Updated July 05, 2020 by Samuel Moyle

The 10 Best Cat Kicker Toys

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Since cats are naturally compelled to claw the bellies of prey with their hind legs, it is better that they have a dedicated target to release this aggression upon rather than use your furniture, shoes or slippers. These kickers are designed to fill this role nicely, and are available in a wide variety of designs to suit all tastes - yours and your cat's - some filled with catnip. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cat kicker toy on Amazon.

10. Hiaddy Plush Interactive Cat Toy

9. Kitty Kick Stix Original

8. Petstages Kitty Kix

7. Twin Critters Beer Lovers

6. Petmate Twisted

5. Twin Critters Organic

4. Senneny Wagging Pillow Pack

2. West Coast Pet Products Refillable

1. Kong Kickeroo

Special Honors

Roar Cats Formerly located in Portland, Oregon, this retailer of all things cat had to move their business online. Fortunately enough, there's nothing their brick and mortar store contained that can't be sold through their easy to navigate website, kickers included. In addition to a large selection of items intended exclusively for felines, they also sell knickknacks for humans, including cat-themed stickers, bags, clothes, and more. roarcats.com

Hauspanther Curated by Kate Benjamin, a cat enthusiast who coauthored a New York Times bestseller with Jackson Galaxy, this online shop offers an extensive collection of quality feline toys and accessories. While most of their options are created by a range of lesser-known companies and designers, the few kickers they have are sold under their own brand name. Each one is relatively inexpensive, filled with organic catnip, and sewn with an interestingly patterned fabric. hauspanther.com

Editor's Notes

July 02, 2020:

Just like scratching posts and litter boxes, kickers are the sort of specialized item that appeal specifically to the feline population. While not every cat toy will entice every cat, even those loaded with catnip, a kicker should please your furry companion as much as cardboard boxes and paper bags, especially if scented with stimulating herbs.

Please note that the Petstages Kitty Kix and Kitty Kick Stix Original contain small bells. As such, we would advise you to monitor your cats play when using them. Of course, we would argue that this is the case with many cat toys, and accordingly advise you to remain ever vigilant.

Moving on, every model on the list is made with some sort of stitching which risks being undone. As all good pet owners know, swallowing strings can devastate animals’ health and even result in death, so please be sure to inspect toys often for any loose ends.

Finally, although it might go without saying, be sure to unplug powered models like the Senneny Wagging Pillow Pack before your cats play with them. If they chew through its cord while its charging, they might get electrocuted.


Samuel Moyle
Last updated on July 05, 2020 by Samuel Moyle

Samuel Johnson Moyle is a writer residing in Portland, Oregon, with his artist wife and two jobless cats. In addition to researching for Ezvid Wiki, he assists students in Portland State University’s writing center, teaches college courses such as 222 Research Writing and 323 Writing as a Critical Inquiry, and does every front-of-house job imaginable at Portland’s most popular restaurant, where he has worked for over ten years. He earned his bachelor and TESOL certification at Portland State before heading to Tokyo to teach ESL and later returned to his alma mater to earn his master’s in English as a fully funded graduate assistant. His range of job and life experiences grant him expertise in categories including camping, outdoors, pets, furniture, and more.


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