Cats adore toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest memories with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, jumping, overpowering, and hitting toys around gives cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often ignore the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very simple rule to consider when buying toys for cats: cats love a variety of toys. They like a selection of interactive cat toys that use all of their hunting skills. If you have enough toys, you can rotate your cat's options so they can hunt for a favorite toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Make sure your cats have opportunities to enjoy all of their toys often.
What are the kinds of cat toys? Here are just a few:
Balls and chasers entice your cat to chase with feathers, fun noises, and unusual shapes.
Chew toys are a great choice for cats that like to chew. They also help to keep your cat's breath fresh and their teeth clean.
Interactive and electronic toys bring out the best in your cat's hunting abilities.
Plush and mice toys eventually are treasured toys that can relax and ease your cat when it's time to go into the carrier.
Scratcher posts and mats are a must for all ages of cats, from kitties to older cats.
Teasers and wands are great toys for sharing playtime with your cat.
Tunnels become the hiding places where you can quickly find your cat.
And variety packs help ensure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats like toys that are light and small enough to be swatted without a lot of effort. They also prefer toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can engage with in multiple different ways.
When you are trying to find toys for your cat, you need to make sure they don't have any strings that could be pulled off and ingested. They need to be large enough that your cat won't try to eat them. They need to be made from non-toxic materials. Little button eyes and button noses are cute, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is dangerous for your cat. Cats of all ages can be hurt by toys with sharp points and edges. At Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition, we only offer toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition in Flossmoor, IL. We have an assortment of toys to delight every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.