Have you ever spent a lot of money on a toy or bed for your cat just to have them opt for a rubber band or an empty box instead? If you don’t want to break the bank on items for your cat, there are plenty of DIY cat projects you can do. Since cats can be a little…fickle, making something at home can help you save money. With the right supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can create an abundance of feline accessories for any occasion. 

Build a Custom Cat Tree

You know your cat’s play habits better than anyone. Instead of buying a cat tree that may or may not give them what they need, why not make one of your own? If you know your cat likes to climb as high as possible, you can create a tall structure with a few different textures for climbing. If your cat likes hiding (and napping), you can build one with a lot of nooks and crannies. Choose materials that will give your cat a variety of textures to play with. Carpet, rope, cardboard, and even fake plants can be great options. Consider hanging a few toys from your DIY cat tree to give your kitty an even more entertaining accessory. Interactive cat trees keep your cat physically and mentally stimulated, which is good for overall health and wellness.

Design Some Homemade Cat Toys

You don’t need to walk the aisles of the pet store to find toys that your cats will love. Instead, you can build your own and give them a way to stay busy and active with things you know they’ll enjoy. Your DIY cat toys can be as simple as a toilet paper roll with treats folded inside or more elaborate if you have the time. Check out these 20 DIY cat toy ideas. If your cat is really smart, you might want to create a puzzle that challenges her problem-solving abilities. You can even make your own game of hide and seek using a box, some scissors, and some of your kitty’s favorite treats. An afternoon of effort can lead to hours of fun for your cat.

DIY Cat Projects: A Cozy Cat Bed

Give your kitty the opportunity to take as many cat naps as she wants with a new cozy bed that you make yourself. You don’t have to be a master at sewing to put together the perfect bed for your cat. In fact, there are plenty of options that don’t require any sewing at all. Whether you use a piece of clothing that smells like you or some super soft fabric, you can make a bed your cat will love. 

You know your cat better than anyone. Try a few of these DIY cat projects at home to make your cat a very happy feline.

At Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, we love to provide pet ownership resources to help you and your animals live happily and comfortably together. Whether you are looking for more ways to create fun toys and treats for your pets or need wellness tips, we are here for you. To learn more about this or our specialty veterinary services, please call (248) 334-6877.