cat toys

Will Ruby Be a Cat Agility Champion?


If you’ve ever been to a cat show, you’ve probably seen those cat agility circuits: a miniature obstacle course of hurdles and tunnels. Cats are enticed through the parcours by a human waving a sparkly wand or feather, and the cat’s time through the circuit is timed. Some cats complete the circuit in a few seconds, others may lay down in the middle of the course and decide that they’re done.Continue Reading

Happiness Is The Cat’s Meow


How many of you bought Christmas presents for your cats, only to have them turn up their little noses at them, or play with them once or twice, and then ignore them? I’ve done this more than I care to admit. I don’t even know why I even buy Allegra and Ruby toys. Our cat playroom (known in most homes as the family room) is already filled with more cat products than your average pet store! But there’s just something about Christmas that makes me want to get them something special, wrap it for them, unwrap it with them, and, each year, hope that this time, it’s going to be something they’re really going to like.

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Tiger Teasers Cat Toys Review


Interactive toys are a great way to keep your cats stimulated both mentally and physically, and a great way for both you and your cats to get in on the fun. Toys such as feather teasers, wand toys or fishing pole type toys can provide hours of fun for you and for kitty. Playing with your cat is not only fun, it also increases the bond between the two of you.

Of course, cats also have a fairly short attention span and get easily bored with the same old toys, so I’m always looking for new wand toys to keep Allegra and Ruby engaged and interested. All three of us were delighted when Tiger Teasers sent us one of their Synthetic Fur Toys to review. We also received some “Bunnies,” which are corks covered in synthetic fur.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Tickle Pickle Package


Last week, Allegra and Ruby reviewed several Tipsy Nip™ organic catnip products. These fun toys are made in Vermont from only the best quality materials and ingredients. They created the now famous Tickle Pickle™ in 2007. Two years ago, they upgraded the design and the materials. Their mission is to have a Tickle Pickle™ in every cat home.

And now you can win a package of several of the Tickle Pickle™ toys for your kitties. Package incluces one Tickle Pickle™, one XL Tickle Pickle™, one Tickle Gherkin Pack; and one Purple Haze.Continue Reading

5 Home Objects That Make Great Cat Toys


Play is essential for your cat’s well-being. It mimics their natural hunting instinct, and it keeps kitty occupied. And while pet stores (and our product guide!) are brimming with cute and innovative toys, cat toys don’t have to expensive, and you don’t even have to leave the house to find new ones. If you cat hasn’t already shown you that there are plenty of household items that make great, and perfectly safe toys, here are some suggestions for you:Continue Reading

Review: Bird Catcher PRO and Super Guinea Fowl Feather Refill


Interactive toys are a great way to keep your cats stimulated both mentally and physically, and a great way for both you and your cats to get in on the fun. One of Allegra and Ruby’s favorites is the DaBird – of all their wand toys, this is the one they most frequently want to play with.

We were delighted when Pets Can Play sent us two of their new Bird Catcher PRO toys, along with two 5-packs of their Super Guinea Fowl Feather Refills. I was pretty sure Allegra and Ruby were going to love these toys, but I was also curious how they would compare to the original DaBird.

The Bird Catcher PRO has slightly thicker and stronger pole than the original. It has a nice padded section at the end, Continue Reading

Giveaway: PolydactylCats Asian Sauce Toys


Do we have a fun giveaway for you today! PolydactylCats is a cat toy company that is as unique as its name. Their clever toys in the shape of  open soy sauce packets are filled with organic catnip. The toys are designed by artist Randi Warhol and made with care in the United States.  A portion of all proceeds go to animal organizations.


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Review: Eco-Friendly Cardboard Cat Toys from Hauspanther


We know cats love cardboard, and we know cats love Hauspanther toys, so I was pretty sure that Allegra and Ruby would love the new line of eco-friendly toys. Hauspanther released their popular Stacks and Atomic Flyer toys in a cardboard version, and surprised us by sending a set to Allegra and Ruby for testing.

The toys were an instant hit. The cardboard makes the toys nice and lightweight, which makes them fly across the floor easily. Allegra had a hard time deciding which toy to play with first!


The new Eco Stacks, shown in the photo at the top of the post, were Ruby’s favorite. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Catit Interactive Cat Set


I’ve been writing a lot about the importance of playtime lately, sharing some of our favorite puzzle toys and interactive toys. The Catit® interactive line of toys offers a little bit of both.

These toys toy incorporate sight, sound and touch. The elevated tracks add a fast-paced exciting roller coaster element while the motion activated illuminated ball allows for fun day or nighttime play. A peek-a-boo track design allows cats to see, chase and swat the moving balls inside. The nice thing about these toys is that they can work as both an interactive toy- you can bat the ball along the tracks while your cats try to catch it or bat it back to you – and as a solo toy to keep your cats entertained when you can’t play with them. The Catit Design Senses Line toys stimulate, exercise, refresh, entertain and nurture cats all ages.Continue Reading

Win a $50 Shopping Spree at is an online specialty cat shopping site, offering a variety of designer cat merchandise including cat trees, beds, scratchers, toys, feeding accessories and mmore. They also carry a large selection of gifts and books for cat lovers, including recently added Laurel Burch items. generous offered a $50 gift code to be used toward anything you’d like to order from their website.

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