Easy to Make Pet Toys You Can Make at Home

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Here are some ways to keep your alaga entertained without having to spend on that shiny new puzzle toy.

Any pet owner knows that when it comes to your creature, toys aren’t a luxury but a necessity. A bored pet (mostly dogs) usually means nibbling on furniture, whining, peeing for attention, or an adorable but distracting photobomber at your Zoom meeting.

Pet toys don’t always come cheap, however, and with all you need to spend to keep this creature alive, it’s understandable that you don’t have much left in your budget to replace this toy. to chew that they nibbled at an essential.

If you just need a quick toy to help you and your pet, until your next paycheck (or until your alaga finally understands how to contribute to your monthly budget), a few common household items and a little imagination will do. We have listed some ideas for DIY toys below.

Because these toys aren’t really durable, be sure to keep your pet under close supervision. If they end up ingesting their new toys, it could mean an expensive trip to the vet (and then you’ll sift through their poo).

(Also, this writer’s test subject for this story was his pet, a dog. We expect cats to have something to say about this and we apologize in advance for any party. taken in cash.)

Tug toy

What you will need:

  • an old shirt / piece of fabric (the softer the fabric the better – think about your rattiest pambahay)
  • the scissors

Cut your fabric into three strips and braid them together – it’s that simple, and if your pet is gullible enough, you’ll get a lot of play time out of it.

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Amanda Lago / Rappler

free-sbee

What you will need:

  • old fabric
  • the scissors
  • needle and thread

Cut a long piece of fabric into strips and braid them together. Once you have the braid, twist it into a spool and secure it with a clip or pins. Thread your needle and pass it through the spool to hold it in place.

This tutorial gives you an idea of ​​how to sew it, although this version uses rope instead of old braided fabric.

Octopus

What you will need:

  • old fabric
  • old ball
  • the scissors
  • needle and thread

Here’s one way to take more play out of an old ball that has seen better days. Stuff what is left of the ball in a piece of fabric and tie a knot at the base. If you don’t have an old ball, I imagine a bunch of old socks could be good as padding as well. Cut the remaining fabric into strips and braid them into tentacles.

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Candy box

What you will need:

  • carton of milk
  • ribbon
  • cutter
  • treaty

Milk this carton for all its value by turning it into a candy dispenser! Cut holes in the front and sides of the carton, fill it with treats / kibble, and watch your pets go crazy as they try to get the yummy ones.

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Chewable machine

What you will need:

  • old plastic bottle
  • old sock

You might end up regretting doing this, but it’s perfect for pets who like toys that make a lot of noise. It’s also the easiest thing to do – stuff a plastic bottle into an old sock, tie the ends, and let your pet go crazy.

Here is an explanatory video:

Disposable flirting pole

What you will need:

  • to stick on
  • string or rope
  • their favorite toy

Flirt sticks are a great way to exercise and even train your pet, and in theory you can use any long, pointy object (a cane? An umbrella?) And some string for make it. In this case, I used a walking stick and used a saw to put some notches in it so that I could tie some string tightly. I wanted to tie a toy to the other end, but my dog, weird as it was, was happy to run after the string.

Amanda Lago / Rappler

Amanda Lago / Rappler

For a more rugged DIY version, you can use PVC pipe in place of a stick, as shown in this video:

Of course, all animals are different, and each animal will likely react to each toy differently. You know your babies the best, so if there’s anything else that you think they’ll enjoy, go ahead and tinker with it.

Best of all, they probably won’t care how the toy looks or how well it is made, as long as you’re there to play with them. – Rappler.com


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