One of my all-time favorite cat toys is the minimal, yet wildly popular, Cat Dancer. This simple little toy is made from spring steel wire with some cardboard rolls on the end. That’s it, and yet these basic materials will keep kitty entertained for hours. This is an interactive toy and requires your participation (best not to leave kitty alone with this one.) When you hold the end of the wire just right, the cardboard pieces flutter about, mimicking the motion of a bird or a bug. With my cats, this causes serious peeping and lots of jumping. I bring out the Cat Dancer when they really need some good exercise.
Pick one up next time you’re at Petsmart (they usually have them in stock) or add one to your next Amazon order.