The 10 Best Cat Laser Toys

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Felines can be as finicky about entertainment as they are about food, but it's pretty much impossible for them to resist chasing a beam of light. The cat laser toys featured here come in a range of shapes and sizes, so you can find the "purrfect" match for your home and lifestyle. For safety reasons, they should never be pointed at the eyes or left operating around unattended children. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Petcube Play 2

2. Runfish Chase Pen

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3. PetDroid Boltz Smart Self

Editor's Notes

May 02, 2020:

Cats have a very high prey drive, so they can be tough to entertain unless you provide them with a toy that is constantly moving and changing directions, like the laser toys on this list. While some, like the pocket-sized Runfish Chase Pen and M JJYPet Rechargeable, may require you to be an active participant the whole time, most of the rest should keep your cat interested and active without requiring any more participation from you than simply pressing a button. The Petnf 2 in 1, Friends Forever Interactive, SereneLife Smart Pet SLCTLA40, PetSafe Zoom, and PetMuscle Interactive 360° are all such models. After turning them on, they will continue to operate autonomously for anywhere from five to 20 minutes depending on the model, so you can walk away and focus on other things while your kitty uses up some of that pent up energy.

If you want to provide your cat with a way to play without any involvement from you whatsoever, we have found options that don't even require you to perform the simple act of pressing a button. The Petcube Play 2 and PetDroid Boltz Smart Self both feature a motion-activation mode, so any time your cat walks by them, they will turn themselves on. The Petcube Play 2 also doubles as an interactive pet camera, allowing you to check on your cat or dog from anywhere using the associated app on your smartphone, and even speak to them via its two-way audio communication. Plus, you can control the laser pattern through app, so if you are so inclined, you could bust out a quick play session with your feline friend from the office.

Rather than a motion sensor, the PetDroid Boltz JS-1-S allows you to set it so that it turns on automatically every three hours, which can be a great way to give your cat a few play sessions while you are at work, without having to worry about them running the laser continuously and completely draining the batteries.

Special Honors

Safety of Pocket Lasers While some people may worry about the risks involved with pocket lasers, they are generally considered safe, although there are certain tips that should be followed, whether using a handheld one of letting your cat play with an automated one. This website contains a wealth of information for anyone who has, or is considering buying, a laser pointer.

4. PetDroid Boltz JS-1-S

5. Petnf 2 in 1

6. Friends Forever Interactive

7. M JJYPet Rechargeable

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8. SereneLife Smart Pet SLCTLA40

9. PetSafe Zoom

10. PetMuscle Interactive 360°

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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