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How To Choose The Right Toys For Your Cat

Updated: Feb 13

Is your cat getting a little bit bored of the same old toys? Are you looking for some new ideas to keep your feline friend entertained?


Fear not, for we are here to help. In this blog post, we will be discussing how to choose the right toys for your cat.


So, whether you are looking for something to keep them amused for a few minutes or hours, read on for our top tips.


Don't Buy The Best Sellers Without Consulting The Cat


If something is advertised as the best cat toy, it doesn't necessarily mean that your cat will love it!


Cats, like people, have different personalities and preferences. So, watch your cat's reaction to different objects.


Is your cat spending hours with their old mouse toys? Some cats will only sniff them and walk by them like it's nothing!


Note which toys your cat loves and double-down on that instead!


Consider Safety


Whichever toy you choose, check the safety. Pick toys without small glued parts, as those can fall off, and the cat might swallow them and get sick.


For interactive toys, check how sturdy the mechanism and strings are. Inspect every toy for detachable parts.


Sometimes, you might need to put a few extra bucks in to get a safe and durable cat toy.


It will pay off in the long run, and the safety of your fluffy friend should never be compromised!


Include Various Toys


We can classify all cat toys into toys for solo playtime and interactive toys.


You need to provide both types of toys for the cat to boost independent playing to keep the cat engaged and active when you two are together!


Remember, diversity is important, even when it comes to cat toys!


Size


Interestingly, cats stay away from large-sized toys. They are really scared of them, but they certainly don't enjoy playing with large balls like dogs!


When choosing the appropriate cat toy, choose smaller and lighter items.


That way, the cat can easily move the toy around, chase it, and have a good time playing with it!


Remember, cats lose interest soon. If you get them a toy that requires too much effort to move, they will give up and take a nap instead!


Sound-Making Toys


Toys that make sudden squeaking noises can scare your cat!

The same applies to motorized toys. Your cat has exceptional hearing, so it is sensitive to sudden and loud noise.


Start with simple toys that make no sounds, and slowly introduce squeaky mice to see the reaction.


Some cats will love it, but most of them will get scared and stay away from the toy!


Catnip Toys


Catnip toys are an excellent way to spice occasional play sessions with your cat! You can find various toys with catnip, refillable toys, catnip-filled mice, or simple pouches.


Also, if the cat lost interest in toys, adding a catnip will help renew it and start appreciating the toys again!


Switch the Toys


Buying new toys is a nice way to keep the cat playful. Though sometimes, the boredom with current toys might be just temporary.


If you bring the old toys after a while, the cat might get excited about them again! Therefore, you don't have to spend more money on toys!


Texture Matters


Choose toys with different textures until you learn the textures preferences of your cat.

Some four-legged kitties might enjoy soft toys, while others will prefer fuzzy or leather ones.


Luckily, the cat toy market is huge, and you can find everything from rubber, and plastic toys to crinkly toys covered with leather!


Also, cat texture preferences aren't uniform.


Some cats will prefer sleeping on flat surfaces but will hate flat toys for playing!

Watch the cat's behaviour and get new toys accordingly!


To Wrap It Up


We hope that you've found this post to be helpful in your quest for the best toy for your furry friend.


As always, stay tuned for more blog posts that will help you develop a better relationship with your cat!



 

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