Best Cat Toys

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 29, 2019
Cats are capricious, often unruly, but always entertaining roommates. Just like us, they easily get bored. With these cat toys, you should be able to keep them excited or, at the very least, occupied. From interactive cat toys to a cat toy with balls, in this review, you'll find the right fit for your feline friend. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
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PROS

This string-flinging machine offers nonstop engaging entertainment. You can hook it up to any doorknob. Your cat will be able to bite, claw, paw, pull, and stop the string. The moment he lets go, the string will automatically start to rotate again and again. 

CONS

The toy burns through batteries relatively quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

This interactive cat toy will fit a kitten, an older cat who's young at heart, a full-figured senior, an active cat or a plain lazybones type. It's a cool, fun product for those felines who get easily bored, a self-playing toy that will allow any cat to entertain himself without your presence.

detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (3 x "AA" batteries)

Material

Plastic, polyester, silky cord

Extras

Built-in hook for hangings on a doorknob, 2 speeds, no assembly required

Dimensions

5” x 2.5” x 29.5”

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The toy's erratic motion with moving lights will fascinate your cat and encourage healthy activity through a playful experience. It comes equipped with 2 speeds. The wand is replaceable, so you can always get a new one.

CONS

The fabric is a little flimsy and easily tears. 

OUR VERDICT

SmartyKat Hot Pursuit will be able to satisfy your cat's hunting instinct. It is a cat toy that is as effective as it is valuable for your feline's companion emotional well-being. It allows you to customize the action and keep your adorable little predator occupied and entertained.

detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (3 x "AA" batteries)

Material

Plastic, polyester, plush

Extras

Built-in moving lights, 2 speeds, replaceable wands

Dimensions

22.5" x 22.5" x 3"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The 2-way tunnel is collapsible, so you can always stuff it in the bag and take it with you. The fish that's filled with catnip is non-toxic. The price-quality ratio of every piece is excellent. 

CONS

The eyes and ears on the mice are loosely glued. 

OUR VERDICT

MIBOTE M-MWJ-20 gives cats so much variety that there's practically no chance your whiskered pal won't find a toy or two to his liking. Plus, given how many toys the kit comes with, he shouldn't get bored with them all too soon.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plastic, polyester, wood, faux fur, cotton

Extras

24-piece playing kit: Cat Tunnel, Catnip Fish, Teaser Wand, Tumbler Toy, 2 x Fake Fur Mice, 3 x Cotton Mice, Cage Mouse Ball, 2 x Linen Balls, 2 x Jingle Bell Balls, 2 x Rainbow Color Balls, 3 x Crinkle Balls, 4 x Chew Stick, Storage Bag

Dimensions

Toys: from 1" to 5" in length

Tunnel: ~24" x 10" diameter

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The toy does not require batteries. Aside from entertaining your feline friend, it will also help him improve his agility and responsiveness. The scratching pad will keep your friend's claws nice and healthy and also keep the furniture from being destroyed by the very same claws.

CONS

The lightweight construction is a little wobbly. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is an interactive cat toy that is as good for your cat's physical health as it is for his emotional one. A surprisingly versatile, affordable, silent, and nice-looking product, you'll likely love it as much as your cat.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plastic, suede, faux fur

Extras

Built-in scratching pad, non-skid feet

Dimensions

10" x 10" x 2.6"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

You can comfortably and effortlessly spin the balls yourself or leave it to the cat to do the spinning. The non-skid feet do a really good job holding the toy in place, so your cat will be able to enjoy uninterrupted playing sessions.

CONS

The balls don't spin freely in certain places. 

OUR VERDICT

Petstages Tower of Tracks is one of the more flexible cat toys on this list. Your cat can play with it on his own. He'll just as well be able to share it with you or a couple of whiskered compatriots. No cat should be able to break or fracture this toy, making it a really safe investment.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plastic

Extras

Non-skid feet

Dimensions

9.75" x 9.75" x 6"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

MOODY PET Fling-Ama-String

Fling the String, Kitty Cat

Toys evolve and pet toys evolve with them. Year after year, we learn more about our feline friends. With that knowledge, toy companies spend millions designing products capable of capturing and keeping your pet's attention. And there are very few toys that do that as well as Fling-Ama-String from Moody Cat.

This string-flinging machine offers nonstop entertainment and amusement for any cat, young and old alike. You can hook it up to any doorknob. Your cat will be able to bite, claw, paw, pull, and stop the string. But the moment he lets go, the string will automatically start to rotate again and again. Incorporating 2 speeds, the toy will prove entertaining and challenging enough for faint and frisky cats alike. It includes everything that cats like: an action-packed activity, a silky cord, and a proper catch challenge.

There's hardly anything about this toy that your cat won't like. We could almost say the same about you, the customer, if it wasn't for one thing - the batteries. More specifically, how quickly and mercilessly the toy burns through 3 AA batteries at a time. You'll have to replace them on a semi-frequent basis but you'll unlikely feel too bummed out about that considering how much your cat will probably like the toy.

Bottom line, this interactive cat toy will fit a kitten, an older cat who's young at heart, a full-figured senior, an active cat or a plain lazybones type. For the most part, it is an amazing product for those felines who get easily bored, a self-playing toy that will allow any cat to entertain himself without your presence.

Review of MOODY PET Fling-Ama-String Cat Toy

 

SmartyKat Hot Pursuit

The Hunter, not the Hunted

Indoor cats may be domesticated but they're still hunters at heart, predators and competitors by nature. With Hot Pursuit from SmartyKat, you'll be able to feed that side of theirs in a safe and practical manner. To put it simply, the toy essentially replicates the movements of hidden prey, using moving lights as well as an erratically moving wand under a layer of durable fabric. This erratic motion with moving lights will fascinate your cat and encourage healthy activity through a playful experience.

