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What to look for when buying a cat toy?

When buying a toy for your cat there are three important things you should look for. First, you need to look for a sturdy toy, fi it can get tossed, thrown, clawed, batted, kicked, licked and repeatedly pounced on without coming apart, it's a quality cat toy. Catnip-filled toys encourage play, but most cats like to eat catnip and will always try or lick or chew their way to that scrumptious herbal filling. Second, you need to look for toys without removable parts. Catnip mice with yam tails; crinkly cater-pillars bug eyes and plastic mesh balls with tantalizing little bells inside are the most popular cat toys although they have are potentially dangerous parts that come off. If you can pull a part of decoration off a cat toy do it to all of your cat's toys; it's better to have some catnip mice without tails than frequently visit you vet to get the tails out of your cat's stomach. Third, you should look for something fun for your cat. Cat owners often disappointed and frequently annoyed to find that the 80$ worth of custom cat toys get passed over for a piece of crumpled paper. Cats like games that involve climbing, running, leaping and pouncing. Pick toys that encourage those behaviors and your cat will defiantly use them. Furthermore, cats see moving edges better than stationary object, so toys that wiggle or weave fascinate them and trigger their hunting reflexes.

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