43 Things From Amazon You Can Get To Apologize To Your Cat For Being So, Ugh, Human
Sorry we're such bad cats – we're only human.
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macrame cat bed, because your baby loves boho decor as much as you do – sharing a bed with you is no longer gonna cut it once your cat knows *this* exists.
This includes all the hardware you'll need to hang it, the macrame hanger, and a cushion.
Promising review: "This is worth every penny! My kitten loves sleeping and playing in it! The bed is really good quality and it's the perfect fit!" — Rachel Eggers
sardine can cat bed sure to satisfy persni- kitty cat parents who only bring the most clever pet products into their home.
Promising review: "This is bigger than I expected! My cat loves it! It’s a little pricey but so far it’s been worth the money. It’s super sturdy and even though my cat scratches this on a daily basis it doesn’t leave those little cardboard pieces all over the place. It’s basically a double-decker, so it’s a good bed and hiding spot!" — AntonaMarie Speckman
Price: $59.95 (available in three colors)
natural wood cat toy with a tried-and-true design cats love, for keeping your minimalist home decor on point while still providing Whiskers with games she loves – sans plastic.
Promising review: "Daisy loves it. I love that it’s a natural wood color and not bright plastic which clashed with my decor. It was easy to put together as well." — Amy Furlong
fruit tart cat bed with removable fruits and a cushioned crust that'll finally convince your cat they should start acting like they love you ~berry~ much.
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Promising review: "This is an absolutely amazing product, if only for the picture opportunities. It's on the smaller side – my cat in the pictures is about 4 months old (above, right), but so adorable. I take the fruit with me on cat stroller trips so my girls have something to play and snuggle with on the go. All in all, it's great quality for the price paid and intended use of product." — Kasia
Price: $27.99 (available in six styles)
A suspiciously stunning
covered litter box so lovely you just might want it as the centerpiece in your living space.
Promising review: "My cat absolutely loves it. I have a hard time getting him out of that place. I think it’s turning into his man cave, rather than a place to do private business. A cozy place to do business." — YY!
Price: $139.99 (available in three colors)
window bed – it's gonna give your favorite bird watcher the perfect perch.
Promising review: "I was a little skeptical when I first saw the product because I was very unsure if it would be sturdy enough to actually hold onto the window when/if my cat lounged in it. But my cat absolutely loves this window seat. The best part is that it is completely sturdy and all worries of it not holding on the window have been replaced with compete happiness with the product. I would recommend this to anyone and their furry babies, as I have been pleasantly surprised with the product myself!" — Jess
Price: $37.49 (available in two colors)
DIY cat door so your cat can roam around your home without meowing at you whenever a door is closed. The added brush can groom your cat every time they walk through it – a calming activity they can do when guests are over and they have no interest in ~brushing up~ on their people skills.
This clever door is super easy to install – it only takes about 30 minutes. You can also use this to give your cat easy access to their litter box without having to keep a door open all the time, preventing smells and messes from making it into any other room.
Promising review: "This was super easy to install. I have a 16-pound Ragdoll and he gets through no problem!" — Christine
A surprisingly striking
cat scratching lounge for frisky felines who don't understand why you keep getting mad at them for *enhancing* the texture on your living room sofa.
This is made with recycled cardboard and nontoxic corn starch glue.
Promising review: "My cats love it! It's very sturdy and a great size for larger cats. I hung mine on the wall and it's perfect (pictured above, right)." — Dawn Hunter
Price: $49.95 (available in three colors)
boho scratcher you can mount right on your wall – saving floorspace (and your furniture).
