Flag

Q: does any one have home made toy ideas?

August 30, 2009 | By lucy S. | 8 answers | Expired: 1833 days ago

does any one have home made toy ideas?

i want to help out a rescue but i have no idea what i can do i dont have the money to buy a bunch of stuff so does any one have any ideas so i could make some cat toys and dog toys or anything? Anything and everything helps.

Chosen Answer
Katie M.
Flag

Sep 02, 2009

Filling socks with treats or catnip is always a good idea. Also, the rescue near me uses old paper towel rolls to put treats in to keep the dogs occupied.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Readers' Answers (7)
Ourstaff
Flag

Aug 30, 2009

My cats like to play with my socks so much that I have stuffed a couple of old ones for them. I used a pile of old fabric scraps and a couple of little round bells to make a mutant monkey thing that every kitten I have fostered has played with. You can take old blankets/quilts cut them into sections and make beds. My advise is to look around the house and see what you have. Then try and stitch something up (neatness doesn't count)

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Lori R.
Flag

Aug 30, 2009

Rescues are always in need of bleach, towels, blankets, paper towels, and the like. What I do is whenever I'm buying these items for myself I always buy one extra for whatever charity/rescue/humane society. I have a box in my laundry room I fill up over a couple of months and then take and drop off. It is hard to save up for anything; but This way is the easiest way for me. Also, with treats and toys i do the same thing. Good luck to you.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Amber
Flag

Aug 30, 2009

a while back there was a cute article in our local paper about this Girl Scout Troupe making cat toys for some shelter cats. the toys basically involved tube socks, stuffing (like you'd use in making stuffed animals, most craft or fabric stores should have it), and some catnip. i've seen toys a lot like these for sale by many different names. Kong makes what they call a "Kickeroo", another brand calls them "Tackle Sacks", Best Friends Animal Society sells what they call a "Pummel Pillow" in their online store...all basically the same thing. sprinkle some nip in the sock and shake it around a bit, add as much or as little as you like, then stuff it with the filling leaving enough room to tie off or sew up the end. you end up with a long, cylindrical stuffed thing. many cats will enjoy grabbing it between their front paws and kicking it with their back legs, thus all the "kick" and "tackle" and "pummel" in the various names given to this type of toy. part of what is great about these is that they're so easy that kids could even make them.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.

Advertisement

Advertisement

See more ›
Know the Answer?

There are always new questions that need answers. Contribute your knowledge about pets.