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Best Toys For Lonely Cats. Find A Cat Toy To Keep Your Cat Happy

Updated on September 24, 2014

Do Cats Get Bored?

Is your cat's middle name "Trouble"?

If you have an energetic indoor cat who frequently misbehaves by scratching where it is not allowed or playing with whatever is in sight, this may be a sign of boredom. Does your cat wail a lot?

Our Burmese has an extremely loud meow which gets even louder if she is ignored! Boy, can she wail when ignored!!! Pick her up, stroke her and give her some attention and she purrs like crazy.

An indoor cat can get lonely and bored when you are not at home.

So, what to do about it?

To start with, make sure your cat has all the essentials such as food, water and a clean litter tray. Having a window to watch the outside from would be good stimulation. Use a cat tree near a window or two for your cat to have a high perch. Try leaving some boxes and paper bags around for it to play hide and seek in. Attach a fluffy ball or catnip toy to a string and suspend it from the ceiling for your cat to play with. Experiment with various small toys to find a cat toy or two that your cat likes to play with and then leave them scattered around the house such as on a tile or wooden floor, top of a box, on steps, etc. A good scratching post is a must. Try leaving the radio on softly. These are just some ideas for you to try. Maybe think of getting a companion for your cat.

Finding the right toy for your cat is always a gamble and depends on what YOUR cat loves to do, but most cats will find this automatic laser cat toy irresistible!

Watching your cat chasing the light and never getting frustrated by not being able to "catch" the light is priceless.

Value for money, this laser light pet toy is wonderful entertainment for you and your cat/s.

Do not disturb - for now!
Do not disturb - for now!

Frolicat Bolt Automatic Laser Light Cat Toy

Automatic Laser Cat Toy

Cats love entertainment but only when they want it and can be quite demanding too! Often it is at a time when you are too busy.

Telling them to wait a few minutes is completely out of the question!

This pet toy laser can be switched on quickly and will keep them occupied for at least 15 minutes.

The frolicat Bolt Laser Pet Toy can be used in automatic or manual mode.

It operates on 4 AA batteries so buy a good stock of batteries if you are going to use it regularly.

The auto-shutoff is a great feature:

The 15-minute time limit is perfect--long enough for your cat/s to get a workout, but not tired of chasing the dot.

It provides good exercise for cats (and dogs) and great entertainment for you!

Leaving your cat alone? Just switch on this automatic laser cat toy and your cat will be entertained for the next 15 minutes.

A Very Happy Cat!

Where is it????
Where is it????

Find A Cat Toy For Your Cat

Small Toys For Lonely Cats

Every cat has its own personality so it will be trial and error to find the toys that suits your cat.

For example, our Burmese loves playing with catnip toys but our big male cat could not be less interested. He prefers to just sit and watch!

Try a variety of small inexpensive toys to get an idea of what your cat is interested in playing with. Remember to try it out over a week or two as your cat may initially show interest and then dismiss it as not worthwhile!!!

For instance, the Bergan Catnip Hurricane Cat Toy ,which comes with catnip and 2 small balls, is a great idea for entertaining your cat. Just place the catnip in the center of the toy and give the 2 balls a whirl - the balls' rotation circulates the catnip's captivating aroma into the air. Now watch your cat sneak up on the balls, pounce and chase them back and forth.

Have you not got something more interesting?
Have you not got something more interesting?

Best Cat Toys And Furniture

Play Time!

Cats do not just need toys to play with, they also need somewhere to jump on, hide in, scratch and sleep.

If you do not want your curtains or carpets scratched to pieces, a suitable scratching pole would be advisable. Choose something tall enough so that they can stretch up while scratching. Our Burmese likes to scratch while almost hanging from the post!

The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is simple in design and 32 inches high.

If you have limited space and want something for your cat to climb, scratch or play on, the

SmartCat Multi-Level Cat Climber is ideal as it fits on any door - easy to take off and put on.

The all in one Go Pet Club Cat Tree cat play house is perfect for placing near a window.

If you prefer a taller all in one, then the Armarkat Cat Tree is for you as it is 68 inches high. Perfect for exercising and entertaining your cat.

Too Tired Now
Too Tired Now

Interactive Cat Feeding Station

Entertain Your Cat While Feeding With These Cat Feeders

Another way of entertaining your cat is to make meal times fun by using an interactive feeder. With these feeders your cat has to "hunt" for its food. This means your cat will have fun trying to get every morsel of food.

Our cats love the Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Activity Center and have great fun trying to get the food out of the containers with their paws. Even our lazy cat enjoys playing with this feeder.

Another choice is the PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Toy and Food Dispenser. Rolling the ball releases the food in small quantities. Great for overweight cats or cats that eat too fast.

The Catit Design Senses Treat Maze is another good feeder for overweight or fast eating cats as it makes them work for their food.

The Good Pet Stuff Pavlov's Cat Scratch Feeder Interactive Treat and Food Dispenser is a clever scratch release feeder. Scratching the pole releases the food.

What does your cat like to play with?

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      Kay 5 years ago

      We love to shine the flashlight on the floor and wall. Both our dogs and the cat go nuts trying to 'catch' it. I think that laser toy would be a huge hit here!

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      Our youngest cat just discovered she can burrow beneath the blankets on the bed, and now we have to make sure she's not in one of the wrinkles, asleep. They will play with anything that moves, makes a noise, or they can crawl in or out of. I love to bring them new things to play with, and you've got some wonderful items here to choose from!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      My cats like anything on a string.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      This laser looks really fun, I would have bought one when I had a cat! My cat also would have enjoyed the peek and play pet toy box.