Cats are captivated by toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest moments with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, jumping, overpowering, and hitting toys around provides cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often overlook the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very straightforward rule to remember when buying toys for cats: cats love a variety of toys. They like a selection 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 hunt for a beloved toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Ensure your cats have opportunities to play with 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 peculiar shapes.
Chew toys are a great choice for cats that love 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 become cherished 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 kittens to older cats.
Teasers and wands are terrific 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 favor 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 looking for toys for your cat, you need to make 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. Small button eyes and button noses are adorable, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is risky for your cat. Cats of all ages can be injured by toys with sharp points and edges. At Pet Pantry & Dog Wash, we only offer toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Pet Pantry & Dog Wash in Colorado Springs, CO. We have a wide selection of toys to thrill every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.