Cats need toys; they are intelligent creatures who love to have mental stimulation. Finding cat toys they like and rotating them will keep your cat’s mind happy.
Playing into Instincts
It is part of their natural behavior to want to stalk and pounce, and it makes them happy, healthier and active. There are lots of different types of cat toys out there. Because of their ancestors who had to hunt, cats like toys that “do” something best. If they squeak, chirp, swing or vibrate they will go wild.
Types of Toys
You might start with something simple like a furry mouse that squeaks or moves. Cats also like stick/wand toys that have something dangling off the end. Another type is balls they have to “chase and capture.” Some cats also really like laser pointers to chase and pounce on the beam of light.