How To Play With Your Kitty Cat.
Cats are motivated by their primal instincts to hunt, catch, kill, and eat. They need to release this energy, and if they don’t, that’s when your kitty cat’s may start behaving badly. Scratching furniture or your legs, knocking things off the shelves etc. As Cat guardians we need to make sure to provide them with plenty of mental and physical stimulation. This will avoid our kitties behaving badly!
When playing with your cat you really need to play and be fully engaged. Take on the role of the the mouse and run around with them. This is what is going to help bring out their hunting instincts. Play with your cat multiple times per day for 10-15 minutes. Your cat will really love you for it. Your cat will be very content and happy.
Cats aren’t long distance runners, short bursts of activity is what their metabolism is geared up for. So when you’re playing, engage your kitty in short bursts of play, then let them calm down, then another short burst of play and so on.
Play also provides your cat with much needed exercise. Exercise is critical in maintaining a healthy body weight and preventing your cat from becoming overweight. Exercise is also fun and is a great opportunity to bond with your kitty cat.
The toys included in the kit are ones that mimic the movement of small rodents which will stimulate the hunting behaviour in your kitty cat - stalking, chasing, pouncing and finally catching.
Here are some tips on how to use the toys provided in the Interactive Toy Set:
- Mouse and the Feather Teaser Wands - these are great to wave in the air or in front of your cat. Your cat can then jump or pounce to catch their prey.
- Balls - balls mimic the movement of prey with their random movement. Try flicking the balls towards your cat and see if they chase the balls or flick them away.
- Mice - leave the mice in random places and watch your kitty cat stalk their prey and pounce.
Other tips & Tricks:
- Have a wide variety of toys in rotation so that your cat is constantly stimulated
- Put toys away after a play session and reintroduce them at next play session to avoid boredom
- Reward your cat with treats to reinforce positive play behaviour
- When your cat walks away this generally means that they are done playing, never force your cat to play or interact with you or a toy.