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21 Things Cats Prefer Over Your Fancy Gifts

As anyone who has ever known a cat can attest to, most kitties prefer to play with what humans think is garbage, or really anything other than the fancy cat toys bought for 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 believe 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.

If you thought cats were expensive and demanding, think again. We’ll show you a ton of different household items cats like to play with.

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    Excitement Is Only a Cardboard Box Away

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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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    Pretty Much Anything You Drag in Front of Them

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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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    Enjoying the Company of Fellow Kittens

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    You know how sometimes you just need a buddy? Whether they're cuddling up next to each other or wrestling like tiny tigers, many is the kitty who loves having a playmate.
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    Blankets: Great for Hiding AND Being Cozy

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    Not only are they super cuddly places to curl up, the average blanket is believed by cats to hold no less power than Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.
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