In many countries pets are treated like family members. We buy them special foods, beds, even hair care products. We also encourage them to play with objects other than our own posessions, so we create special toys based on what we think might be fun for them, usually a combination of materials they naturally like in shapes we think are cute or funny.
If you're curious about how cats play in other countries, here are some fun cat
toys popular in Italy, Russia, India and other foreign countries. And,
if you're homesick, you can purchase them from the links provided....
1. Indian Trixie Fish On Elastic Cat Toy
This is the most precious fish that looks like a bird... Either way, how long will it last with a cat? Trixie Fish Cat Toy.
Indian Trixie Fish On Elastic Cat Toy: image via pepperfry.com
2. Italian 'Cat Bingo' Cat Toy
I'm relying on Google Translate here, but apparently you spin this Cat Bingo Toy like a top. I've not seen anything like it in the U.S., but I like the concept. Even if your cat just flicks the toy with her paw, it should bobble enough to keep her interested.
Italian Cat Bingo Cat Toy: image via misterpoint.it/
3. Japan's Butterfly Blast For Cats
Sport Pet is apparently the manufacturer to the Butterfly Blast, but the company does have international locations and I presume this is made for its eastern pet market. This little machine is battery operated and clearly releases butterflies into the air, a mesmerizing sight for a cat. Fascinating, no?
Butterfly Blast, Japanese Cat Toy: image via taobaoshoppingagent.com/
4. Paraguayan Eco-Loofah Play & Scratch Cat Toy
This adorable Eco-Loofah Play and Scratch Cat Toy is made in Paraguay but is available stateside at Amazon.com!
Paraguayan Eco-Loofah Play and Scratch Cat Toy: image via amazon.com
5. Russian Mice Toys For Cats
Cats love mice and
everyone knows that. What's neat is the originality of mice toys in
different countries. My translator did not work to well on this link,
and I don't read Russian, but these mice are so detailed and look so
well-made, I had to include them, And I know cats love those long
fluffy tails on these Russian Mice.
Russian Mice Toys for Cats: image via bethowen.ru/
6. Russian Fish Toys For Cats
Equally impressive and expressive are these pretty little Russian Fish Toys For Cats!
Russian Fish Toys For Cats: image via bethowen.ru
7. French Sport Balls With Cloth Tie Cat Toys
These Vinyl Sport Balls are so realistic and they've got cloth ends for endless hours of cat tossing!
French Sport Balls With Cloth Ties Cat Toys: image via pattes-a-strass.com/
8. French Catnip Critters Cat Toys
Shaggy French critters contain catnip and lots of wiggles for the interested chat!
French Catnip Critters Cat Toys: image via pattes-a-strass.com/
9. German More4Cats Intelligence Cat Toy
Here's a great game board for cats, with lots of grooves and spaces for treats! You want a smart cat, don't you?
German More4Cats Intelligence Cat Toy: image via fressnapf.de/
10.. Chinese Lucky Cat Plush Doll Cat Toy
Chaiman Mao even gets a wave from this adorable stuffed Lucky Cat Plush Doll Cat Toy in traditional Chinese attire.
Chinese Lucky Cat Plush Doll Cat Toy: image via nodsale.com
11. Italian Cat Gym With Scratching Pad
Oh, what a kitty delight. A whole Play Sport gym in a portable carry bag complete with scratch mat and fuzzy toys to bat!
Italian Cat Gym With Scratching Pad: image via misterpoint.it/
12. British Activity Turnaround Toy For Cats
It's not just a smart cat, but an agile one, that can release the treats from the top boxes and retrieve them from the maize of spindles on the bottom of this Cat Activity Turnaround Toy.
British Activity Turnaround Toy for Cats: image via zooplus.co.uk/
13. Australian Bliss Ostrich Cat Toy
Doesn't this Ostrich Cat Toy just look Australian? Well those lucky cats get the Ostrich with the mostess, stuffed with crinkly, bells, and catnip!
Australian Bliss Ostrich Cat Toy: image via 100percentpets.com.au/
Just for fun, check out 13 International Dog Toys too!