There are many stuff in the house which are usually bound for the trash after use. However, there are some that you should think twice before throwing away. You know the saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? That’s real and works in many ways. But in this article, we’ll modify that message into “your trash could be your cat’s treasure.” Take note of these things you shouldn’t throw to make DIY cat toys.
Empty toilet paper tube
Whether you’ve finished using your toilet paper or your cat has massacred it, you can use this simple cylinder to your kitty’s amusement. One of the easiest to make DIY cat toys are made of empty toilet roll tubes.
If you’ve got a shirt that’s already too worn-out to use or give away, don’t throw it. Use it to make a makeshift toy, bed or a fun cat cave.
Unused blanket and other fabric
Just like your shirts, any soft fabric like a blanket or towel that’s too old or used for you can be put to purr-fect use for your kitty. One of the recommendations is turning these to a cat hammock.
This is the most famous DIY material for cats. You can pair this with the worn-out shirt and turn into cat caves. Even simpler, just give it as it is for your feline bud to “if i fits, i sits” in.
Empty Pill Bottles
Another material to make DIY cat toys are empty pill bottles. If you’ve got some broken buttons or those that just fall of your shirt one day, save that. Or you can get some beans or rice or even a jingling bell. Then get an empty clean pill bottle then place either buttons, rice, bell or a mix of these. Shut and seal so the contents won’t spill. Now, you’ve got a rolling and rattling cat toy. Note: It’s recommended to remove the labels, repaint or add some design so people won’t mistake your cat toy for a real one. On the other hand, do this redesign too so your cat won’t associate pill bottles into toys.
Recycle plastic bottles and turn them into cat food puzzles.
Whether it’s a child’s old toy or your cat’s old toy, don’t throw them out yet. If it seems your cat isn’t interested in playing with these, there are two ways to raise their value. One is by using these old toys when you play with your kitty. They may not like to play with it on their own but with you interacting with it, that will pique their interest. Another trick is to marinade or expose old toys in catnip. That’s sure to make these old toys appealing again.
Now save some bucks and turn your trash to paw-some cat furniture or toys. It’s fairly easy to make DIY cat toys that are inexpensive but will surely entertain your kitty just as much or even more than expensive ones.