Cats love to be entertained, and they love feathers. But the claw factor makes it dangerous to simply hold a feather in front of a cat. The solution is to separate yourself from the sharp end of the kitty by putting the feather, or feathers, on a string on a stick. Yes, it's been done before and you can buy such things anywhere, but it's super simple and it costs next to nothing to build one yourself! So when you see Daphne, an 8-year old purebred American Shorthair cat, playing with a feather toy, you'll definitely want to treat your fluffy pet with such a toy!