Cats adore toys. If you were to close your eyes and think back on your happiest memories with your cat, chances are that the images that come to mind are your cat(s) playing. Hunting, pouncing, overpowering, and hitting toys around offers cats and their people lots of joy - so why do cats so often dismiss the toys we bring home for them?
There is one very basic rule to consider when buying toys for cats: cats enjoy a variety of toys. They like a selection of interactive cat toys that use each of their hunting skills. If you have plenty of toys, you can rotate your cat's options so they can hunt for a preferred toy. Just don't hide a favorite toy away permanently. Make sure your cats have chances to enjoy all of their toys often.
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 unique 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 eventually become cherished toys that can calm 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 great toys for sharing playtime with your cat.
Tunnels become the hiding places where you can quickly find your cat.
And variety packs help ensure your cat always has a fun toy.
Cats like toys that are light and small enough to be knocked without a lot of effort. They also enjoy toys that are small enough to be grasped. And their favorite toys are objects they can interact with in several different ways.
When you are searching for toys for your cat, you need to be sure they don't have any strings that could be pulled off and swallowed. 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 cute, but anything that can be bitten off and swallowed is dangerous for your cat. Cats of all ages can be injured by toys with sharp points and edges. At The Critters & Me, we only offer toys that are safe for your cat.
You will find the toys your cat will love at The Critters & Me in Santa Fe, NM. We have an assortment of toys to thrill every cat at prices that will excite you. Stop by today or call us with any questions.