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These are all good toys. The cat tracks and balls should entertain while they are alone. Laser pointer abviously requires human interaction, and has it's pros and cons. See this thread:
http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7168&highlight=laser+pointer

There are a ton of options
My cat loves this (I've had it since he was a kitten and he still plays with it):
http://www.petco.com/product_info.asp?familyid=9845&sku=4258375360&tab=2&dept_id=504&c1=500&c2=504&c3=&ct1=Beds+&+Furniture&ct2=Furniture+-+Scratching&ct3=
 

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The "TurboScratcher Cat" toy would probably be best in my opinion but every cat is differnt. My oldest cat loved that toy and you can put catnip in the middle and they just have a ball! But I bought lots of toys for my cats and they rarely play with any of them. but you can put a small or big box on the floor and they will lay in it for hours or even a feather or any lightweight object on the floor (string, peice of paper, cotton ball) and they will play with that more than a store boughten toy. Also a good toy are those little fuzzy metal strings (sometimes called pipe cleaners) that you can get at a craft store, all you do is kind of bend it a little and sometimes the cat will love it (mostly young cats).

Hope you find the best toy for you cat! <3 =^_^=

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Couldn't that toy strangle them!?
As with any toys like that, you do have to be careful and keep your eye on them. However, even a phone cord could strangle a curious kitten who got wrapped up in it. You just need to monitor your cats. Any toys could be dangerous under the right (or wrong) circumstanes.
 

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My cats love the laser light, feather on a stick, twistie ties, turboscratcher with mouse inside, and hopefully Da Bird. Alot of these are interactive toys but my cats love boxes more than anything. :lol:
 

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Catnip toys of anykind... a toy that dangles from a rarely used door or a closet are nice... feather duster looking toys... cat tail toys... and catnip bubbles are my fav... pretty much anything with a feather or bell and your set.

Of course... he always loves his green bullfrog catnip toy the best.

Cat trees are wonderful btw - I would get one of those and rub catnip into it and watch the fun!
 

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Gabreilla Moushigo said:
Catnip toys of anykind...
Dr. Jean has posted that kittens shouldn't be given catnip in some of her posts. Is this just plain catnip or is she talking about catnip in toys??

Edit: After searching Dr. Jean's posts it's not in here maybe it was in her publication..hmm..not sure. I could have sworn she said something about kittens and catnip.
 

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Doeremi,

i think what you were thinking about was the fact that kittens don't seem to be attracted to catnip -- something about sensory development i believe. they don't seem to react as kittens... but may as they get older. not all cats are drawn to catnip though -- i have one who loves it, but the other just sniffs it and ends up staring off into space with that "duh" kind of look in his eyes. ha ha
 

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The only toy my cats might like of those is the turboscratcher. Lately they've been obsessed with what is basically a ball of wool. It's extremely light and thus bounces and flies all over the place. It's the first time in a while I've seen my younger cat entertain himself for a couple hours a day. The other can will only play with it when really excited. The rest of the time I must manually intervene to get her to do anything.
 

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All the toys look pretty good except the last one. I don't think it will stand up the way it's supposed to for long.

Sabby's favorite toy is a little catnip bag made out of burlap. It's made by Cosmic Country Catnip and you can get it at Petsmart. He plays with it by himself all the time. Here's a pic: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/product_detail.asp?pf_id=3040020&dept_id=17&brand_id=46&Page=2&mscssid=FGN8EEKRJ7EE8JKQBHV7HP968D9N2W9D

Other toys I'd recommend are the Catsitter DVD (http://www.thecatconnection.com/Cat-Sitter-Cat-Videos-DVD's.html) and the Catspa (http://www.needmoretoys.com/img/pets1647.jpg). I'd recommend Da Bird for when you are home. :)
 

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The last one on the list, we have one like that except it has a jingly soft mouse on it, it doesn't stay up but the cat seems to still have a blast with it :wink: i've seen ones with velcro before :? but i don't know how well those would work either. but all of the toys on the list look pretty good :D
 
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