Promising review: "This is no ordinary cat scratcher! It's sleek, well made, and takes up minimal space (which makes a big difference in our smaller home)! Our cat has been a complete terror lately, moving on from shredding our couch to literally tearing the paint off our walls. This seemed like the perfect fix, as it attaches to the wall. I rubbed some cat nip on it and set it down flat to get our cat used to it and then hung it on the wall a few hours later. So far so good, he seemed to take to it really quickly! This company just released this product, and I feel like my purchase really mattered. This has quality, style, and excellent customer service! I would 100% buy this product again and anything else they make!" — Bearash
cat grass growing kit to convince your overeager plant eater that the poisonous house plants in your living room are no longer worth chewing on and vomiting up. Bonus: this stuff is so easy to grow (and SO fast!) your green-thumb confidence is sure to be sky-high!
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The photo on the right is my own collection of cat grass. I started with the
small sample grow kit and loved it so much that I've continued to buy refills and full box sets (in natural wood and black) to fill all of my windowsills with grass. One of my cats eats these every morning as a pre-breakfast snack (literally, EVERY morning) and my other cat lounges on the patches in the rope basket for hours each day. This stuff grows fast (the ones in the black boxes are 5 days old) and last a long time (the grass in the rope basket is a month old). This stuff is great, cat people! Promising review: " I chose these seeds because they're non-GMO, and because other reviewers said they grew easily and quickly – and that's certainly true! I bought this so that my indoor cats could have a grass patch, and today is the first time I've seen one of my cats actually sit in it. HOW CUTE IS SHE. I'm thinking of buying a larger and more shallow box so that they really have room to spread out. Overall, this gets 5/5 stars for me because it does exactly what I needed it to do. I would definitely recommend!" — Stacey
filtered drinking fountain so your feline friend can have a drinkable water feature that's ~clearly~ a sight to see.
This is the fountain I have and I love it! The cats seem too as well.
Promising review: "My kitty and doggie love drinking at their little water fountain. I like it because it is small. I have a cat and a Shih Tzu, so the small size is perfect." — Patti B.
treat puzzle is gonna stimulate your cat's hunting instincts so that they're entertained while they eat, instead of simply eating more than they should out of boredom.
To set this up, put a few pieces of dry food in the center of the maze. Your cat will have to push the food around the box to get it through the openings on either side. It's a great way to challenge your cat and to keep them from overeating/eating too fast. You're gonna be a-maze-d by how much fun they have with this thing!
Promising review: "I was skeptical...however my pictures speak for themselves. My lazy, overweight, senior kitty is pictured with her paws in the box (above, left)! Do they enjoy trying to solve the puzzle? I'm not sure, but either way it certainly keeps them occupied for a while. I really liked the instructions/insert that came with the box. It had some interesting facts and was very clear on how to assemble (and assembly was VERY simple.)" — Waffles
cactus cat scratcher you know your cat'll actually play with – it's way too cute to ~desert~!
Promising review: " Our male adult cat loves it. He kept scratching couches and bed frames so this has helped. We got the medium size and it was perfect, the bigger size may good good for a very large cat. The little ball is entertaining. The cactus is only stiff in the middle/bases, the little arms aren't stiff, they are soft and floppy but the cat seems to like biting and flopping them around anyways." — Abigail
Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes)
butterfly spinner made with robust wings and a satisfying flying pattern sure to keep your little critter from ~bugging~ you when they are bouncing off the walls.
This set already includes two replacement butterflies, but you can also get a
refill pack if your cat plays with this enough for added wear and tear. This also needs three AA batteries; not included. Promising review: "This butterfly toy is great and so far as I can tell, durable. My cats are pretty rough on their toys and this thing seems like it will last quite a while. The best thing about it is the balance. This is the first one of these types of toys that my cats have not knocked over! That's amazing!" — Xena
collapsible tunnel for making your incredibly conspicuous kitto feel like a hide-and-seek champion during playtime, without compromising valuable real estate in your studio apartment the rest of the day.
This is made with crinkle paper built in, a peephole, and a hanging ball toy. It's also a great toy to get out when you want your cat to be self-amused when you're not home.
