Cats adore toys. If you were to close your eyes and reflect on your happiest times with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, pouncing, overpowering, and hitting toys around gives cats and their people tons of joy - so why do cats so often overlook the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very basic rule to keep in mind when getting toys for cats: cats love a variety of toys. They like a variety 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 beloved toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away forever. Ensure your cats have opportunities to enjoy all of their toys regularly.
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 unusual shapes.
Chew toys are a great option for cats that like 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 become treasured toys that can relax 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 quickly 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 smacked without a lot of effort. They also enjoy toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can play with in various different ways.
When you are looking 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 need to 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 Four Muddy Paws, we only provide toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis, MO. We have a wide selection of toys to entertain every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.