These new toys will keep your cats entertained for a long time.
It’s been proven that indoor cats live longer, healthier lives. They are safe from predators, speeding cars and many contagious diseases. However, living indoors can be boring for a lot of cats, especially those who are young and active.
Pet owners can do a lot to help their indoor cats get the mental and physical activity they are missing. Myriad cat toys are designed to provide fun and exciting activity to indoor cats. These toys not only encourage cats to exercise, but also keep them mentally stimulated.
Here’s a look at five recently introduced cat toys designed to keep your cat entertained.
Nip-naps & Curly. These cute organic catnip-infused toys by Goli Design LLC come in four designs and four colors. Curly Kitty, Curly Bunny, Nip-Naps Kitty and Nip-Naps Bunny are hand-crafted from colorful cotton fabric, and have a long lasting scent. They range in size from 2.25 in. to 3 in. in length, depending on the style. Goli Design employs villagers of impoverished third world countries to create these toys in an effort to help improve their quality of life. For more information, visit golidesign.com.
Kitty Tippy Track n’ Roll Toy. Made by K&H Manufacturing, Kitty Tippy Track n’ Roll toys features a variety of shapes with a cardboard scratching post in the center, surrounded by an outside track containing two balls for batting. Cats can swat at the balls as they roll back and forth. An optional Tippy rocker can be installed on the back of the toy to make it teeter during playtime. The toy comes with a packet of catnip to encourage cats to play. For more information, visit khmfg.com.
Twin Tail Wand. Cats love to chase after things, and the Twin Tail Wand by Posh Feline gives them two fleece “tails” to pursue. Attached to a 24-inch plastic stick with a comfort grip, the wand comes with replaceable lengths of soft, stretch fleece fabric designed to create cat-enticing movement and action. The wand is assembled in the USA, and all material used in the toy is made in the USA except for the fleece fabric. For more information, visit poshfeline.com.
Turbo Tail Cat Toys. Turbo Tail toys by Coastal Pet Products feature a bright orange tail attached to different toy types designed to attract and keep a cat’s attention. The various Turbo Tail styles include the Pop Up Ball, the Rattle Ball, Turbo Tail Teaser, Catnip Belly Crunk Mouse, Rattle Mouse and Ameba-Bug. Cats bat the toys around, causing the tail to twist and jiggle. All the toys come with a catnip refill pouch. For more information, visit coastalpet.com.
Mix & Scratch Play Stations. This combination scratching post and puzzle by Pet Stages provides encouragement for appropriate scratching along with an opportunity to play. Each puzzle piece is catnip blasted to keep pets interested as they move the puzzle pieces around. The pieces snap together, allowing for variety in play. Pet Stages also sells accessories to add more fun and interest to the play station. For more information, visit petstages.com.
About the Author: Audrey Pavia is an award-winning freelance writer and author of “The Labrador Retriever Handbook.” She is a former staff editor of Dog Fancy, Dog World and The AKC Gazette magazines. To learn more about her work, visit www.audreypavia.com and hollywoodhoofbeats.net/