Believe it or not, not all pets are content with run of the mill gifts. Some dogs, especially small ones, will not play with toys or chew on regular bones. Cats may ignore a toy mouse purchased from the pet store. Even birds can be picky and some very loudly voice their disdain for a new toy. Here are some creative gifts for pets that are very particular.
Idea 1: If you have a small dog that is intimidated by large rawhide bones, look for miniature versions. Treat-sized bones with soft centers should be well-received. Thin rawhide sticks are also suitable because the pooch can wrap its paws around the chew toy.
Idea 2: When cats have no interest in toys, add some catnip to them. A container of catnip spray sells for about $3 and can be used on toys, scratchers, and even the kitty condo. Cats will take more interest in playthings treated with this natural herb.
Idea 3: A talking treat ball allows dog owners to interact with their pooches during playtime. Dog treats are stored inside the ball and the dog must figure out how to remove them. The pet owner can record a message that plays whenever the ball is bumped. Dogs receive encouragement from their owners while hard at work performing treat removal.
Idea 4: The Critter Cruiser is designed for gerbils and hamsters. Put one of the four-footed friends into this traditional hamster wheel-turned-car and watch it zoom around the floor. A Run-About Hamtrac for racing is sold separately and the toy can be set to remain stationary or the wheel can be used separately from the Cruiser.
Idea 5: If your bird is bored with flying, buy it a pair of roller skates. Each skate features a small perch and bird owners can teach their pets to move one foot in front of the other to skate around the room.