Stimulate Your Cat's Mind with These Toys You Can Make in 5 Minutes

These toys give your cat a fun challenge to solve, and they're so budget-friendly and easy!

Kitty Puzzles

A great idea to recycle toilet paper rolls is to turn them into a simple puzzle for your cat. This makes them put in a bit of effort to find their food, which exercises their intelligence and stimulates their mind.

You will need:

  • 1 small rectangular box (a tissue box, for example)
  • 14 toilet paper rolls (or however many fit in the box)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1 piece of thin string
  • Cat treats

How to make it:

  1. Make a few holes in the bottom of the box so you can slip the string through. The string will be used to tie the box to a piece of furniture (a table leg, for example) and allow the cat to explore the toy without it falling over.
  2. Arrange all the toilet paper tubes standing upright in the box, hot gluing them to each other and to the box to prevent them from falling out.
  3. Now set the box upright on its side, so that the tubes are in a horizontal position. 
  4. Put a few treats in each tube, so your cat has to get them out!

by Andrea Heckler