catWhen you’re home, your cat draws joy and entertainment from you. However, when left alone for an extended trip or even just a long day at the office, your cat can grow bored and get into mischief. Here are some of the best independent play toys to keep your cat happy and out of trouble!

The Wrestle and Romp toy by Petstages has a crinkly interior and is the perfect size for cats to bite and kick! It also comes with durable tabs that your cat can use to fling the toy across the room.

Nothing tickles a cat’s fancy quite like a bunch of Yeowww catnip bananas. Cats love to lounge in a pile of fragrant catnip bananas, or you can leave them about the house.

Never underestimate the power of an inexpensive toy. Small paper bags filled with catnip are a good remedy for a kitty who likes to bite or rip things apart. Fold the bag over a few times, and then let kitty have at it!

Did you know that they make exercise wheel for cats, too? It can take some getting used to, but once your cat gets the hang of it, he will never want to step off of it!

A good cat tree goes a long way. You’ll want to make sure that it has plenty of high perches, a box or two for hiding, and enough stability that it won’t wobble when your cat jumps on it. Place the tree by a sunny window where your cat can watch the birds or people passing by.

If you really want to catify your home, you can install specially made cat furniture onto your walls. Items range from single floating shelves, elaborate cat staircases, and even Indiana Jones style rope ladder bridges!

Choosing the right toys to keep your cat entertained is very important, but nothing can replace human interaction. Our pet sitters can shower your cat in love and affection just like if you were home. Request a quote today!

Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

photo by Jessica Fiess-Hill on flickr