When it comes to cat care, playing time is as important to the overall well-being of cats as visiting a veterinarian. There is no need to spend a lot of money on cat toys. Most of the time, your cat will find many things to play in your house.
The toy can be as simple as the plastic ring from the milk can or a crumpled receipt of the food of the day. Cats throw their toys in the air, knock them to the ground, throw themselves at them, hug them with their forepaws and kick them with their hind paws, tearing the toy with a bang.
Whether you spend a lot of money on the toy or make no difference. Why buy an expensive toy when there are so many free options?
Cats climb and rest in places where they can see land. When a couple decided to renovate their home office, they discovered they had to throw away the cat's favorite bass, an old bookshelf near a sunny window.
As the office had to be redesigned, they built the desks and bookshelves in such a window so they came over every window in the office to an additional shelf. Now the cat should have both a sunny place to slumber, as well as the front and back yards to keep an eye on – and the cat must do some useful exercises to jump from shelf to shelf.
While you do not have to go that far an extreme home renovation program for cats, you can make things more interesting by stacking boxes and tables your cat can climb on.
Cats love boxing. Similar to children, a cat can spend hours with a box. You can cut holes in them, carpet them with carpeting or old towels, and your new kitten will love it. Take a few boxes, glue them together and build a fortress for your cat.
Crates are cheap and you can get them in all different sizes. If they are worn out, you can throw them in the trash and give the kitten a new one. Add carpets to the outside to keep the cat from scratching.
Catnip toys are also easy to make. All you need is a little cloth or furry material to sew into a bag. Fill it with catnip and sew a hook and loop fastener to keep it closed. You can bring it into a size and shape that appeals to your cat.
Some cats like big toys, others like smaller ones that they can easily carry. Try different sizes. Do not worry about cat owners. Catnip is absolutely safe for your cat.
Have you ever seen a cat play? Cats will do that. Some cats play pick up without your being asked to. They may throw their toys for them and find that they enjoy it to get you back to the litter.
Do you have a cat that likes to play rough? Get a leather work glove and let your cat wrestle by hand. With a glove, cats can bite and use their claws in a friendly roughhouse, without tearing you.
Teach your cat to take care of people's hands while she lets them play, as cats will also learn not to use their claws if you have not put on the glove.
If one of these laser pointers is in your computer case or briefcase, see what happens when you light the red dot on the ground. The light of the laser looks almost three-dimensional and your cat will enjoy chasing it. Just make sure you do not shine the laser directly into your cat's eyes.
Sticks with strings are always a favorite. You only need a thin stick and a string, at the end of an object is attached. This may be a small plastic ball with a bell inside or a collection of springs.
Your cat can chase the object while wiping with the stick for the "prey" to jump and jump. Toys do not have to be fancy or expensive and do not reflect the level of your cat care. The only investment is your time.