Play time with multiple cats
Sorry for bombarding with questions! I'm just so full of them. I want to be the best cat person as I can, and it's been sooo helpful to get your advice.
So, I have two 6 months olds kittens, and like all kittens, they love to play. Here is my problem.
Billi, the dominant one, is very agile and athletic. He can jump really high and chase very fast. He looooves to play, and he's generally good with anything on the string.
Aloo, the quieter but sweeter girl, is a bit slower. She doesn't like to chase toys as much as Billi does, but she likes if I drag a stick on the floor. I don't know why. She also likes crinkled paper and likes to fetch at times.
I usually try to have play time before I go to bed, and I have about 3 interactive toys, aside from the little toys scattered over the house (little mouse toys and balls). They get excited when I take out the toys, with one of them being da bird.
Billi doesn't mind da bird, but he prefers this other toy with a stick, a stretchy string, and a stuffed sock looking thing with a bell. He chases and catches till he starts panting.
I also try to play with Aloo, but she is withdrawn while Billi is playing. And when finally Billi is tired and lies on the floor, she's too picky with the toys and its movement, I can't engage her very well. She just sits and looks at it, paws it, but doesn't play vigorously. I try and try with different toys, but eventually Billi recovers and jumps on the toy.
How can I engage her better in her play? Is she intimidated with Billi's presence? Should I put Billi in the bathroom? But I'd feel bad doing that, since he's not doing anything bad.
I worry that Aloo is getting chunkier because she's not exercising enough. They do run around together though, chasing each other and wrestling. Could that be enough for her? I also have lots of cardboard boxes with holes for them to play in, and a small cat tower. Am I worrying too much??? (possibly hahaha)
Thank you so much for reading this long post. You guys have been so awesome! <3