Contrary to popular belief, cats need exercise! Remember, domesticated cats are descendants of the big cats of the wild and they still possess that instinct to hunt! Providing your cat with some interesting toys will give him some much needed exercise as well as a brain boost. Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise. So, now you might be thinking “Ok, so what are the best toys?” I’m glad you asked! Keep reading to learn about some toys that are sure to keep your kitty on his toes!
- Cat Dancer, anyone? This toy will literally have your cat leaping through the air! Bright colored fleece on a stick – it’s really that simple! And you thought your cat was finicky. He’s really not that high maintenance after all. Whether you dangle it in the air or drag it across the floor, this toy will bring out the curiosity in your cat. However, you know what curiosity can do to a cat so never leave your cat unattended with his toys, ok?
- How about a laser pointer? Who knew a simple beam of light could be so much fun? A laser beam can literally provide hours of exercise for your cat and you will get quite a kick out the interaction as well. Cats love laser pointers and so do their humans. The FroliCat BOLT Interactive Laser Pet Toy puts a unique spin on this popular cat toy. You can turn the device on and set it down. Great for the lazy, or busy cat owner!
- Crinkle, Crinkle, Crinkle. Crinkle balls have been around forever. The sound of the crinkle ball makes will pique your cat’s interest as well as the speed at which it flies across the floor! You can toss it in the air too and witness a Derek Jeter-like reenactment by your very own cat, in your very own living room and he doesn’t even own a bat.
- Will your cat work for food? Now he will! Try the PetSafe Egg-Cersizer Meal Dispensing Cat Toy. This toy will encourage mental stimulation and weight loss while your cat works for his treat. The cool thing about this is that you can alter the level of difficulty for your cat, making it easier or harder to access the treats by simply adjusting the size of the openings.
Have some fun with your cat! He needs the exercise and I’m sure you could use the laughs. Go ahead, tucker the little fella out. The hours of fun will leave you both slap happy! What’s your cat’s favorite toy? Tell us!