Cats adore toys. If you were to close your eyes and reflect 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 offers cats and their people tons of joy - so why do cats so often ignore the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very simple rule to consider 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 favorite toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away permanently. Ensure your cats have opportunities to use all of their toys often.
What are the types of cat toys? Here are just a few:
Balls and chasers entice your cat to chase with feathers, fun noises, and uncommon 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 abilities.
Plush and mice toys end up being 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 kitties to more mature 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 prefer toys that are light and small enough to be smacked without a lot of effort. They also enjoy toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can interact with in multiple different ways.
When you are searching for toys for your cat, you need to make sure they do not have any strings that could be pulled off and swallowed. They need to be large enough that your cat won't try to eat them. They should be made from non-toxic materials. Tiny 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 Mystic Pet Shop, we only provide toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Mystic Pet Shop in Mystic, CT. We have a wide selection of toys to delight every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.