Personally, my favorite toys are outside in the woods. But if you want to get cats to play with toys inside, I came up with these suggestions.
Thomasina, how do you get cats to play with toys? My cats have a gazillion toys, and they won’t play with any of them.
Sometimes you have to think like a cat to get cats to play with their toys. To us, play is a lot like hunting, and the fun is in the thrill of the hunt. We love to watch, chase and pounce. Our prey, even if it’s just a toy, is supposed to scoot through the grass (or across the rug), not just lie there on the floor looking at us. That’s so boring.
If you’re ready to think like a cat, here are five ways to get cats to play with toys and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.
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