When it comes to creating the perfect cat toy, thinking outside the box isn’t always your best bet. Cardboard can be a cat’s best friend, but it’s not exactly the most attractive option.
Cats are natural hunters and love to pounce and dart at flashy or moving objects. Get them going and they’ll play for hours. It’s just a matter of gaining their attention. When a cat isn’t interested in a toy, there’s likely little you can do to change that.
From flying feathers, to comfy caves, laser pointers to catnip critters, there are a lot of toys our finicky felines will either love or hate. No matter your method, it’s important to take time out of every day to play with your pet cat.
“Toys and regular playtime are part of providing your cat with a stimulating environment, which makes for a happy and healthy cat,” according to the Humane Society of the United States. “Play gives them an outlet for their energy, mental and physical stimulation, the opportunity to satisfy their instinctual hunting drive and a chance to bond with you.”
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