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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
What types of toys should i get my 4 month old female kitten ? she has balls string and a catnip toy but she gets bord of it in a couple mins what els should i get her ?
post #2 of 24
be careful with string. Cats can get tangled up in it and possibly choke. My cats like fake mice/and wand toys/just be careful with toys with feathers, cats tend to eat them and it can make them sick.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
ok ty i dont let them play with the string on her own ty u for ur help ill get some of them.thanks
post #4 of 24
After all the toys I've bought Marlee, she likes straws the best. She can chase them when I throw them, chew on them, and they are light enough that she can carry them around, which she loves! She likes balled up paper too, I guess b/c of the noise it makes. The two bought toys she really seems to enjoy are 1)a 'door hanger' (its like a bouncy piece of elastic covered in fur with feathers on the end, you can hook it on a door knob or drag it around) and 2) a carpeted block that has a long skinny spring sticking up with a ball and a bell on top. Good luck!
post #5 of 24
I recommend any cardboard box - The seem to love these more than anything! You could also put some newspaper in the box so it crunches when she gets in!!

Oh, and aluminium foil scrunched into a ball - That always works for my babies!!
post #6 of 24
Mine like little felt mice they can bat around, fur covered balls that jingle, and your regular plastic balls. They also have a crinkly tube for cats- great for hide and go seek, and a cat "house" (basically square bed with a hole on each side.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
ty im going to try geting her some of them but right now she is going spycho attack everything realy fast i dont no why but thanks for ur help.
post #8 of 24
I got a 'butterfly ball', and Rowan seems to love it. Bella plays with it sometimes, but she really prefers her fur mousies.
http://shop.muttropolis.com/product/...l-cat-toy.html

And Bella did love her door hanger thing, but she stretched the elastic so far that it broke, twice, and since it only took her 2 days when she was a 3 pound kitten, she and Rowan would probably destroy a new one in a matter of hours. I might buy a new one, but only if they become bored with their other toys. Or I might buy some heavier-duty elastic and fix their old one.

Rowan, Bella, and my kid brother's cat, Loki, all love their track/ball toy, and it looks like this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...84507&v=glance

They also love straws, dangly things, and aluminum foil balls. And boxes, paper bags (and plastic, but those are choking hazards, not toys), and anything they feel that they can use to play hide and pounce with.
post #9 of 24
My kitten loves the "cat dancer" toy. its pretty much some tightly rolled pieces of cardboard attached to a heavy duty wire. I get them at petsmart and it is only $3. It is her favorite toy and even our two dogs like it. You can get it pretty much at any pet store. Just look for the "Cat Dancer". It looks really simple but your kitty will love it! My kitten doesn't really play much with her other toys either, but she love this! Good luck!
post #10 of 24
Definitely no strings unless you are there to supervise! But you can buy toys that are like a ribbon on the end of a wand that you move around for your cat to play with. These are great!

The cat dancer is definitely a great toy.

One thing to do is get a bunch of different toys - different kinds of balls, mice, furry things, etc. But only give her a few at a time. Keep a shoebox in the closet and at any given time, keep most of her toys in there. Just rotate them every few days or once a week. That way they will seem new and more fun to her and you won't constantly have to buy new toys.

And don't forget about fun things you already have around the house. One of my cats will play with a crumpled ball of paper for hours, and another goes nuts for empty toilet paper rolls. The plastic rings from milk cartons are always a hit, too, as are twist ties (just supervise playtime with these).

An empty paper bag (with handles cut or removed, if applicable) can also provide hours of fun.
post #11 of 24
My cats favorites:

The track ball (the one with sisal in teh middle so they can scratch and play)
Raccoon tail (I can usually find pieces of fur at cat shows, the cats love this!!! Their imaginations can make the fur come alive)
The cat dancer
Laser Pointer
Straws
Anything with feathers
Plastic bags (supervised only)
Crumples piece of paper

My ohter cat was obsessed with the plastic strip you pull off of the milk lid.

Of course the best toys are the ones with you on the other end .
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by semiferal
Definitely no strings unless you are there to supervise! But you can buy toys that are like a ribbon on the end of a wand that you move around for your cat to play with. These are great!

The cat dancer is definitely a great toy.

