What toys to choose for a cat? And what to consider when choosing toys?
If a cat feels well, she loves to play. In addition, the game is one of the best ways to make friends with the purr. What kind of toys is better to choose for a cat to give your pet pleasure?
In the photo: a kitten is playing with a toy. Photo: maxpixel.net
What do cats play?
Pet stores offer a huge assortment of cat toys. These are “mice”, and bells, and fur balls, and hanging objects. And how purrs like to drive around the house a soft toy filled with catnip!
Another version of cat toys is “teasers”: a short fishing rod with an attached ball or feather. You can lightly wave the "teaser" in front of the kitten, and then pull your hand away so that the "prey" eludes. Most likely, your furry “predator” will be happy to join the chase.
There are intellectual toys that give the cat the opportunity to solve the puzzle in order to get to the ball or pieces of goodies.
However, toys can be made with your own hands.
For example, a cat twisted from a paper ball will willingly drive around the room, drive it under the sofa and try to fish out from there. However, you can’t make such balls from foil or plastic film - it is dangerous for the life of your pet.
In the doorway on a rubber band you can hang a soft toy.
And from cardboard boxes you can create a whole game town by connecting the “premises” with tunnels and installing them at different levels.Of course, if space in the house allows.
What to consider when offering a cat toys?
- Make sure the toy is large enough so that the cat cannot swallow it.
- It is important that the cat has several different toys to choose from at the same time.
- Periodically remove one or more toys and replace them with new ones. After some time, hidden toys can again be offered to the cat. So she will keep interest in them.
- The catnip stuffing inside the toys requires periodic replacement - in this case, the toy will remain attractive to the purr.