Laser Pointers.. are they good or bad?
I checked the threads up to June and didn't see anything about laser pointers. I have read on websites where people say they are good and people say they are bad. I used to play with one with my Himalayan, but she wasn't the playing type and the "elusive red dot" did not entice her, however, my dogs loved it.
I just recently got these two kits and the adoption center used a laser pointer and the kits would go after it like crazy, so I decided to buy one after noticing they are getting a little chubs. (The fake mice and string only last so long, even my forbidden yarn loses its fun after a while.)
We had another laser pointer but my roommate used it for school and I think it was way too high powered for them, so I went and bought a plain red one from Petco tonight. My question is, do you think laser pointers are bad for cats because it is not tangible? I read on other sites that people don't like them because they drive their cats crazy. I played with my cats tonight for a good solid hour and afterwards, they were still trying to find the dot. I thought maybe a treat and some other toys would distract them, but as soon as they ate the treat they went right back to the last known location of the "red dot". No amount of forbidden yarn would bring them away.
After a while, they forgot about it, but I wonder if this is bad for them. I mean, they were sitting next to each other without Moosey trying to attack Ziggy. (if you have read my other posts you will know that Moosey plays rough with the smaller baby) So maybe that is good... but I just want to make sure I am not hurting them.
Thanks for your help!