other wild cats are stalking and hunting their prey or teaching
their young to do so. Some benefits of play:
you look at what cats do in the wild it is obvious why
they need to play. They sleep about 18-20 hours per day
and when they're awake, they need the exercise that play
In the wild, when they aren't sleeping, lions and tigers
is vital for keeping your cat healthy and sane. Playing with
your cat and having your cat romp around with others is a
perfect way for your cat to get exercise.
Release of Anxiety
Anxiety and stress are as harmful to cats as they are to the
rest of us. Cats especially, being naturally curious, can
get depressed and lethargic. Just think of that old adage
about a new kitten livening up the old grumpy cat!
Cats need some sort of challenge every day. Watch a cat
try to grab at a ball that is spinning around randomly in
a circle. He is concentrating so hard that a simple movement
of your foot can send him skyrocketing into the air. Whether
he is looking out the window at chattering birds, or chasing
a feather stick, he loves and needs to play.
Play, by definition, is something to make whomever is playing
feel good. And your cat deserves to feel good, doesn't he?
With Other Cats or Animals in the House
Cats chase other cats, cats entice dogs to chase after
them, and cats even chase dogs in some households! This type
of behavior provides much-needed bonding. Playing with your
cat can even bond him to you - and who couldn't stand more
bonds in their lives?
to Provide Play for Your Felines
Usually, cats enjoy playing both inside the house and
outdoors. There are a variety of ways that you can make playtime,
inside or out, more fun for your cat..
Look through the toy section to find something your cat
can swat at. Da Bird Toy is one of our most popular items.
It provides exercise and entertainment for you and your cat.
We're not sure who enjoys them more - cats or their owners!
cat tree is a perfect place for
a puss to perch to lay in wait for another cat - or even the
dog! Anything that towers over the rest of the home's inhabitants
will do. Window perches are especially popular since they
allow kitty to see all that nature affords.
in a category by itself. It can entertain the cat and the
rest of the household! Who knows what's going through your
cat's mind once he smells that potent odor and wants to bathe
his entire body in it!
Use an enclosure such as the Pet Playpen or the Kittywalk
to keep your cat safe from wildlife and wildlife safe from
your cat. He can sniff all there is to sniff, chase insects,
and watch feathered friends and you'll always know exactly
where he is. Every cat is different of course, and what works
for one may not work for another - sometimes even in a multiple
cat household! But by careful observation any cat owner -
or rather anyone that is owned by a cat - can provide Nirvana
to his favorite feline friend!