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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2015, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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How many toys are too many?

I keep buying Boo toys. She seems to love them all. How many is too many? Her fav so far is the one she got today. She won't go on the cat tower, maybe when she gets bigger?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2015, 10:01 PM
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Ummmm...till you run out of money?!!

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my cats have alot of toys and they love their cat tree its a very popular spot and it has scratch posts as well that keep them from scratching my furniture. I guess to many would be if you were tripping over them alot and they pose a harzard to people walking otherwise go nuts on toys if you want to.

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Ummmm...till you run out of money?!!

My thought exactly! Haha

If you're really worried there's too many, you can keep a large jar or basket of toys and switch them out every so often!
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If you have all your toys out at once, I would say that's too many. What happens then is the cat gest bored with them after a while, tho may still have a few favs. Better to rotate a few new ones and retire those that aren't catching her interest for a while, maybe they will later at another time.

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It's never to much toys!
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 12:57 AM
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Too many toys is when your kitty doesn't really play with most of the toys, and yet you still keep buying them...

I think it also depends on what kind of toy. For the bigger toys, like that track, if you need to remove furniture to fit them, that's probably too many. But for the small ones like furry mice or batting toys, you do need to replenish them sometimes as they slowly disappear into the mysterious void where all stray kitty toys go. And wand toys can get mutilated.

My kitties were never hugely into toys, but there were some that they liked, so every time I saw something a little different, I bought it in the hopes that they'd play with it. I have probably donated more toys than some people buy in a lifetime of having cats.
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I am always buying toys! Mostly the furry mice, Da Bird, and anything with feathers on it. I love bringing them things to play with.
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I agree that rotating toys and keeping the unused ones locked and away from sight is a great way to keep kitties interested. I keep trying to find new attachments for my wand toys, usually they go nuts for anything different and new.

Sometimes, I'll also keep a small stuffed toy in a baggie full of catnip for several days, too. The thing with catnip, though, is it'll be ineffective for young kittens.
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We have two shoeboxes with the soft and feathery toys, balls and spring in which we put catnip too. We swap the soft toys around every 10 days, so they think they have new things and keep interested. The bigger toys like tracker ball or tunnels etc we wait till they are just walking past them or haven't seen them play then we swap for something else. We have just swapped out their cat condo to a cat city as with so much chasing around and wanting the highest platforms the last one was getting worn.
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