One thing to do is get a bunch of different toys - different kinds of balls, mice, furry things, etc. But only give her a few at a time. Keep a shoebox in the closet and at any given time, keep most of her toys in there. Just rotate them every few days or once a week. That way they will seem new and more fun to her and you won't constantly have to buy new toys.

And don't forget about fun things you already have around the house. One of my cats will play with a crumpled ball of paper for hours, and another goes nuts for empty toilet paper rolls. The plastic rings from milk cartons are always a hit, too, as are twist ties (just supervise playtime with these).

An empty paper bag (with handles cut or removed, if applicable) can also provide hours of fun.
Paper bags are great/Just make sure they are PAPER BAGS *NOT plastic. (I know you said paper just wanted to empasize since it is so important and plastic bags are death traps for kitties.
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
in my other post i said i might get her a friend when she has all her shots done .but then should i get more toys if i get another kitten ? When u get ur kitten spayed do they play less becuz when i got my 6 year old cat done when she was a kitten she stoped playing and didnt come around people much.
post #14 of 24
Boxes with a little paper in it they really love, aluminum foil balls, empty pepsi boxes they love. Mice that shake, and those wand toys with the stuff that shakes at the end. Charcoal also loves this one that looks like a jellyfish and has a bell on the bottom of it. He plays with that for hours.
post #15 of 24
We got Gus some fuzzy pipecleaners. About 10 for $1.50 He plays with it for hours and at $1.50 you can't go wrong

What we do is wrap it around something and make a spring like object. It's very light and easy to move, and the bright colors i think helps too.
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
ty u for ur help im going to get her some more toys today or tomaro i gave her the pepsi box but shes sleeping right now she will probly play with it when she gets up.o yeah can u tell me why my 6 year old cat gos up to the laundry basket and starts scratching it she was declawed when she was younger more then 5 years?
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
i got her some toys today shes likes all them shes been playing with them since i got them i might get her more . then ill get her even more for x mas.
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyis_mykitten
in my other post i said i might get her a friend when she has all her shots done .but then should i get more toys if i get another kitten ? When u get ur kitten spayed do they play less becuz when i got my 6 year old cat done when she was a kitten she stoped playing and didnt come around people much.
My kittens play just as much as they did before they were spayed.
post #19 of 24
i have one of those toys, where theres a plastic cirle thing with holes in it, and theres a ball that the cat can paw around it..(i dont know what they are called, hopefully someone knows what im talking about! lol) the ball goes around and around and my cat enjoys that..also..usually if there are the toys were you control, like a mouse on a string??even a paper bag, or empty soda cardboard box amuses my kit! lol good luck!!
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
i gave her a a boz from a miny fridge i got and another box she plays with them at night before i go to bed i tried puting blankets in one so she can sleep in it but she wont go in it if theres a blanket in it so i took them out.Now she plays with all her toys i put in thereim going to get her more toys next friday. Im going to get a laser so i can point at the wall so she can chase it im going to get her another scratching post because she dosnt use the one she has ill get another type for her and im going to get her a bed 2.Im going to get my 6 year old cat some catnip i might give some to the kitten it will be her first time she dosent realy need it tho but im going to give her a little bitill put it on her catnip toy im geting her.
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
can u tell me how i can get my kitten to stop keeping me up all night every night when i close the door she crys and scratches it till i let her in but then she plays with everything she sees how can i stop her

plz help
post #22 of 24
New kitten owners often have sleepless nights. After a while you get so tired you just dont' notice anymore. Cats are nocturnal and it will take a while for her to adjust to your schedule (its like learning to be on 3rd shift). My kittens are 7 months and are much better than they were at 5 months but still not perfect. One of my girls would come up and bite my nose at nigth if I didn't pay attention to her. I finally got that to stop. After a while they learn you are unresponsive and will leave you along. Unfortunately in the meantime its like having a baby in the house.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
shes been doing this for 3 monthes she started learning how to go up stairs when she was 4 weeks her mom showd her how ive had her since she was born she was the first one born her mom had her out sidebut another cat was beating up her mom when she was half way out of her. we dont have her mom anymore shes been gone for over 2 months the kitten is 4 months old now with my 6 year old cat.im not a new kitten owner tho i have my older cat for 6 years we have always had cats there was never 1 day in my life i havent had a cat or kitten.
post #24 of 24
A show box with the lid on entertains my two cats for hours it takes them a while to get the top open then one gets inside and jumps out at the other... its extreemly entertaining to watch
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