There is a great variety of toys for our pets and with regard to cats, in addition to the more traditional ones, there are some really interesting novelties that broaden the range of possibilities of their applications and can be much more than just entertainment.
Interactive toys for cats are an alternative to the more classic toys but nevertheless each cat has its peculiarities and not all can be equally attractive.
Whether it is a kitten or an adult cat, is more or less playful and whether or not we know their preferences, it is worth knowing the latest news so that we can have the improved version of their favorite toy or try little by little. Little different options.
Playing with our cat is the best way to educate it, train its physical form and stimulate its natural instinct through the senses: textures, sounds, lights, tastes and smells.
Toys to share a fun time
In this category of toys we can find from mice and stuffed or plastic balls that we can handle from the end of a rope or remote control, to those that are fishing rod type, with fish-shaped stuffed animals, or feathers; in addition, they also serve to train the hunting instinct. The tunnels, which we can place in different positions, hiding the possible “prey” and the laser pointer are other options that help to train this instinct.
For all those times that our cat is alone at home or we simply cannot be aware of him, we also find different options of interactive toys.
Toys to stay healthy and fit
In this section we refer to nail scrapers that can be made of rope, wood, cardboard and other natural materials. They can be integrated or combined with activity centers in which there are different levels, hiding places of various shapes and ramps.
The walking and running wheel is a good option for exercising and staying active.
For training your skills, there are circuits with balls or to place sweets or food inside, they are usually made of plastic and we can expand them or change the route. Another alternative is the play mats made of nice and resistant fabrics, some look like a cushion with pockets where we can hide treats or food.
And if we are looking for a quiet time, or we want a more relaxed game, the best are the stuffed animals with their favorite smell.
Main novelties and interactive toys
The most outstanding novelties range from new textures and fabrics and a wide range of products with scents to attract, relax and / or stimulate that can be applied to stuffed animals and carpets to the incorporation of timers, motion sensors, lights and sounds.
The interactive toys like mazes, panels and boards of activities, carousels and rotating tubes designed to get the food that you previously placed in different compartments that the cat must discover, stimulate development and promote learning and training.
Some tips and precautions
- Toys, rugs, scratchers, etc. They must be safe and be located out of any danger or possible risk to the animal. We must keep them in good condition and renew them when necessary. It is important to define the play areas to try to establish limits within the home.
- In rewarding games it is essential to control their diet and not give them too many sweets, to avoid being overweight.
- Keeping our cat healthy requires good prevention, hygiene and nutrition as well as exercise and stimulation of their abilities to avoid stress.
In short, taking into account the individual characteristics of our cat, its environment and our availability, we will have many options and combinations between all these toys and accessories to ensure their well-being and enjoy their company and show them that… WE LOVE THEM.