The wand Pusur got for Christmas broke the second day, so I wanted to repair it. But before I got that far, I picked up a ribbon from a gift wrapping and attached that to the wand. Worked really well.
One wand (mine is 20 inches long and plastic, but can be other materials)
One silk ribbon. Mine is red, 1.5 cm in width and 33 inches long as it hangs off the end of the wand
Duct tape to secure the ribbon
The wand with the ribbon works very much like the cat charmer. The cat charmer is better (multicolor striped fleece, ultra light), but this is much better than any DIY wand I’ve tried before (sisal rope). What is better about the DIY wand is that it’s sturdy (Pusur has almost chewed off the end of the cat charmer ribbon), and you can replace the ribbon if your cat is the destructive sort.
So, where do you get the wand? Maybe you have a broken cat toy? If you don’t, look for branches off bushes or trees that work. I’ve had one I cut off a lilac bush for quite a while. They’re easier to skin during spring. If you have ideas for other ways to get wands, DIY, please let me know.
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