12 Fun Games You Can Play With Your Cat

September 2, 2017

Playing games with your cat is a fun, simple route to enrich her life, provide stimulation and strengthen the bond you share. Here are some fun games you are able to enjoy together.

1

Chase the prey

Via: Purina

Use a doll to simulate the movement of prey. By dragging a plaything across the ground on a string, pausing periodically like an animal might, you’re fostering your cat to stalk and pounce like he is would in the wild. This will increase his velocity and agility and induce his hunting instincts. It’s a good idea to keep the plaything concealed until playtime in order to keep him interested in it.


2

Feather and String

Via: The Spruce

Purchase a wand doll or build your own with a stick, a string and a bell or feather. Pull it slowly away from your cat’s position and watch as your cat lunges after it around corners and under furniture, and even jumpings to catch it in the air.


3

Catnip Fun

Via: I have cat

Stuffing catnip, a natural herb, into a toy or ball( or buying one that already has catnip in it) can stimulate your cat’s interest in a toy. Keep in intellect, however, that not all cats are attracted to catnip.


4

Run and fetch

Via: Catster

It’s surprising, but many cats love to play fetch – or at the least, chase after and catch a ball that you hurl. Ball toys simulate the quick, unexpected movements of prey. Set a buzzer inside to get your cat’s attention, and roll or fling the ball so that she can see and chase it. Some cats answer particularly well when a ball is rolled or flung into another room or around a corner.


5

Food Games

Via: Catster

Puzzle feeders and food distributor balls are toys that incorporate your cat’s food into a compartment inside. By rolling or pouncing on the plaything, your cat can make it release a few cases pieces of food at a time. Utilizing a puzzle feeder stimulates your cat’s desire to hunt and work for food. Remember to account for the food inside a puzzle feeder when determining your cat’s daily nutrition allowances.


6

Blanket Pounce

Via: Trixie

Cats will investigate anything that moves, and you can promote their pouncing and play with an old blanket or towel. Let the cat lay on the blanket, but put your hand carefully underneath and move it around to catch their attention. Wiggling your fingers, gently poking the cat’s paw and other stimulations can keep the game going.


7

Crumpled Paper

Via: I have cat

Cats love toys that make crinkle sounds. Bat crumpled paper around the floor for your cat to chase, wrestle and catch. Just make sure your cat doesn’t chew it or swallow any newspaper. When your cat is finished playing, throw the paper away so it doesn’t become a safety hazard.


8

Paper Bag

Via: Animal Behavior Collage

Skip the fancy three-level scratching post. An empty newspaper shopping bag can be one of your cat’s favorite toys. Lay the container on its side so your cat can play inside. Then scratching and poke the sides as your cat at-bats at the movements and sounds from the inside.


9

Light chasing

Via: pinterest

Cats enjoy chasing light reflections. Try catching light with a watch, a CD or another reflective item. Ricochet it low onto a wall, a floor or another safe surface. Avoid laser pointers, as they can cause damage to your cat’s eyes. Also, chasing something that they are able never be caught can frustrate your cat. Make sure to switch to a catchable toy before playtime is over.


10

Hide-and-Seek Games

Via: Vet street

These exercisings unleash the predatory nature in cats, many of whom delight in the ability to hide and wait for their prey. That explains why your cat may conceal under a skirted table or under your bed, and then spring out and make a surprise attack on your feet. Ouch! Save your toes by flushing your cat from her hiding spot by flinging a newspaper wad or cat plaything for her to attack.


11

Baloons

Via: I have cat

This next tip is pretty sweet, but make sure you don’t leave your cats unattended when you bust this thing out. As you’re probably already aware, cats love things that hang and sway above their heads. Like the drawstring on your hoodie, or that tempting cable trailing from your laptop. To give them something a little more appropriate to at-bat at, find yourself a helium balloon. Bring home your pillage, and tie something lightweight enough to be lifted airborne onto the end of the balloon string. Release your kitties into the room and watch the mayhem unfold. Here’s where the “don’t leave them unattended” bit is particularly important: cats can get tangled up in the balloon string( or string of any kind, actually) and should never be left alone with it in the house.


12

Go for a walk

Via: Zozeen

While it seems unorthodox to many people, cats can be trained to walk on a leash, and many of them enjoy the activity. When you take your cat for a stroll, she can experience the great outdoors while remaining safe from vehicles, other animals, and get lost. It’s also great exercise for both you and your pet.

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