Promising review: "This cat tunnel is great! I have bought a few other things like this in the past, but this is my favorite so far. First, it has three tunnels, whereas most are just a single one. One of the cat tunnels has a ball with a bell in it that the cats can bat around. One of the tunnels has a 'crinkly' sound, which is fun to listen to when they walk through it. I have three cats with different personalities, and all three of them were checking it out and playing in it after having it out for only about five minutes." — KR
Price: $17.97 (available in 18 colors)
heated cat house – it's gonna keep your adventurous cat warm and cozy even when they insist on meandering through the yard in the middle of winter.
Is hanging out all day in the house with us THAT bad?!
Promising review: " I have a feral cat who has been hanging around for a few years. She looked thin and Iowa winters can be brutal, so I bought the house. SHE LOVES IT!!! The house went together easily and we left it on lower deck next to the house without the doors. After two days of sniffing around she was sleeping in it. When the weather turned colder, I calked all the seams, put leftover hardwood flooring planks underneath, put on the plastic doors and put it flush with the house (under a porch, on a lower deck). Our feral cat disappeared for a few days after the improvements. Suddenly, on a rainy cold night POOF she was there, sound asleep inside. She has gained weight and looks chubby warm." — Spicyrunner
elevated feeder with an elegant design, because your critter knows she deserves the head of the table...but this'll do.
Promising review: " My cat Ella loves her new water and food bowls. She is overweight and the elevated bowls are great for her posture. It was really easy to assemble and to clean it. Also, the design is very modern and looks perfect in my kitchen." — AT
A pack of six
catnip sushi pieces so your cat can indulge in a dish worthy of their pedigree, and so you can get in their good graces again after mistakenly purchasing some ~fishy~ fast food-themed catnip toys in the past. What were you thinking?!
Promising review: "My baby LOVES these! They're super soft, well made, and she immediately started drooling and playing with them. They're super cute – a great size for her to roll around and play with. With these being so plushy and soft I only worry about how quickly she’ll be able to pull them apart in the long run, but I suppose that’s why they come six to a pack. I will definitely be buying more when she wears these out." — Riley Coyote
boyfriend sweater that won't mess with their range of motion. Plus, it'll add something extra special to your preppy pet's winter wardrobe.
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Promising review: "This is an uncommonly regal wool sweater. It stretches a little in the tummy area but shrinks again when washed. I love that it covers his back without interfering with movement and it fully covers his chest. It's like he's wearing a pajama sweater. You will not be disappointed." — AstronomyGirl
Price: $29.99+ (available in eight sizes)
A pair of
collapsible cat tunnels – they're gonna give your hunter a fun and functional hiding place that actually looks great in your home. Move them to different places, add on more tunnels, or place them in different shapes to give your cat some unexpected and engaging fun.
Promising review: "My cats love to play hide and seek in this. It's a unique design, and at first I thought the tunnels would be a little too small for them, but even my 15-pounder loves squeezing in there. It is made of thick, stiff material that won't collapse and seems like it will be durable." — Roberta
wine and cheese set sure to convince sophisticated cats you are worth keeping around, especially if they usually ~wine~ about not getting enough organic catnip snacks.
This silly set includes a plush wine bottle, two figs, two olives, and two types of cheese — all are filled with organic catnip.
Promising review: "I finally caved and bought this set. It's super cute and I'm surprised by how much my two cats like these toys. They like to bat around the olives and figs, and then bunny-kick the wine bottles. So far everything has held up well and the toys seem very well-made!" — Andrea
cat tree – it's definitely gonna remind you that you were barking up the wrong tree when you thought you were a dog person. This is gonna help your cat forgive your past ignorance.
This tall tree can hold up to 32 pounds and is filled with faux leaves, giving your cat a relaxing place to hide that'll make them feel like they're roaming outside.
Promising review: " My little dude loves this tree. I already knew he liked hiding and stalking, so this was an obvious choice. He has a separate scratching post so it’s fine that this one doesn’t have that as a main feature. He’s about 12 pounds and the tree is quite sturdy for him but it sways a little like a real tree. It’s definitely a great addition for his nightly zoomies. He also hides in it and swats at me when I walk past it." — A. Frandl
Price: $102.60 (available in two styles and three sizes)
Cat Crib for giving your cat the best seat in the house on lazy weekends when your only plans are binge-watching Animal Planet and ~hanging out~ with your favorite feline.
