We have four cats as my wife has a habit of collecting strays she comes across and she treats them like they are her own babies. What that means is that she spends quite a bit of money on cat toys, a lot of which is wasted because although we think the cats will like some toys, many times they do not.
There is one item we have purchased which was by far the best investment we ever made when it comes to cats. It isn’t the soft and fuzzy toy you may be imagining – in fact, it’s made of hard, cold metal. What’s more, it’s something that you probably won’t find at your local pet store (and if you do, it will be way too expensive). Instead, you should head to your local small business store and pick up a laser pointer.
playing with the laser pointer
Not only does this always entertain the cats (ours get almost as excited as when we bring out the food), if you have indoor cats like we do that normally don’t get enough exercise, the laser pointer solves two issues at once. They have a toy the will love and in the process they will get plenty of exercise.
They cost less than $10 and your cats will love you for it (it’s also a wonderful gift to give any friend that has a cat).