Cat Care, How to Play With Your Cat as a Hobby
Keep your cat healthy and optimize bonding
Playing with Cats as a hobby is not just enjoyable, but it provides valuable exercise for cats of all ages and equally, as important, it strengthens the bond with your feline friend, which benefits you both.
Kittens will play with anything. Just keep dangerous items like rope, plastic bags, small indigestible, and just about everything else away from the insatiable kitten if you're not supervising him.
You'll enjoy playing with him with his toys but bear in mind that he should learn early on that your palms are not toys. If you ignore this information, you might learn how to regret it if he grows up and develops full sized teeth and claws.
Older cats might not be so fast and active, but they still appreciate and benefit from the drama.
Playing Along with your cat allows your cat hone his hunting skills, seeking the victim, making the stealthy approach, pouncing with certainty and enjoying the kill.
It also keeps his health and weight, releases aggression, helps to gain confidence, strengthens the bond, is good cat attention and is great fun.
Some good cat toys you can buy, balls with bells in them, catnip mice, and wand toys. Some other great toys you already have in your home, wads of paper shaped into balls, ping pong balls, marbles, string with something tempting at the end and plastic tops from bottles.
The old favorite, the cardboard box, is a fantastic source of fun, particularly when you are teasing the cat by tapping your finger on the other side or waggling your finger through the hand grip hole. Put the toys away after playtime. If a toy is always outside, it may get boring, just like a dead mouse.
Use your imagination and do not make it effortless for the cat. Make him stretch to reach into a box to reach the toy. Let him win.
Do not make it too easy, let your cat enjoy the pursuit. However, when he comes in for the 'kill,' let him score a direct hit and relish the thrill of victory. Afterwards, praise and fuss your kitten and give him a nice big cuddle.
A fifteen-minute session once a day and a second one if possible should be your aim. Of course, we are all busy, but it Should be easy to discover this time somewhere, what can be better than unwinding after a day's work by playing with your cat.
Cat care and its Knock on effects are significant for your cat and you the owner as well. So find that time and improve your bonding by playing your feline friend.