If you and your pets are bored and frustrated with playing the same kind of toy everyday to the point that you almost bought them in different color, because your pets are so demanding, so bored and there’s not much that’s new in the cat toy department, well, you are not alone. I too, shared that frustration, specially if your cats are the “easily bored” type.
Every month or every other month, I check out amazon or any other pet store site for toy novelties. Most of the time, I feel like they’re already in my house, collecting dust, because my cats just stare at them. Yeah right… Suddenly, I found something called “The Ripple Rug”. Well, it’s not actually a rug, it’s more like a mat with a lot of holes. It simulates a cat’s natural instinct by hiding and hunting, scratching, sleeping and just plain playing or jumping.
It’s made of two mats, one on top of each other, around 47×35. It has a couple small and large holes for small and large cats to pass through. It reminds me of a cheese, LOL. The bottom mat acts as a base, which is strong and pull-resistant, while the top mat, the one with holes, has velcro on the other side for creating a ripple-effect or tunnel-like structure.
You can choose whatever shape of tunnel you like, you can even fold the mat, or you can cut it or make small holes “large”, specially if you have large cats. You can even put toys in it, put catnip in it, play hide n’ seek with your cats in it. You don’t even have to put a cat in it! A dog, a rabbit, a ferret, a snake, a raccoon, an opossum, or a chupacabra can fit too, LOL.
Word of advice: it’s always a good idea to supervise your cats while playing with this mat. Just to make sure that they’re not trapped in its holes. As I said, you can adjust the hole’s diameter, since this thing is huge.
My cats are medium to large size, they’re about 16-18 pounds of fat now, and very very lazy. For some reason, I noticed that they keep coming back to this toy more than their other toys. They didn’t like this at the beginning, I guess because they didn’t know what to do with it. After a while, this toy has proven to be unique and fun to them.
Check out my other British Shorthair cat Dodo. He’s showing you the ways to use The Ripple Rug. Oh! and his brother Bibi joined in too.
You can purchase this one of a kind shelter/toy here:
The Ripple Rug