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Does your cat love feathery toys, but you're worried about the source of the feathers, or the safety of the dyes they are colored with? Does it exasperate you to see pet toys made of non-renewable and non-recyclable resources? Do you get frustrated when your cat quickly wears out a pricey feather toy? What if you could make your own eco-friendly cat toys? You can! It is so easy and fun!

I made this do-it-yourself cat toy kit for people like you. You can make 2 cat feather teaser toys with it. And once you discover how easy it is to make your own, you and your cat will be independent of petro-based cat toys! Plus you can vary your designs as you learn what your cat loves best.

This kit includes:
20 Feathers from our own pastured farm flocks (see "About Our Feathers" below)
2 Clasps (convo me if you want to buy extras)
12 Yards of of wool yarn (colors vary)
Instructions

You'll need:
Common household pliers, or needle nosed pliers
Thread and small scissors
Nontoxic glue (such as school glue)
A human helper (for an extra set of hands) is handy, but not required
You can also add embellishments your cat likes, such as jingly bells or recycled ribbon

About sticks:
If you want to attach your cat toy to a stick, we recommend a simple cutting from a willow tree. Willows are common, nontoxic and regrow with great ease. Also, a moving willow stick has a wonderful natural action that cats really like. Other "found" or recycled sticks can work, too, of course. Have fun experimenting!

About Our Feathers:
Here at Terra Cantata, our farm flocks are treated well and have a good time. Some of the feathers they give us are in excellent condition, free of visual flaws. Those excellent feathers are great for art and craft. But other feathers are not art/craft quality. They make our dogs and cats very happy. These feathers are imperfect. You'll see some that are ruffly where they should be smooth, show beaky preening marks, are twisty, are immature or have missing gaps. The feathers in the photos are examples of feathers. Each kit will have a unique set.

Terra Cantata is a sustainable farm and habitat sanctuary. All of the feathers we use are from our humanely raised pastured farm flocks. To read a detailed story about our eco-friendly rooster project please convo me or read our listing for the Tiny Fairy Feather set:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/85926963/50-tiny-fairy-feathers-for-miniatures

If you would like to add a cloth gift bag to hold your cat teasers, visit:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/96786677/cloth-gift-bag-for-cat-feathers-cat-toy

See our other eco-friendly pet items, including additional cat toy feathers:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TerraCantata?section_id=10751005

To see our other natural, eco-friendly, DIY crafts and resources, visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TerraCantata?section_id=10903125

If you would like to buy a kit that makes only 1 cat feather teaser, visit:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/96791545/diy-cat-toy-kit-feather-teaser-eco

Be safe :-)
As with all toys, please supervise your kitties at all times when they are playing. Do not let your cat (or dog) chew on the clasps of the feather toy, or play with a clasp that is not securely attached to the feathers and yarn.

WASHING & SHIPPING INFO

We wash the feathers with a gentle detergent and heat pasteurize them. If you need priority shipping, please let me know. This will be shipped First Class Mail.

Thank you very much for visiting our shop!

DIY Cat Toys Kit, 2 Feather Teasers, Eco-Friendly, Humane, Stocking Stuffer, DIY Gifts, Under 10 dollars, (makes two)

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: feathers, clasps, natural wool yarn, wool yarn
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 247 reviews