Indoor cats can get bored just like us. If your cat is exhibiting destructive behavior, they might just be bored and need a little more mental stimulation to keep them happy. Staring at outdoor critters through the window, fantasizing about pouncing on a chirping bird that flies by, can only do so much for your feline friend. That’s where interactive cat enrichment toys come in handy.
Here are six of the best cat toys to cure your kitty’s boredom that combines playtime with satisfying brain games. Which one will be your cat’s favorite?
1. Tower of Tracks
Sometimes mice cat toys or classic crinkle balls just aren’t going to cut it for your bored feline. The Tower of Tracks is great for bored kitties who are home alone during the day because they can play independently whenever the mood strikes. As a result, they won’t require anyone with opposable thumbs to move a laser pointer around.
Cats love to swat and chase the ball toys as they spin around the track. And with three layers of tracks, this is a perfect toy for multipet households. It’s a great interactive cat game that combines playtime with socialization!
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. Butterfly Wand
Yeowww! This Butterfly Teaser Wand is the perfect nature-inspired toy for any cat that loves to chase, pounce, and hunt. Waving the wand toy makes the butterfly dance and bounce around to mimic the motion of a real butterfly. Cat wands are a great way to interact with your kitty and entice them to play.
The Butterfly Chase Wand by Petstages unleashes kitty’s natural desire to chase and pounce. Perfect for hours of interactive play between cat and owner. Most cats stay inside all of their lives, separated from the stimulating, engaging activities that are naturally available outside of the house. To help address your cat’s instinctual needs, we created this teaser wand toy with an adjustable, bendable…
3. Melon Madness Food Puzzle
This one will quickly become your bored cat’s new favorite toy. Puzzles act on your kitty’s natural instincts to forage and are a great addition to your cat’s enrichment activities.
Your smarty cats will love the challenge of the Petstages Melon Madness Puzzle & Play by Nina Ottosson. Cats bat at the pegs and swivel the seeds of this cat puzzle toy to uncover the 12 hidden cat treat compartments. Adjust the difficulty of the puzzle to make it easier for beginners or more challenging for super-smarty cats. Holds up to 1/4 cup of cat food/kibble.
Your smarty cats will love the challenge of the Melon Madness Puzzle & Play by Nina Ottosson. Cats bat at the pegs and swivel the seeds to uncover the 12 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. Hide & Seek Wobble Pond
This multi-sensory toy will satisfy your cat’s desire to scratch while engaging their hunting instincts. The corrugate sides are perfect as a scratching post, and the wobble base piques your cat’s curiosity.
The Hide & Seek Wobble Pond cat scratcher toy includes a catnip toy and jingle ball inside to entice kitties to go fishing! There are multiple ways to play with this interactive cat toy that will keep your little charmer entertained for hours.
The Hide & Seek Wobble Pond interactive cat toy by Petstages is a cat scratcher designed with features that work to engage and entertain your cat through natural behaviors like hunting, swatting, batting, and scratching! This cat scratch toy is also Catnip Blasted for even more excitement and comes with two extra toys for hiding and playing.HERE FISHY, FISHY: The Hide & Seek Wobble Pond by Petstages…
5. Swat & Play Quiet Mat
Does your cat wake you up at night ready to play? Cats are active at night, but if you want to get your eight hours of sleep, you might want to consider a quiet nighttime toy to keep your kitty occupied.
The Swat & Play Quiet Mat has motion-activated LED lights that blink and flash when your cat swats at the mat. This is the ultimate nighttime laser toy to keep cats entertained while you snooze uninterrupted.
Kitty keeping you up at night with noisy toys and play? We’ve got the solution! Petstages Swat & Play Quiet Mat keeps your cat entertained at night with quiet play! Touch activated, randomly flashing lights, keeps cat engaged with quiet swatting and batting play then turns off automatically when cats are finished playing.QUIET NIGHTTIME PLAY: Petstages Swat & Play Quiet Mat was designed with quiet…
6. Toss N Flip Chips
Did you know that cats love to chew too? Cats may chew on wires and other dangerous items around the house if they are bored and under-stimulated. Giving them a chewy toy may help redirect destructive behaviors.
The Toss n’ Flip Chips are infused with catnip to entice cats and have textured ridges that help remove plaque and tartar for teeth. Fun to play with and good for their dental health, it’s a win-win!
Help improve kitty’s dental health while they play! Cats have a natural instinct to chase and pounce and the Petstages Toss N’ Flip Chips chew toys are purrfect for creating appropriate natural play through batting, swatting and pouncing. Catnip infused to keep kitty interested and engaged, the textured surface helps improve dental health and massages gums.HELPS CLEAN TEETH: The Petstages Toss N’ Flip…
DIY Enrichment Ideas
It’s no secret that cats love a cardboard box.
Dig out an old shoe box or Amazon delivery box. Cut some holes in the sides for your curious cat to poke his head out and pounce in and out of. To get your cat interested, use a laser cat toy to direct them inside.
You can also add a feather toy, catnip, paper towel rolls, or toilet paper rolls for them to play with. Another good idea is to put a cat bed in there for when your kitty wants a private place to rest.
To find new ways to enhance your cat’s well-being, check out these other kitten toys and interactive cat toys for more boredom-busting fun!