Ah, Cats! They add so much joy and silliness to our lives, and there's nothing more fun than watching them have fun with a great toy. But what makes a cat toy great? From our perspective, a cute design and bright colors add to its appeal, but what about our feline friends, what kinds of toys do they like and what do they get out of play time?
Figuring out a toy and solving a puzzle is great mental stimulation for your feline friend and physical activity is good for them as well. With these ideas in mind, let's look at some of the most popular kinds of cat toys you can get for your pet!
There's nothing funnier than watching your feline jump to grab something dangling in front of them, especially when you snatch it away at the last second! A brightly colored bundle of feathers that looks like a bird, or a stuffed mouse on a stick...well, we all know about their love of mice, is a great attraction. Another benefit of a dangling toy is watching them plan and mentally prepare for their prey's next move and trying to outsmart it. It really is good for their brain and you get to see their evil genius mind at work!
Contrary to popular belief, lasers were invented just for us to tease cats with (sorry physics). These little light generators can keep your pet, and you, entertained for hours. They even have ones that are freestanding and create random patterns on the floor. Chasing robotic mice (or vacuums) can be just as fun and help keep your cat in tip-top shape.