to release all of that energy than by occupying itself with all these toys?

Reason #4: It contains a small ball. You can always play fetch with your cat. Who said fetch was a game reserved only for dogs.

You can get the Fashions’s Talk Cat Toys Variety Pack for Kitty on here.

Here’s what one customer had to say:

So glad I bought this! Not only was it a great deal, but there are 3 toys my cat goes CRAZY for. One of them she chases down the hall and back and puts in her water dish when she’s done (which I read has something to do with her wanting to “secure” her hunted item). I even threw that same mouse into her toy box with a ton of different toys and she fished that one out of them all, carried it to me, dropped it at my feet, and meowed. (It’s the toy in the attached picture) So yeah, this purchase was a winner! -Amber from Ohio

4. KONG Naturals Incline Scratcher Cat Toy

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: it can help satisfy your cat’s natural scratching instincts by encouraging appropriate scratching behavior. Scratching is an innate need within cats. They need something they can get their claws on so why not use this toy?

Reason #2: the environmentally-friendly cat scratchers are made with renewable resources and are recyclable. Recycle and save the planet with this toy!

Reason #3: the scratch pads are reversible for extended use. When your cat gets bored of scratching one side, why not try the other? This will keep your cat on its toes.

Reason #4: it entices cats with North American grown Catnip; recharge with KONG Naturals Premium Catnip or Catnip Spray. What better way to entice a cat than with catnip?

Reason #5: it promotes appropriate instinctual scratching. Your cat can scratch away all it wants.

Reason #6: it has ergonomic scratching surface for maximum comfort. Your cat can scratch away knowing that it won’t be harmed in any way.

You can get the KONG Naturals Incline Scratcher Cat Toy on right here.

Here’s what one (alleged) customer had to say:

I’m a cat, and I’m addicted to this scratcher. It is my second one this year (with my razor sharp claws, they only last 4 months or so). The humans hide toys inside it for me to discover, so when I’m not scratching this, there’s a good chance I’m fishing around inside it.

*Disclaimer: My human typed this review. I only dictated it. –T-in-Tampa

PETFAVORITES Original Mylar Crinkle Balls

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: These are fun interactive cat toys or cat exercise toys to calm down your cats in spring. Playtime will never get boring!

Reason #2: These are made of soft & lightweight mylar texture in bright metallic colors. Why have one color when you can have multiple colors?

Reason #3: These will make your kitten will go crazy with the cat ball toy that makes crinkle sound when playing. These will keep your cat entertained all day long!

Reason #4: These measure 1.5-inch width balls which are easy for cats to bat, chase and pounce. Playtime wouldn’t be much fun if your cat had a hard time playing with its toy.

Reason #5: There are three kinds of Packages available: 6 Pack, 12 Pack, 24 Pack. These provide you with options so you can choose which pack is right for you and your cat!

You can get the PETFAVORITES Original Mylar Crinkle Balls on right here.

Here’s what one happy customer had to say:

My cats just can’t get enough of these! They are absolutely their favorite toy. I keep having to buy more because they just disappear around the house (under the fridge, behind furniture, etc) – one of my cats even stuffed one in my suitcase when I was packing for a business trip! So far I’ve only had one fall apart (cat tore it to shreds) after several months of intense battery. I love that if I need to get their attention all I need to do is crinkle one of these in my hand and they immediately come running! –Rebecca

Curious Cat Cube, Cat House/Cat Condo

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: The “Original” Curious Cat Cube by MidWest! This cat cube measures 15.5″W x 15.5″L x 16.5″H when assembled, brown faux suede & synthetic sheepskin. Talk about the perfect size for your cat!

Reason #2: It is strong, has a sturdy construction, cat hide-out is fast to assemble & collapses flat when not in use for easy storage & travel. Talk about convenient! Who wants to put together a cat house that’s difficult to put together and break down?

Reason #3: The Cat hide-away includes plush hanging ball w/ “hide & seek” cut-outs to promote play, a nice private den creates a fun cat hide-out & a comfortable cushioned top promotes relaxation for your pet cat. Who said your cat’s house had to be dull and boring? This makes sure your cat’s house is anything but!

Reason #4: The Curious Cat Cube, Cat House / Cat Condo is a great retreat for cats & small dogs with an entry-way that measures 7.3W x 10H inches. Talk about roomy! You won’t have to worry about your cat getting stuck.

Reason #5: Neutral brown faux suede compliments any home décor. Cat Cube includes a 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty. So not only does it complement the indoor of your home, but should anything happen to it within a year, your cat is covered! It’s like homeowner’s insurance for cats.

You can get the Curious Cat Cube, Cat House/Cat Condo on right here.

Here’s what a happy customer had to say:

My cat Domino likes this cube well enough but what she really loves is the brown paper that it came packaged with. – Cynthia Lynne Mobley

Cat Dancer 101 Interactive Cat Toy

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: It’s the original interactive cat toy from Cat Dancer. This toy is the first of its kind, which means all kinds of fun for your cat.

Reason #2: It has a spring steel wire and rolled cardboard. This just means more fun for your cat.

Reason #3: It’s an irresistible lure for a cat. No cat will be able to resist the fun that comes with this toy.

Reason #4: It’s great fun for cat lovers. Who said it was only cats that only had fun. You can join in the fun too!

Reason #5: It’s home-tested by over 8 million cats. That’s right! This toy is supported by more than 8 million members of the feline race. Talk about supportive!

You can get the Cat Dancer 101 Interactive Cat Toy on right here.

Here’s what a really happy customer had to say:

Great balls of fire…. this is the absolute BEST cat toy!!!! I just purchased several toys for my cat and which one do you think Lucy likes the best?? This one… the Cat Dancer!! The $2 one… really? It’s just a curved wire with little pieces of twisted cardboard on the ends. FYI…if your cat is a gentle player then this will hold up. I’m not sure how it will with a rough, rambunctious cat.

