Keeping pets indoors is a good way to ensure that they are safe, well fed, and healthy. But this could potentially have negative effects on them such as boredom, aggression, and weight gain. This can also lead to destructive behavior in your home such as destroying your furniture or not using their litter box. To avoid these potential issues, providing an enriching environment for your kitties so they will be happy, healthy, and well-behaved. You can achieve this by providing them with vertical space to perch on, a window where they can see moving animals and objects, scratching posts, and of course, enrichment toys are fantastic for cats.
Enrichment toys help provide mental and physical stimulation for your cats so they can stay fit and happy even when you’re not around. These toys can have automated movement, stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts, or give them a safe space to scratch on. If you’re looking for a good enrichment toy for your cats, consider their age, habits, and personalities before buying one. Look also for toys that are durable and made of non-toxic materials.
To give you some ideas of good enrichment toys for cats, take a look at our list below.
Petstages Tracks Cat Toy
The Petstages Cat Tracks Cat Toy is perfect for homes with multiple cats. It has a circular design with three levels of tracks and three moving balls that will certainly entertain your pets as they gather around to play with this fun toy. It can withstand the swatting and batting of your eager kitties because it is made with a stacked and sturdy construction. It has a non-slip base to keep the toy in place as your kitties have fun with it. It also won’t take up too much space in your home.
Miaoxsen Scratching Cat Toy
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly enrichment toy for your cat, then the Miaoxsen Scratching Cat Toy is for you. It is made from durable corrugated paper and laminate. Its circular design allows multiple pets to gather around it and play. On the top of the toy are multiple holes that your kitties can poke into and catch the rolling balls. You can also place some of their favorite treats inside. The top part and sides can also be used as scratching pads. When they’re tired after playing, they can also rest on top of this toy.
Nittis Heart-Shaped Scratcher Cat Toy
What better way to show your love to your cats than by giving them the Nittis Heart-Shaped Scratcher Cat Toy. It is a lovely toy that is shaped like a beautiful heart. It will not only enrich your pets’ lives but it will also look good in your home. It has slots at the top where your cats can insert their paws and play with the toy balls inside. The balls have bells inside that will stimulate your cat’s curiosity. In the middle part of the toy is a heart-shaped scratching pad that your kitties can use to keep their claws clean and healthy.
Lovinouse Electric Interactive Cat Toy
The Lovinouse Electric Interactive Cat Toy will keep your pets entertained and it will engage them in an active playtime even when you’re not around. This is an automatic cat toy with a feathered ball inside that moves in random directions to stimulate your cat’s senses. Your kitty can poke through the multiple holes and try to catch the moving ‘prey’. Don’t worry if your pet gets too enthusiastic and ends up destroying the ball because two replacement feathers are included in this set. The toy automatically shuts down after 15 minutes to let your pet rest after having some fun.
Pasking Interactive Cat Toy
Cats are natural hunters and some of their common prey are little mice. Your pets can have an endless hunt and hours of fun when playing with the Pasking Cat Toy. It is a toy that has a rotating mouse inside which will move round and round at your pet’s slight touch. Your pet will have a great time prodding and trying to catch the mouse through the holes. This toy has rounded edges for your pet’s safety and a felt pad at the top for your cat’s scratching needs. It also has a non-slip bottom to secure the toy in place.
BlackHole Litter Mat Swimming Robot Fish
You can now let your cats have fun catching some fish by letting them play with the BlackHole Litter Mat Interactive Swimming Robot Fish Toy. It is a set of four brightly colored robotic fish that swim like real fish. These battery-powered fish automatically move when placed in water and will stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts. To save battery, the fish will automatically shut down when taken out of water. The fish also have built-in flashing LED lights to attract your pet even more.
YEPHHO Cat Scratching Ball
The YEPHHO Cat Scratching Ball is a ball within a ball. We know that cats love balls so this is a perfect toy for them. It is a scratch ball wrapped in durable sisal material that will cater to your cats’ scratching needs. Not only will it save your furniture, but it will also look great as a décor item in your home because of its beautiful minimalist design. When your kitties are feeling playful after a good scratching session, they can bat the small dangling ball or feather around and have a great time.
SmartCat Peek and Play Toy Box
The SmartCat Peek and Play Toy Box provides both mental and physical stimulation that your pets need. It is a box that you can fill with your cat’s favorite toys or treats. Your pets can then play with or hunt for the food inside by poking through the multiple holes placed on all sides of the box. This toy box also comes with two free colorful balls in case your pets don’t have any other toys that fit. It is also very sturdy since it is made from durable and heavy-duty wood.
Enrichment toys for cats are important in keeping the kitties healthy and happy especially in an indoor environment. The toys that will be best suited to your pets really depend on your cats’ interests and preferences. You can try to mix and match the toys to see what they like best. You can also place the toys in rotation so they won’t get bored easily. To encourage your pets to play with the toys, you can try sprinkling some catnip and you can also reward them with treats after too.