The Toys Cats Will Love

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Here is some advice I shared with a family this week.

I hope you find it helpful.

The Toys Cats Will Love

Do you walk through the pet store, see the many toys available for your cat, and wonder if the expense will be worth it? Cats can be fickle creatures, but a good time can be found with almost any toy. Cats are like children. They go through stages and sometimes need age-appropriate toys and quickly get bored. Some suggestions for toys include cat towers, stuffed mice, small amounts of catnip, stuffed animals, ribbons, and plastic balls.

From an early age, kittens learn to pick up things in their mouths. It is an instinct, just like using their claws. When a cat plays, they like to grab and bite their toys. Let us look at the toys listed above. A cat tower is a great way to teach your cat where it is appropriate to climb. It will keep them off the blinds or curtains while giving them hours of fun.

There are many styles of cat towers, from the two-story towers to the ones rising to the ceiling. The more levels they have, the more fun and enjoyment they will receive from a cat tower. A cat will use the tower for play as well as sleep. They like to bat at ropes and other items dangling off the tower and going through tiny tunnels up to the next level.

 If you have two cats, you will have fun watching them chase the top, often trying to knock the other off. A cat tower can be practical because they will scratch at it rather than your couch.

Stuffed mice are also important to any kitty’s playtime. Not all mice are the same; most cats prefer the small leather mice with multi-colored fur and long tails. These mice come in twelve-packs or three packs, and believe me, if they are anything like my kitty, they will tear them apart. Cloth mice are typically second during playtime. If you find your kitty uninterested in mice, you might want to check the type of mouse you have bought them.

Catnip toys are very popular. Catnip will cause your cat to be rowdier, which can be a plus because they wear down faster. Catnip before bedtime is a great way to get your cat to sleep for quite a while and leave you to slumber.

Catnip should be given out sparingly. You do not want to give your cat catnip every day because it can adversely affect their behavior. They can start to depend on it and have mood swings.

I have found the best toy may be your old stuffed animal lying around the house. My kitty, Muffie, will bring me a stuffed animal when she is ready to play, and she has stuffed animals in her toy basket. There is nothing more amusing than watching my kitty bring me a stuffed animal bigger than she is and proceeds to toss it in the air and pounce. 

Cats like the feel of certain things in their mouths. That is why they chew on paper, plastic, and even your blankets. The feel of the material in their mouths allows them to clean their teeth or, when they are teething, help reduce the pain. The stuffed animal can work in much the same way and keep them away from harmful products.

To answer my above question, you do not have to go to great expense to entertain your cat; however, when you spend a little on toys, you keep your kitty from getting bored. You may even decide to hide a few toys and reintroduce them after a few months to keep from purchasing new ones all the time. Just make sure it is not your pet’s favorite toy, or they may find other ways to entertain themselves that you do not find amusing.

Thank you for stopping by the Café. Would you mind sharing this information with someone who could benefit from it if you found this helpful? Please also feel free to buy me a cup of coffee.

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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