National Pet Day is April 11, but as any cat owner knows, our feline friends expect to be pampered every day. Cats consider themselves to be superior creatures, and that’s a major part of their charm. It can also make finding the best cat toys seriously hard. Like humans, cats have strong likes and dislikes — and they aren’t afraid to let you know about them. This can make finding the right toy a bit more challenging. After all, no matter how much time or thought you put into it, your cat might end up preferring the box the new toy came in over the toy altogether, so be sure to hang onto the receipt.
How do you find the best cat toys to entertain your feline overlord? We turned to the experts for help: our cats. CNET happens to have a lot of cat lovers on our team, and we surveyed them to find out which toys their cats find utterly fascinating. Here we present a list of the winners. These toys have all been pounced on, swatted at and chased by our favorite felines. From lasers to feather dancers to catnip toys and more, these are our cats’ most beloved toys. And if you have a dog too, be sure to check out our list of the best dog toys.
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