Stereotypically, cats are often depicted playing with wool and string and chasing mice.
Is this stereotype accurate?
Is it important for us to know just how much our cats enjoy playing with us or not?
I once heard that you should play with your cat for at least ten minutes per day to keep them happy. Is this true?
Apparently, cats love the mental and physical stimulation that comes with playing.
It not only satisfies them mentally but it also calls to their natural instincts to hunt and sometimes bond with other cats.
Exercise is an important reason to play with your cat, giving them the opportunity to maintain a healthy weight.
It is known that this playtime with your furry friend enhances the feline-human bond which is all-important.
Playtime may also help to relieve stress and tension for both you and your cat.
If you have a shy or nervous cat, a little bit of playing can be the perfect ice breaker.
I’ve just read about a good tip and that is to put away toys after playtime.
This can keep the games fresh and prevent the cat from losing interest.
The next time you get the toy out it’ll be exciting and new again for your kitty.
My Final Thoughts
I definitely think that cats enjoy playing and this is based on my experience with our black cat called Coco.
He often invites me to play…
Sometimes I can tell by the look in his eye. He gets down low and his pupils dilate and I know instantly what time it is!
I usually get a piece of rope or a mouse on string or sometimes I let him try to catch my hand.
There are times when Coco is meowing a lot and it’s not for food or to be picked up and he won’t relax until you’ve played with him for a while.
I truly think that cats love playtime and it’s very important and very satisfying for both us and them…
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