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The Toys Cats Will Love

Written By: Teri Champigny - Sep• 07•11


The Toys Cats Will Love

It’s really not hard to think what toys cats will love. All you have to do is just watch a cat or kitten at play and you will know. Cats can be fickle creatures, but a good time can be found with almost any toy.

Cat And A Ball Of Yarn

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 are like children, they go through stages and sometimes need age appropriate toys. They can get bored very easily. Some suggestions for toys include the 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 bit their toys. Let us look at the toys listed above. A cat tower is a great way to teach you 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 answer to your question is, the more levels they have the more fun and enjoyment they will receive out of 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 as well as going through little tunnels up to the next level. If you have two cats you will have fun watching them give chase to 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 the multi colored fur and long tails. These mice come in twelve packs or three packs, and believe me if they are anything like most little kitties they will tear them apart. Cloth mice are typically second during playtime. If you find your kitty to be 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 more rowdy, 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 everyday because it can have adverse affects to their behavior. They can start to depend on it and have mood swings.

The best toy may just be your old stuffed animal lying around the house. There is nothing more amusing than watching your kitty bring you 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 the above question you do not have to go to great expense to entertain your cat, however to spend a little bit on toys to keep your kitty from getting bored is not to much of a hardship. 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 the favorite toy of your pet or they may find other ways to entertain themselves that you do not find amusing.

So all in all the toys cats will love is just about anything that will move, wiggle, slither or run. Cats may be fickle but not so much that they don’t enjoy even just a piece of string that you dangle from your fingers.

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