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DIY Cat Toys You Can Make From Household Items

In the spirit of our article on DIY toys for dogs , we've decided to take a look at how cat owners can join in with the fun!

DIY pet toys make great alternatives to the commercial toys that are made from plastic or other synthetic materials. Homemade toys are generally cheaper, and can be made using recycled and/or natural materials that have a better impact on the planet. Plus they don't come in a huge amount of plastic packaging (which might end up in your curious pet's tummy if you're not cautious).

Here are some of our favourite DIY toys for felines:

Simple cat toy made from knotted chord

It doesn't get much easier than this, and is guaranteed to get your kitten curious.

Rolling toy made from a cardboard spool

Next time you finish a roll of packing tape or string, consider putting the empty spool to good use by making this great toy for your fluffy friend.

Turn an old sponge into some cute mice for your cat

SQUEAK! Your cat will go crazy for these adorable mice, plus it's a great way to use up some bits and bobs left over from tidying out your laundry.

Turn some scrap blanket/pyjamas into these catnip toys

While not all cats are sensitive to the lures of catnip, for many it's the feline equivalent of a natural high. At any rate, catnip is a great way to get your lazy moggy up and active.

Stylish scratching post from rope and timber

If you're a design lover AND a cat lover, it's hard to go past this adorable DIY that will make your home even more feline-friendly.

Have you got a great cat toy idea that uses things found around the home? Let us know in the comments below!

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