oddballcattoys

Handmade Cat Toys, Cat Collars, Gemstone Collar Charms

Piedmont, South Dakota · 1610 Sales

oddballcattoys

Handmade Cat Toys, Cat Collars, Gemstone Collar Charms

Piedmont, South Dakota 1610 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(591)

Announcement   Welcome! I carry a unique variety of cat toys, catnip toys, friendship bracelet cat collars & gemstone collar charms. Each toy can be customized to fit your cat's interests: Catnip, Valerian & Bells are always an option!

Once the toys are made, they are sealed in a special bag to keep the herbs fresh for your cat! This is half the reason why our toys are better than store bought toys!

My goal is to entice even the fussiest cat to play, because play is essential to every cat's health and happiness!

We appreciate a minimum order of $10. Thank you! :-)

Visit our official website at http://oddballcattoys.weebly.com.
Our official Etsy Shop is http://oddballcattoys.etsy.com.

I also make unique Gem Trees & Tree of Life Pendants! http://spiritgemdesigns.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 14, 2017

Welcome! I carry a unique variety of cat toys, catnip toys, friendship bracelet cat collars & gemstone collar charms. Each toy can be customized to fit your cat's interests: Catnip, Valerian & Bells are always an option!

Once the toys are made, they are sealed in a special bag to keep the herbs fresh for your cat! This is half the reason why our toys are better than store bought toys!

My goal is to entice even the fussiest cat to play, because play is essential to every cat's health and happiness!

We appreciate a minimum order of $10. Thank you! :-)

Visit our official website at http://oddballcattoys.weebly.com.
Our official Etsy Shop is http://oddballcattoys.etsy.com.

I also make unique Gem Trees & Tree of Life Pendants! http://spiritgemdesigns.etsy.com

Anne Springer

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(591)
Na Hyung Choi

Na Hyung Choi on Mar 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The kicker with valerian stuffing is AMAZING. I've been disappointed to learn that my kitty does not react to catnip at all. I have spent my precious dimes on catnip filled toys that my cat pretty much ignores. But I pulled the valerian kicker out of the bag and WOW I've never seen him like this! Thank you for the cute and potent toy that wears my kitty out! :)

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Updates

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Our best selling Qtip Cat Toy is now available in bright colors!
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About

She Stole My Knitting!

One day I decided that I wanted to learn how to knit! I picked up the supplies and two days later, I had a scarf. Angie, my silly grey and white cat, wouldn't stop sitting on the scarf, she thought it was the greatest thing! It had me curious. I created a small yarn piece for some sort of project (I don't remember what it was supposed to be anymore), and Angie decided to take the piece from me and use it as a toy instead! It rolled up nicely, so she carried it over to the stairs and proceeded to bounce around with it for several minutes, going from stair to stair! I've never seen her act so crazy before!

The idea popped into my head to create unique cat toys for cats. They are meant to be odd, unusual and very different. That's their charm and purpose! How many times have we bought pretty store bought toys for our cats and they go ignored? Cats have a hard time resisting the urge to attack these weird cat toys. I create them with a cat's senses in mind- sound, visual, and scent- when I make each piece, to keep them interested and playing.

While making my cat toys, I wanted to create a solution to the ongoing problem of Angie ruining her cat collars. They would get all frayed and worn, mostly from scratching, within a few months. I decided to combine my hand knotted friendship bracelets into a collar concept, and the idea worked perfectly! After three years, the original collar shows very little wear. The thread I use is durable, and doesn't fade easily.

I wanted to combine my love of crystal healing & energy healing, with the concept of natural animal healing. Cats especially are very sensitive to energies, and they work well with crystal vibrations. Combined with our guidance and training, we can encourage the change needed to bring positive results.

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Shop members

  • Anne

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a cat servant by night, and creative entrepreneur by day. I love working with yarn, fabric, felt, embroidery floss & especially color. It makes me happy to be able to give cats fun weird things to play with that even their owners enjoy!

  • Angie

    CEO, Product Tester, Assistant

    My name is Angie, and I am a product tester here at Oddball Cat Toys. I came from the rough streets in '08 and was quickly turned into a spoiled rotten princess! I enjoy bouncing on weird toys, racing around the house, and sleeping on my cozy bed!

