Cat Toy Essentials
Cats are natural hunters that spend the majority of their waking hours hunting and grooming. In a domestic environment, our little carnivores can easily become spoilt and lazy, and this can cause boredom and weight-gain.
For kittens, creating positive and regular play sessions will help prevent biting, scratching and waking you up in the middle of the night.
Below are 5 essential toys that will enrich your cats life, prevent obesity and help save your furniture:
1. Teaser Toys
Teasers are a great way for you to get personally involved in play time. These toys are a MUST for households with children, as they will prevent the desire to use hands and feat as play-things for the cat.
Teaser toys can be used at any time of day, and are almost irristable to your cat! Use these to your advantage; like tiring your cat out before bed time, or to distract them from something scarey (like a thunderstorm).
2. Food Dispensers
These toys are purrfect for filling with your kitty's favourite treats, or to slow-feed them their lunch! This is a great way to enrich your cat's natural instinct to hunt - but in a safe manor! Watch your chase and bat around a treat-ball for a feed.
Food toys are ideal for fat cats, lazy cats, or kittens that need an extra feed while you aren't home.
When cats chase their prey, they will sit in a hiding spot for hours waiting for the perfect meal to scurry by. Cats love hiding in small spaces, it's a natural instinct and is extremely rewarding for them.
Hiding places like tunnels can also offer as a play-thing when 2am zoomies occur!
Tiny springs, balls, crinkly toys and fluffy mice are the most popular toys for cats. You might notice your cat fully chasing a toy around one tiny toy for hours, then later carrying it around like a prize. Kittens and cats are extremely rewarded by their 'kills' which you might notice when they drop a toy mouse at your feat.
These toys often find there way under the couch and are 'lost forever', so grab them in bulk to future-proof your cat's play time.
5. Cat Trees
Or called Scratching Posts; cats are agile creatures and you might find their climbing habits a little annoying. Providing your cat with a high place to veg-out can help prevent all sorts of climbing-related incidents! Cat trees are generally made of prime-scratching material which will keep your cats nails healthy, and save your new leather couch.
No matter what kind of cat you have, Pet City have got you covered with 100+ toys and scratchers to choose from.