Cats are captivated by 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, attacking, overpowering, and hitting toys around provides cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often ignore the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very simple rule to remember when buying toys for cats: cats want 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 options so they can search for a beloved toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Ensure your cats have chances to use all of their toys frequently.
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 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 end up being 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 kitties to older cats.
Teasers and wands are great 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 favor toys that are light and small enough to be whacked without a lot of effort. They also prefer toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can play with in multiple different ways.
When you are searching for toys for your cat, you need to make sure they don't 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 need to be made from non-toxic materials. Small button eyes and button noses are adorable, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is hazardous for your cat. Cats of all ages can be harmed by toys with sharp points and edges. At Treats on a Leash, we only supply toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Treats on a Leash in Ames, IA. We have a wide selection of toys to entertain every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.