Best Cat Toys in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 26, 2020
Cats are capricious, often unruly, but always entertaining roommates. Just like us, they easily get bored. With these cat toys, you should be able to keep them excited or, at the very least, occupied. From interactive cat toys to a cat toy with balls, in this review, you'll find the best cat toys for your feline friend. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS
The toy lets you choose between slow, middle, fast, and random modes, adjusting to the feline's individual prowess and keeping things interesting. You can also select from four feather attachments to provide extra stimulation and encourage vigorous exercise.
CONS

The toy is noisy. 

OUR VERDICT

DADYPET Cat Laser Toy allows you to adjust the beam's brightness, so even the most fragile kittens will be safe playing with this toy. Cats can be timid and can have larger than life personalities but both groups (and the ones in-between them) will find the toy fascinating and enthralling.

detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (built-in rechargeable battery)

Material

Plastic, faux fur 

Extras

Adjustable light pointer, 4 rotating modes, 4 faux fur attachments included, 5-min auto power-off 

Dimensions

18.6 x 18.5 x 14.1 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The box will be rotating 360 degrees, choosing at random between five slots and exposing the built-in cat stick through these slots. The sturdy ABS plastic construction makes the toy resistant against scratching and biting. The bottom mat improves the toy's friction.

CONS

The model chews through batteries pretty fast. 

OUR VERDICT

Nice Dream Interactive Cat Toy reduces felines' destructive behaviours, offers countless health benefits, and makes sure the cat doesn't get bored as easily. Plus, the device produces very little noise and allows cats to develop natural prey senses. 

detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (3 x "AAA" batteries)

Material

Plastic, non-woven fabric, faux fur 

Extras

Built-in scratching pad, non-skid feet, 10-min auto power-off

Dimensions

20 x 20 x 5 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
Whilst rolling and rotating, the ball projects a bright red LED light, making the toy even more interactive. The self-balancing system enables the toy to automatically change its direction upon collision, so walls, doors, and furniture pieces will not be stopping this ball. 
CONS

The toy does not roll very far on high carpets. 

OUR VERDICT
Bojafa Interactive Automatic Self-Rotating Rolling Ball makes an appealing case with its name alone. The ball that rolls and rotates automatically, allowing you to take a break from playing with the cat yet keeping the same cat occupied during that break? Try to find fault with that. 
detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (built-in rechargeable battery)

Material

Plastic

Extras

LED light, 45-min auto power-off

Dimensions

6.6 x 6.6 x 6.6 cm 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The cat teaser wands are long enough to prevent sharp claws from scratching your fingers whilst dangling the wand. The crinkle and cat bell balls produce crinkling and tinkling sounds to add extra interactive value. The catnip pillow will calm cats. 

CONS

The balls are not sturdy. 

OUR VERDICT

Legendog Cat Toys is a 10-piece that that is packing simple yet addictive toys for kittens. Using these toys, you'll be able to keep your furry friend entertained without paying through the nose, without buying and replacing batteries, and without getting scratched.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plastic, PE, faux fur, cotton, catnip

Extras

10-piece playing kit: 2 x cat teaser wand, 3 x toy mice, 2 x crinkle balls, cat bell ball, sisal fish, catnip pillow 

Dimensions

Toys: from 3 cm to 10 cm in length 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The plush is soft and easy on the coat and the skin. The PP cotton filling, the plush fabric, and natural catnip are non-toxic. The seams have been stitched to prevent even the most capable adult cats from tearing these fish apart. 

CONS

The catnip smell is not especially strong. 

OUR VERDICT

Natuce Catnip Fish Toys include the grass carp, common carp, Spanish mackerel, saury, and salmon, so you'll be able to familiarise the domesticated predator with different fish species. They're all 20 centimetres long and look virtually identical to real fish. 

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Material

Plush, PP cotton, catnip

Extras

5 catnip fish pillows

Dimensions

20 cm in length 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

DADYPET Cat Laser Toy

Cannot go Wrong with Lasers

Cats are natural predators, evolutionarily programmed to chase and hunt anything that moves. Because this is the case, even the laziest, grumpiest cats love lasers. With that in mind, adding DADYPET Cat Laser Toy to this list was a no-brainer.

This rotating device will be projecting a laser beam and turning around its axis, keeping felines entertained and engaged. You can choose between four rotating modes: slow, middle, fast, and random, not only making sure that the cat does not get bored but also stimulating and polishing its hunting instincts. Aside from the laser, the device is shipped with four faux fur attachments, featuring feathers of different colours to encourage mental stimulation and provide solid physical exercise opportunities.

From the longevity perspective, the integrated 18650 rechargeable lithium battery keeps the toy running for eight hours straight and takes less than two hours to recharge using the USB cable that's included with the package too.

Some find the toy relatively noisy but, besides that, DADYPET Cat Laser Toy is the safest bet since you do not have to take into account the feline's personality, temperament, and preferences - they all find lasers fascinating and intriguing.

Review of DADYPET Cat Laser Toy Cat Interactive Toys

 

Nice Dream Interactive Cat Toy

For Your Furry Satanist

Nice Dream Interactive Cat Toy will make sure that your feline friend will have the nicest dreams because it'll get tired during the day playing with the toy. Because the pentagram box rotates 360 degrees at random, choosing between five slots to expose the embedded stick, cats cannot figure out the device's patterns, so the toy remains interesting even when ample time passes.

