Playtime helps to reduce boredom by keeping your cat mentally stimulated while providing physical exercise. It's also a great way to spend some quality time with your cat. Try one of these indoor games for cats to keep your kitty content and active.
The Wands Have It
Looking for an easy way to get your cat moving? Nothing beats the enticing power of a feather wand. Wave the wand around to encourage your cat to leap up and try to catch the feathers.
Believe it or not, some cats like to play fetch! The act of chasing something that is thrown plays well into your cat's natural hunting instincts. If your kitty seems interested, you can train her to play fetch. Pick a toy that she loves and reliably responds to and toss it for her to chase. Always start throwing from the same spot so that she learns to bring the toy back to you to have it thrown again.
Set, Point, Match!
Invite your cat to play a mini game of racquetball with a large cardboard box and ping pong ball. Drop the ball into the box and let your kitty have some fun swatting the ball against the sides. This game could also be played in the bath tub.
Light It Up
Grab your flashlight for one of the simplest indoor games for cats. Shine the light beam around on the floor and walls, make it dance and watch as your cat scampers around trying to catch it.
If your cat is in a frisky mood, hide behind a couch, bed or in any hidden nook. Call out to her to get her to prowl around and stalk you. Switch hiding spots as you play to keep things interesting.
Connect several boxes or containers to build tunnels for your cat to shimmy through like a kitty obstacle course. Tuck a catnip toy into one of the nooks and let your cat hunt through the tunnels to find it.
Soap bubbles are also a fun game to play with your cat. Your cat will love swatting the bubbles as they rise into the air.
Rotate through these games and cat toys periodically to keep your kitty from getting bored. Most importantly, have fun!
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