what to do when your cat seems bored with his/her toys...

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
June 4, 2008 1:25pm CST
Do you go out and buy your cat a new toy when that happens? Do you put the "old" toy away for awhile until your cat forgets about it? Do you try to make a new toy for your cat to play with? Or do you just tell your cat that it's too bad...he or she will have to find another way to amuse himself? I've done everything I've asked about in this post except going out of my way to make new toys for my cats. They are worse than kids! At the present time, all of my cats just seemed to have forgotten about their toys such as balls and catnip-stuffed toy mice. I guess they reached a saturation point.
4 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
4 Jun 08
We have two cats. One is strictly and outdoor cat who has no toys and the other cat spends I would say 80% of his time outside. He does not have any toys either. He will sometimes get in a playful mood and request that you play with him. He loves those little laser light pens and to play with the broom while you are trying to sweep.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Looks like your cat has picked out his own "toy." That's great! I think that it's much too hard to figure out what's going on in a cat's mind anyway, ie, "payche" them out. Right now, only my Columbus cat enjoys playing with a string toy --- when he feels like playing. He'd rather sleep, lol.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Peaches has one crocheted mouse that she carries around and talks to. We find it all over the place: upstairs, on the steps, in the kitchen, under a chair. Josie would rather sleep. Most of them will follow a string dragged around. All love the lazer light and will follow it anywhere. A flashlight also. Paisley loves the plastic pull tops from milk containers. We have a cardboard box full of toys for them. They usually pick out what they want, but they don't put stuff back.
@snowy22315 (105021)
• United States
4 Jun 08
You could try spraying them with catnip and reintroduing them. Most cats do really enjoy catnip and will rub and play with anything that has it sprayed on. My cat is not very playful,because he is 8 certainly not a kitten, but once in awhile will get excited by catnip or he has a mouse he likes to bat around.
• Nigeria
4 Jun 08
i will give response later