9 Best Fun Games Your Cat Would Love To Play

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Winnifred Dmonte
Sep 02, 2019   •  10 views

What could be more unattractive than a fat cat? It's not something funny as most people think. Instead, if you're a true cat lover and if you really care for your cat then you would really want your cat to be healthy and not obese.

The question then arises, "How to keep cats healthy?" Well, it's not that difficult. All you have to do is keep your cat moving. Keeping your cat moving might be a difficult task for you if your cat is lazy.

I've come up with 9 interesting games your cat would love. Therefore, let's get started.

Chase your prey

How to play

Chase your prey is a very simple game. Cats are playful in nature as well as filled with curiosity. All you have to do is get a remote-controlled mouse or any other toy. Keeping moving the toy alongside the cat and then wait for your cat to act. Within a few minutes, you will see your cat chasing the toy madly.

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Benefits

Chasing a prey is a simple yet interesting game. It won't cost you a huge sum of money. The simplest moving toy will do. This game will provide enough physical exercise to your cat. It also develops its chasing abilities. You can even reward your cat with treats if it manages to catch the toy. This will keep the fun in the game last long and moreover, your cat will love it too.

Fetch

How to play

You might be familiar with this game. This game is played with dogs but it can be played with cats too. Fetch game can be played indoor and outdoor as well. For playing this game, you will need a small ball that can easily fit in your cat's mouth or a soft toy. Throw away the soft toy or a ball far away from you and command to cat to get it back. In order to play this game with your kitty, you will have to provide some training to understand the game.

Benefits

Fetch is an easy to play game.It won't cut your pockets and keep your cat moving, healthy and active without spending much. This game will provide immense pleasure to your cat as well as you. Watching your feline friend playing is the most relaxing thing ever. It will calm your nerves. This is a fun and interesting game. For sure, you cats won't get bored with this game. Try to make the game interesting with some variations. You can even treat your cat while playing this game.

Feather and string

How to play

Feather and string is a perfect game for cats with high energy level. You can either purchase a toy wand or make it yourself using a stick, string, a feather and a bell. Wave the wand above and below your kitty's head or simply pull the wand slowly away from your cat's view and watch your cat performing awesome stunts. You might see your cat pouncing at the wand or even jump in the air to catch the flying object.

Benefits

Feather and string game is a great way to keep your cat moving effortlessly. Your cat will perform various stunts while playing this game. Through this game, your cat is sure to get enough physical exercise as well as mental wellness. Reward your cat when it performs some unusual stunt or move. Your cat will never get bored of this game.

Chase the light

How to play

Cats enjoy chasing light just like its prey. Light distracts them. They like chasing light reflections. All you will need is a torch or any other reflective object like watch and mirror. Make sure to not use laser pointers. As lasers can cause damage to cat's eyes. Once you have a light reflecting tool, move it up and down on a wall or any other surface. You will see your cat jumping in the air trying to a catch a light reflection or even trying out its chasing abilities.

Benefits

Obviously, this is a fun game to play with your cat. But you need to know that chasing something that can never be caught can really frustate your cat. Make sure to turn to a catchable toy before playtime is over. You can also reward your cat with its favourite treats after the playtime. This game will not only be a fun game for your cat but will also provide enough exercise for your cat to be healthy and active.

Tablet games

How to play

Hundreds of games are now made available for your cat to play on tablet. Simply download the games for your cat on your tablet and then, you are done. These games play on your cat's natural curiosity in an oh-so-fun game that your cat will love to play. These games features moving fish, mice and other moving graphics designed for a cat. Such games are easy to play.

Benefits

Tablet games designed specifically for cats to play are easy and interesting. These types of games doesn't provide the most rigorous workout for a cat but it will certainly keep your cat's curiosity piqued. This game can be played with a combination of other games to balance the fun and workout session.

Puzzle game

How to play

Puzzle game is a mind game. To play this game, you will need a puzzle. You can either purchase it or do it yourself. All you have to do is add some treats in the puzzle game or food dispensing toys of your cat to motivate your cat to play this game. Cats love to have food all day long. Therefore, they will fall in love with this game.

Benefits

The puzzle game is a tricky game. This game will certainly keep your cat engaged all day long. Though this game doesn't provide any exercise yet you should play this game with your kitty. Cat being curious by nature would love play this game. They would do all possible things to solve the puzzle and get the treat out of it. Puzzle game is purely a mind game and therefore, your cat will have to use its curiosity at the best.

Hide and seek

How to play

Dogs aren't the only pets to play this game. Cats can play this game too. It is a fun game. You can play this game with your kitty inside as well as outside the house. You can just hide behind your bed, couch or under the table and then, let your cat find you. Your feline friend will stalk you as you were its prey. In order to keep your cat interested to play this game, start it out pretty easy and make it gradually harder so that the game is fun and rewarding for your cat.

Benefits

Hide and seek game is easy to play with your pets. Apart from being a fun game, it is a great way to reinforce coming when called. This game will also unleash the predatory nature in cats. The game like hide and seek is super stimulating as well as easy to play too.

Crumpled paper

How to play

Are you looking for a simple and affordable toy to entertain your cat? If yes, then crumpled paper will do the trick. Cats are fond of toys that make crinkling sounds. All you have to do is simply crush the crumpled paper into a ball or lay it on the floor for your cat to roll it across the floor, kick it, wrestle, chase and catch. Cats love to play with the crumpled paper as much as they love the sound of crumpled paper. Just make sure your kitty doesn't chew it or swallow it. Also, keep the paper away from the cat when you are done playing.

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Benefits

Crumpled paper is the most simplest and affordable toy for your kitty. You will be surprised to see the amount of exercise this piece of crumpled paper gives to your cat. This game is the combination of fun with exercise which will never bore your feline friend. Keep your cat moving effortlessly with this fun game.

Kitty parade

How to play

Kitty parade is a simple game. You won't have to buy anything separately for your kitty. All you need to do is change the way you do daily things. Confused? Instead of putting food dishes down for your kitty directly, make your kitty walk around the house first as she follows the food. In order to prevent your kitty from losing interest in this game, make sure you feed dry food to your kitty every 2 minutes. This will keep your cat interested in this game.

Benefits

Cats love being fed several times a day. They will follow your instructions when you treat them with some food. Walking before meal is just the perfect way to exercise for your cat.

Cats don't like to play alone. Therefore, they love when you play with them. These games will give your cat a great workout and prevent from gaining weight. These games are perfect to play with your cat even during your busiest days. It's recommended that cat should spend at least 20-30 minutes of playing daily for overall well-being. Also, make sure you give right amount of food to your kitty so that they don't gain weight. In order to keep your senior cats moving, play the games which they like. Give them good supplemented with antioxidants, fatty acids and a prebiotic source.

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Herriot writes, “I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.”

Cats are incredibly affectionate creatures when treated well. They are able to put us at ease with a single look, rub or by touch of their paw.

Care for your cat, if you love them.

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