animals 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts  

Ashley Reign
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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.
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Anything Covered in Carpet


Anything Covered in Carpet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
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Put carpet on it and they will come. Whether it's a board, a toy, or a stray piece of furniture, kitties love to scratch and will take the opportunity anywhere you present it!
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Excitement Is Only a Cardboard Box Away


Excitement Is Only a Cardboard... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
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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.
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Turn a Hankerchief Into a DIY Kitty Hammock


Turn a Hankerchief Into a DIY ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
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Though it may sound complicated, all it takes to make a pint-sized hammock for your furry friend is a piece of cloth and four table legs to tie, hook, or hang them from!
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Pretty Much Anything You Drag in Front of Them


Pretty Much Anything You Drag ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts
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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!
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