  • Dee Dee

    Lead Product Tester, Assistant

    My name is Dee Dee, and I'm a diva! I was born in NC and traveled a thousand miles to my new home after being dumped in a kill shelter. I LOVE playing with toys, stealing mommy's seat, and watching everything my family does. I'm so happy! :-)

  • Gracie

    Benefits Manager, Assistant

    My name is Gracie, and I work as Benefits Manager. I came from the rough streets too, like my sister Angie. I LOVE playing and dragging toys around the house, sleeping on my back, distracting Anne from work, and wrestling with my brother.

  • Benny

    Model, Customer Service

    My name is Benny, and I love toys and lots of noise! I was adopted from the shelter and given a fun home where I can play with toys all day, and cuddle with my family. I am a special needs cat, I have hepatic encephalopathy due to a liver shunt.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2017
Welcome! I know from owning cats, how important it is to spoil them rotten and make sure they're happy every moment of their precious lives!

My cat toys are aimed to please even the fussiest kitty! Each knit toy and felt toy is designed to appeal to the various senses- touch, smell, sight, and even sound (depending on the product). Toys are made with safe, non-toxic materials, and stuffed with organic Catnip and/or Valerian. They're designed to be weird, so weird that cats enjoy dragging them around the house, kicking them like crazy, and just playing with them often!

My cat collars are made from a hand knotted friendship bracelet and durable backing. Each collar comes with a safety breakaway clasp and optional jingle bell. I have many patterns available, please visit our Custom Cat Collar listing!

I also work with natural healing therapies. I offer a variety of healing gemstone charms that can be attached to collars and/or kennels. Please let me know if you need help selecting the right crystal for your pet, or need something that's not currently listed.

Dee Dee and I have teamed up to offer special woven cat blankets on my weaving loom. She loves helping me weave and enjoys turning the lever (usually before I'm ready!). I can custom make any blanket to your kitty's color preferences, please message me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due at the time of sale.

I accept payments from either PayPal or Direct Checkout. Both accept VISA, MasterCard & American Express. You do not need to have an account to use PayPal.

Cancellations should be made within the first few hours after the order is placed. Please contact me if you need to cancel or change your order.
Shipping
I use USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation for all orders. Typical orders ship within 1-2 business days. I use one flat rate on each order, so feel free to add as many items as you'd like!

Upgrades to Expedited Shipping/Priority Mail is available, please select Expedited when you check out.

International Orders will not come with tracking information, and delivery times vary between 1-6 weeks, depending on the country. All Customs charges will be responsibility of the buyer.

If you have any questions about how long your order will take, please message me!
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately due to the uniqueness of each item, I am unable to accept returns. If your cat's toy comes apart with gentle use, please contact me and I will issue a replacement or refund as necessary.
Additional policies and FAQs
GUARANTEES: I do not guarantee any cat toy against eventually being destroyed, since some kitties play harder than others. Gemstone Charms may potentially fall off the collar, depending on the pet's activity. Collars are well made, but some cats are harder on the threads than others, and they may or may not show wear with use.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Yes, I do custom orders! Please send me a message with your ideas, and I'll see if I can get it done for you!

WHOLESALE: Yes, I do offer wholesale on certain items. Please contact me for more information and a pricing list.

More information

Last updated on Jan 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Are Oddball Cat Toys durable?

Yes! These cat toys are designed to withstand normal cat play, unlike most store bought toys. Yarn and felt pieces are carefully selected, not only for their color and pattern, but their durability. All sides and ends are reinforced, because they are the weakest parts of any cat toys.

Some toys have feathers, boas, strings, etc. and I'm concerned for my cat's safety.

While I use safe, non-toxic materials, some cats really enjoy chewing pieces off toys! I am more than happy to leave these extras off of any toy that you'd like to order. If it isn't an option, please send me a note with your order, and I'll get it done!

My cat hates Catnip, Valerian, Bells, etc.

No problem! Again, each cat toy can be customized, so I can leave off any scents or sounds that aren't pleasing to your cat. I should have options in the drop down menus, or you can send me a note with your order.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do wholesale! Only certain cat toys are available for wholesale currently, due to the creation times. I have a list of cat toys and pricing available for wholesalers. Please send me a message!

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I do custom work when possible! Please send me a note with your ideas, and I'll let you know if it can be done!