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Cats like toys that contain catnip because it contains a chemical called nepetalactone that makes them excited. Other cats simply don't respond to it though.

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What to look for when buying a cat toy?

When buying a toy for your cat there are three important things you should look for. First, you need to look for a sturdy toy, fi it can get tossed, thrown, clawed, batted, kicked, licked and repeatedly pounced on without coming apart, it's a quality cat toy. Catnip-filled toys encourage play, but most cats like to eat catnip and will always try or lick or chew their way to that scrumptious herbal filling. Second, you need to look for toys without removable parts. Catnip mice with yam tails; crinkly cater-pillars bug eyes and plastic mesh balls with tantalizing little bells inside are the most popular cat toys although they have are potentially dangerous parts that come off. If you can pull a part of decoration off a cat toy do it to all of your cat's toys; it's better to have some catnip mice without tails than frequently visit you vet to get the tails out of your cat's stomach. Third, you should look for something fun for your cat. Cat owners often disappointed and frequently annoyed to find that the 80$ worth of custom cat toys get passed over for a piece of crumpled paper. Cats like games that involve climbing, running, leaping and pouncing. Pick toys that encourage those behaviors and your cat will defiantly use them. Furthermore, cats see moving edges better than stationary object, so toys that wiggle or weave fascinate them and trigger their hunting reflexes.

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Can anyone recommend a good catnip toy for my cat? sells a great variety of catnip toys - check it out!

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What are the main types of cat toys?

There are four types of cat toys that include active, comfort, interactive, and catnip.

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The catnip toys are too expensive for me; can I make my own catnip toys?

Absolutely, you can visit a local market and buy a bag with catnip leaves and then store all of your cat toys for a week period to make them gain the scent of catnip. You should repeat the process over again when the smell disappears.

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How can I make my cat's toys to smell like catnip?

You should try buying a bag of catnip leaves and toys without any catnip in them. Then you should place all of your toys in the bag with the catnip leaves for a week. It should give you toys the wonderful scent of catnip, and when the smell goes away, just repeat the procedure over again.

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Can you buy activity mats for cats?

Yes,you can get an activity mat for your cat. I've seen mats that have sectionsthat make crinkling noises when your cat stands on it. Many of them have ballsor fish shaped toys to add to the fun. I found a good mat on amazon - see thislink for a suggestion

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What toys are good for my cat?

Cats are good at amusing themselves, so whether it is a ball of wool or expensive toy from the pet store, your cat will have an equal amount of fun. Usually toys with catnip are a big favorite with most cats however not all are susceptible to it.

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What is catnip? And why is it included in most cat toys?

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