Cat toys are a great way to interact with your cat as well as give your cat exercise.
There is a lot of talk about catnip in the cat toy category, catnip is a herb that cats are strongly attracted to, so is a great way to get your cats excited about their toys or scratch posts.
By spraying the toys or scratch post with the catnip the cat will be attracted to it or re-attracted to it if it is an old one that the cat has lost interest in. It is important to note that 20% of cats that don’t respond to catnip at all, so if for some reason your cat doesn't go crazy with it don't worry!
Cat chase toys - these are individual toys that the cat will chase around the house or behind the couch.
Cat tunnels - Cats love to play and hide, so this is the perfect toy to enable them to do this, some of the tunnels are rustle tunnels and the cats love even more so!
Cat teaser toys - There are two types of teasers one on a stick that you can tease your cat with for hours on end, and the other is generally fixed to a base that your cat can torment themselves for hours.
Cat scratch toys - Cats love to scratch and stretch out their claws as long as it’s not on your furniture the best thing you can do is have a scratch board or post in place that they can do this, create a habit by spraying the scratch post or scratch board with catnip to get your cat hooked. Spray every fifteen minutes for an hour if you are trying to get your cat addicted to a new scratch board or post.
If after getting a scratch post your cat keeps moving back to your furniture then click here to look at for some furniture safe repellents. And also if the cat nip is working keep randomly spraying the scratch post and encouraging the cat to keep working on the scratch post. The more they do this the more likely they are to use the scratch post when they are looking for something to scratch.