The Best Toys for Cats
It’s important to play with your cat frequently to exercise their mind and body. A big part of keeping indoor cats happy is providing them with a variety of toys.
With so many options out there, it’s hard to know which toys are the best. Here are some great cat toy options for your feline friend:
Catnip-Filled Toys: Catnip is a leafy green member of the mint family. Some cats (though not all) respond to the Nepetalactone in catnip when they smell it in a plush toy. Catnip-filled toys encourage couch potato cats to run, chase, and pounce.
Learn more about what catnip does to cats.
Wand Toys: Wand toys are a staple cat toy option. They are perfect for getting your cat up and moving around the house for some good exercise. Wand toys come in lots of varieties and colors so you can choose your favorite.
Find out here if cats can see color.
Cat Grass: While not a toy in the traditional sense, cat grass is a great way to enrich your cat’s life. You can buy cat grass at the pet store or you can grow it yourself! You’ll likely see your cat take a few bites of the leafy grass. Not to worry, cat grass is completely safe for cats.
Here’s how much cat grass a cat should have.
Food Puzzles: Food puzzle toys are a great way to slow down fast eaters. They’re also a great way to keep your cat’s mind sharp. In the wild, cats have to work for their food. Using a food puzzle is a great way to emulate this process and cater to your cat’s natural instincts.