Is your cat in need of some action and entertainment? Exercising the brain is just as important as exercising the body in pets, and puzzle cats toys and interactive cat toys are a great way to keep your feline friend physically and mentally active. In some of the toys and games, treats or food is dispensed. In fact, you can even make your cat work for his or her dinner. If your cat has a tendency to overeat or needs more physical activity, try a food dispensing game as way to both control food intake and guarantee that your cat gets some much needed exercise.
Other interactive toys simply provide a way to keep your cat physically active and entertained. Cats tend to love puzzles. Indeed, many will spend hours trying to retrieve a single toy from a puzzle box.
Here are eleven unique cat toys and brain games to keep your cat mentally and physically challenged.
SmartCat Bootsie’s Bunk Bed and Playroom for Cats
The Smart Cats Bunk Bed has a cat bed, box, and kitty toys all in one. Your cat can play inside of the box or can cat nap on top. The toy gets rather good reviews. However, it should not be used with kittens, as some users have reporedt that kittens are able to fit their heads through the holes and can become stuck.
Catit Design Senses Treat Maze
The Catit Senses Food Maze is a great toy that makes your cat work for treats or dinner. This is a wonderful thinking game for cats and it will entertain your cat while also promoting mental activity and an active lifestyle.
Cat Amazing Interactive Puzzle Box Game
Cat Amazing is a feline puzzle toy that can be set at three levels of difficulty. Your cat must attempt to remove toys from the box through different holes. Some sections of the toy box are more difficult than other sections. This cat toy is also ecologically friendly. It is made of recycled and recyclable cardboard.
Catit Design Senses Massage Center
The unique Catit Massage Center allows your cat to partake in self massage. You can add catnip as well to entice your cat to rub. It is perfect for cats who love to rub or roll on furniture or other items.
SmartCat Peek-a-Prize Pet Toy Box
Peek-a-Prize is a box-type of game in which your cat goes digging and fishing for balls and toys that are hidden inside of the box. This is the type of interactive cat toy that can keep your cat entertained for hours on end.
Hagen Catit Treat Ball
The Hagan Catit Treat Ball is another example of a brain game that makes your cat work for dinner or other food. As your cat plays with the ball, it rolls and dispenses treats. Your cat must learn how to roll it properly to make the treats come out, making it a great exerciser for the brain.
Catit DesignSenses Speed Circuit
With the Catit Speed Circuit, your cat keeps active by chasing an illuminated ball around a track. The track can be set to differing shapes and extra tracks can be added, allowing for many different fun configurations.
Eco-Loofah Ethnic Maka Talisman Frisbee Cat Toy
Eco-Loofah specializes in ecologically sound pet toys and has option in various shapes and sizes. This unique looking frisbee style cat toy is one example of what they have to offer.
Cat Dancer Cat Charmer
Cat Dancer has long been one of my favorite cat toys. The company makes greats interactive toys for cats. This Cat Charmer version will have your cat leaping and jumping as he or she tries to catch the ribbon. This one is meant to be interactive with the owner. Do and not leave it out as a toy to be played with unsupervised.
Petstages Cheese Chase Ball Track
Cheese Chase is a standard ball in a track game for cats. There are many of similar items on the market, but this one adds an additional chamber with a toy hidden inside and a mouse on top for added fun.
FroliCat DART Automatic Rotating Laser Cat Toy
Th Frolicat Automatic Laser Toy looks cool, but it gets mixed reviews. Some have reported that the device breaks easily. But it sure does seem like an interesting as a way to let your cat enjoy some fun automated play. You can also have some great interactive play with your cat by using a laser pointer, which is also cheaper. Note that, for safety reasons, you should never aim a laser device at your pet’s eyes.
So there are eleven ways to keep your cat active. What is your favorite interactive cat toy?