Cats love toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest times with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, pouncing, overpowering, and hitting toys around offers cats and their people tons of joy - so why do cats so often dismiss the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very practical rule to remember when buying toys for cats: cats want a variety of toys. They like a variety of interactive cat toys that use each of their hunting skills. If you have enough toys, you can rotate your cat's options so they can search for a preferred toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away permanently. Ensure that your cats have opportunities to play with all of their toys frequently.
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 unique shapes.
Chew toys are a great choice for cats that enjoy 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 skills.
Plush and mice toys eventually are treasured toys that can calm 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 kittens to more mature cats.
Teasers and wands are terrific toys for sharing playtime with your cat.
Tunnels become the hiding places where you can easily find your cat.
And variety packs help make sure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats like toys that are light and small enough to be smacked without a lot of effort. They also like toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can interact with in several different ways.
When you are searching for toys for your cat, you need to be sure they do not 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 must be made from non-toxic materials. Little button eyes and button noses are cute, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is risky for your cat. Cats of all ages can be harmed by toys with sharp points and edges. At Dog Day Afternoon, we only provide toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville, IL. We have an assortment of toys to thrill every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.