Cat owners know that their feline friends love to snooze. In fact, some cats can sleep up to 20 hours each day. That means that when your kitty is awake, she’s really awake. As crepuscular animals, cats are mainly active at dusk and dawn—but don’t feel bad if you notice her walking around and demanding attention during the day. They’re able to adjust their sleep schedules in order to spend more time with you!
Your cat will probably have plenty of energy during his waking hours, so it’s vital that you spend time playing with him each day to keep him happy and active. But with the huge number of feather, puzzle, exercise, and catnip toys out there, where does a cat owner start? Here are some of the best cat toys you can buy to stimulate and entertain your kitty.
You’ve probably seen this type of toy in countless advertisements, on television shows, and in movies. It’s an oldie, but a goodie—and for good reason. We think of wands as the prototypical cat toy, allowing you to bond with your kitty while letting him work on his hunting skills. And as an added bonus, that teaser will keep your hand safe from any sharp claws!
There are many different styles of wands, so you may want to do a little experimenting to figure out which one will make your cat jump for joy. When in doubt, reach for a feathered teaser to get him moving. If your kitty enjoys batting things around in the air, opt for a fishing rod design. This type of wand is even more versatile, as you can drag the feathered end along the ground to encourage your cat to stalk it or hold it up in the air for some jumping, batting, and pouncing playtime.
Reactions can vary by individual, but cats typically go wild for catnip. Enter another classic cat toy—the catnip-filled mouse. These toys are affordable, take up barely any space, and are available both online and in just about any pet store. If you want to spoil your kitty, take to the internet for a wide range of unique, handmade options. You might choose an adorable knitted or felted mouse or wind up going with a more traditional synthetic fur toy. And if you’re not really feeling that mouse design, you can easily find another option, like this catnip-filled banana.
Cat towers don’t have to be boring—some offer endless potential for engagement with features like scratching posts, multiple perches, and dangling toys. If your cat is getting restless or bored with his other toys, give him something to get excited about by bringing in a brand new jungle gym for him to explore! We think this activity tower looks like an excellent option for kitties who love to climb. And when it’s time to catch a few hours of sleep, your cat can curl up in the cozy condo area!
Maybe you’ve had a long day at work and don’t feel up to waving a wand around. Maybe you’re worried about keeping your kitty entertained while you’re gone. Either way, this clever cat roller has you covered. Interactive cat toys are a great way to keep your cat mentally and physically entertained without having to lift a finger. This particular design features a sturdy tower with three balls that roll around in secure tracks, offering hours of batting and chasing pleasure. If you do want to get in on the action, you can easily set the balls spinning yourself to get your feline intrigued. With three different levels, this toy is also a great option for playtime with multiple cats!
Keeping Your Kitty Happy and Healthy
Mental stimulation and regular exercise are essential parts of a healthy routine, but your cat needs more than that to live a good life. A healthy diet, regular visits to the vet and dental care all play key roles in keeping your kitty in great condition. All cats eventually show natural signs of aging, such as thinning skin and worsening eyesight. Ultimately, preventative care will help you catch problems if and when they develop.
Supplementation can be the perfect complement to your regular care routine. At Wapiti Labs, we create natural supplements specially formulated to support and maintain the function of crucial parts of your pet’s body, like the immune system and the digestive tract. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your cat’s diet, such as introducing a supplement.
All About Wapiti
We’re passionate about pet health and about giving your cat or dog the best possible quality of life. To that end, we’ve spent years developing natural pet supplements that can help keep your companion in peak physical condition. With the help of ingredients like elk velvet antler and traditional Chinese herbs, our premium supplements support key bodily processes and functions like the respiratory system and joint flexibility. We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out with any questions about our products.