This nonslip strap design fits under almost any chair and lets you give your cat a comfy place to lay around without taking up floor space like usual cat beds.
Promising review: "When you buy something for your cat, you wonder, 'Am I a total idiot? What if my cat turns up his wet, furry little nose at this?' Well, I wondered the same thing. A cat crib? You gotta be kidding! Sure, it looks cute –all those potentially posed photos of cats lounging luxuriously in their posh, kitty-sized hammocks. No way will this work. But guess what? Not only do my cats LOVE it. They more or less duke it out – who can claim the cat crib first. And yes, b'gosh, it's cute. Cats just know if something is for them – something which they actually like – and this is it. One cat is chunky (20 pounds!) and one is skinny (eight pounds) and they both adore it." – Broderwriter
playpen your kitten is basically gonna live in from the moment you bring it home – totally redefining the term "catfish."
This is made with corrugated cardboard and requires no tools to assemble.
Promising review: "It is so hard to find cardboard cat homes that are cute and we are very happy with this find. Our cat is picky and only uses each of his boxes for a couple of months. It is a little small but our cat has a belly and is about 15 pounds and he fits into it perfectly. This is a great fine." — Emmalau17
Price: $26.55 (available in to styles)
mounted cat scratcher so you can prove you aren't ~kitten~ around when you tell people you give your cat the very best.
This is one of my favorite pet purchases. It takes up no space, looks surprisingly nice in my apartment, and my cats love it! I've had these for YEARS now (I get refills every several months) and my cats still them them/use them daily.
Promising review: "It's a great size for using in little nooks and corners. IT works perfectly in our deep window sills (his fav spot) but is still slim enough to fit behind the shades (pictured above, right). I used the drywall anchors provided and it feels very stable. Simple! The longest part was waiting for the drill to charge!! Make sure you mount it high enough to give them the stretch they tend to want with vertical scratching!" — afK2
fuzzy streamer sure to encourage your sedentary soulmate to start moving a mile a minute. Its sturdy design and soft exterior is made to withstand the most aggressive predators in your household and encourage them to run around the way their mighty bodies were made to move!
Promising review: "This is one of the top recommendations I make as a certified cat behaviorist and veterinary technician. I find that many cats who are not attracted to most routine toys are easily attracted to this toy. The toy holds the attention of most cats that would otherwise not play with a toy. The array of colors and the way that it is made provides endless amounts of fun for both the handler and the cats involved. I hang these outside of the cat roaming room at the animal shelter and allow volunteers to play with the cats. It has a long reach which worked great for people who were in wheel chairs or were disabled. I find that this toy is very durable and can last for years...even with routine use! There are not replacement feathers or parts needed, which makes this a cheap toy to use." — Siamic Consulting
Ripple Rug – an interactive play mat (made out of recycled plastic bottles!) that'll allow your cat to hide, sleep, scratch, groom, pounce, and play in new ways as the mat slides, crinkles, and shifts.
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This has a nonskid bottom, so your cats can be as aggressive as they want without it slipping under them. It's also a great option for multi-cat households.
Promising review: "Straight out of the box, all five of my cats took to it, RIGHT AWAY! If only I was the genius who would have thought of this product, but I'm ecstatic nonetheless. I have a very timid cat who gets pushed out of everything, as you can see in the group picture (above, left); but later, she got to investigate and played for a good half hour! I can't get her to play with anything alone, so this was huge after seven whole years. I always have to instigate play with her, until this came into our lives today! I am so completely pleased. When she attacks the holes and hears the hook and loop pull, she freaks out and runs circles around it for her next attack. You won't be let down. This is the best entertainment ever, especially for the cat lady and cat dad involved. We hurt from laughing. JUST BUY IT!" — Katie
pet hair broom that extends up to 60 inches, so you can actually reach all the nooks and crannies where your cat puts her fanny. You can know she appreciates you cleaning up all the hair she loves leaving behind.
Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." — Joyce V
waterless cat bath to use on your beloved feline, if you know he would love nothing more than to scratch your eyes out if you dared try to put him in an actual bath. This leave-in foam keeps cats clean and even moisturizes their skin!
Promising review: "My cat, despite getting bathed frequently, still manages to smell like a combination of mouth, belly button lint, and floor. I bathed her with this tonight and she smells like a spring baby. I can't stop huffing her soft head. I didn't think it was possible to love her any more, but I'm a changed man. This stuff rocks." — J. Ham
rattan cat bed that'll be a fantastic piece of furniture worthy of your fierce beast...even if you get jealous when you realize their furniture is better than your own.
Promising review: "The kitty ball bed was intuitively designed to appeal to a cat's desire for comfort and safety. When I first got it, I thought they'd tire of it, compared to their cat trees, as it's lower to the ground. But they absolutely love it, even more as time goes by. I wondered initially if this unusual bed would be worth the space in my small place, but now I'm so glad to have it. It's attractive enough that I've put it in my dining room. Now they choose the ball bed instead of the table. Highly recommend." — Gadget Girl
purring cat toy sure to ease your anxious bud by giving them the sensation of curling up next to another purring pal.
Promising review: "Works like a charm! I recently found myself a cat mama of an abandoned week-old kitten. I bought this knowing she needed just something to cuddle up to in her bed. Turns out it basically hypnotizes her to sleep. She crawls to it, kneads it and eventually her meows turn to silence. I wish the purring lasted longer but for $10 it is a lifesaver. She's pooped on it a couple times so I've had to throw it in the washer and dryer minus the battery pack. It's held up great." — S Leytem
door-hanging cat condo for homes with minimal space and very active cats. Get this for your rambunctious babies – it's designed for them to a door.
Promising review: "This item is great for people who live in smaller apartments. It hangs securely on the door. All my cats love to play and sleep in this condo. It's a great product. The construction is sturdy and the material is strong. My cats leap through the second level hole and then play with each other through the floor hole to each level. It's so fun to watch them interact and play through the levels. It's a great alternative to a regular cat condo. I would recommend this to anyone with cats." — Rebecca
Or a beautiful
wooden playhouse that'll only improve your home decor Instagram posts...on your cat's account.
Promising review: "This is an excellent product. It was put together in about 20 minutes. Jack (my cat) loves it. I appreciate that the pads are all machine-washable which means this one will last a long time!" — Tom Rogers
bamboo cat bed even the most snooty pets are sure to love having a round the house.
Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this bed!! It is very high quality and just looks super chic! It matches my house decor perfectly and is such a great addition. My cats love it and look so adorable when they nap in it. It’s the perfect size. It is very durable and the cushion comes out for easy cleaning. On top of this, I had excellent customer service. Worth every penny!" —prinayar
An aloe vera and oatmeal
dander-reducing spray for keeping your cat's coat soft, shiny, and free of flakes. Sure, your cat thinks he's doing a mighty fine job on his own, but his tongue can't exactly condition dry skin or reduce redness – this will clear that up lickety-split!
Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her, which made me very sad. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. I'm dumbfounded. I dunno how, but it works wonders! We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet. I'm very thankful for this product. I don't have to be sad about my kitty anymore!" — Amber Steele
treat ball that'll delight cats and kittens who love eating and would really prefer having a ~ball~ while they do it.
