Good Stuff

30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts 

Ashley Reign
2.1k votes 363 voters 44.1k views 30 items

As anyone who has ever known a cat can attest, most kitties prefer to play with what you think is garbage or really anything other than the fancy cat toys you bought them. Cats consider themselves nothing if not clever and stealthy. Perhaps this is why felines have been able to keep a great many secrets carefully guarded throughout the history of kitty kind, such as the presumed fact that their blatant disinterest in and careful shunning of the many expensive gifts their people bestow upon them is merely due to the fact that they are natural divas. However, careful research has now revealed otherwise. In a detailed study of things cats prefer over your fancy gifts and expensive cat toys, we’ve uncovered a revolutionary truth: the average cat is actually ridiculously easily amused.

Though it may be hard to conceive that your puffy princess could possibly take interest in anything normally found in a trash bin, these adorable photos will reveal the staggering truth about the vast assortment of things cats like. Here you’ll find cats perched upon the boxes that their fancy new play things came in and having the time of their lives with things normally tossed in a trash bin without a second thought.

While many a kitty would be horrified if they knew we’d revealed the terrible truth about their low-maintenance ways, you’ll none the less find plenty of new ways to keep them entertained. So if you thought cats were expensive and demanding, think again. We’ll show you a ton of different household items that cats like to play with and have your furry friend adoring you for providing them in no time.
Excitement Is Only a Cardboard Box Away
Excitement Is Only a Car... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY
While you might see a mere storage container, or actual garbage when you look at a cardboard box, the average kitty sees adventure. An imaginative and creative cat can turn a mere box into anything from a cave or tunnel to a spaceship or hideout.
Agree or disagree?
Bathtubs Are More Popular Than You Might Think
Bathtubs Are More Popula... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
Photo: Metaweb/CC-BY
If your kitty is one of the many that has both a fascination and fear of water, he or she will definitely let you know via a series of awkward appearances during your bath times. Even if they insist on remaining self cleaning, empty bathtubs are sort of like big, cool, roller rinks for cats, so don't be surprised if you find your furball hanging out in there.
Agree or disagree?
Pretty Much Anything You Drag in Front of Them
Pretty Much Anything You... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY
Next time your cat appears uninterested in pretty much anything in front of them, drag it around in a tantalizing motion and wait for the fun to begin!
Agree or disagree?
Toilet Paper Can Be Tantalizing
Toilet Paper Can Be Tant... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
Photo: flickr/CC0
What looks to you like a roll of toilet paper, often appears to kitty as an invitation to attack. Though most are at a loss to explain it, there's just something awesome about sinking your teeth into something that appears to reginerate itself at will.
Agree or disagree?