Play with your cat! Even sweet house cats are hardwired to hunt and catch prey. A bored kitty is a naughty kitty, so encourage her to use her natural hunting aggression on these interactive cat toys instead of your furniture! This minky cat wand toy is the perfect way to get your kitty moving and unleash her inner huntress.

Crinkle Tails are the purrfect toy to entertain your cat and I was inspired by so many kitties in my life when designing this toy…

For the cat who “doesn’t play with toys” … this interactive cat toy will help her use her natural hunting instincts.

For the cat who goes crazy for plastic bags … the crinkle will immediately get his attention! The loud and irresistible crinkle sound keeps kitty coming back for more catches!

For all kitties … the soft minky fabric is inspired by every kitten’s first toy: mama’s tail! Kittens that I’ve fostered with a mama cat have always learned to play first with mom’s tail when just a few weeks old. It’s naturally their first toy and the design of Crinkle Tails mimics mom’s dancing tail!

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Interactive Cat Toy Inspiration

My original goal when designing the Crinkle Tails cat toy was to create a toy that my mom’s cat would play with. Kalen “doesn’t play with toys” (she’s tried a LOT of toys!) and I was determined to prove my mom wrong!⁠

I knew Kalen had a mighty huntress inside of her as all cats do and that she would play with the perfect interactive toy.⁠

For several months I tested fabrics, different amounts of crinkle material, various kinds of string, wood stick embellishment, solved sewing issues, and more, all while trying to keep the design minimalist and aesthetically-pleasing.⁠

All that work paid off because … guess what? Kalen plays with her Crinkle Tail! She’s a playful little huntress after all!⁠

Crinkle Tail interactive cat toy
Crinkle Tail interactive cat toy

Crinkle Tails Cat Toy Details

This interactive cat toy uses soft, durable minky fabric instead of common feathers. After using teaser toys with my foster kittens for years, I became frustrated by the fragility of feathers. No matter how diligent I was to keep the toys away from kittens when we weren’t actively playing, stray feathers would still be found around the foster kitten room and become chewing hazards. I needed an interactive toy that wouldn’t fall apart and would be safe for kitten playtime.

Not only is the minky fabric sturdy, it’s soft and beautiful, too! Crinkle Tails are available in a variety of minky fabric colors. The fabric is filled with irresistible crinkle material to keep kitty hunting, jumping, and attacking! The fabric is securely fastened to the metallic-accented wood dowel with super strong white parachute cord.

The fabric “tail” is removable simply by untying the parachute cord knot. Toss the tail in the washing machine or handwash in the kitchen sink for easy cleaning. Let the clean Crinkle Tail air dry.

Want to make this interactive toy even more enticing? Just give it a spray of catnip!

Crinkle Tail cat toys are ready to ship so your kitty won’t be waiting long to be hunting and chasing!

Crinkle Tail interactive cat toy

Where to Buy Interactive Cat Toys

Crinkle Tails interactive cat toys are available through The Purring Saw on Etsy. Shop Now!

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