that give you
Most wand toys have a long string that
attaches the toy to the end of the rod,
allowing you to zip the toy through the air,
pretending there’s a bird in your living room.
Sometimes you may want to simulate ground prey by
Toys made with
moving the toy across the floor. In this case, for more
control over the movement of the toy attachment,
look for an option that has the toy attached directly
to the end of the rod or with a short wire instead
of a long string. This allows you to move the
toy around on the floor or under furniture,
driving kitty wild as she tries tocatch the “mouse.”
If you’re looking for eco-friendly, check out wand
toys made from natural materials like wood, feathers, cork and hemp. If feathers aren’t your thing, try
a tassel toy made from colorful natural fiber string.
Kate Benjamin has been
writing about feline
design since 2007 and is
co-author with Jackson
Galaxy of two New
York Times best-selling
books, Catification and Catify to Satisfy.
Get more of Kate’s feline design tips at
MY WAND TOY
If you have mischievous cats, like I do,
you might have to stash your wand
toys safely out of reach when they’re
not in use. I have dedicated several
shelves in a storage cabinet to our
wand toy collection. Whenever I open
the cabinet doors, the cats come running, ready for playtime!
Dazzler & Sherman ready to play!
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