My current female kittens, Samantha (a Siamese) and Tabitha (a
tabby), both four months old, *prefer* to play with anything they
can bat around easily on a vinyl floor. Some examples:
The inside plastic core of a roll of scotch tape;
(they play "hockey" with that ... one bats it like a puck,
the other tries to get it away from the first one by
throwing a hip-check, body-block, or etc.);
The inside plastic core of a roll of adding-machine tape;
The cap from a 1/2 gallon (or is that 750ml) bottle of Scotch
An ice cube;
A ping-pong ball.
This was also true of my former four cats (Punjab, Monkey, Pickles,
and Scooter). I have long since learned that purchasing any cat
toy is largely a waste of money ... except small balls ... and
except a "cat tree". All cats whom I have ever had the pleasure of
sharing their home with actually *preferred* those simple toys
(and, of course, the "cat tree"). I have been saving those inside
plastic cores of rolls of scotch or adding-machine tape for years
(although it is difficult to save an ice cube).
Also, a small *** ball thrown in the empty bath tub can keep
them busy for quit a while. Of course they also *try* to steal
pens from my desk (and bat the pen when I'm writing 'cause it
And, when I am sitting at the kitchen table (or my desk), the two
kittens love to climb up my prosthesis to gain access to my lap.
Samantha started this when she could barely reach the sleeve with
her front claws, and I might have to help her up the slick plastic
portion of my prosthesis.
Well, this post has digressed beyond the original subject, so I
must redress ... if I can do that before I undress ... otherwise I
may have already regressed into ....