The toy comes equipped with 2 speeds. The hyper cats and active cats will find the second one just challenging enough, while some of the more relaxed kitties will be content with the first.

Cat's claws are a lot more destructive than one might think. To make their product more durable and robust than the majority of similar feather wands, the folk at SmartyKat have done their best to reinforce the plastic wand and the ribbons. For the most part, they've been able to do a good job of that though the fabric is still a little flimsy and relatively susceptible to tear. But the wand is replaceable, so you can always get a new one.

To sum it up, SmartyKat Hot Pursuit will be able to satisfy your cat's hunting instinct. It is a cat toy that is as effective as it is valuable for your feline's companion emotional well-being. It allows you to customize the action and keep your adorable little predator occupied and entertained.

Review of SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toys

Additional Info

User Manual


 

MIBOTE M-MWJ-20

Can't Have too Many Toys

Don't feel too hot and confident that you'd be able to select the right toy for your cat? Don't worry, you can always go with MIBOTE M-MWJ-20. A single toy is all well and good. But you know what's better? A 24-piece playing kit, that's what.

In this kit, you'll find a 2-way cat tunnel, catnip fish, tumbler toy, cage mouse ball, and a teaser wand. It also includes a whole bunch of classics like 3 cotton mice, 2 fur (fake fur, naturally) mice, a couple of linen balls to go with a couple of jingle bell balls and the same number of rainbow color balls. On top of that, the kit features 4 chew sticks, 3 crinkle balls, and a nice little storage bag for all of these toys.

As you'd imagine, with this many toys, you'll definitely be able to keep your whiskered little buddy amused and entertained. The aforementioned 2-way tunnel is collapsible, so you can always stuff it in the bag and take it with you.

The pieces are surprisingly nice except for the mice. They aren't bad either, it's just that the eyes and the ears are glued a little loosely, so there's a good chance your cat will tear them off in a few playing sessions.

Other than that, MIBOTE M-MWJ-20 gives you (well, your cat, but you know what we mean) so much variety that there's practically no chance your whiskered pal won't find a toy or two to his liking. Plus, given how many toys the kit comes with, he shouldn't get bored with them all too soon.

Review of MIBOTE M-MWJ-20 Cat Toys Kitten Catnip Assorted

 

FYNIGO Cat Interactive

A Toy and a Tool

This toy from FYNIGO is one of those products that excel at doing more with less. At first sight, it might seem like a regular interactive toy with a running mouse inside. But, with a scratching pad on top of the toy, it is a surprisingly functional and flexible model that is good for your cat in more ways than one. Of course, first and foremost, it will help your cat relieve himself of boredom. Plus, it does not require batteries to operate.

There are 3 open windows. Inside, there's a fluffy mouse that looks and feels very much like the real thing. The moment your cat hits the mouse with a paw, the mouse starts to rotate. Aside from entertaining your feline friend, it will also help him improve his agility and responsiveness. The scratching pad on top of the whole thing will keep your friend's claws nice and healthy and also keep the furniture from being destroyed by the very same claws.

The toy doesn't make any noise and it looks really nice, with a bright green color scheme and a somewhat unique appearance. Though it does incorporate non-skid feet, the lightweight construction makes the feet not entirely effective.

To put it differently, what we have here is an interactive cat toy that is as good for your cat's physical health as it is for his emotional one. A surprisingly versatile, affordable, and nice-looking product, you'll likely love it as much as your cat.

Review of FYNIGO Cat Interactive Toys with a Running Mice and a Scratching Pad

 

Petstages 3X THE FUN

A Safe Bet

Petstages 3X THE FUN Tower of Tracks, as you can infer from the name, offers your cat three times the fun. We would imagine three times the fun compared to a regular feline toy but you can hardly quantify the amount of fun, so we'll leave it to the cats to decide how exciting and engaging this thing really is. That being said, we can definitely imagine cats and especially kittens having lots of fun with this toy.

One of the best things about this product is that it lets you play with the cat as much as it allows your cat to play with it on his own. You can comfortably and effortlessly spin the balls yourself or leave it to the cat to do the spinning. Plus, with 3 levels, the toy can be used by multiple cats simultaneously.

For the most part, the size and construction definitely allow it. Though the balls do not spin that freely in certain places, your average cat is crafty and nimble enough to figure it out.

With a closed top and plastic construction, the toy is really durable. Plus, the non-skid feet do a really good job holding it in place, so your cat will be able to enjoy uninterrupted playing sessions.

Long story short, Petstages Tower of Tracks is one of the more flexible cat toys on this list. Your cat can play with it on his own. He'll just as well be able to share it with you or a couple of whiskered compatriots. No cat should be able to break or fracture this toy, making it a really safe investment.

Review of Petstages 3X THE FUN Tower of Tracks Cat Toy

 

What Is a Cat Toy?

Cats are a constant source of entertainment. For the most part, they're one of the most low-maintenance pets. Litter training them seldom presents many challenges, you don't have to walk them, and their dietary restrictions are usually pretty easy to follow.

That being said, felines can be incredibly difficult to please. They're very picky with their toys and you'll often spend hundreds of dollars on the most sophisticated and elaborate products only to see your cat playing with a toaster box instead. You never know whether your little furry friend will end up liking the toy or not. But we've done our best to pick out some of the best options on the market today and there's a very good chance your cat will like one of these toys.

They're very different products. Some are electronic and more interactive while others present a much more traditional approach. All of these cat toys have their strengths and weaknesses and, unfortunately, you can't consult your cat and ask for his input. But, as long as you know your feline buddy well enough, you should be able to choose the right toy and figure out his new favorite thing to play with.

After that, you can check out our reviews of cat trees, houses, and perches.

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Publish Date: 2019-02-26 15:24:13