Nine Products to Enrich Your Cat’s Life
These cat scratchers, puzzles and perches are just what you need to create an environment that both stimulates and soothes Mr. Kitty.
The Turtle Scratcher, $61 at Nip and Bones, is really two scratchers in one! The cute cat scratchers, made of recyclable materials, nest to save space, but can be separated to give Kitty more spots to stretch, scratch, nap and climb around the house. Plus, when separated from the smaller scratcher, the larger scratcher provides a cozy tunnel for lounging or hiding.
The FroliCat Twitch, $19.95, isn't just something for Kitty to bat around. Engage her in play all day, whether you're home or not, by programming the swinging teaser toy for multiple 10-minute play sessions.
Cat Clouds Shelves
Not only are Cat Clouds Shelves, $99.99 at The Refined Feline, a treat for your cat, they'll add a little something to your decor, too. While you're busy admiring the swanky accessories, your furry friend will enjoy climbing and jumping around the living room, surveilling her kingdom from a new viewpoint.
Our Pet's Treat Balls
Even the biggest couch potato will be tempted to test her hunting skills with Our Pet's Go Cat Go Play-n-Treat Ball, $5.22 at Amazon. Fill it with her favorite treat, some catnip or just a bit of kibble, and watch her go.
CatIt Senses Scratch Pat
Oh, what a feeling! Your kitty will love the way the CatIt Senses Scratch Pad, $12.99 at Pet Solutions, engages her sense of touch. Cardboard cutouts give you places to hide treats or catnip, and an accupressure mat gives your cat a little massage.
Neko Flies Kragonfly
All cat owners know how fun it is to interact while Kitty plays her heart out, and the Neko Flies Kragonfly Cat Toy With Rod, $18, is designed for just that. This winged insect toy is durable enough to handle whatever your cat dishes out, and the rod lets you join in. Get your furry friend jumping, swatting and running with just a few flicks of the wrist.
Kit-E-Quiz Feline Treat Puzzle
Cats are known for lazing around — where do you think the term "catnap" comes from? But it's better for Kitty's mental and physical well-being to be a bit more active. If you've got a food-motivated feline, make her work for her dinner with the Kit-E-Quiz Feline Treat Puzzle, $18.99 at Pet Solutions. One side is a simple hide-and-seek game to get your cat's mind working; the other side is a more complex slide-and-find to really challenge her brain.
It's safest to keep your cat indoors all the time, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't get to watch out the window. The Sunny Seat, $19.99, lets cats lounge comfortably right up against any window or sliding glass door, so he can keep an eye on the whole yard or just bask in a really delicious sunbeam. Suction cups hold it in place, so you don't have to deal with tools or drill holes into your windowsill.
The Kitty Tongue, $12.99 at Amazon.com, turns grooming time into playtime, which we can all admit is far better than wrangling your cat in order to get a brush through her fur. The mitt keeps her cleaner and healthier, and it's a fantastic way for your and your pet to have fun together.