Choosing Cat Toys - Siamese Cat Breeder

Choosing Cat Toys

By Ross | Owners Advice

choosing cat toysKittens and cats are like kids in that they delight in the stimulation and interaction of cat toys during their day. Just like kid’s toys, cat toys can be seen lying around the house used or untouched. Quite a few cats will also have their beloved cat toys, like children, and become possessive of them.

Cat, feline or kitty, call them what you will but anyone who has one knows they are the most lovable pets people can have.  Nonetheless, we have all seen several cats turn fat and lazy after several years. Well fat cats may well be funny and cute and it might  make you want to hug and cuddle them, but the fact is that they are struggling inside and would most certainly benefit from losing a few pounds.  In such circumstances, cat toys can play a very crucial part in improving your cat’s health.

The best time to play with your cat is in the morning before you leave for work. This way they are receiving the attention they need before they are left alone for the day. They will also use up a lot of their energy and after their morning exercise there is less chance they’ll scratch your lounge or furniture. Let’s take a look at a few famous options for cat toys:

  • Cat Dancer is a fascinating toy made from a looped wire with rolled cardboard pieces about 1/2 inch attached at the end of the wire. The package deal says: “Hold Cat Dancer lightly between your thumb and forefinger and play with your cat.” Look for the stand that goes with this product so kitty can play when you’re not at home.
  • Kitty Roller is a multi-coloured plastic cylinder with geometric shaped cutouts that kitty can roll and bat around the floor. There is a ball inside the cylinder and a bell within the ball.
  • A-Door-Able Bouncing Mouse is a fuzzy catnip filled mouse attached at the end of an elastic cord that hangs over any size door frame that will bounce and jump as the cat swats the mouse.
  • Crazy Circle is 2 pieces of plastic that look like a tire shape with a medium sized  ball inside so when kitty bats the circle the ball inside runs around the big tire shape.

The laser pointer cat toy is the perfect tool for helping a cat exercise. Compared with many other toys, the laser pointer cat toy is  very simple device that raises the cat’s curiosity. The cat will then begin to chase the laser point till it is captured. Pet owners will be able to spend hours playing with their kitten without fear of damaging furniture.

On the other side, cloth cat toys can be bought from a range of various sources. The cloth cat toy is shaped as animals that cats often hunt. This cat toy provides cats with basic learning skills as well as amusement. Many cloth cat toys come in the shapes of toads, mice and geckos.

When choosing cat toys the type of cat toys you pick out for your cat will depend on what your cat likes. Different cats like different cat toys so it’s essential you find cat toys your cat will play with; if not they will be left untouched. Ask yourself what does your cat like to do- hunt? Climb? Run around? Or all three? Some of the most well-known cat toys for hunters are small, furry cat toys that look like mice and make sounds. For cats who like to climb up look for cat toys that are on string or dangle.


Although some cats will enjoy themselves at anything that moves when they thump or push it, the others require attractive toys that move on their own or with the help of a human. If you check for the cat toys on the internet or pet toys store, you will know that there are numerous types of toys available in the marketplace.

The vital thing to remember when purchasing cat toys is to provide something that will mentally engage your cat’s attention, and at the same time provide an opportunity for your cat to get some exercise. This will greatly diminish the likelihood of your cat getting up to mischief by playing with things that are not meant to be toys. Additionally, make sure the toy is safe. Check for choking hazards and be certain there are no toxic components.


About the Author

Ross is a UK Siamese & Oriental Cat Breeder breeding and showing his cats and kittens under the prefix Burnthwaites . He is the author of various cat related websites and blogs including 'Siamese Cat Breeder'. When not showing his cats he can often be found stewarding or judging at cat shows. He works as a Web Developer and specialises in small business websites and content marketing. He is also a blogger, amateur photographer and videographer and last but certainly not least husband and father.