If you have owned a cat for any period of time you know that cats love to play. Whether its batting around something they found on the ground or pouncing on a ball, cats love to play around. Part of the reason being the animal instincts they posses.
Cats ancestors were hunters and that is still a big part of who they are today. As with most prominent instincts, its healthy for your cat to exercise it. Now I am not recommending you let them go outside and hunt birds.
However, I am saying that there are many toys they can play with that can help them act out their hunting instincts. Below are five toys we have had great luck with and that out cats happen to love!
If you haven’t bought you cat one of these toys I strongly recommend it (however, you may consider hiding it at night). Our cats absolutely love these! Below is the one that we currently have. It works great and provides the cats with a ton of fun. If they paw at it even a little bit it lets out a little squeak. They love batting it around, pouncing on it and even throwing it. I cant recommend this toy enough. Its easy, fun, inexpensive and they love it! Click here to check price
There isn’t a cat alive that doesn’t love to hide in small confined areas. If you have owned a cat you know they love crawling into things. They love getting into hampers, old boxes and drawers. This next toy is basically a take on that. We recently bought out cats a tunnel and they cant get enough of it. We placed it in our upstairs hallway and I have already seen them spend a ton of time crawling through it.
We specifically got one that has a dangling ball and it crinkles as they crawl through. However, just about any tunnel is going to be appealing to the average cat. Below is a really cool tunnel that splits into three tunnels. Great for multiple cats or for solo cat exploration! Click here for price.
I cant speak for all cats but our cats love catnip! There is something about the smell that makes them really attracted to it. So, as you can imagine, any toy that has catnip in it gives cats additional incentive to play with it. Below is a toy our cat Leo currently loves.
We recently got him this pepper and he loves to hold it in place with his front paws and kick it with his back paws. Its pretty funny. The nice thing about these toys is that they are really cheap. So you can buy a few at a time and it doesn’t break the bank at all. Also, if your cat is anything like ours, it will absolutely love kicking it around. Click here to see price!
Up to this point all the toys have been things your cat can do solo. That is great, however, there are also good toys for you to engage in play time with you cat. The specific one we recommend is below. This is a toy made by TV Personality and cat lover, Jackson Galaxy.
We have watched a bunch of his TV episodes and always like him. When we saw that he came out with a line of toys that reflected what he taught on these shows, we were very excited. Below is a teaser wand that is well made and can be the perfect toy for you to play with your cat. We much prefer toys made with this type of material instead of cloth because it tends to last a lot longer. Click here to see price!
Cheap Ball Toys
The last thing we wanted to include was cheap ball toys. While these aren’t really anything special, they are kind of a classic. Below is a cheap variety back with a bunch of assorted balls and other random little cat toys. These don’t make noise and they aren’t filled with catnip but guess what? Cats love them!
They may not have a lot of runway and your cat may not love this toy forever. However, I can guarantee you, of you get a bunch of little toys like this, it will provide your cat with hours and hours of fun. And really, that’s what its all about! Click here to see price!
Well there you have it! There are our 5 Awesome Cat Toys your Cat will Love. We have personally had all of these at one time or another and can say from experience our cats love them. I literally just walked upstairs to help my wife with something and Milo was playing with the pepper. Either way, find what works for your cat and make sure they have plenty of them. Remember, sometimes the only entertainment your cats have is the entertainment you provide them.
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