Originally Posted by Yosemite
For Bijou and Mika it is definitely the wand with the feathers on the end. They will jump amazingly high to try to catch it. (Bijou needs all the exercise he can get - he's getting big!)
Our other cats Ebony and Simba would go nuts over olives. Ebony would roll around on the floor rubbing the olive all over his face and body. He never ate it, just rubbed himself all over it.
I've heard that other cats have done this so perhaps there is something in the olive that's like catnip to them.
Billy Bob will eat the olives... one time, we had a bunch of olives left over after thanksgiving, but we threw the bottle away, so we put them in a ziploc bag. We eventually threw them away, cause no one wanted bagged olives. We woke up the next morning, and the trash was knocked over, and only the bag of olives was ripped open, and all but a few of the olives were gone. I know it was Billy because he had the worse poops ever! EW, DID IT STINK!!!!
Oh, I wanted to throw up when scooping the litter box!
Anyway, on Christmas, we had olives out for dinner, and after everyone was finished eating, we all sat down and watched a movie, or played with our new trinkets. Well, I go in the kitchen to get something, and there Billy is up on top of the table eating the olives! I had to tear him away from them! I sprayed him, pushed him, and he still wouldn't get off!
Oh, yeah, I just remembered something CJ likes to play with... anything that stretches.... rubber bands, scruncies, ponytails, parts of balloons, or course they are normally taken away from her because of my fear that she'll eat it, except the scruncie... I'm not worried about that. She will put all her front weight on it, and then pull it up with her teeth, and watch it snap back! It's hilarious! And the cheapest toy we've ever gotten that both of them like, Billy more so than CJ, is PAPER! We wad paper up, and throw it to them, and they chase it all day! They scoot it around like a soccer ball, and carry it in their teeth! It's HILARIOUS to watch! They also like this cat nip toy I bought that crinkles, but their favorite is a wand with a feather at the end.