Games for Cats. Friskies has been marketing heavily through social media (like their latest 'It's Hard to Be a Cat at Christmas' music video) and also sponsoring cat celebrities like Grumpy Cat. In their latest project, they actually hosted a 'Hackathon' inviting programmers to compete in creating an entertaining tablet app for cats. This has led them to develop fun and interactive apps that allow cats and kittens to play and practice their hunting skills and improve their reflexes. These games use different stimuli to encourage kitties to participate, including colors and movement. The free apps are available for iPads, iPhones and Android tablets, and you can choose from games that feature birds, fish and other feline favorites. It’s a fun and easy way to keep your cat entertained using some of the newest technology on the market! Free. LINK.
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Kittyo. The most recent trend to hit the pet industry is a family of remotely controlled technologies being developed for parents to interact with their pets while away (see Pet Chatz and the Pet Cube). Here is another device that takes advantage of smart phone and wireless internet technologies now becoming mainstream. Being created by inventor Lee Miller, the Kittyo allows you to speak to, play with, record and dispense treats to your cat while you are away. While none of these products are actually available for consumer purchase, we are looking forward to testing out these new gadgets in the future as we are curious to see just how responsive they are. We do have high hopes for the Kittyo considering the sleek styling of the exterior. The creators have teamed up with ION Product Development and are promising to launch a 2014 Kickstarter campaign. LINK.
Egg Roll Cat Toy. If your cat's refined palette leans more towards a Szechuan cuisine than a hairy rodent, then he may perk up when he sees this unusual cat toy. Rather than playing with the more primitive cat targets, your kitty can bat and kick this adorable stuffed eggroll. The fabric is completely original and is designed by PolydactylCats, and it looks just like an eggroll. The filling is made of polyester and organic catnip, and the entire toy is durable enough to withstand hours of play. You may also be interested in the other stuffed toys made by PolydactylCats, which include soy sauce packet toys and squirting duck sauce packet toys. $22. BUY.
Pet Box offers you a fun and affordable way to treat your cat or dog to new products. Rather than searching every month for something new and fun, you can have a Pet Box shipped to your door with a significant discount as a bonus. These boxes are full of quality products by popular brands, including Stella & Chewy’s and The Honest Kitchen, and you can choose which food, toys and other items are included. You can get free samples for your pet to try, and a rescue animal is fed each time a box is shipped. You will even get great discounts on the products your pet loves, and everything ships for free. You’ll be amazed at how excited your furry friend gets when his next Pet Box arrives in the mail! $29-$39. BUY.
Pet Cube. Have you ever wondered what your pet is up to all day when you are away from home? Now you can find out with the innovative Petcube. Similar to our recently featured Pet Chatz, this sleek and modern device allows you to see and talk with your pet using your smartphone, which means that you can always be close to him even when you are far away. The Petcube also has a built-in laser so that you can play and interact with your dog or cat, which will give your pet exercise while allowing you to spend time together. You can even take pictures and videos of your animals, and you can share these with your friends and family members. $199. Pre-order.
Cat Buddy by Jackson Galaxy. This fun toy is specially designed to help cats play while also promoting awareness about feral cats. The stuffed cat toy is made with cotton batting so that your cat can chew and bunny-kick it without you worrying about it coming apart. It is also filled with organic catnip buds and leaves so that your kitty is even more attracted to it. A portion of the proceeds will go to FixNation, which is an organization that is dedicated to managing feral colonies by trapping, neutering and then releasing feral cats. The plush cat toy even has a clipped ear, which is the universal sign for a cat that has been vaccinated and neutered. TNR Feral Power Buddy was designed especially for Jackson Galaxy, who is the host of “My Cat from Hell” on Animal Planet. $20. BUY.
FrolicCat Pounce. Does your cat get excited and wild when he finds a small piece of paper on the floor or when a string is dangling off a blanket? If so, then he needs the FroliCat Pounce Rotating Teaser Toy, which has been designed to challenge your kitty and allow him to practice his natural hunting instincts. This fun and inexpensive toy runs on 3 AA batteries that power the mouse that moves unpredictably along the track. The mouse will dart under one of three hiding places before coming back out to entice your cat even more. There are four speeds that you can choose from, and the toy operates on a timer so that you don’t have to worry about the batteries running out too quickly. $35. BUY.
Aikiou Stimulo. If your cat is eating too fast or you are looking for a new way to engage your cat during feeding time, then you need to try this interactive cat feeder. The bowl features nine tubes that will hold your cat’s food, and he must reach in to scoop out the food with his paws. This simulates the motions that he would use as a hunter, and it keeps him from gulping down his meals. You can even adjust the height of the tubes to make hunting his chow easier or more difficult for your kitty. Your cat will enjoy an active eating experience, and you will enjoy not having to clean up after him when he is done! $25. BUY.
