Cats love toys. If you were to close your eyes and reflect on your happiest moments 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 lots of joy - so why do cats so often disregard the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very simple rule to remember when buying toys for cats: cats like a variety of toys. They like a variety 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. Ensure that your cats have opportunities to use all of their toys regularly.
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 unusual shapes.
Chew toys are a great choice for cats that love 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 eventually are cherished 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 more mature 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 ensure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats favor toys that are light and small enough to be knocked 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 several different ways.
When you are trying to find 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. Little 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 All American Pet, we only offer toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at All American Pet in Springfield, OR. We have an assortment of toys to entertain every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.