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    15 Toys For Kittens That Will Keep Them From Destroying Your Most Prized Possessions

    Get ready for some truly hiss-terical moments with these toys.

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    1. A three-level cat toy you'll probably have to purr-suade your pet to stop playing with. Specifically crafted for the cats that love to play/hunt, the various balls will have them pawing and clawing with delight.

    Reviewer image of white cat playing with plastic blue three-tier toy with balls

    Promising review: "Let me start with this... Our two kitties are VERY picky with their entertainment. They love this so much and played with it for at LEAST ten solid minutes. It IS very light, so on a hardwood floor it would move away from them as they played — not a lot but that did not deter them at all. It does come with a little rubber disk to place on the bottom. I personally placed small Velcro pieces on the bottom to help out with that." —Kimberlie 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. A 2-in-1 cat bed ready to catch your kitten after they crash from a hard day of play. The hanging balls on each end of the tunnel add an interactive component, while the tunnel is an ideal spot for unexpected sneak attacks.

    Two kittens playing on a tan and green cat bed toy

    Promising review: "I am a kitten foster here in Houston. I have a TON of kitten toys and supplies and two years after buying this, I am now clear it is the single best toy/bed/tunnel I have in my arsenal. It's exceptionally well made of the highest quality fabric. It has excellent zippers that allow you to zip off two major parts for machine washing/drying. They wash and dry beautifully and zip back on easily, AND the toggle system that allows you to fold it up for storage is ingenious. Well done!" —Marty

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three colors).

    3. A Frisco Moppy Ball because sometimes the most basic toys can be the most entertaining. Watch as your little pal becomes addicted to pawing and batting this fluffy toy for hours at a time.

    Cat holding blue mop-inspired plush ball

    Promising review: "My 5-year-old cat, Reagan, LOVES this little ball! She played with it and rolled around with it soon as I took it out of the wrapper. She usually doesn’t do that with any other cat toys. Usually just swats around a piece of crumpled paper!! Will be ordering another ball soon." —Reagan

    Get it from Chewy for $2.34 (originally $3.26 and available in two colors).

    4. A cat feather wand just too irresistible for your ferocious feline to ignore (as much as they may seemingly want to)., Amazon

    With an extendable handle, your hands and arms will be at a safe scratching distance.

    Promising review: "This is mine and my cat's new favorite cat toy. The stick extends very long so it's easy to use without getting scratched, and also, the toys clip on and off. It's a good way to give my cat some stimulation, exercise, and bonding time." —Anna Friesen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58.

    5. A shimmy shark for the kitty cat in need of a fur-ever friend. This toy will shake and move promoting exercise while helping to bring out the inner hunter in your pet.,

    The shark design was made to help capture your pet's attention, and it also comes with a USB charger for charging.

    Promising review: "I never thought my cat could love a toy as much as this! Typically my cat goes up sniffs a toy and walks away. Not this one!!! She absolutely adores the shark. She really can’t get enough of the thing, she even cleans it at night. Thank you for making such a wonderful toy for my cats!!" —Zach

    Get it from Amazon for $11.41 (originally $12.02 and available in two designs).

    6. A mix of felt catnip-infused balls that are purr-etyy addicting. Not only will your precious fur ball be able to bat and chase after these spheres, but when they're done playing, the tin will ~magically~ recharge them with catnip.

    Four tins that say "Happy Cat" filled with multi-colored felt balls
    Simply B Vermont/Etsy

    Simply B Vermont is a small, pet-owner- and woman-owned shop on Etsy located in Montpelier, Vermont, that specializes in pet accessories and toys for cats and dogs. 

    Promising review: "Not only are these the best looking and perfect size (so many are way too big or small), they are so much fun for my cat — she loves them! I love that when she’s bonked out from playing I can put them back in the catnip tin for next time. I keep them in a drawer in the living room and when my cat is ready to get crazy again she tries to open the drawer!!" —szuki

    Get it from Simply B Vermont on Etsy for $11.19 (originally $13.99 and refills available for $3+).

    7. A Frisco Scratch & Roll Scratcher that provides double the fun. The scratch pad can paw-lease them so they're less inclined to destroy your favorite chair, while the added plastic ball will continue to keep them distracted.


    That acts as one of the best toys for bored cats, especially for pet parents scared of choking hazards.

    Promising review: "This is one of those items where you just set it down and the cats/kittens go right to town with their play. Sometimes two of them will sit across from each other and take turns batting the ball. The corrugated insert is great for their claws especially kittens learning their scratch routine. It is also reversible so when one side gets used you can remove it and flip it over to use the other side. It's well made and my feline crew highly recommends this toy!" —Leesa

    Get it from Chewy for $14.99.

    8. A plush octopus fishing rod toy kittens can safely purr-fect their jumping and attacking techniques. They can feel like the big fish of the house as they sprint and pounce after it.

