Kitten toys – Fun and excitement for young cats
Small children like toys and young cats are no different. You can bring welcome variety into the lives of young cats with kitten toys for joint play or solo entertainment.
Kitten dogs for learning and activity
Cats are curious and like to occupy themselves with unknown things. This is particularly true of kittens, i.e. young cats. Boredom quickly sets in if there is no incentive to keep them occupied. If in doubt, pieces of furniture and other fixtures suffer, as they are simply used as toys by little felines. So that this doesn't happen, you should provide kittens and growing cats with the right tools to learn and occupy themselves with kitten toys. With a wide range of entertainment options, young cats also train their natural abilities.
What do baby cats need to play?
Small kittens love improving their own motor skills. This works well with interactive skill games for cats, such as with a play circuit through which cats move a ball with their paws. Treats can be placed in various obstacles in an activity board, which your cat can then fish out with patience and skill as a way of rewarding itself. Balls filled with food also make very good kitten toys. By moving the ball, the food passes through small openings to the outside. However, kittens have to make a real effort to get a larger amount of food by moving the ball.
What makes a good kitten toy?
As well as making suitable play equipment, kitten toys should also have a good quality of workmanship. The most attractive toy is of little use if it breaks after a short time. People who also value sustainability in their own life can find numerous kitten toys made from natural materials like wood or natural fibres. Natural cat toys with no harmful substances offer the additional advantage of being entirely harmless to cats, even when bitten into vigourously. Make sure too that kitten toys have no sharp corners or edges on which kittens could injure themselves. A cat tunnel is an example of a very straightforward and harmless kitten toy.
Different types of kitten toys
Young cats love hunting games as well as skill-based games. The laser pointer is a classic for playing with their owner, whereby the point of light should be pursued relentlessly. There are many cats that take on this challenge with real gusto. Definitely make sure that you don't aim directly at your cat's eyes with the pointer. The game should always end with a reward rather than frustration. In a similar way to the laser pointer, fabric mice or other objects on strings can be used for chasing. This kitten toy is also known as a dangler.
How do you keep cats occupied when you aren't at home?
If a cat is home alone, battery-operated kitten toys that work without human assistance are a good option. These could be balls or small animals. Toys that move in an unpredictable pattern are beneficial here, as this keeps them exciting for kittens even over a longer period of time.