I recently ran across a PawCulture article about household items that can double as cat toys. There were some great suggestions, but I think it’s also important to point out that not everything in your home makes a good cat toy. I don’t want you kitties out there making any mistakes you may regret. So I have put together list of eight household items that make lousy cat toys.
Kitties! Do not play with the following:
1. Computer mice
I mean, what are those things supposed to do anyway? They don’t respond to a good whap. They just sit there like a lump.
2. Shipping tape
A big problem with shipping tape is that it is often found in the vicinity of boxes, which make awesome cat toys. But seriously, don’t even get near that tape! You will be sorry.
3. Modems, especially the kind that stand up vertically
Talk about useless! A nice, warm surface you can’t lie on. What a bummer.
4. Sleeping laptop
A flat, hard surface that’s no longer warm. Big whoop.
5. 25-lb. dumbbell
It’s like playing with a big, stupid, immobile rock.
6. Empty champagne split
There are no regrets when this goes into the recycle bin.
7. Floor mop
You can’t climb it and it doesn’t smell good. Can you think of any kitty games for this? Me neither.
8. Human litter boxes
You can’t even sleep on them, because you know the moment you do, some human will come along and need to use it.
Are there any other household items that you think are big cat toy fails? Let me know in the comments below!