Cats are captivated by toys. If you were to close your eyes and reflect on your happiest memories with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, jumping, 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 straightforward rule to remember when buying toys for cats: cats enjoy a variety of toys. They like a selection of interactive cat toys that use each of their hunting skills. If you have plenty of toys, you can rotate your cat's choices so they can search for a favorite toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away for good. Make sure your cats have opportunities to enjoy all of their toys frequently.
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 skills.
Plush and mice toys eventually become beloved 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 terrific toys for sharing playtime with your cat.
Tunnels become the hiding places where you can easily find your cat.
And variety packs help make sure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats prefer toys that are light and small enough to be swatted without a lot of effort. They also like toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can engage with in numerous different ways.
When you are shopping for toys for your cat, you need to be sure they don't have any strings that could be pulled off and ingested. 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 cute, 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 Ma & Paws Pet Supplies, we only provide toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Ma & Paws Pet Supplies in Hendersonville, TN. We have a wide selection of toys to thrill every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.