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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Kitty Play Regimen

I have a feeling my cats aren't getting enough active playtime. So I was just wondering what other people do to play with their cats and get them to "exercise" ...

Some of the things I have/do:

- "feather duster" toy (bunch of feathers on the end of a flexible stick)
- toy balls (cats like to play fetch with these and bat them around)
- feather/ball squeaky door hanger (toy suspended from a spandex string)

But it's not easy to play with all six cats, and I feel like they're not getting enough interactive play. Most of the time they just sleep or lounge around (which I know is perfectly normal) ... but I'm pretty sure they're bored. And, well ... they're getting a tad on the tubby side.

What do you guys do to play with your cats? What toys do you use and what do you do with them?

*edit* I used to have the kitty "fishing pole" which they all loved ... But my cats have a tendency to hide their toys, in particular the fishing pole and the feather duster.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 08:26 PM
 
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To tire my cats out and make sure they get playtime, the fishing pole toys work best for us. I can get all four playing at once. I also use a laser pointer (but Minnie ignores it, so this is only good for the other three) and follow it up with a physical toy so they're not frustrated when it disappears.
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