BEST-SELLING* cat toys

Discover the top-selling cat toys to keep your favorite feline active and entertained.

 

Pet parent faves

From premium materials to long-lasting durability, pet parents agree that these are some of the best cat toys you can buy to keep your cat entertained and active.

Cat Dancer

Cat Charmer

Among the top-rated cat toys is this fabric and polycarbonate wand that’s perfect for encouraging aerobic activity for cats of all ages with the flick of a wrist.

  • Flexible wand and colorful ribbon
  • Interactive play between you and your cat
  • Encourages movement and exercise
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor use
  • Safe for all ages
  • Tested to more than 30 lbs.

Petsport

Laser Chase II

This cat laser toy is easy to use with a one-button application. Red laser beams are irresistible to most cats and are a great way to encourage interaction between you and your pet.

  • Single-point laser with one-button activation
  • Promotes play and interactive bonding
  • Encourages movement and exercise
  • Includes batteries
  • Offered in assorted colors
  • Enjoyed by multiple pet species

Leaps & Bounds

Lattice Ball and Bell Cat Toys, Pack of 4 balls

Ball-and-bell toys are some of the best interactive cat toys for kitties who like to run and bat. They are also some of the more affordable Petco cat toys.

  • Lightweight construction for batting and chasing
  • Embedded bell creates stimulating jingles
  • Multi-colored balls come 4 to a pack
  • Lattice design for easy rolling
  • Excellent value for the price

Leaps & Bounds

Caterpillar Cat Teaser, 33" L

Get your cat jumping and running after this colorful non-toxic fabric caterpillar with feather details. Teaser wands are great cat toys for kids to use and bond with their pet.

  • Non-toxic materials
  • Long, flexible wand for safe distances
  • Encourages healthy play and exercise
  • Plush colorful body and wispy feather details
  • High value for dollars spent

Leaps & Bounds

Faux Leather Mouse Cat Toy with Rattle & Catnip, 3" L X 1.5" W

Another super affordable option that will engage any aged cat is this catnip-filled mouse cat toy. Watch your cat play with a burst of energy followed by relaxed, catnip-induced purring.

  • Soft faux leather body
  • Releases catnip aroma to entice kitties
  • Internal rattle invites playful batting and swatting
  • Captures your cat’s natural instincts
  • Encourages exercise
  • Excellent value for money

Leaps & Bounds

Moppy Mouse Cat Toy in Assorted Styles

This lightweight, multi-textured mouse cat toy is perfect for swatting, chasing and catching, with its ribbon tail and nubby plush body.

  • Soft, textured body and tempting ribbon tail
  • Multi-color options
  • Satisfies hunting instincts
  • Suitable for solo play or fetch
  • A much-loved staple toy
  • Very affordable

Go Cat

Teaser Cat Catcher Wand Cat Toy

Entertain your cat for hours with this sparkly flexible wire wand toy that’s durable and great for pouncing and stalking. It’s one of the best cat toys for bored cats to get some fun exercise every day.

  • Flexible wire for durability and motion
  • Realistic mouse movement stimulates stalking and pouncing
  • Encourages natural aerobic exercise
  • Colorful glitter wand adds extra sparkle
  • Creates fulfilling quality time

Go Cat

Da Bird Feather Teaser

This popular wand teaser provides realistic bird-like motions with captivating colorful feathers, all under your control. Bring hours of fun and instinct-triggering play to your cat with this interactive toy.

  • Bright feathers and realistic swivel action
  • Pull-apart rod offers two lengths for easy play and storage
  • Triggers natural instincts and healthy exercise
  • Crafted in the USA with quality materials
  • Replacement feathers available for long-lasting use

Petlinks

Pure Bliss Certified Organic Catnip

With no chemicals, pesticides or fillers, this catnip is a wonderful addition to toys and scratchpads, offering stimulation and relaxation. It turns any toy into one of the best toys for cats home alone.

  • Organic and potent natural formula
  • Certified by Ecocert and meets USDA organic requirements
  • Encourages playfulness like body rolling, rubbing and purring
  • Easy to sprinkle on toys and scratchers
  • Resealable, keep-fresh pouch

Bergan

Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy Assorted, 15.5" Diameter

Scratcher toys are some of the best interactive cat toys for saving furniture and providing cats a place to stretch and play.

  • Offers hours of fun to cats of all ages
  • Motion-activated LED ball with catnip
  • Built-in scratcher encourages off-furniture scratching
  • Compact design provides multiple forms of fun in one
  • Suitable for cats of all ages

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Top Cat Toys

Some of the best cat toys for exercise—lasers—are popular with cats and pet parents for the endless entertainment they provide. Most cats love to chase them and will engage with a cat laser toy for hours. The reach of the light gives cats many targets to jump and pounce toward.

When playing with laser pointers, you should never shine the laser directly into yours or your cat’s eyes. Doing this could potentially harm your cat’s vision and even permanently damage their eyes. These toys are considered appropriate for your pet if you do not shine the light directly into their eyes. Instead, make sure the laser beam is always pointed toward a surface like a floor or a wall.

Every cat is different, and favorite toys will change depending on personality and age. The best cat toys for older cats are low impact, like peek and play and roller ball toys. Most kittens and high-energy cats do well with toys that encourage jumping, chasing, stalking and swatting. Cat teething toys like soft chew toys help kittens adjust to their adult teeth. There’s also an array of great cat toys for kids to learn to play with their new pet, like wands and feather teasers.

The best cat toys for indoor cats are stimulating and furniture-saving. Places for them to hide, climb and scratch help keep them off your furniture while simulating outdoor play possibilities. If your indoor cat is highly active, consider several types of interactive toys and change them out frequently to help keep your pet interested. Climbing frames, shelves and scratchers keep indoor cats entertained and give them new vantage points around the house, especially near windows.

Cats go through phases, just like people, so the toys they prefer won’t always be the same. Mood, disposition and age are all factors. It’s best to test a variety when getting to know your cat’s personality. Some of the top-rated cat toys are the least expensive, making it cost-effective to find the right ones for your pet.

If you are away during the day, the best toys for cats home alone are puzzles and moving toys that they can trigger independently. If your cat is teething or likes to chew, grab the best cat chew toy for them by choosing between catnip plushies, textured gum massaging toys or chew sticks. Cats love to follow their instincts, and toys that help them do that are likely to be a success.

Cats have unique personalities, energy levels, preferences and needs. To give your cat the absolute best cat toys for them, you’ll want to consider the quality of design and materials, versatility of function and the benefits to their emotional and physical well-being.

*Based on petco.com sales data.