While playing Santa this year, don't forget the felines in your life. Whether they've been naughty or nice, they deserve something special for the holidays. Here are a few cat-approved suggestions. 1. Specialty toys Modern Cat cited below, offers items you won't often see. For instance, how about a fancy leather collar to adorn your sweet kitty's neck? Check out the Catit PIXI Smart Mouse Camera, which lets you watch, listen, and even talk to your cat whether you're home or not. And the Kittyrama Caravan Cat Carrier and Hideaway is a beautiful way to take your cat wherever you go. Check Modern Cat for more intriguing ideas. 2. More common toys If your budget doesn't allow you to purchase fancier toys, a regular pet store will probably carry items your cat will love. For example, the best thing I ever bought my cats was a simple window perch. They spend hours on it, grooming themselves and watching the birds, squirrels, and occasional outdoor cats as they pass by their landscape. Another great idea is a bag of treats with your cats' favorite flavors. Or, if your cat is susceptible to cat nip (some cats are not), a toy infused with the substance will bring some falalalala into your feline's day. 3. The always-popular bags and boxes We can't forget to add the nearly-free boxes and bags that are such big hits in the cat world. According to Purina, cited below, cats love boxes because "they're confined, enclosed spaces. Cats are ambush predators, and finding confined places to hide, hunt prey, and feel safe and warm is an instinctive behavior." And a snug box of just about any size is irresistible. Kitties are interested in plastic bags because of the crinkly and crackly sound. Some people think it's the smell of the food previously in the bag. However, be cautious about leaving plastic bags around. The scent may cause cats to lick or chew the bags, potentially causing small pieces of plastic to get lodged in their throats. They can also suffocate if they manage to get inside a plastic bag. Therefore, paper bags or cardboard boxes are safer choices for cheap toys. While having fun with your cat is always essential, Christmas comes with a few potential perils. Try with all your might to keep your kitty away from the Christmas tree. And all those shiny, perishable decorations and anything with cords. You also need to ensure they don't ingest food like chocolate, nuts, or plants, including holly, poinsettia, and mistletoe, - all poisonous to cats. Quote to remember: "Whenever you do something wrong, try to make it look like the cat did it." - Anonymous
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