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Though we predict any day is an effective day to deal with your cat, the vacations are an particularly enjoyable time to let your four-legged pals understand how a lot you recognize them for filling your yr with purrs, pets, and (occasional) pandemonium. But it may be laborious to know what to get a choosey kitty—which is why we’ve put collectively this assortment of our all-time favourite Christmas presents for cats.

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The writers and editors at Rover have examined loads of cat merchandise through the years. This is a group of the winners: our personal cats’ favourite toys, beds, and equipment, all examined and authorized by our personal fastidious felines.

So from our kitties to yours, a number of of our favourite issues—and our heat needs to you and yours for a season that’s merry and brilliant.

From Carolyn and Peaty, the SnugglyCat Ripple Rug Cat Activity Play Mat

Cat plays in ripple rug

Peaty provides the Ripple Rug two paws up as a Christmas reward for cats.

Out of every thing we’ve bought for our younger cat, the SnugglyCat Ripple Rug has been one of many largest successes.

The idea is remarkably easy. It’s two rugs, one with a non-skid rubber backing and one thinner with velcro pads to anchor it to the sturdier backside mat, permitting you to form it at will.

For a cat that loves hiding in small areas and is definitely bored, this setup is ideal. Regularly rearranging the highest rug retains issues fascinating, introducing new caverns to discover. It’s additionally made out of recycled supplies and simple to wash.

The base rug is comparatively giant, about 4 ft by three ft. The high rug is similar dimension however shrinks in footprint when rippled. They’re simple to place away, too: simply flatten and fold for storage.

Over a yr of use, the higher rug has misplaced a few of its stiffness, so it’s more durable now to realize and preserve giant ripples. The canine could also be considerably accountable; they like to put on the rug too, obliviously crushing no matter configuration it’s in.

The cat doesn’t appear to thoughts. He dives by way of the layers no matter whether or not they’re standing up or flattened collectively. We’ll typically additionally discover him mendacity on high, simply taking a nap. Flat or rippled, he is aware of that the Ripple Rug is his house.

— Carolyn and Peaty

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From Karen and Mr. Tippy, the PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

Cat sits on PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher

Mr. Tippy provides the Ultimate scratcher full marks.

Looking for the right Christmas reward for a cat—or a cat family? We just like the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. High-energy cats and kittens go wild on the sturdy cardboard scratching panel, whereas older cats calm down on the supportive floor for a nap. (It’s by no means been clear to me why my cats prefer to sleep on cardboard, however two of mine completely adore this concave floor for naps.)

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If you’ve been pissed off with low cost flimsy scratchers that rip aside in per week and shed paper scraps throughout your home, the PetFusion scratchers, with denser cardboard, are a welcome enchancment. While some reviewers say these are too powerful for his or her cats, our three cats (who’ve managed to demolish a cedar porch bench) like to sink their claws into the PetFusion scratcher. Even with as many as three cats utilizing it each day, an Ultimate lasts us a yr or extra (effectively previous the 6-month guarantee). When it begins to look torn up, we flip over the heavy cardboard body, and there’s a brand-new scratching floor on the opposite facet.

The Ultimate is large: 34 inches lengthy, 10.5 inches excessive, and 10.5 inches huge. At simply over 7 kilos, it just about stays wherever we put it (often proper up towards a cat tree). An benefit to the PetFusion cardboard body (versus plastic housings) is that it received’t scratch our hardwoods—even when the cats do begin shoving it round.

— Karen and Mr. Tippy

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From Sadie and Mimi, the Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed

Cat curls up in heated cat bed

Mimi has us satisfied we want one among these for folks.

My cat Mimi completely LOVES this heated mattress. She is certainly a lap cat, and earlier than we acquired this mattress, we had every day disagreements about whether or not she or my laptop computer needs to be in my lap. Now if my lap is occupied, she has someplace heat and comfy to nap! She spends most of her time in there at this level.

I like that it’s all the time on so she will be able to use it each time she needs—nevertheless it’s low-powered, so I really feel protected all the time having it plugged in. The cowl can also be detachable, so you’ll be able to wash it, however I often simply vacuum it and it seems to be nice.

A be aware on dimension: Mimi is a small cat at round eight kilos and matches completely on this mattress. My 11-pound cat will match if he tries, however when you’ve got a bigger cat, I feel you’d need to dimension up your Christmas reward.

— Sadie and Mimi

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From Alexa and Yaji, the Pet Fusion Ambush Interactive Toy

While I’ve discovered there are numerous pluses to working from residence through the pandemic, managing the wants of my social, energetic 18-pound kitty Yaji whereas chatting with my purchasers over Zoom isn’t one among them. When Yaji isn’t strolling throughout my associate’s keyboard or batting at my fingers whereas I kind, he’s scratching on the door to be let outdoors or meowing to be performed with.

