Get The Most From Interactive Play With Your Cat

Cats are hunters by nature and so when playing they enjoy stalking and hunting activities.  Wand type Cat Playingtoys work well to give cats a chance to practice hunting skills.  Here are some tips to help you get the most fun from interactive play with your cat:

  • Make sure to run the toy across the floor slowly in your cat’s field of vision.  This will get your cat’s attention and give him a chance to stalk before pouncing on his toy “prey’.
  • When he does catch his “prey”, give him a moment to enjoy it before sending the toy “prey” flying away again.
  • Vary the speed and height of the toy to mimic a bird’s flight.  Circling the toy a little higher will give your cat some exercise by jumping to grab the toy.
  • Keep the toy totally still occasionally, this will give your cat a chance to plan his next move.
  • A little noise catches cat’s attention, so look for toys that have a sound effect like a bell or crinkle when they’re moving.
  • Interactive play sessions are your cat’s version of a workout, so start slowly for the warm up, then build intensity for 5-10 minutes before the cool down.
  • When shopping for interactive toys, look for ones that don’t have small parts that your cat could pull off and possibly eat.

Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.