Ways To Entertain Your Cat
It has often been said that cats are quite apathetic and don't really crave as much attention, as probably dogs do. However, not all cats are the same. You can compare a bored cat with an unsupervised child who both can do damage around your house. It is a sign that when your cat starts behaving strangely, he is trying hard to catch your attention, and is desperately trying to tell you to get involved with his life.
What can you do to entertain your cat? Observe your cat by spending time with him regularly and see the type of behavior he displays. Learn the things that amuses him. Spend some quality time with your cat and don't do other things while you are with him like working on your computer.
Your cat will get the message that you're not interested to spend time with him, so he will simply find other things to occupy him. Go figure, why you would often see rolls of toilet paper scattered around the house. Maybe he finds it more interesting than you!
Interact with your cat by going down to his level and playing with him. Try playing with him using two toys that you can play with one at a time. Cats love to chase things around, so you can probably get him a small rolling toy or a toy fish which you can dangle above him. Does your cat keep on playing or walks away when he feels like it?
That could mean your toys do not really interest him, so try to think of other toys that you could introduce. Be very careful with the toys you buy and make sure that they are cat friendly. Children toys may look like cute toys for pets, but they can be quite risky for your cat. For instance, very small toys with a lot of screws in them or with sharp edges may harm your cat.
Visit your nearest pet store to get some good toys intended for cats. Do your research by going online and see what pet shops offer. See if you can find some moving toys which are ideal if your cat loves to chase things.
It is natural for cats to have hunting instinct, so always make sure your cat can act on his natural behavior. Once you find out which toy works, buy a similar toy. Learn from how parents deal with their children when it comes to toys, give your cat choices by rotating the toys. There should be toys for solo play and some toys that he can play with you.
When you're out for work or leaving the house for some time, leave your cat with some interesting toys to play with. You can even get him those small balls made of plastic and put some dry cat food inside. Your cat will be so thrilled to discover the cat nibbles as he rolls the toys around. That will satisfy his natural desire to hunt and get food as well.
Observe your cat if he seems happier whenever he is playing, and give him enough interactive toys that both of you can play with.