Swinging the embedded cat stick, the device captures feline attention and inspires the little rascals to chase, chew, and bite, playfully too. Yet, made from tough ABS plastic, the toy is practically immune against scratching and biting. To add more, the surface, adopting this non-woven mat, is also scratch-resistant and smooth, pleasant to the touch and easy on feline skin. Thanks to this mat, cats will be clawing the box and not the expensive furniture pieces that you want to remain intact. The same mat on the bottom offers increased friction and keeps the boy stable and firm, so the toy will not be moving easily.

The device burns through three AA batteries required to use it within 2-3 months, which is somewhat upsetting but not too concerning. Even taking its appetite into account, Nice Dream Interactive Cat Toy is an excellent investment, reducing cats' destructive behaviours and offering multiple health benefits.

Review of Nice Dream Interactive Cat Toy Pentagram Box Electronic Cat Toy

 

Bojafa Cat Toys Balls

The Chase Starts Now

Most pets like bouncy toys as much as most kids. The issue is that, when you're alone, playing with these toys becomes boring sooner rather than later. At least, this is the case with ordinary balls. This one, however, is different. No, this electronic ball, when activated, can rotate 360 degrees, moving around the home and inviting the cat to chase it.

Thanks to the model's shape and its self-balancing system, the toy will be automatically changing directions when bumping against walls, chairs, doors, you name the obstacle. Now, the ball cannot roll very far on high carpets but we can say that about most balls, electronic and not.

Unlike non-electronic balls though, this one will not only be moving on its own but also projecting this bright LED light to grab feline attention and make the game even more exciting. Plus, that light makes the ball visible where ambient light is limited. Topping it all off, the device takes ~90 minutes to go from 0 to 100% and can spend 4 hours rolling on a single charge, respectable numbers through and through.

Considering everything above, the reasonable price, and the 45-minute automatic power-off, Bojafa Interactive Automatic Self-Rotating Rolling Ball becomes too attractive to overlook.

Review of Bojafa Cat Toys Balls Interactive Automatic Self Rotating Rolling Balls

 

Legendog Cat Toys

Quantity Matters Too

Legendog Cat Toys are not quite legendary but we can see them getting there. Packing two cat teaser wands, three toy mice, two crinkle balls, one cat bell ball, one sisal fish, and one catnip pillow, the 10-piece kit offers more addictive playthings than most products within its price bracket (~10 quid). They're not shoddy toys too, made from natural, high-quality sisal, feathers, timber, and elastic.

The wands' length keeps fingers away from sharp claws, preventing stimulated kittens from scratching you. The mice are more different than the wands, including the grey mouse, the colourful mouse, and the sisal mouse, put in a prisoner's cage that cats will love batting at and pouncing on.

Next, the crinkle balls make noticeable crinkling sounds when bounced, attracting feline attention. Moving down the list, the kit features the aforementioned cat bell ball, producing tinkling noises when rolling and made from scratch-resistant plastic to add longevity.

The fish is pretty basic but the catnip pillow is not. Woven with 100% natural catnip, the pillow calms and relaxes cats with its subtle yet noticeable smell.

To sum up, Legendog Cat Toys come from different angles, some promoting exercise, some adding health benefits, some polishing the cats' hunting instincts but all making sure that the games do not become stale and repetitive.

Review of Legendog Cat Toys Kitten Toys Cat Toys

 

Natuce 5PCS Catnip Fish Toys

Come Here, Fishy Fish

Cats and fish, the one-sided love story that fish are not crazy about, which's unfortunate but we're not here to discuss aquatic animals' feelings. We're here to talk about Natuce Catnip Fish Toys. To that end, inside the box, you'll find a 20-centimetre grass carp, common (European) carp, salmon, saury, and a Spanish mackerel. These fishes are made from soft plush, PP cotton, and natural catnip.

The fabrics and the filling do not feature any toxic elements, so you do not have to worry about kitties' health. The catnip smell is not particularly strong though, so unless the cat is up-close smelling the fish, it might not be able to pick up the fragrance.

On the upside, these soft toys are fitted with stitched seams, so even the sharpest claws will fail to tear them apart within the first few months. Besides scratching, when biting into these non-toxic toys, cats will be cleaning their teeth, releasing plaque and removing tartar.

Sure, they are not the most intricate and sophisticated toys but you know cats - just because the product is more elaborate does not mean that your feline roommate will find it more interesting. From where we're standing, you need both, a few electronics toys to keep cats occupied and a few regular toys to stimulate the adorable domestic hunters from different angles.

Review of Natuce 5PCS Catnip Fish Toys for Cat

 

What Is a Cat Toy?

Cats are a constant source of entertainment. For the most part, they're one of the most low-maintenance pets. Litter training them seldom presents many challenges, you don't have to walk them, and their dietary restrictions are usually pretty easy to follow.

That being said, felines can be incredibly difficult to please. They're very picky with their toys and you'll often spend hundreds of pounds on the most sophisticated and elaborate products only to see your cat playing with a toaster box instead. You never know whether your little furry friend will end up liking the toy or not. But we've done our best to pick out some of the best options on the market for indoor cats and there's a very good chance your cat will like one of these toys.

They're very different products. Some are electronic and more interactive, whilst others present a much more traditional approach. All of these cat toys have their strengths and weaknesses and, unfortunately, you can't consult your cat and ask for its input. But, as long as you know your feline buddy well enough, you should be able to choose the right toy and find its new favourite thing to play with.

After that, you can check out our reviews of cat trees and houses.

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Publish Date: 2020-05-26 10:35:06