oddballcattoys

Unique Cat Toys, Collar Charms, Breakaway Cat Collars

Rapid City, South Dakota 2985 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (974)

oddballcattoys

Unique Cat Toys, Collar Charms, Breakaway Cat Collars

Rapid City, South Dakota | 2985 Sales

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Anne Springer

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Anne Springer

Announcement    Welcome to our cat toy paradise! We are THE favorite shop for innovative toys designed by cats, for cats! We offer a colorful variety of handmade cat toys, pet collar charms, crystal charms and breakaway cat collars!

We also offer OPTIONAL potent Herb options- Catnip, Valerian, Silvervine- as well as Jingle Bells. NOTE: Only our felt cat toys contain actual stuffing; the rest of our toys are herbal infused and will include a packet of fresh herbs with your purchase!

--> We only charge ONCE for shipping, because we appreciate multiple item orders <--

Our goal is to entice even the fussiest cat to play, because play is essential to every cat's well being and happiness! We've been very successful, our 5 star feedback is glowing with happy cat reviews!

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Who are we? We are a team of four fun loving cats and our creative cat slave. She works hard to put together working designs from our strange play ideas. Please check out our ABOUT US page for more information and photos of our star staff!

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If you've come to our shop and see the item marked as unavailable, check out our website or send us a message!

Visit our official website at http://oddballcattoys.weebly.com.
Our official Etsy Shop is http://oddballcattoys.etsy.com.
Please visit my other Etsy shop at http://spiritgemdesigns.etsy.com for Gem Trees & Tree of Life Suncatchers!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2019

Welcome to our cat toy paradise! We are THE favorite shop for innovative toys designed by cats, for cats! We offer a colorful variety of handmade cat toys, pet collar charms, crystal charms and breakaway cat collars!

We also offer OPTIONAL potent Herb options- Catnip, Valerian, Silvervine- as well as Jingle Bells. NOTE: Only our felt cat toys contain actual stuffing; the rest of our toys are herbal infused and will include a packet of fresh herbs with your purchase!

--> We only charge ONCE for shipping, because we appreciate multiple item orders <--

Our goal is to entice even the fussiest cat to play, because play is essential to every cat's well being and happiness! We've been very successful, our 5 star feedback is glowing with happy cat reviews!

***

Who are we? We are a team of four fun loving cats and our creative cat slave. She works hard to put together working designs from our strange play ideas. Please check out our ABOUT US page for more information and photos of our star staff!

***

If you've come to our shop and see the item marked as unavailable, check out our website or send us a message!

Visit our official website at http://oddballcattoys.weebly.com.
Our official Etsy Shop is http://oddballcattoys.etsy.com.
Please visit my other Etsy shop at http://spiritgemdesigns.etsy.com for Gem Trees & Tree of Life Suncatchers!

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Updates

Brand new Softy Puffs Cat Toys! These are made with a purrfectly soft colorful yarn that your cat will really enjoy pouncing on! heart_eyes_cat
In the coming weeks, we will be adding additional wand teaser toy colors! They've proven to be the cats MEOW! with both indoor and outdoor cats. Have you tried one with your kitty yet?
We have a special guest kitty helping us with Oddball toys this summer! Meet Vern, the special needs community cat! Isn't he an adorable meowdel? Learn more about him on our social media pages @oddballcattoys!
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About oddballcattoys

Sales 2,985
On Etsy since 2013

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, Creator, 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, Meowdel, 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.

  • Vern

    Meowdel

    Vern is a special needs community cat that adopted us as his family! It took time, and food, to earn his trust. He enjoys walking Dee Dee outside on a leash, attacking our weird cat toys, and yelling at me to fluff his food!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2019
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!

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

Since cats can be quite fashionable, we offer a special line of cat collars! Some are hand knotted friendship bracelets, and others are from grosgrain ribbon. The majority are securely attached to a piece of durable nylon, and finished off with a safety breakaway clasp.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
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, but sometimes may require a day or two longer depending on our order queue.

I use a flat rate price for 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!
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.

I also do not guarantee always using the colors as pictured, such as eyes and ears on each toy. They may differ depending on the colors I have on hand and my artistic ability.

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:

At this time, we do not offer wholesale on our cat toys.
Privacy
We do not collect or use your information in any way. All payments are handled by Etsy Payments only.

More information

Last updated on Jul 23, 2019
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

We currently are not offering wholesale opportunities, but hopefully we are able to in the near future!

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!

What is Valerian? What is Silvervine?

They are all safe forms of Catnip! Cats normally react more strongly to these versus the standard Catnip. PLEASE NOTE that Valerian has a trademark light "dirty feet" smell when its fresh and potent. The smell stays with the toy however, and will not stink up your home! Valerian is OPTIONAL. Silvervine has a strong Catnip scent.