Cats are fascinated with toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest moments with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, attacking, overpowering, and hitting toys around gives cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often overlook the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very straightforward rule to consider when getting toys for cats: cats want a variety of toys. They like an assortment of interactive cat toys that use each of their hunting skills. If you have plenty of toys, you can rotate your cat's options so they can search for a preferred toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Make sure your cats have chances to enjoy all of their toys often.
What are the categories of cat toys? Here are just a few:
Balls and chasers entice your cat to chase with feathers, fun noises, and uncommon 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 abilities.
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 kitties to more mature cats.
Teasers and wands are fantastic 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 whacked without a lot of effort. They also like 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 shopping for toys for your cat, you need to be 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 must be made from non-toxic materials. Little button eyes and button noses are adorable, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is risky for your cat. Cats of all ages can be harmed by toys with sharp points and edges. At My Best Friend’s Barkery, we only provide toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at My Best Friend’s Barkery in Banner Elk, NC. We have an assortment of toys to delight every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.