DIY fishing pole toy for cats #IAMSCat #CB #ad - Love, Jaime
I never realized how important for indoor cats to stay active. The fishing pole toy is a fun way to keep them moving!
A flirt pole is a toy that is much like a small fishing pole with a toy at the end of the string rather than a hook. You play flirt pole with your kitten by flitting a toy back and forth so your kitten can chase it. Some of these come from the store with a large toy on the end and for cats this is fine. For your kitten, replace this bigger toy with a small toy your kitten can grab with his claws and his claws won’t get stuck in it. Tiny (two to three inch) soft toys work well.
Fishing for cats doesn't just happen in the Mississippi! Make a few of these fishing pole toys and you'll be reeling in the big ones. All you need is some sort of stick, some string, and a fun toy of some sort: a feather, a ball with a bell in it, ribbon pieces, or even a crumpled piece of paper works.
Cat toy fishing pole The most fun interactive cat toy ever - Etsy
Best Interactive Cat Toys - The Conscious Cat
Cats love , and playing with your cat is a great way for you and your cat to spend quality time together. Plus, the exercise will help your cat stay in shape, and stay mentally challenged as well. Luckily, there are a wide variety of toys to choose from, depending upon your own cat’s playtime preferences. One of my cats is especially fond of fishing-pole type toys, while my other cat is crazy for catnip toys. Whatever type of toy is your own cat’s personal favorite, here are some toys you should steer clear of: Not interested in investing in another cat toy that your pet may just look at once and then turn his or her nose up to? You can easily make your own fishing pole cat toy. Think about how people used to make fishing poles or the things you used as a kid to make one. A long stick, some string and something attached to the end. A toy can be that simple. An inexpensive toy is probably your best bet, although feathers work well too. Some inventive owners even tie kitty's favorite treat to the end of the string. The key is to encourage your cat to exercise. This is vital to his or her health, especially in a climate where many owners keep their pets inside for safety reasons, and the cats get little physical movement. You can even purchase fishing lures with feathers and fun items at your local Wal-Mart. Just be very cautious that the lure does not have any hooks in it that might harm your cat. Most will have hooks, so you may have to search to find the ones that are hook free. The craft area is another good place to locate feathers and string to make your fishing pole. Luckily, we also hear many success stories about how the FelineFisher has been a miracle toy for these cats. Read Masha’s story here. We believe that the FelineFisher is successful with shy cats because the toy is quiet, the target is soft and the line and pole are long enough (75” total) so there is distance between you and your cat which makes a scared cat feel safe enough to venture out and play.Those “fishing pole” types of cat toys are feline favorites. I bought a furry mouse-on-a-stick at the dollar store, and when the mouse got destroyed, I tied another cat toy to the plastic pole. You can easily make a fishing pole cat toy using a sturdy, straight tree branch, thick yarn or a shoelace, feathers (look around outside to get some for free), small ball or other cat toy. Just remember that the fishing pole toys are not designed for cats to use alone; always put them away after you’re done playing.