GET SOME FUN CAT TOYS!
Cats are curious by nature, enjoy using their instincts to hunt and stalk and are very playful. They will often occupy themselves, but if you do not provide them with toys, then they can use household furniture and other items to do so. So, what are the best toys to get your cat?
While there is no do and don’t with cat toys, there are some ideas to use as a guide to get the best toys for your cat. For example, think about their size and the size of the toys; if you have a kitten, then small bells or other small toys can be a bad idea for a choking hazard. Likewise, if the toy has small pieces that could slacken and cause problems, it is a bit like the thinking you would have for a small child.
Interactive toys for indoor cats are a good option for adult cats and can also help if the cat comes to you with behavior problems. If your cat has aggression issues, they can take it out on a toy rather than a person or another pet at home. If the cat is depressed, they are more likely to come around when a new toy catches their attention. And if the cat is shy, a toy is a good way to win them over.
Another absolute guarantee with cats is that if you pass a ball across the room, at some point they will chase it. So, a great first toy is always a ball and there is a lot to choose from. Look for those with large holes so that the cat can hook them with their claws or hairy ones that they can grasp with their teeth.
One of the favorite eternal toys for cats is the fluffy mouse. This highlights their hunting instincts and it will be great to chase around the floor and carry around the house. If they have tails in them, do not be surprised to see that the cat lifts the toy by the tail and throws it around the room to have an excuse to pounce on it. This is copying their behavior in the wild where they often play with their prey before killing it.
Feathers are another hit with cats as this stimulates their instincts to catch and kill birds. Toys like bunches of feathers on a stick are a great way to play with your cat while keeping your hands out of the way and avoiding accidental scratches.
Similarly, a fishing toy is good run, attached to a rope reel that you can pull for the cat and then reel back into you, allowing them to chase it. If the cat enjoys catnip, then a toy infused with herbs will be an additional blow and will encourage an even more vigorous game.