Treat balls – examples include the Kong balls that dispense treats with a bit of effort from your cat.
Feather teasers – there are plenty of these types of toys on the market that feature feathers, which the cat can swat away at for hours on end.
Catnip – got a lazy cat? Get some catnip that you can add to toys to get your cat interested in play.
Bungee style toys – these toys are designed to be hung from a doorknob or a hook on the wall or ceiling. A colourful plaything on the end of elastic bounces up and down as your cat jumps, swats and grabs at the toy.
Tunnel – your cat can run in and out of the tunnel and then nap inside when she has had enough. Invest in one with extra toys and a crinkly fabric that makes a noise when she runs around inside it.
Treat games – these games are designed so you can place food or toys inside holes. Your cat can see the treat through the openings and her job is to dig them out. These toys offer hours of stimulation.
Plush toys – Bright colours, bells and interesting textures will entice your cat into play. Just be sure to invest in toys that are designed for cats. Children’s plush toys just won’t last.
Homemade toys – don’t forget that cardboard boxes, pieces of string and scrunched up newspapers are just as exciting to cats as many toys in your local pet store.