Ok, just a little background. I rescued Lucy a year ago and she’s a real sweetheart, but we don’t have alot of contact. Her fav place is under the bed. I’ve tried several toys, because basically all she does is eat and sleep, with a little bit of lovin’ a couple of times a day. When I opened the Cat Dancer all hell broke loose. She went nuts…pouncing, running, jumping and stalking. Once I figured out the best way to use it… hold it with the cat’s end curling up… we had so much fun with it. She really goes crazy when I drag it quickly back and forth across the floor. Now, she is out of the bedroom much more… either playing or just relaxing. It has made our relationship even better and she is getting much needed exercise. Not only that, but her mind is being stimulated. It has even come to me noticing her just sitting at my feet, staring…Idk… possibly “begging” to play with her Cat Dancer? I think so, because she will wait there until she gets to lol. I love my Lucy… and she loves her Cat Dancer. –Kristen S.

SnugglyCat the Ripple Bug

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: It is a Multi-Function Activity Center – Bed & Play Space – Pets Scratch, Stretch, Groom, Pounce & Sleep on the Ripples or Inside Tunnels – Helps Save Furniture From Kitty Damage

Reason #2: It is Award Winning – ‘Best Cat Toys for Gifts’ on BuzzFeed, Vogue, and Heavy. Featured on NPR Planet Money, TODAY Show, and Hallmark Channel

Reason #3: It has Infinite Configurations Helps to Prevent Boredom – Keeps Them Entertained – Create New Shapes – Any Time, All the Time.

Reason #4: It is Perfect For Multiple Cats – Room to Play or Rest – Non-Slip Rubber Bottom Prevents Slipping and Sliding When Kitty Pounces.

You can get SnugglyCat the Ripple Bug at right here.

Here’s what one happy customer had to say:

I have to say, when I opened the package, I didn’t get it. It is this lumpy brown rug that I laid down on my kitchen floor and thought, there goes $40. But wait a second, here come my cats. I have three. They immediately started playing with it. I’ve now had it for a couple of weeks and the cats absolutely love it. They drag their possessions to the rug (and some of mine, too) and hide things, they play, they nap, they just really like it. So, it isn’t lovely to MY eyes, but, then I’m not a cat. To my cats, this is nirvana. -Lesili

PetSafe FUNKitty Egg Cersizer Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser

Why is it so awesome?

Reason #1: ENRICH: Watch your cat’s natural instincts come alive; unique egg shape makes it roll unpredictably for more fun.

Reason #2: EXERCISE: Combines mealtime with exercise to improve weight loss and fight obesity.

Reason #3: PERSONALIZE: Convenient adjustable openings work for many kibble sizes and allow you to control how quickly your cat gets his or her food.

Reason #4: IMPROVE DIGESTION: Great for eager eaters; Egg-Cersizer distributes meals into several smaller portions, making dinner easier on your cat’s stomach.

Reason #5: VERSATILE: Can be used for fun with treats or as a daily feeder.

You can get the PetSafe FUNKitty Egg Cersizer Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser on right here.

Here’s what one happy customer had to say:

These are the greatest things ever. It has solved a couple problems. I used to free feed my dry food and managed to have several fat cats. This has limited the food and it takes them longer to eat. I have one in particular eats her food so fast she throws up. This slows her down. No more problems.

I have three eggs. I put each egg in a separate dog bowl, they roll it around but it stays within the bowl. No searching under furniture for the egg. It is great that they are adjustable, start it out easy, with all the holes open until they get the hang of it. Then make it harder.

I’ve seen some concerns that they are fragile. Yes, I have broken a couple. But I have been using them for a couple years. And heck, they are 6 bucks so I replaced it.

Well worth it. –Terri Stark

One Fast Cat Exercise Wheel

Why is it awesome?

Reason #1: The most rewarding training experience for you and your cat! We’ve seen everything from Persians to Tabby cats running on our wheel, while high energy breeds like Bengals and Sphynx tend to learn the easiest. Please do not buy this wheel if you are not willing to train your cat; some cats take to the wheel naturally, but others will require time to get accustomed to the wheel. In some cases, it takes a full month for a cat to learn to walk or run on a wheel.

Reason #2: The running surface uses EVA foam to cushion the cat’s steps and prevent claws from catching. Wheels can be easily wiped down with a wet towel or hosed down for quick cleaning.

Reason #3: Assembly is required for this wheel, and the completed product is large (48″ diameter). Please review our assembly video online before purchasing to confirm that you will be able to put this item together. Less handy individuals may require the assistance of a friend or family member to complete assembly of the wheel.

You can get the One Fast Cat Exercise Wheel at right here.

Here’s what one happy customer had to say:

We have had the wheel for over a year, we love the wheel, as it is the source of a great deal of enjoyment for our male Bengal. He looked at it for several days before getting on it, so remain patient. He is now on the wheel daily. He runs on it at night, and walks on it for several sessions during the day. He has learned to use the wheel to reduce built up energy as well as anger and/or frustration. His disposition has improved greatly and he is extremely fit. I cannot say enough about how much we love our wheel., We recently added a female Bengal kitten to out family, who is learning to use the wheel as well. The two usually compete for time on the wheel, and sometimes run on it together for short spurts. We plan to purchase another wheel so they will each have one to use. It is very clear that our male is attached to his, and is quite possessive of his wheel. I hope other people will try this wonderful source of exercise for the cats they love. Bengals in particular really “require” a wheel for fitness and to lower frustration and irritability issues. We LOVE our One Fast Cat. – Lynda Garlick

There you have it, some of the top cat toys on that can bring great joy to you and your cat!