How to Keep Your Cat and Kitten Entertained Indoors

How to Keep Your Cat and Kitten Entertained Indoors

Cats and kittens can be the most entertaining pets to own, but like any other animal, they are bound to get bored of their indoor environment. If letting them outside is not a feasible option for you, what can you do to keep your cat and kitten entertained indoors? 

Cats and kittens are often easy to please, but they are also known to get bored easily. Purchase toys that are interactive such as mechanical mice, feather toys, spin wheels, and climbing gyms. Don’t forget to also purchase toys that get you involved with your pet! All of these options are bound to help keep your cat/kitten entertained! 

Table of Contents

  1. Purchase some quality cat toys
  2. What are the best toys for a cat?
  3. Catnip toys
  4. Interactive toys
  5. Wands

1.Purchase some quality cat toys

Cats can be the most stubbornly adorable pet to own. Whereas they love to play and engage, they also need toys that keep them on their paws and that engage their inner, wild-animal ancestry! 

Cats need toys that allow them to run, chase, pounce, and be the predators that they are. There are numerous quality cat toys that you could purchase to help your cat/kitten be active and maintain a healthy/active lifestyle, but consider toys that make noise, move on their own, or provide them the ability to run and jump. 

2. What are the best toys for a cat?

There are several interactive toys for cats, but the following options are known to be the most effective in keeping your cat entertained indoors. 

 

3. Catnip toys

These toys are often small, discreet, and make little to no noise. They tend to be made to look like small mice, bugs, snakes, etc., and allow your cats to engage in a little predator vs prey play without being much of a distraction. The catnip keeps your cat obsessed with the toy and takes weeks to wear off! Catnip, also known as kitty-crack, toys are phenomenal options for keeping your cat entertained in a simple and quiet way.

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4. Interactive toys

Interactive toys involve a wide variety of cat toys, but they usually have at least one of the following factors:

  • They make noise
  • They move around
  • They are battery operated

Interactive toys are fantastic options to keep your cat entertained and in tune with their natural wild side when you aren’t there to play with them yourself. These toys can include mechanical mice, automatic laser pointers, cat running wheels, wind-up toys, even toys that make a crinkly sound that cats for some reason love!

 

 

5. Wands

Playing with your cat is critical to keeping them engaged indoors. Your cat loves you and contrary to their nipping and scratching, they do want to play with you. Using wand toys that have feathers, balls, crinkle fabric, or small faux animals on the end will keep your cat engaged with you. The best part of these toys is you control them, so you get your cat involved with you and engaged in running, jumping, climbing, even flipping if they get into it!

Keeping your cat happy and active indoors isn’t as hard as it is made out to seem. All you need are some interactive toys that your cat enjoys, which will take some trial and error. Don’t be discouraged though, every cat enjoys something, you just have to find it!

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