What's Your Cat's Play Style?
Not all cats like to lie around and nap all day.
Playtime makes up a huge portion of a cat’s life and playing with your cat strengthens your bond, helps disperse aggression, reduces fear, builds trust and confidence in shy cats and corrects inappropriate biting and scratching.
By setting aside playtime, you will provide exercise for both the mind and body of your cat. Cats have big personalities and their play style can be very different from one another.
Below is an overview of the four play patterns for cats. Which of these does your kitty express the most?
If your cat loves running around and chasing things, then your cat engages in swat play. Small toys that move easily such as Hartz® Just For Cats™ Midnight Crazies® will surely stimulate your cat’s curiosity and activity.
If none of the above play styles sound like your furry feline, then it’s likely they prefer good old catnip or toys with scratch benefits to unleash their natural tendencies.
It is a proven fact that carnivores are among the most intelligent and sociable of all mammals. Theory has it that playing provides a framework for developing survival skills beyond predatory instincts. Other animals joining cats in the playful category include dogs, apes, monkeys, and dolphins.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s playtime!