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Wednesday, March 4, 2009


What kind of toys do you like?

It should be no secret that the secret to feline happiness is our playtime. We love to play!

Playing not only provides us with exercise, but it keeps our minds sharp and our predatory instincts honed. As playing generally take the form of stalking and catching prey, it should come as no surprise that each us has a certain type of toy or "prey" that we like to play with.

Toys can be broken down into three general categories: birding, mousing and bugging.

These are my favorite toys! I love my little mousies!

Birding toys simulate bird movements and may chirp and flutter, and are usually made of fev-vers. Mousing toys sometime squeak and are often made of fur or fabric. They are often thrown or tossed and we much chase them.

Bugging toys tend to skitter around. The "red dot" laser toy is a popular bugging toy, as is a old fashioned string with a knot in the end.

Rainbow Ribbon
When I am not mousing, I very much like to play with this rainbow ribbon toy!

Toys should be kept in good condition so they are safe for us to play with. They should be no loose parts that we might accidentally swallow and choke on.

Myself, I am a mouser type of cat. I favor small furry mice, although the fev-ver butt mice are very good too. I will also play with sparkly wands, but only if they are small.

Tabby brofur prefers these fev-ver wands.

The big turkey bird toy is my Tabby Brofur's favorite (well not counting catnip that is), and he likes to jump and catch. He also like little balls that he can bat round and pounce on.

What is your favorite toy? Please leave a comment and let me know!


-d ma said...

the boyz anything with catnip. anything.

stop by the boyz blog. they gave u an award.

Daisy said...

I never knew about different categories of toys! My very favorite toy is the Cat Dancer.

meemsnyc said...

Oh my goodness, mousies, fevvers, and red dot. We are drooling here!

Shadow / Molly said...

Ooo yes, we loves catnip, fev vers and mousies too, mostly catnip. hehe

Victor Tabbycat said...

Let's see... affer catnip an Nina's tail, my favorite toys is tinsel balls an mousies. Nina luvs mousies an fevery tinsel fings attached to strings on wand toys. One's called a Cat Catcher an it IS like fishin fur a cat! She also chases dat silly red dot. Don't know why; can't feel it, hear it or NOM it.

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MoMo said...

Umm, I don't seem to play with any toys. Wonder what's up with me.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I like ones with long tails...

And fur...

That purrrrrrrr

Do woo know any toyz like THAT?


Sunny's Mommy said...

Mousies or anything stuffed Sunny seems to like best. Ollie likes anything stuffed with catnip. Rascal likes to chase her tail in circles LOL They all love laser lights or light from a flashlight.

VampyVictor said...

Oh boy! I jut love all toys! even my sifurs tail as a toy!
I have a love/hate thing happening when momma tickles my nose with fevvers though... and she says "it tickles the nose?".. well wtf do you think it does momma? :P hehe