3 Cheap and Easy Home Cat Toys

Cats may be known for the amount of napping they do throughout the day, and while their rest is important to maintain their health, play is an important activity for their wellness as well.

Cats need a stimulating environment to remain active, learn, and hone their hunting instincts.

Every pet owner wants their companion to live a happy and healthy life, and it can easily be done at little to no cost.

It’s simple to create an active and playful environment for your feline companion with common household items.

Below, you’ll find 3 cheap and easy home cat toys you can make yourself in no time!


1. DIY Cat Puzzle

cat puzzle photo
Photo by Pete Zarria

A great way to hone your cat’s natural hunting instinct is to give them a puzzle toy .

These can be made with items you have on hand or that can be purchased at little cost.

Puzzles are great and can be made in many variations to keep your companion from growing bored.


2. DIY Self-Petting Station

cat petting photo
Photo by ShanMcG213

Cats enjoy interactions with their owners, both through play and petting.

It’s not always possible to be available for your cat when he or she craves interaction, due to work, extracurricular activities, and so on.

This DIY Self-Petting Station  is a great way for your companion to receive petting while you’re away at work, and it only takes a couple of hours to make!


3. DIY Homemade Scratching Post

cat homemade scratching post photo
Photo by AlishaV

It is important for cats to naturally trim their nails and scratching is their preferred way of doing so.

Indoor/outdoor cats usually satisfy this need by using trees or wooden posts. Strictly indoor cats, however, have few options and will use whatever is available.

This can be seen in the destruction some have been known to cause to furniture, trim, etc. Creating a scratching post for your cat is a helpful solution to this problem and can be done at very little cost .


Cats provide humans with companionship and love, and we all want our companions to live a happy and healthy life.

There are many toys and accessories we can buy to provide them with a stimulating environment, but these 3 cheap and easy home cat toys prove that you do not have to spend a fortune to provide a happy home for your beloved pet.

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