    Woven octopus toys on sticks
    Suslu Paw Pet Toys/Etsy

    Suslu Paw Pet Toys is a small woman-owned shop on Etsy that specializes in handmade and eco-friendly pet toys and accessories. Since it comes with a fishing rod and bell, it's ideal if you're looking for the best cat interactive toys for your favorite pet.

    Promising review: "Fig loves his octopus toy! He plays with it all the time! The toy is very well made and of great quality!! The bell is a nice touch — sometimes I’m not sure if Fig likes the bell, the wooden dowel, or the octopus best. Three toys in one! We love it!!" —katfantozzi

    Get it from Suslu Paw Pet Toys on Etsy for $14.99 (available with or without catnip).

    9. An electric bird to avoid any gross *gifts* your furry friend brings from outside. Rather than a real-life bird, they can enjoy the musical chirps from this electric one.

    Brown and white cat next to brown and green plush bird toy

    Promising review: "My cat does not play much with toys without me. Today, she spent three hours straight playing with this toy and has been napping hard since. For the price, this is a great toy." —shelling

    Get it from Chewy for $4.99 (originally $7.97).

    10. A squeaky mouse your kitty will think is worth the catch. If the RealMouse sound doesn't capture their attention, the catnip scent will definitely have your feline friend leaping after it.,

    Looking for gifts to buy your cat just because? This toy also comes in a two-pack so you have a spare just in case they play a little rough.

    Promising review: "I have an eight-year-old kitty who prefers to sleep over just about anything besides eating. She went NUTS. The squeaking noise is just subtle enough that it isn't annoying at all and half the time it's quiet enough that she's the only one who hears it. My almost-senior kitty was playing like a kitten again, rolling all over on her back tossing the toy around, just having a ball." —Lindsay N.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a single or two-pack).

    11. A personalized fish-shaped toy crafted specifically for your fluff ball. Customize it with their name and favorite color and maybe you'll even get some thank-you snuggles.

    Green, blue, red, and gray polka dot fish-shaped plush toys

    SewBeeItStore is a small, woman-owned shop on Etsy that specializes in handcrafted accessories for homes and pets. These also include catnip to make it extra addicting.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my brother's new kitten, Alex. He hasn’t stopped playing with it!! Amazing quality and overall lovely product." —Emma Spicer

    Get it from SewBeeItStore on Etsy for $8.73 (available in four colors and to personalize before adding to your cart).

    12. A wine-bottle-shaped pillow with catnip so rather than hanging out with your ~human~ friends, you and your kitten can enjoy a quiet night in with your favorite bottles of wine instead.

    Each toy contains organic powder from silvervine fruit that doesn't contain any additives or preservatives, according to the brand.

    Promising review: "I just got this for my cat and had the package on the table, and my cat was drawn to the package. I got the package open and put the toy on the floor so my cat could check it out. He darted for the two wine bottle toys. He actually had trouble deciding which he wanted to play with first. He loves these toys so much. Truly an amazing gift to get for cats." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.88.

    13. A pet camera with a laser to keep an eye on that fur ball full of cat-titude. The red laser will even allow you to play with your cat when you're not home — or set it on automatic and watch them go on the prowl.

    The camera even includes a built-in Alexa assistant and a two-way chat to talk with your pet when you're away.

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    Promising review: "My wife always used to ask me to take pictures/videos of our cat when she's not at home, so this was a perfect fit for us. I love it 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 worked out fine — the cat loves it." —Markiyan

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (originally $229).

    14. A cat tunnel for small energetic kitties to zoom and crash into. The added peek-a-boo opening is ideal for when you want to sneak up and surprise your furry pal too.

    Reviewer image of two cats next to multi-colored tunnel

    It also includes two hanging balls at the end if you're looking for the best toys for indoor cats as well. 

    Promising review: "My cat lives in this thing! I bought this because I saw how much my friend's two cats used theirs, so I immediately looked it up and bought the same set. I have to say, my cat is also a ball of endless energy and tends to tear through her toys, and I was so sure that she would tear this up within a month, but it has held up to all of her scratchings." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A baguette catnip toy your kitten absolutely kneads! The soft felt material also makes it nice and soft for your young kitty to claw and gnaw on.

    Cat sniffing basket full of bread-shaped plush catnip toys
    Mini Tiger Design/Etsy

    Mini Tiger Design is a small family-owned shop on Etsy located in Kentville, Canada, that specializes in handcrafted cat toys.

    Promising review: "My cats are the type to ignore most cat toys and play with literal trash instead, but they absolutely love the catnip toys! They loved the baguette so much that I had to buy a second one for my other cat, along with all of the other cute catnip toys sold by this shop. Cute toys, great quality, amazing for picky cats." —Sidney

    Get it from Mini Tiger Design on Etsy for $13.16 (available in a white or wheat bread design).

    The happy dance you do after surprising your pet with a new toy:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.