Cat Toys?!

If you are the new owner of a kitty, whatever age they are, you know that they are natural hunters and need mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy. What are the best toys to keep them busy and engaged?

  1. Interactive Wand Toys: Wand toys with feathers, bells, or other enticing attachments mimic prey and can engage your cat in active play. Feathers attached to sticks or strings can mimic birds and provide an opportunity for your cat to engage in stalking and pouncing behaviors.
  1. Balls: Small, lightweight balls made of materials like plastic or foam are great for batting around and chasing. Some have bells inside for added appeal.
  1. Catnip Toys: Many cats are attracted to catnip, and toys filled with catnip can provide hours of entertainment. These toys come in various shapes and sizes. Some cats enjoy carrying them around and plush toys that resemble small prey animals.
  1. Interactive Puzzle Feeders: These toys can stimulate your cats problem-solving abilities while dispensing treats or kibble. Cats have to work to get the food out, which keeps them mentally engaged.
  1. Tunnels: Cats love to hide and pounce, and tunnels provide an excellent environment for these activities. They can also be a fun place for your cat to rest or play.
  1. Electronic Toys: Some electronic toys mimic the movement of small animals, like mice or birds, and can keep your cat engaged even when you’re not around.

Remember to rotate your cat’s toys regularly to keep them from getting bored. Not all cats have the same preferences, so it may take some trial and error to discover which toys your cat enjoys the most. Don’t forget the obvious best toy is a playmate—this is why it’s suggested to adopt a pair of kittens instead of just one!

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