Oh the Joy of Playing with Your Cat!
There is a never ending list of cats toys. Toys
should be chosen for saftey first.
Strings and Teasers
Strings, balls of yarn, teasers with strings are a favorite, but can also be swallowed and can result in emergency surgery.
A string is a lot of fun
for them to chase.
Cat toys with strings can get
wrapped around your kittie's neck.
They can also get wrapped around a young child's neck.
If, you chose to use these types of cat toys they must
never been left out or within reach of cats or children when not in use.
Any child or kitten/cat playing with them should be
supervised at all times.
*Warning: Toys with feathers
may be eaten by your cat! :)
There are a lot of small toys to
choose from, just be careful!
Some have small parts that can be chewed off and swallowed.
Toys with small parts that could come off after being chewed may become a problem.
They can be swallowed, so there is a need to be watchful.
They also can have sewing threads that come lose.
These can aslo be ingested like a larger string and cause the string to become wrapped in the intestines.
Things that Move :)
like anything that moves.
Some of those things can be harmful.
like: plastic bags, small objects, marbles, plastic caps, erasers,
earrings, earplugs, headphones (they may ingest them all !).
Kayla ate an earplug.
When she vomited it out I was shocked!
brought up blood along with it.
I was glad she vomited because I
didn't know that she had eaten it!
It could have turned into an
emergency visit to the vet!
So, watch out that they are not playing
with small objects that can be harmful. (Watch them, just like a baby.)
Cats have been know to chew on wires.
This can be deadly!
Chewed wires can also start a house fire!
ALL wires should be wrapped in electrical tape.
Electrical tape comes in many colors so you can match the color of the wires.
Toys with stuffing
should be washable as cats like to chew on these toys, much like a dog
chews on a bone.
Washable toys are always a better choice.
Stuffed toys can also pose a choking hazard. Be watchful.
Some toys are stuffed with Cat Nip which has a drug like effect on cats.
To use Cat Nip or not is a personal decision.
Fun Things Cats Like!!!
Cats like to play with Oven Mitts.
it on and you can safely wrestle.
Do not use one that you use for cooking as the cat may attack it while you are cooking. :(
Other cats will chase the
light of a Small Flashlight.
Laser lights are a favorite, but be careful where you shine it, as a Laser Light can burn the retna of an eye- human or cat.
Paper Bags are great!
Cats love them.
You can put a paper bag down on the floor with
the open end toward the kittie.
Scratch the other end where the hand
cannot be seen.
You'll find your kittie doing some very funny things to that paper bag! :)
Cardboard Boxes are another favorite with endless possibilities.
Cut holes in them.
Use Masking Tape to attach more than one box together.
Make a Cat House or a Castle for Kittie. :)
They should not be keep for extended
periods of time as they will get dirty.
You can always build new ones or spray paint them with non-toxic paint so they are washable.
You need non-toxic paint because many cats chew on the edges of boxes.
Well, that is all I have to say about that-for now. :)
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