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Five Ways To Get Cats To Play With Toys

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.

Getting cats to play with toys sometimes takes some effort

Do your cats play with their toys?

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. 
— Frustrated

Hi, Frustrated…
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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