Cat Toy – Tick Tock Teaser
Instead of giving your pet a remote control cat toy, you might want to consider providing it with an interactive cat toy that they can enjoy for hours on end without the need of being supervised. Check out the Tick-Tock Teaser by SmartCat.
The Tick-Tock Teaser is has a pendulum that will swing to give your cat 2 moving objects to try to capture. It will be able to harmlessly bring out the natural hunting instinct of your feline and give them a highly interesting challenge.
The toy mouse is attached to the bottom end of the pendulum with Velcro straps. You can remove the toy mouse for the cat to play with, and be able to attach many other kinds of lightweight toys so that your pet can have variety.
The Tick-Tock Teaser is one of the most innovative cat toys in the market today. It will help build up the dexterity and speed of the reaction time of your pet. Cat toys like these help cats learn how to focus their attention and concentrate. There are different large holes strategically placed on the triangular sides that a cat can place their paws into to try to capture the moving target.
Importance of cat play and cat toys
Cat Play is the indoor cat’s way to hunt!
Even though it may seem like your cat sleeps most of the day, most cat parents will bet that you have been woken up by a loud noise at least once at 2 a.m. that was caused by your furry family member running around the house and getting into “trouble”.
Well the “trouble” that they are getting into could actually be their way of exercising their hunting instinct.
Cats sleep most of the day, about 16 hours, but when they are awake they need to move around and exercise. In the wild, cats get their physical exercise from hunting. Inside cats receive their exercise from playing with toys that simulate prey that would normally be found in the wild. Play provides more than just exercise because it also relieves anxiety, stress, and boredom. When indoor cats do not have toys to play with, that is when they supplement their playful instincts with anything they can find around the house; curtains, toes, shoe laces, etc. So when your cat is attacking everything they can get their paws on, they may just be looking for an outlet for their natural hunting instincts.
This is why play is so important.
Physical activity from play acts as a workout, keeping cats physically fit and enriches the pet’s quality of life and fosters a healthy relationship between the pet and their parents by alleviating what can be described as destructive behavior.
There are many types of toys for different types of play, each appealing to a different styles and preferences that cats have. There are toys that replicate the sound of wild prey like mice, toys that look like prey, toys that have appealing textures that cats love, as well as toys that have a scent that encourages cats to play like catnip. Movement of the toy is also very important for cats. Cats can see much quicker movement than humans can, so toys that have erratic movement can really entice your cat. Random movement is also very important for cats. This makes play fun and unpredictable, keeping cats engaged in play and preventing boredom.
So when you are at the pet store or shopping around online for your furry little hunter, please keep these points in mind when choosing a toy for your cat. The type of toy you choose matters. Happy hunting!