Cats love toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest memories with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, jumping, overpowering, and hitting toys around gives cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often ignore the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very basic rule to keep in mind when getting toys for cats: cats love a variety of toys. They like an assortment of interactive cat toys that use all of their hunting skills. If you have plenty of toys, you can rotate your cat's options so they can search for a beloved toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away permanently. Make sure your cats have opportunities to play with all of their toys regularly.
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 abilities.
Plush and mice toys end up being beloved 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 more mature cats.
Teasers and wands are wonderful toys for sharing playtime with your cat.
Tunnels become the hiding places where you can quickly find your cat.
And variety packs help make sure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats prefer toys that are light and small enough to be knocked without a lot of effort. They also like toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can engage with in multiple different ways.
When you are trying to find toys for your cat, you need to make sure they don't 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 need to be made from non-toxic materials. Small button eyes and button noses are cute, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is dangerous for your cat. Cats of all ages can be injured by toys with sharp points and edges. At Pet Pantry & Dog Wash, we only provide 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.