How to Make Cat Toys with Recyclable Material

Cats love joking! Play behavior is an essential activity for their well-being as it inhibits acute and chronic stress. The kittens begin to play around two weeks of life. First, they start by playing alone trying to hunt shadows. This behavior in addition to being very funny allows them to develop muscle coordination of them.

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Playful behavior continues to be present throughout the cat’s life and is very important to him! Especially in cases where cats living alone (without the presence of other felines), the guardian plays a key role in promoting this behavior so healthy for cats. You should remember that you can never use your hands or feet to play with your cat, as this can stimulate his aggressive behavior. You should encourage the cat to use appropriate toys it.

YourCatCareguide has put together a series of ideas on how to make toys for cats with recyclable material , read on!

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Toys for apartment cats

Kittens that live indoors need more toys not only to stimulate natural hunting behavior but also to promote physical activity and thus prevent a very common problem in flat cats, obesity.

Cats love to hide. Who has never seen a cat hide in a box? After hours of play, cats love a good nap. Usually they seek the tightest places to feel protected.

Indian tent

How about you make an Indian house for him? It’s a great way to recycle the old decks you have at home! You will need:

  • 1 Old Blanket
  • 60 cm cord
  • 5 wooden sticks or thin cardboard tubes (approximately 75 cm long)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Diaper pin

Begin by trimming the deck to make a semicircle. Alternatively, you can use any old rag that is there at home, the important thing is to recycle ! To join the sticks you can simply use the string around them by going over and under each stick. Another effective way to catch them is by drilling a hole in each stick and passing the string too through the holes. What matters is that you make sure the structure is secure ! Then just put the sling around the sticks and fasten with a diaper pin. Put a rug or pad inside to make a comfortable walk. Your cat will love his new tent and if you caprichar and use a beautiful fabric, will get the maximum in the decoration of your home.

Now that you have a lovely tent for your feline to rest after the joke, let’s show you some ideas of home-made cat toys for the apartment.

Toys for domestic cats

Plastic bottle

Did you know that more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced per year and that most plastic is never recycled and stays forever in our land and oceans? Yes, that’s true, so we should all reduce the use of plastic in our homes considerably!

An excellent solution to recycle these plastic bottles yourself is to turn them into a toy for your feline. In fact, you just need to put a little bell or something that makes noise inside the bottle. It sounds simple enough, but your cat will find ball show and will spend hours playing with that bottle!

Another great alternative is to put ration or snacks inside the bottle and leave the lid open! Your cat will not rest until it can get all the small pieces inside. It is a very stimulating toy for the cat because he has to understand how to take what is inside the bottle and, whenever he can, is rewarded with a super tasty treat!


Everyone knows that cats are crazy about wands with feathers or comic strips on the tip. When you enter the petshop you soon see a lot of different wands! Why not make yourself a wand at home with recycled material ?

You will only need:

  • Colorful adhesive tape
  • Snack pack
  • Pau of approximately 30 cm

Yes you read well, you will recycle the small package of snacks that your chubby one has already eaten! Begin by cutting the package into thin strips. Cut about 20 cm of glue tape and spread it on the table with the glue side facing up. Lay the strips side by side along the entire tape, leaving about 3 cm in each margin (see image). Then just put the tip of the stick on one of the edges of the tape and start rolling! This toy is perfect for you and your cat to play together! You will be stimulating his hunting instinct and at the same time he will be improving your relationship. In addition, you are helping the planet because it is recycling instead of buying a new toy!

How to Make a Homemade Cat Scratcher

There are several types of cat scratchers . If you enter a petshop you can see the dozens of options available in the market. Also the prices are very variable, going from just a few real to completely absurd prices! It has options for all tastes and types and wallet.

But YourCatCareguide wants all the kittens to have the best toys regardless of their tutors’ financial condition. For this reason, we wrote an article explaining how to make a homemade cat scratcher . It’s very cool! Take a look and get to work.

In addition to the great cat scratcher we explain how to do in the other article, you can make some smaller scratchers to place in other divisions of the house and increase the environmental enrichment of your feline.

Let’s teach you how to make a simple good with cardboard , for which you will only need:

  • Cola
  • Stylus
  • Ruler
  • Cardboard box

Now follow these steps in order:

  1. Begin by cutting the carton by the base, leaving about 5 cm in height.
  2. Then, using the ruler and the stylus, cut several strips of cardboard, all with the length of the box base and 5 cm high.
  3. Glue the cardboard strips to each other and fill the contents of the carton.

If you want, you can use the base of a box without being cardboard, use whatever you have in your house!

Toys that cats like

In fact, cats can be weird with many things, but when it comes to playing they are very simple. It is not very difficult to make toys that cats like. A cardboard box for the cat is like disney park for a child. In fact, simply using cardboard you can make lots of toys for the cat and at ZERO cost! Use your imagination and some of our ideas to make economic toys for cats .

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    Emily Harris

    Hi Guys, Girls, and Cats:-pI am Emily Harris, and you can see in above pic. She loves me I swear. I saved her from a dumpster a few weeks back.

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