We had been at our wits finish till we discovered the Pet Fusion Ambush Interactive Toy. This movement toy is straightforward to work, hilarious to look at your cat play with, and, most significantly, efficient at conserving their consideration so you are able to do your work.

Turn on the Pet Fusion Ambush Interactive Toy by pushing a button in its middle. The toy, the dimensions of a salad plate and about three inches excessive, will glow inexperienced and ship a feather by way of six small openings across the fringe of its physique in a random order. Depending on how fast your cat is on the draw, you’ll be able to set the Pet Fusion Ambush Interactive to a few completely different speeds by holding down the middle button till the toy glows blue (activation mode). If your cat loses curiosity, it mechanically shuts off after eight minutes.

Small and simple to retailer, the battery-powered Pet Fusion Ambush Interactive Toy can also be comparatively quiet. When we set it on the ground and switch it on for Yaji, he shortly notices the flash of colourful feathers and lurks close by for a number of minutes, watching and planning his ambush. Eventually, he dives for the toy, sticking his paws on the openings as if taking part in a kitty sport of whack-a-mole.

Yaji is amused by the toy for 20 or extra minutes till he finally curls up on our sofa to sleep—permitting us to ship our emails and end our Zoom calls in peace till we will all spend off-hours collectively.

This is a superb Christmas reward for any energetic cat (and his dad and mom).

— Alexa and Yaji

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From Gwen and Ramona, the PetDroid Boltz Robotic Interactive Cat Toy

cat on carpet with robotic cat toy

Ramona prepares to deliver all 4 paws to bear on the robotic toy.

My cat Ramona is a creature of boundless power, curiosity, and affection. She likes to play nearly as a lot as she likes to snuggle—each tremendous options in a feline—however generally it may be laborious to maintain her entertained after I’m plunked down on the laptop attempting to work and she or he’s watching me, desperately vying for my consideration.

When I found the PetDroid Boltz Robotic Interactive Cat Toy, I shortly realized it’s the subsequent smartest thing to losing your total day attempting to maintain an obsessive, energetic, super-smart, and notably clingy cat busy (which sure, I’ve accomplished, and no, I don’t suggest).

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It entices play with an erratic movement that she will be able to’t predict, beginning and stopping at intervals she doesn’t count on. It’s additionally sturdy and sensible, hobbling and rolling over something and every thing. And better of all, it retains working and rolls away after sustained bunny kicks.

So whoever is chargeable for the interactive, robotic wizardry behind this miracle cat toy, thanks for designing a gizmo that by some means manages to seize a cat’s quick consideration span, and face up to full-on feline assaults, for greater than just some fleeting moments.

Read on for Ramona’s full overview.

— Gwen and Ramona

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From Kelsey and Saffron, the Pet Craft Supply Wiggle Pickle

Cat sits next to green wiggle pickle toy

Introducing the Wiggle Pickle, an sudden favourite.

It’s no secret cats are explicit creatures and never as simply excitable as canine. In my expertise, discovering toys for my two cats tends to be extra of a problem, with them barely acknowledging or letting a sliver of emotion slip after I current them with a brand new merchandise. Eventually, I’ll decide up on clues, both if I catch them taking part in with a toy after they suppose I’m not round or if it retains ending up in numerous spots round the home.

So after I introduced residence the Wiggle Pickle cat toy, I had some doubts about whether or not a smiling pickle that moved would deliver them delight or acquire mud within the nook.

To my shock, each of my cats confirmed curiosity in it instantly. My extra adventurous cat pounced on the toy in entrance of me earlier than regaining his composure and watching the pickle wiggle with amusement from close by.

My cats now repeatedly get pleasure from stalking and pouncing on the toy, and the scent of catnip makes it much more engaging—a straightforward favourite of their assortment. On a human be aware, not solely is the toy hilariously cute, nevertheless it’s made with a chargeable USB battery pack, so I don’t want to fret about changing batteries each week. Success!

The Wiggle Pickle has our seal of approval as a surprisingly nice Christmas reward for cats.

— Kelsey and Saffron

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The writers and editors of Rover hope you’ve discovered inspiration amongst their cats’ favourite issues. From our kitties to yours—wishing you pleasure, peace, and many purrs this vacation season.

Further Reading

  • The Best Cat Advent Calendars for Kitty and You
  • Rover’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Cats and Their People
  • 12 Charming Christmas Cat Toys That Are Too Cute to Miss