10 Catnip Toys That Look Good Enough to Eat

Catnip might be a treat for cats, but it's quickly becoming an indulgence for their owners, too. Almost anything you can think of comes in...

 |  Mar 6th 2012  |   4 Contributions


Catnip might be a treat for cats, but it's quickly becoming an indulgence for their owners, too. Almost anything you can think of comes in catnip form these days — but my favorite new trend targets the foodies, who want their cats to play with toys that could conceivably taste as yummy as they look.

Whether you or your cat love junk food, sushi, or even alcohol, there's a realistic-looking 'nip toy out there that looks like it came straight out of the kitchen — and I don't just mean from underneath the stove!

1. Chocolate Banana Cake

Real chocolate is bad for kitties, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy it in catnip form!

Nomnomnomcake

My mouth waters just thinking about this indulgent slice of cakey catnip, complete with chocolate logs and whipped topping. Heck, it even comes packaged in a little pink-and-brown-striped box, making it the purrfect gift to bring to your next kitty-cat birthday bash!

2. Bacon and Eggs
Does your cat jealously glare at you in the morning as you scarf down your bacon and eggs? Well, tell her to give the stinkeye a rest, because now she can pull up a seat to her very own breakfast plate, featuring two eggs with a crispy slice of sweet, delicious-looking bacon.

Breakfast time!

The best part is that in addition to being supercute, it has 100 percent fewer fat and calories than the real thing.

3. BLT Sandwich
Once breakfast is over, it's time to start thinking about lunch ...

Sandwich. Bacon. That is all.

Thick slices of bread, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and ripe tomato: Yep, this is a classic BLT, but in catnip form! This is one sandwich you definitely won't find on the menu at your local greasy spoon, unless it's run by a clowder of cats.

4. Pizza
Cats love pizza because it's covered in cheesy goodness and comes in a warm box they can sit on, but there's a better way for them to get their fix than trying to snag a piece of your pie.

Delicious, and comes in a warm box, too.

Toss 'em a slice or two of this screen-printed pizza, topped with the works — it's always guaranteed to be fresh, and you'll never be stuck with any leftovers!

5. Sushi
Choose your own deluxe array of knit catnip sushi with options including salmon and avocado maki, and a good ol'-fashioned California roll.

Can you teach your cat to use chopsticks?

Your cat just might have as much fun playing with it as you have picking it out!

6. Chicken Legs
Southern-fried chicken legs? Don't mind if I do!

Mmmm, fried chicken.

These unexpectedly lovely-looking wings are handcrafted from felted Peruvian highland wool, and are purrfect for tossing, kicking, and nomming away.

7. Doughnuts
These are for the cat with a serious sweet tooth: If one catnip dessert isn't enough, why not try twelve?

Homer Simpson might be tempted.

Nekonook has its own "Donut of the Month" club, and will send your kitty a year's worth of crocheted donuts themed to every holiday and season. Does the company have one for humans, too?

8. Hash Brown
This crispy potato hash brown might look yummy enough to eat, but it's actually the Cadillac of cat toys — a unique, handcrafted piece of catnip art that even has its own removable fleece sleeve!

Soft, hot potatoey catnip goodness.

9. Wine
After a long day spent napping in sunbeams, sometimes your kitty needs something to help take the edge off.

A suave little Burgundy? Don't mind if I do.

One rub against a glass of catnip wine should be enough to do the trick — or if they prefer their libations a little less refined — there's a beer mug variety, too!

10. Cheeseburger and Fries
What good would any cat-food-related list be if it left out the most highly coveted human food of all, the cheeseburger?

Here's a meal to make your cat happy.

Your kitty can haz a burger and fries that will leave you both as happy as the smiling faces on this anthropomorphic, catnip-filled value meal.

About the Author: Stephanie Harwin is the founder of Catsparella.com, an award-winning cat culture blog dedicated to her passion for finding and sharing all of the coolest cat-related content online. Read more about her here.

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