The Your Cat shopping guide to toys

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18 May 2020
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Toys can provide hours of fun and important stimulation for our kitties — here we check out some brilliant toys on the market.

Buying things for our cats is an important part of being an owner — and can be great fun for us and our feline friends! This month, our retail therapy is focusing on the toys we can provide for our cats. Providing enrichment, exercise, and enjoyment, toys are a staple of any cat lover’s home, and there are lots of different types of toy available…

Catit toy range

GOOD FOR: VARIETY

The well-known Catit brand has a huge range of toys and activities to keep your cat happy and entertained. From fast paced fun to boredom busters, the range includes puzzle feeders, wand toys, catnip playthings, and fun lasers. You can sign up to their newsletter for the latest discounts and promotions, and receive 10 per cent off your first order.
PRICE: Dependent on toy
WHERE TO BUY: www.catit.co.uk

Tower of Tracks

GOOD FOR: MULTI-CAT PLAY

Keep your cat entertained for hours with the ‘Tower of Tracks’ by Petstages from Rosewood Pet Products. The tower features three separate levels, each with a ball designed to spin and roll. The stacked play station is perfect for one or more cats; its sturdy construction and non-skid pads stand up to vigorous play.
PRICE: £20
WHERE TO BUY: Fetch, Amazon, and other independent and good retailers

Freak MEOWt

GOOD FOR: A CATNIP RUSH

Freak MEOWt specialises in catnip and valerian root cat toys. The company prides itself on using the finest materials, including premium Canadian catnip. Freak MEOWt’s luxury toys are designed with cats in mind and are handmade in Wales. From rainbows to crocodiles, the range of toys come in lots of fun designs — you can even get personalised toys. With a great design and quality catnip, these toys will drive your cat wild.
PRICE: From £4
WHERE TO BUY: www.freakmeowt.co.uk

Da Bird Cat Toy

GOOD FOR: A PHYSICAL WORKOUT

The Da Bird interactive cat toy has a feather attachment on a wand which mimics birds in flight and is fun for cats, who perform acrobatic feats to catch it. Da Bird gives your cat a great workout and there is a video of the toy on the website showing how cats enjoy the thrill of the chase.
PRICE: £10
WHERE TO BUY: www.thecatgallery.co.uk

Honeysuckle toys

GOOD FOR: A NATURAL TOY

Watch your cat hug, kick, rub, and drool on these completely natural toys made from fragrant Tatarian honeysuckle wood. The smell brings out the playful side of your cat and the size and shape of the toy varies depending on the branch of the
tree they are taken from. New to the UK and voted ‘best toy’ in the Your Cat Magazine Product Awards, they offer wonderful enrichment for all cats and provide a great alternative to catnip.
PRICE: £4.95
WHERE TO BUY: www.honeysucklecattoys.co.uk

PetSafe Peek-a-Bird
Electronic Cat Toy

GOOD FOR: CATS PLAYING SOLO

The fun PetSafe Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy is automated, motion-activated, and features an irresistible feather teaser that peeks out and shakes, and then disappears, to really excite your cat. The toy has two different modes: One-Time-Play mode which gives 10 minutes of thrilling play and Play-All-Day mode which awakes a motion sensor if your cat walks by. The battery-operated toy automatically wakes up every two hours for unexpected fun.
PRICE: £29.99
WHERE TO BUY: www.petsafe.com/UK

Trixie Cat Activity Brain Mover

GOOD FOR: MENTAL STIMULATION

Cat activity games and puzzle feeders are a great way to challenge your cat physically and mentally. By hiding treats inside, the cat has to work for a tasty reward! The TRIXIE Cat Activity Brain Mover consists of a base plate with compartments in which treats are placed and then hidden by sliding the modules over them. It also has rubber feet so it doesn’t slide on the floor and comes with training instructions to help owners with getting their cats to use their brains to find treats.
PRICE: £17.99
WHERE TO BUY: Find a local stockist by visiting: www.trixie.de