Calling all cat lovers! What should you look for in the best toys for cats? It’s important for your kitty to have mental stimulation and soothing snuggle buddies in their cat toy arsenal. Let’s take a look at some of the best cat toys out there that will burn some energy while stimulating their curious kitty minds.
Add a little catnip to their play sessions and they’ll yeowww with pure delight!
Contrary to popular belief, cats aren’t just champion nappers. They also need to stretch their brains, pounce and play to prevent boredom.
Just like with dogs, you should provide your cat with a healthy amount of attention and stimulation in order to avoid bad behavior or an unhappy kitty. That’s where interactive cat toys come in.
Active toys like crinkle teaser wand toys or even laser pointers are important, as are calming toys. Scratchers and cuddly plush toys soothe and comfort your cat — giving them everything they need after a long day of playing! Let’s take a deeper look.
1. Must-Have Swat: Tower of Tracks
Crinkle balls or cat wands not your pet’s “thing?” Interactive cat toys such as Petstages’ Tower of Tracks are the perfect way for your curious kitty to get the mental and physical exercise they need.
Toys like this help cats stay healthy and engaged while channeling their natural hunting instincts. After all, as much as they would like to, your indoor cat can’t get to those chirping birds outside.
Watch your cat paw at the ball toys and try to dislodge them. But don’t worry, the balls won’t come loose! Track toys are even something you can engage in with your kitty, or that your kitty can share with other household kitties.
Not only is mental stimulation important, but interaction with others during playtime can boost your cat’s happiness level.
The Petstages Tower of Tracks is sure to have your kitty chasing, swatting, batting and catching the bright-colored balls as they race around the track! The Petstages Tower of Tracks ball track toy has three levels and three balls that spin and roll as your kitty plays. The non-slip base and sturdy construction make it ideal for vigorous play of households with one or more cat.MENTALLY ENGAGING TRACKS TOY:…
2. Must-Have Snuggle: Purr Pillow
Does your cat like to cuddle soft and cozy things? The Purr Pillow is the toy for your snuggle bug. Its integrated touch-activated gentle purring noise will last for two minutes while your cat cuddles and purrs alongside the toy.
The soothing sound calms cats of all ages and can help reduce separation anxiety in nervous kitties. Napping with a Purr Pillow will have your kitty dreaming about pouncing on critters in no time.
The Purr Pillow Kitty by Petstages is a must have for any cat that gets separation anxiety or loves to cuddle! This soft, cozy and adorable sloth has a familiar, comforting purr that calms cats when they’re stressed. The purr mechanism is easily activated by squeezing and lasts 2 minutes. When it’s time to wash, simply remove the purr mechanism and place the soft shell into the washing machine…
3. Must-Have Stimulation: Rainy Day Puzzle & Play
If your cat goes ga-ga for catnip toys, the Rainy Day Puzzle & Play is the most challenging of our cat games. It is a level 3 puzzle for expert smarty cats who live to mix playtime with brain time. Cats who need more of a challenge can spin the wheel to uncover hidden treat cups.
This game also has 14 refillable treat compartments that hold up to 1/4 cup of food. Puzzles are great mental exercise for your kitty and won’t leave them hungry or bored! Especially if catnip is involved.
Your smarty cats will love the challenge of the Rainy Day Puzzle & Play by Nina Ottosson. Cats bat at the pegs and swivel the rain drops to uncover the 14 hidden treat compartments. Adjust the difficulty of the puzzle to make it easier for beginners or more challenging for super smarty cats. Each puzzle comes with a Tips and Tricks info sheet to help you get the most out of your puzzle. Replace your…
4. Easy Life Hammock Cat Scratcher
Every cat needs a scratcher. The Easy Life Hammock is a dual lounger and scratcher. Cats stretch their paws to leave their scent (like dogs, they have scent glands in their paws) and they scratch to leave their mark — literally.
Cats also scratch because they are expert stretchers, and when stretching, those claws come out. Another reason they scratch is to get rid of the dead outer layer on their claws – it’s kind of like a nail trim. Scratch at the right time and off comes the outer sheath.
Bonus: If your little charmer has a habit of tearing up your furniture, a cat scratcher will redirect their destructive scratching to that designated scratching post.
The Petstages Easy Life Hammock Cat Scratcher is a fan favorite among cats! Constructed from thick, corrugated cardboard to withstands cats weighing up to 20lbs and under, this 2-in-1 lounge scratcher keeps your kitty’s claws healthy while proving a perfect place to perch. This lounge scratcher is easy to assemble with two pieces that glide in together to create the “X” design. Catnip included to entice…
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