Cats are particular creatures- they either love something or dislike it, so finding the perfect cat toy can be a challenge. If you are like the majority of us, we have a box of cat toys that our cat hates. How can we find cat toys that our cat will love and enjoy playing with day after day? In this article, we will show you some of the proven top cat toys and when we say proven we mean they have been cat tested and approved.
The main problems with the majority of cat toys on the market, is that they were originally designed for dogs and just shrunk in size to sell to cats. Let’s be honest, anybody who has had a dog and a cat as a pet, understands cats and dogs are extremely different in every sense. So it is logical that they would have different play needs than dogs. But why should we play with our cats?
Playing with your cat
Cats, like dogs and people, need exercise and sadly, many housecats don’t get enough exercise, which can lead to long-term diseases such as diabetes. Exercise is essential for your cat’s overall mental and physical health, also it helps your cat deal with boredom, improves their circulation, helps build muscle and corrects behavioral problems.
But since cats love to sleep and lounge around the house, they need to be stimulated or motivated to get moving and the best way to do that is by using an interactive toy that was designed specially for cats.
Top cat toys
Leaps & Bounds Caterpillar Cat Teaser
Cats are stimulated by movement and this wand toy will surely captivate your cat with it’s bright colors and erratic movements. It is made from non-toxic materials and well made, allowing your cat to have hours of playing fun. This toy has been designed for you to use to play with your cat, making it an interactive toy that will have your cat jumping in seconds.
Leaps & Bounds Pink Flower Print Laser Pointer
This is perhaps every cat’s favorite game on earth; it is best used at night so your cat can distinguish the light better. To use the laser light just point at a hard surface such as a wall and move erratically and your cat will go crazy. When using a laser light, be very careful never to point the light directly into their eyes, as it can cause permanent damage.
Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy
This a tier of three levels that have a ball on each level that moves around by touching them, it will drive your cat crazy as he will be unable to remove the balls or stop them from moving. Your cat will be stimulated and you will be entertained watching him go crazy.
Pusheen Patterned Ball with Bell Cat Toy
Cats love to play with a ball, but not fetch, as would a dog but more like attack and conquer. Gently bounce or roll the ball along the floor and watch your cat run after it to attack it. Some cats actually jump into the air to attack the ball.
You &Me Cat Scratch and Play Post 18.5″
The scratching post is wrapped in twine that will please your cat’s claws and includes two toys that prevent him from being bored. At the base of the post, there is a peek-a-boo ball game and hanging from the top, a dangling toy. It is a sturdy post that won’t tip over easily.
We are sure these toys will please even the fussiest cat and keep him mentally stimulated for hours with these fun cat toys.