I always think that there is something rather whimsical and charming about old skool wooden toys. So I tracked down some traditional cat toys on the web. Most of these traditional cat toys are simple mechanical puzzles or just straightforward boxes with holes and smaller items hidden inside. It’s clear that cats are happiest when they get to use their instinct to hunt. And for most cats they find it terribly difficult to resist the temptation to catch something that is hidden behind an object. It might be your feet wiggling under the duet or even a pencil hidden under a blanket or a rug (this is our cat Talisker’s favourite game). Cats love hide and seek games. These traditional cat toys that we’ve found share the same principle and we also adore the charming traditional wooden-toy style as well.
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8 Charming Traditional Cat Toys
Cats naturally have the instinct for hunting. Steep Sweep’s rolling ball satisfies your cat’s hunting instincts and the unique scratch pad in the center allows clawing and scratching. Steep Sweep offers hours of fun and exercise for your pet.
Size: 12.5″ x 7.8″ x 1.5″
Have some great fun with your cat or kitten and get this Whack A Mouse! It will excite the natural instincts and curiosity of your feline friend and comes with an interactive mouse wand. Use the wand to pop the mouse up in various areas and your feline friend will soon try to grab or bite it. Cats just love to hunt hiding prey!
With a really sturdy MDF box to endure all the pouncing, this toy features different patterns on each side to keep kitty entertained. A great and safe way to play with your cat.
Mouse toy may vary in shape/colour
Dimensions: approx. 25.5cm square x H9cm
A domesticated cat no longer needs to hunt, but the instinct and drive for such behavior is still present. By encouraging your kitten or cat to play regularly with interactive toys will keep them emotionally and physically healthy. Furry Go Round’s unique design causes it to rotate 360 degrees which satisfies your pet’s natural instincts, such as stalking and hunting. Furry Go Round is made to be long lasting and with natural wood. Remember to rotate the toy to keep them excited and active. Like all cat toys, adult supervision is necessary for the toy. Inspect product regularly for any cracks or broken pieces, discard toy if damaged.
Size: 9.8″x 9.8″ x 4.1″
Heavy duty wooden box with hidden toy treasures. Rotate the toys in the box so your cat is always looking for something different and for extra fun put a few food treats inside!
Cats have an instinctual desire to watch cracks and crevices especially when they know that something is hiding just beyond their sight. The Peek-and-Play Toy Box is designed to build on your cat`s instinct by partially hiding some of your cats favorite toys and your cat will go crazy fishing them out! Peek-and-Play is especially great for those times when you have to leave your cat home alone because this toy will keep your cat occupied for hours. Rotate the toys in the box so they are always digging for something different and for extra fun put a few food treats inside! Encourages cats natural predatory behaviors Stimulates indoor-only cats to keep them mentally and physically fit For food-motivated cats drop kitty treats into the toy box for cats to retrieve and eat Works with virtually any appropriately sized cat toy or catnip Durable wood Toy Box will last for years and looks great with any furnishings Includes 2 toys Case of 3
I’m contemplating on getting this for Talisker as she loves hide and seek game. But she is too old to be bother about other games. This would be a great game for older cats.
This is a larger version of the Smart Cat Peek and Play Toy Box.
The Cat Activity Fun Circle features 2 reversible games that will stimulate your cat physically as well as mentally. These games are great for indoor cats to provide entertainment and even appeal to older cats. The fun circle involves objects spinning as your cat paws at them. The other side is where you can put treats in for your cat to find by moving the ball.
Interactive cat toys let you and your cat share playtime-fun that strengthens the bond between you and your pet. It also encourages the kitten’s physical and mental well-being. The Knotty Kitty gives your cat multiple playing opportunities with just one toy. Your cat will be spend hours of time by chasing the ball in the rotating wheel and the ring, as well as playing with the springy pom-pom wand.
Size: 11″ x 9.8″ x 2.1″
Keep your cat or kitten busy with this SmartCat Tick Tock Teaser toy. It is made to challenge your cat to capture the mouse and ball by batting them back and forth through the many holes keeping kitty occupied for hours. The pendulum is on a robust leather string and as soon as your cat starts chewing on the top, the mouse moves, and when your feline friend plays with the mouse, the tassel moves.
The holes feature rounded edges for piece of mind, ensuring your cat’s paws will stay safe. The toy mouse is attached with Velcro, and may easily be replaced with another toy, and the tail and whiskers are made from leather. Your kitty will love batting and chewing the mouse as well as the strands of leather attached to top of the pendulum arm.
It is a quality, interactive and strong pendulum toy made from natural, medium-thickness fibreboard (MDF) that your cats or kitten will love! Why not put some treats inside to add to the excitement.
Dimensions: approx. W29.5 x D9.6 x H37cm
Cat Amazing is a one-of-a-kind interactive puzzle game for your cat. It’s irresistibly fun, and the stakes are high – the reward is kitty’s favorite treat! Cat Amazing has three difficulty levels to stimulate & challenge cats, even as their skills improve. The levels will keep your cat coming back to play & give you an unparalleled look into your cat’s incredible mind – and reveal their rich personality! You’ll have a great time watching your cat’s tremendous feline cleverness in action – and others will want to share in the fun. Cat Amazing is an instant hit wherever people and cats are gathered. In fact, watching your cat have this much fun might tempt you to throw in a few pretzels and have a go yourself! (we don’t advise it). Cat Amazing is made from 30% recycled & 100% recyclable cardboard, and printed with certified metal-free inks. Learn more about Cat Amazing at www.CatAmazing.com (visit the gallery for more photos & videos!) It’s the most fun you’ve ever had with your cat & makes a great gift!
Most of these traditional cat toys are made of durable wood or MDF, with holes to hide temptation objects, be they balls, treats or a stick with feathers. I think these toys would be great for any cats, from kittens to senior kitties, as they don’t require the cat be able to move around a lot. Besides, can any cat say no to a game of hide and and seek?
Sherry @ Pause