Cats are super adorable and lovable creatures. They are also very weird and mysterious and find enjoyment in the simplest of objects. Here are a couple of accessible items that can entertain your cat for hours.
1. Cardboard boxes
If you want to give your kitty a whole new world to explore, try throwing a couple of boxes together with some tape. If you have boxes that you don’t plan on ever using again, try cutting some holes into them. Cats love exploring these boxes. Make a kitty fortress for them by stacking and taping boxes together! But, beware, you may never see them again if you make it too crazy.
We have no idea why, but cats love to dive their faces into smelly shoes. Take advantage of this and give them a shoelace to play with! Just slowly drag this around your home and watch your kitty hunt it down like prey. If you have a kitty fortress or any other object a cat can climb on, try dragging the shoelace around that! This is a great way to exercise your kitty and wear them out before bed time.
3. Hair ties
I can’t even properly explain this one or figure out why they like it, but kitties love to pay with hair ties. If you just leave one on the ground for them, they’ll eventually investigate it and start throwing it around using their mouth. In my experienced, used hair ties are always much more fun for them.
Mail time always brings new and exciting things to sit on for kitties. If you get a lot of advertisements and junk mail, just throw it on the ground for your cats. They love to sit paper and plastic and enjoy the crinkling noise that comes from it. For more action, try crumpling the paper up and throwing it for a simple game of fetch (they probably won’t bring it back though).
5. Hide and Seek
This one takes a little more effort, but only requires your body. Sneakily hide behind an object and stare at your cat. After a couple seconds, hide and make very quiet noises. Your cat will eventually get curious as to what you’re doing and seek you out. Try moving around your home a bit to make their search a little more exciting.
This is probably my favorite. Cats love bowls of all shapes and sizes. Try placing different bowls down on the floor to see which one your cats like the best.
Michael is a blogger for Smith Monitoring, a company that specializes in alarm monitoring. He is the friend of two loving kitties that love random things. He is an expert architect in creating cardboard fortresses.