Cats are fascinated with 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, pouncing, overpowering, and hitting toys around offers cats and their people tons of joy - so why do cats so often disregard the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very basic rule to keep in mind when buying toys for cats: cats love a variety of toys. They like a selection of interactive cat toys that use all of their hunting skills. If you have plenty of toys, you can rotate your cat's choices so they can hunt for a preferred toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Ensure your cats have chances to enjoy all of their toys often.
What are the groups of cat toys? Here are just a few:
Balls and chasers entice your cat to chase with feathers, fun noises, and unusual shapes.
Chew toys are a great option for cats that like 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 become beloved toys that can soothe 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 senior 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 prefer toys that are light and small enough to be swatted without a lot of effort. They also prefer toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can engage with in various different ways.
When you are looking 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. Small button eyes and button noses are cute, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is hazardous for your cat. Cats of all ages can be hurt by toys with sharp points and edges. At Pawsitively Native, we only supply toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Pawsitively Native in Gunnison, CO. We have an assortment of toys to delight every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.