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The 13 best cat toys to spoil your pet

Looking for a purrr-fect way to celebrate your furry friend?

National Cat Day is upon us, giving you an excuse to spoil your cat or kitten with a basket of brand new toys. Not that you need an excuse, as watching a kitty bunny-kick a stuffed animal and chase a laser beam gives us as much joy as it does them.

However, if this is the push you need to pounce on some new toys, so be it. We hunted down some of the most beloved toys for cats of all ages and included them down below. If your cat is alone most of the day while you are at work, take a look at the interactive toys that will keep them busy all day long.

For those with claws, a scratching toy may be for you, saving your furniture and limbs in the meantime. Any cat or kitten also loves a great game of chase, so be sure to pick up a laser pointer and some toys on strings to wave around and have them jumping for joy.

Bird or fish-shaped, catnip or silver vine, make sure to browse the toys below and fill your online shopping cart in honor of your little lion or lioness at home.

A blue fish cat toy on a string with a bell
Cat Person

Go fish. This adorable toy from Cat Person is just one of three funny animal catnip toys, the other two being a rooster and a bull. All of the toys come on a stick and have a bell to lure in your kitten for a fun fishing playtime session.


A white laser pointer for cats
Amazon

If you’ve never seen a cat go crazy for a laser pointer, you really need to. This automatic one is a great option for those who leave the house for school or work, as the timer will turn the laser on and off and move it about the room to entertain kitty while you’re gone.


A blue circular cat toy with balls and butterflies
Chewy

This toy tracks when it comes to entertaining your cat. Simply set the spinner on the ground and watch as your cat bops the balls and tries to catch the bobbing butterfly. It comes with one replacement butterfly, too, in case your cat is a great hunter.


A fish bone shaped cat toy and a bag of catnip
Tuft and Paw

Bones aren’t just for dogs, you know. Give your cat this plush fish bone filled with catnip and he’ll be chasing his tail with glee all day. It also comes with an extra bag of nip to enjoy, which is an added bonus for kitty.


An array of cat toys in a black and white checkered stocking
Harry & David

Max and Milo and Harry and David all want to celebrate your cat. This adorable gift set from Harry & David’s pet line Max & Milo is filled with burlap cat toys, a plush mouse, cat wand and some tasty treats as well.


An orange cat looking at a realistic fish toy
Walmart

This flopping fish won’t sing your tunes, but it will make your cat purr and chirp as they chase it around the room. The fish flops about on its own, making for a great game of chase while you sit back and watch the action. It also comes in a pack of two, for a multiple cat home or just a ferocious feline.


A blue cat tunnel
Petco

Make you cat the obstacle course of their dreams, that they may sleep inside of as well. This cat tunnel is made with a plush lining, perfect for snuggling up in for a nap or making biscuits inside of before regaining some energy and zooming through it again.


A watermelon shaped puzzle cat feeding toy
Walmart

Challenge your cat to the ultimate picnic test with this watermelon-shaped puzzle toy. The objective is to move the seeds around with their paw to uncover hidden treats inside. You can also give them their dry food this way, making for an invigorating feeding time and a happy cat.


A kitten playing with a robotic gray mouse toy
Chewy

Give ’em the old cat and mouse game and you know they’ll be happy. This mouse toy has a motor inside, making for handsfree playtime for you and hours of fun for kitty. The color may vary, but the zoomies your cat will have will not.


An interactive cat toy with cheese and little mice
PetCo

Say cheese! Your cat will be entertained endlessly with this peek-a-boo style cat and mouse game, housed in an adorable block of cheese contraption. The mice come and go randomly, meaning even the smartest of kitties won’t be bored or figure out the pattern, keeping them on their toes…or paws, rather.


A silver laser pointer for a cat
Litter Robot

Okay this one is an oldie but a goodie. A traditional laser pointer is one of the easiest ways to keep a cat entertained, and this one comes with three different settings so they won’t get bored. It has the traditional red dot as well as a flashlight and a blacklight, too.


A small kitten playing with a rotating feather toy
Chewy

If your cat is the epitome of pure chaos, this Pure Commotion toy is a great option for them. The base is stable enough to stand upright, while the wand and toy spin, letting you control the speed. You can also set a timer, making the toy spin for 15 minute increments over two hours while you go out and get some errands done.


A white kitten playing with an orange tent cat toy
Walmart

This one is just for cats, sorry dogs. The Hide ‘N Play toy is a cat’s paradise, coming with a tent to hide and pounce in, a hanging fuzzy ball to bap and a ball in a groove to bop back and forth.