Those of us who live with cats know that they require regular play, stimulation, exercise, cuddle time, high spaces on which to perch and to leap from and on and on. It can be a challenge to keep them engaged and stimulated. But never fear! A few fun DIY projects can keep you and your cat(s) happy for hours.
We just added a new kitten to our household. We now have three girl cats: Pandora, Isabella and Scout. The addition of Scout has turned things a little topsy turvy. Ownership of cat nap spaces are being redefined and renegotiated regularly (there are lots of meows and yowls going on). Then there’s the feeding time protocols and the food storage issue (Scout has figured out how to open the cabinet where the food is stored). And that’s not to mention how much time my husband and I are spending each day just playing with cats. But they are members of the family and we have to attend to their needs, right?
Of course cats sleep plenty, but they are smart and agile hunters who need every aspect of their cat-ness stimulated. That’s where cats toys, scratchers and kitty condos come in. But don’t spend money at the pet store on high dollar toys and scratching pads only to have your cats play with the box they came in–instead check out these DIY projects for some fun for your kitty cats.
Here are 19 are the best DIY projects for your kitty cats. Fun for you and your cats!
- The Cardboard Cat Cocoon
- Door Cat Scratcher
- Build a Cat Hammock
- DIY crochet cat bed
- Kitty Cat Hideaway Box
- Recycled Tshirt Cat Toys
- Kitty Cat Cardboard house
- “Catscraper”: DIY Cat Scratching Post
- Make Your Own Environmentally Safe Cat Litter
- DIY – How to Make a Cat Window Perch
- Cat Teepee
- DIY Cat Tent
- Feather Cat toy
- How-To: Modern Cat Condo
- Itch Cat Scratch Pad
- Ikea Hack double-decker cat snug/scratch post
- A Cat Trapeze
- DIY Cat Water Fountain
- DIY Dresser Drawer Cat Tower
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