This combines meal time with entertainment and exercise to help overweight cats lose weight and help maintain a healthy weight. The adjustable openings accommodate for multiple types of treats and food. This thing is even dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: "The videos showed a frisky cat happily chasing this through the house. My cat figured out that she can just lay there and bat at it, occasionally scooping a piece of food into her mouth, like a giant, smarter-than-average blob. Oh well. She is usually too lazy to try to get all the food out, so she isn't scarfing down the kibble at the alarming rate she used to, and since we use this as her 'breakfast,' she has something to do all day. She eats high-protein, soft food for dinner, so it's not exactly like she needs kibble anyway. But our vet recommended we give it a try, and after about four months she actually has lost a little bit of weight. I am now contemplating buying one of these for myself (haha)!" — Rachel A.
Price: $6.95 (available in three colors)
dental kit that includes toothpaste, a toothbrush, a finger brush, and the comfort of knowing your carnivore's tiny toofs are clean and healthy!
Promising review: " After just two days of brushing his gum inflammation went down. My cat is not a fan of the toothbrush but he tolerates it. The bottom pic is before and the top is after (cat is 2.5 years old and had never had his teeth cleaned)." — Levi Karhoff
eye wash made with presoaked pads to clear away the gunk that always seems to creep onto their faces. Can you believe a critter that literally bathes itself all day can get so dirty? Because ~eye~ sure can't.
Promising review: "Oscar gets really bad infections around his right eye; it causes his whole area to get red and crusted up. We tried this and it worked great! Even after the first use we could see a big difference. I don't use it as directed, maybe once a day but it still works great. Will absolutely buy again. P.S. forgive the before pic (left); he was helping me size baby hats I was making. No cats were tortured; he just acts like he was." — April Mcleod
Price: $8.99 (includes 90 pads)
pet stroller so you can take your indoor cat out on a walk and let them enjoy the fresh air, while those around you can enjoy how cute your fur baby looks while rolling around.
Promising review: "I got this because I was feeling like my cat was acting bored and depressed. She enjoyed looking around while I was walking her and it was something new from her norm. I felt crazy as heck walking her but she enjoyed it. It is a nice stroller for its price. I would recommend it." — Andypie
Price: $39.99+ (available in three colors)
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Promising reviews: "I used this harness to train an 8-week-old kitten. I was training the kitten for nursing home visits so he could provided therapy to the people who lived there. The harness fit very well and was easily adjustable. The kitten did not even pay attention to it after it was put on." — Zachariah Atteberry Promising review: " This harness is very secure, yet still allows my cat to have a full range of motion. She hated the process of putting it on and adjusting it at first, but now she comes running whenever I pick it up." — Krystal
Price: $14.95 (available in six colors and three sizes)
floating post you can throw up on your wall so your cat can enjoy the high life – literally.
Promising review: "We ordered a few of these to help put the finishing touches on our second 'cat wall'. We've ordered several pieces from Catastrophic Creations in the past but this is the first time we've ordered the these. They're well made and easy to install and exactly what we were looking for! From past experience with Catastrophic Creations other products I expect they'll be long-lasting as well." — Bill Numerick
pet camera with two-way audio, night vision, and a laser that'll make it easy to check in on your cat's house-sitting skills.
Promising review: "My wife always used to ask me to take pictures/videos of our cat when she wasn't at home, so this was a perfect fit for us. I love that we both have the app and can each look at and play with our cat when at work or traveling. I also love the 'motion detection' which basically records a video when there's any movement at home and sends you a notification, so I get tons of fun videos that I share with my family (and I also feel a bit safer). Video quality is good. The laser takes a bit of getting used to but the cat loves it. The design is great, it fits well with our interior and is pleasant to touch and unpack. I haven't tried any similar products to compare but don't think I need to anymore – we're loving this and sticking with it." — Markiyan
And finally, a
cat feeder that'll encourage your kitty to eat more slowly while also engaging their natural hunting instincts.
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I started a hunting system for my cats when I felt like they were getting lethargic during the winter. One of our cats was overweight because he would sit and eat the dry food left out when he was bored. With these he'll "hunt," eat one, and not eat again until he's ready to go hunting. I've written a full review on this
clever feeding system before because I refuse to stop recommending it (#1)!
When you bring home these things and your cat finally feels understood:
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