|The Best Cat Toys
This article written by Glenda Moore
The best cat toy is one
that has a person at the other end.
Interactive toys provide for more satisfying play time - for both
companion and pet - than any other
type of toy.
Almost always, the
fishing pole/wand-type toy will entice any cat into
a rollicking chase complete with leaps and somersaults. These
toys are typically made of a lightweight plastic or wooden pole that
you hold in one hand. The other end has a string or elastic,
colorful or plain, with an array of alluring feathers,
ribbons, mice, or bells attached that can be dangled in front of the
cat. The pole is usually 18" to 20" long, with the cord
slightly longer than that. Sometimes feathers are attached
directly to the end of the wand, without a cord.
The enticement at the
end could be brightly colored maribou stork
feathers dyed in a variety of rainbow hues to catch the eye:
blue, green, pink, purple, red and yellow.
the toy across
the floor until the cat goes after it - then raise it up off the floor
so the cat can stretch and leap for it and get a good cardiac
workout. Be sure to let him catch
the bird occasionally and bring it to the floor and 'kill' it, as that
replicates normal cat behavior.
interactive wand toys also make sounds: chirps, squeaks,
etc. Of course, there will also be the sound of laughter in the
room, since you will be enjoying playing with your cat. Make time
to do this every day; you and your cat will be happier for it.