Cats and kittens spend most of their time sleeping. They are not very active during the day but at night they seem to be more alert. What can cat owners do to help their cats become more active?
Cat owners can help their cats become more active by encouraging them through play. Cat owners need to participate in the play process in order to get their cat or kitten interested.
There are a lot of cat toys out on the market that will entertain any cat or kitten. Here are 4 cat toys for you to consider.
1. Balls – these can keep a cat or kitten entertained for a while. They love to watch the balls roll around on the ground. Balls can be played with on carpet or any other flooring. The best place for a cat or kitten to play with balls is the kitchen or any room that doesn’t have carpet. Carpet slows the ball down where as on other hard flooring the balls can roll really fast which can excite the cat or kitten. Balls are inexpensive compared to some other cat toys. Balls come in a variety of ways including with bells in them. Cats and kittens will learn to play by themselves and balls will help with this process.
2. Toys that are on sale – there is nothing wrong with buying cat toys that are on sale or that you get from a discount store. Your cat or kitten will not know the difference. They will play with the toys regardless of how much they cost. Cat toys that are on sale are just as good as expensive toys. There is no need to waste money on expensive toys when your cat or kitten will be just as happy with inexpensive toys.
3. Wand Toys – these toys help your cat or kitten use it’s hunting and stalking instincts. All cats have these instincts and it’s good for them to be used. Cats and kittens love these wand toys. They like to pounce on them, run after them and even carry them around in their mouths. The wand toy is nothing more then a heavy duty thin stick that has a twine like string attached to it. Attached to the twine is feathers or other lightweight material that would resemble a small animal or bird. These wand toys are worth the money you will spend on them. Your cat or kitten will get a lot of exercise and you will also be spending quality time with them. It’s a wonderful interactive toy.
4. Handmade cat toys – these are toys that you can make from items around your house. Cats and kittens like to play with the simplest things. There won’t be a lot of money out of your pocket for handmade toys. Some simple toys you can make are: catnip toys made out of scrap fabric, old socks filled with stuffing and catnip and a cardboard box with holes cut in it. If you don’t want to make the cat toys then you can always go online and purchase them through sellers on eBay and etsy.com. The prices for handmade cat toys is very inexpensive and your cat or kitten will love them.
These are just some of the cat toys that are available to any cat owners. Doing research and checking out the cat toys online will help you decide which toys are right for your cat or kitten.
Spending time with our cat or kitten is the most important thing we can do. The interaction between a cat and it’s owner will help the cat get the exercise it needs and this will last a lifetime.