Tiger Diner Cat Feeder. This ceramic cat feeder is unique in many ways from the overall design to the purpose of it itself. It is made to increase curiosity that occurs naturally within an feline because of the way it distributes the food. It will help the cat to eat at a healthy rate of speed that promotes a better digestion of the food all around and this action alone will stimulate the cat’s mind and body as it should be due to their spunky nature. It is sanitary due to the anti-microbial properties of ceramic and features rubber footings to keep the dish stable in one spot during feeding times. $29. BUY.
Cat Scratch. This cardboard cat scratcher by Suck UK would be the perfect gift for your hip-hop loving cat owner friend or a great addition to any cat's studio for that matter. Elaborate details and clever design make this a unique and humorous cardboard cat scratcher. Watch as your cat "scratches" the vinyl and play with the spinnable and posable tone-arm. Of course, for those who wish to be true to the genre of hip-hop must purchase two of them because, in hip-hop, turntables always come in 2's. $35. BUY.
The SmartCat Bootie’s Bunk Bed and Playroom is a great place for your cat to sleep and play. With two spring-action toys, it will give your cat hours of fun until they are too tired to play! Once they finally want to rest, Bootie’s Bunk Bed has a comfortable quilted pad on top or an indoor hide out they can snuggle into. Constructed of heavy-duty wood, this bed is designed to last for years. No tools required for setup, it makes assembly quick and easy. $30. BUY.
Undercover Mouse Cat Toy. While there have been many battery-operated cat toys available for quite some time, this newly redesigned Undercover Mouse takes them to a new level. With programmed sporatic movements, the mouse scurries in different directions and peeks out randomly to further entice your cat. The cover is made from ripstop nylon, the same material parachutes are made of, so it is durable and will withstand hours of pouncing from your cat. You can also control the speed of the mouse. Because of the hours of play this toy will provide, we recommend a good set of rechargeable batteries! $30. BUY.
Birds of a Sweater. Filled with organic catnip and made from recycled or upcycled materials, this eco-friendly cat toy is great for the environment and your cat at the same time. The sweater material is made from upcycled wool sweaters and the beaks are made from recycled water bottles. (FYI to our Cool Pet Products readers, "upcycling" is when you take a waste material and converting it into a more useful product.) We think these handmade cat toys are absolutely adorable and your cat would look very cute playing with them. And on top of that, they're earth friendly! $12 for 3. BUY.
FrolicCat BOLT. A cat toy from the future! This modern cat toy has a laser and randomly generates laser patterns or you can manually toggle between different patterns. We've seen laser cat toys but this laser toy is pretty advanced. The laser can be adjusted to point in different directions so you can aim the laser at the wall or floor for your cat to enjoy. $12.
These Handmade natural Cat Toys are made from natural wool fiber and a bamboo fiber fill and are knitted to be durable while be swatted around by your cat. These were designed and made by a veterinary technician with the safety of your cat in mind. $21.99 for any three.
Cats love catnip! Only problem is that real catnip can make a mess when the cats get into it. That problem is now solved with Kong Naturals Catnip Spray. Made with only the most potent, all-natural catnip available in North America, your cat will fall in love! With a potent smell of cat nip, this oil spray can be applied to your cat’s favorite toys or even their scratching posts. Your cat will thank you for it! $6. BUY.
Cat Sitter DVD. Don’t worry about leaving your cat home alone anymore! With the new Cat Sitter DVD your cat will have constant entertainment. Its success is undeniable with appearances in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and on the Daily Show. The Cat Sitter DVD plays sounds and images of things found in nature such as various birds and rodents. The DVD will captivate your cat and turn it into the only video they will ever want to watch. $10. BUY.
Organic Catnip Seeds. Catnip has always been a favorite of cats young and old. Buying toys filled with catnip over time lose their strong scent, leaving owners no option but to buy new toys. There is a cheaper solution! Grow your own organic Catnip. For a fraction of the price of catnip toys, you can buy organic Catnip seeds from Botanical Interests. Catnip may grow slowly but it is a hardy plant, surviving in even below freezing conditions! $3. BUY.
Cats love catnip and they love fish so how could they resist the Yeowww! Pollock Fish cat toy? It is filled with 100% Yeowww! brand organic catnip. Your cat will go crazy when they realize it is stuffed to the gills with catnip! The Pollock Fish gets its name from the artist Jackson Pollock who is best known for his splatter painting. Measuring a whopping 11” in length, your cat will get hours of enjoyment out of their new toy. BUY.
It’s a cat’s natural instinct to chase and catch mice. Give them what they want with Ratz for Catz toy mice. Ratz for Catz have created mice with realistic looking fur giving the illusion of a real mouse. Available in a large package shaped as a wedge of cheese, Ratz for Catz come with 60 mice. Each mouse measures about 3 inches in length and comes in three different colors (black, grey and white). Your cats will have hours of fun chasing these mice around. $14. BUY.