Podcast #20 Shownotes - Samet & Bre discuss what the best options are out there for our kitties to play with ? What toys are safe to use and which ones can be dangerous? Find out about toys and more in this episode!
Racing through a tunnel in the brain of a cat mimics charging through an understory in the woods on the heels of a tasty mouse
Automatic Randomized Laser Tower (Available on Amazon)
Cats learn patterns and grow weary of them rather quickly. The random nature of a toy like this or one on the end of a human hand can keep cats engaged longer.
Catnip stuffed toys
Catnip is a genetically acquired preference and is present or absent in about 50% of cats. The cats who don’t care about it will not find it appetizing. Watch for overstimulation!
Food Puzzle Toys (Earn the treat)
Food puzzles are a great way to engage cats that are food-motivated. It can also help make eating more like seeking prey, the natural form of cat food.
Any toy on wand (to prevent cats playing with your finders/hands)
Many people make the mistake of letting kittens play with fingers and toes. Teaching them to play with a toy on a wand gives you a chance to play with them but teaches your kitty there is a distance between your hands and feet and the toy.