Cats are highly intelligent – it’s one of the things we love about them. But a bored housecat is a recipe for disaster; cats who are bored tend to have high anxiety and can develop serious behavioral problems. This is why it’s so important to switch out their toys and challenge them a bit.
Technology has helped create a lot of new ways to keep cats engaged. Here are our top five high-tech toys for cats that will keep even the most intelligent of cats active and entertained – even if you’re not home.
Flashing Firefly Mat
Cats are crepuscular by nature. That means they are most active at dusk and dawn. If your kitty is keeping you up nights, you can curb their attention with this Flashing Firefly Mat. It offers hours of nighttime activity for cats and is silent while it does it. The touch-activated LED’s (light emitting diodes) don’t generate heat and turn off automatically when your cat has finished hunting.
The Frolicat Pounce is an interactive hide and seek cat toy that stimulates your cat’s natural hunting instinct. The motor operates on an automated variable rotator so you can just turn it on – the toy engages with your cat in random patterns and at random times. This is a great way to keep your cat guessing!
SmartyKat Hot Pursuit
Erratic motion mimics the movement of hidden prey and four speeds lets you control the action. The SmartyKat Hot Pursuit toy is perfect for any cat whose favorite game is “bed mouse” or “attack the toes!”
Cheese Chaser Remote-Controlled Mouse Toy
Stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts with this moving target – he’ll pounce at this mouse’s every zig, zag, and twitch. This remote-controlled mouse toy is a great way to get your cat moving. Use the ergonomically designed remote control to change the mouse’s direction. Playtime lasts about 15 minutes before the mouse needs a charge. The charging base included.
MoodyPet Fling Ama String
Keep your cat active during the day by challenging them to catch a flinging string that is constantly moving. An elastic belt rotates from top to bottom, flinging a colorful string. As soon as your cat catches it, Fling-Ama String restarts again. Hang on a doorknob or near your cat’s favorite resting place to encourage interaction. You can change the speed from fast to slow.
What other technology have you used to enrich your cat’s life? Let us know by posting a comment below.