Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Right Toys for your Cat

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The first thing you do when you get a kitten home is provide him with love, shelter and then search for cat names so that you can call her by her name. Makes it more personal!

Content: The first thing you do when you get a kitten home is provide him with love, shelter and then search for cat names so that you can call her by her name. Makes it more personal!

Once the cat names ceremony is over, you need to initiate a basic training so that your cat starts responding to your commands. Most of the training will require you to offer your cat with treats, cat food and cat toys. Every cat has his/her toys so why should your cat be any different!

Although cats generally have different play styles than their canine counterparts, cat toys are as much a necessity for cats as they are for dogs. Cat toys help fight boredom and give cats an outlet for their instinctive prey-chasing behaviors. When you are the one moving the toy around while your cat fishes for it, chases after it, or jumps in pursuit of it, playtime becomes a bonding experience for you and your cat.

Your cat is innately curious and naturally playful. She will play with you, another cat, or even a puppy. Toys serve many useful purposes for your cat, keeping her fit both physically and mentally. Without toys your cat will become bored and she will find potentially destructive ways to entertain herself.

Cats love to play ball and they can do it inside your home without knocking down your precious Sicilian vase or Georgian lamp. There are certain factors that may contribute to the safety of the cat toys they're batting with. Many of those factors are completely dependent upon the cat's size, activity level, and preferences. Another important factor to be considered is the environment in which your cat spends her time. Although you can't guarantee the enthusiasm of your cat or her safety with cat toys, here are some guidelines that can be followed:

Be Cautious: The things that are usually the most attractive to cats are often the very things that are the most dangerous. Cat-proof your home by removing string, ribbon, yarn, rubber bands, plastic milk jug rings, paper clips, pins, needles, dental floss, and anything else that could be ingested. All of these items are dangerous, no matter how cute your cat may appear when she's playing with them.

Avoid or alter any cat toys that are not "cat-proof" by removing ribbons, feathers, strings, eyes, or other small parts that could be chewed and ingested. Soft cat toys should be machine washable. Look for stuffed cat toys that are labeled as safe for children under three years of age and that don't contain any dangerous fillings. Problem fillings include things like nutshells and polystyrene beads.

Recommended cat toys

1. Round plastic shower curtain rings, which are fun either as a single ring to bat around, hide, or carry, or when linked together and hung in an enticing spot.
2. Plastic balls, with or without bells inside.
3. Ping-Pong balls and plastic practice golf balls with holes, to help cats carry them.
4. Paper bags with any handles removed. Paper bags are good for pouncing, hiding, and interactive play. Plastic bags are not a good idea, as many cats like to chew and ingest the plastic.
5. Sisal-wrapped toys, which are very attractive to cats who tend to ignore soft toys.
6. Empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels, made even more fun if you "unwind" a little cardboard to get them started.

Article Source: http://www.new.citynewslive.com

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