Cats require relatively low maintenance compared to dogs which need plenty of time and energy for companioning, walking, training, etc.
However, they also do need care and some cats need more care than others. If you have a cat and a 3d printer, try making something for your beloved furry friend. Check these 3d prints below for fun cat toys and useful cat accessories.
1. Castle Waterbowl
This is absolutely epic and incredible! The castle-elevated water bowl was designed for the creator's cat, remixed from an original print and added with a place for a bowl. His cat is sure to feel happy and graceful while drinking. This majestic castle print was modeled on two European castles: Schloss Lichtenstein and Neuschwanstein Castle, both located in Germany. As to the print settings, it contains many parts and requires 15%-18% infill, resolution of 0.2-0.3 mm with no supports or rafts.
2. Elevated Bowls Stand
If the last project is too difficult to make, why not try this one? This elevated stand print is just comprised of three STL files and even needs no glue. Snap the parts together and prepare two bowls in sizes of 10 x 10 cm. In fact, elevated feeding bowls have many benefits for cats. For example, the raised height can reduce strain on pets' necks and stomachs. And the little tilted design makes the food concentrate on the bottom and easier for cats to eat. But the designer didn't talk much about the details of the print settings. Since the model was released recently, no maker has shown the work yet. If interested, don't hesitate to give it a try.
3. Can Food Cutter
Are you worried about your overweight cat? Do you make a weight reduction plan for your cat? Feeding small meals frequently can help cats digest better, as a matter of fact. This can cat food cutter makes it easy to get accurate portions of the food for a healthy diet. The 3D file contains a four, a five and a six portion sized cutters to meet different sized cats. But make sure you're printing with certified food grade filaments, or a food-safe epoxy applied to your print. Because not all 3D filaments are safe for direct contact with food.
4. Geodesic Dome House
Cats will get comfort and security from enclosed spaces. This geodesic dome cave made of filaments, looks stylish and makes cats feel enveloped. If you want to turn it into a real gift for your pets, you should realize that it is not a quick or easy project. Because 129 triangle panels are waiting for you to print one by one, then use 102 zip ties to tighten them together. Hopefully here's a large printer that can release your burden: Anycubic Kobra Max. Both the printing area and printing speed are impressive on the machine. A massive printing area of 450 x 400 x 400 mm to unleash imagination; The maximum printing speed of 180mm/s enables you to feel free to make.
5. Door Handle Stopper
Do you have clever but naughty cats like this designer? If your answer is yes, you may find yourself wondering how to stop cats from opening doors. Some cats love exploring and challenging like hunters. It was always troubling the designer, finally he ended the battle with his cat by 3D printing. What a smart design to stick the printed stopper on the door, which can only be opened by pulling up the handle. However, cats can not do that.
6. Fishing Rod Wand
For cat owners, this interactive cat wand is also a toy for them. When you are casting the fishing rod, you may catch a cat dancing in the air. Both your cat and you need to do some regular exercise. As to print settings, the project seems easy to print with a 0.2mm layer height and 15%-20% infill, coming with detailed assembly instructions.
7. 2-in-1 Roller
The designer created the 2-in-1 toy for his cat (who is humorously called the "ground monster" by its owner). Stick it on the wall corner, table legs and cabinet corners, cats will do self-grooming or self-massaging, due to the bristles of the brush. Put some treats or catnip in it, they will curiously roll it as an intelligence toy to keep them active and entertained.
Want a treat? It would be difficult for kittens. But how it works? The designer made a mechanism inside the food dispenser that was tied to a cat tree tower. Once his cat dragged the rope that would trigger the mechanism, and the treats fell off. If cats are fascinated this toy, it will help cats burn a lot of calories and train their IQ. As to print settings, it requires 0.2mm layer height with no supports. The video below shows you how to make it.
9. Hard Hat
This foreman doesn't seem very happy. The hard hat is a quick print to turn your cat into an adorable foreman. To fit your cat's head, scale the size of the model. And four holes are reserved for you to pass the rope and keep it on the top of the cat firmly. It is highly recommended print it with Anycubic Silk PLA for a silky shiny glow as some makers on the web have already printed this effect, and they look unexpectedly great.
10. Human Hands
Cats love hiding their paws under their stomach, when they are feeling safe and comfortable. This print like human hands does not need to be attached to cats, as long as place it in front of the cat whose paws have temporarily vanished. At first glance, the cat looks creepy, but after a few more glances, it is somewhat elegant, which really makes humans feel contradictory!