We call these cat toys “spiked hairballs” for their catnip scent, although they are much more fun for your cat than the traditional hairball. They are lightweight and have a slight bounce, just right for a cat to bat around on a smooth surface. The balls are made completely from felted wool (from either sheep or llama) in natural colors. Place these balls in a small mesh bag (or a sock) if you want to wash and/or dry them in the machine. Washing, particularly in hot, will further felt the ball reducing its size somewhat and making it more dense. Cats don’t seem to care about this. Machine washing and drying may extend the life of the ball if you have a cat that likes to tear toys apart. The balls measure 1.75 inches and come with catnip in a compostable plastic bag. We will happily choose a color for you, but feel free to let us know your color preferences in the comments box at checkout. Made in Vermont.
Materials: Wool in natural sheep and llama colors & organic catnip
- Made from domestic wool (the medium brown is from our own llama!)
- Cats love the texture and smell
- No bleaches, dyes, or other synthetics
Note to composters: Wool takes longer to break donw than other substances, but has a high nutrient content when it does.