How do I know if my cat is happy?
Playtime: Games to help your cat play and learn
For a cat, playing isn’t just for fun, it’s a chance to fulfil natural instincts as well as learn and hone survival skills.
Cats are independent creatures and will only join in to play on their terms and their timeline!”
Your cat has exercise, you both enjoy interacting with each other and you strengthen the bond between you.
Your cat is a born hunter, just like her big cat cousins in the wild. By playing with your cat, you’ll be helping her practise her instinctive hunting abilities – plus it’s a great way to keep her fit … not mention simply spending quality time having fun with your feline friend.
Your cat’s natural hunting instinct means she’ll be fascinated by anything that resembles prey.
Playtime is very rewarding, but remember that cats are a lot harder to please than dogs. The best way to get your cat interested is to make her think it was her idea to play all along!
Playing around the house
Your cat loves to play at hunting, but she also enjoys exploring her territory. By providing your cat with places to climb inside the house, you’ll be giving her plenty of opportunities for exercise and stimulation, even when there are no toys around.
Some cats actually enjoy a game of 'fetch' just as much as dogs.
Your cat might even encourage you to chase her around. Some cats do this every day at a certain time – usually at night, when they're just waking up properly.