Entertaining a cat, 10 tips and tricks

How to entertain your cat? Funny tricks and funny games for cats!

Cats are often said to be lazy and independent. This is true up to a point, but don’t forget that cats love to have fun too! And it’s so easy to amuse these little creatures!

Just wave or throw an object and they become predators on the hunt for extreme fun! Here are some tips and activities to do to entertain your cat.

Entertain a cat with a feather toy

To start, why not make a toy with feathers? This type of toy is very popular and fun for cats and small kittens who want to have fun and expend energy. You need a few things to make this cat toy:

  • 1 chopstick or just a wooden stick
  • Feathers of different colors and lengths
  • Rope and clip to attach the feathers to the wand

This type of toy is ideal for entertaining and moving your cat at home. For your kitten to keep in shape, this is an excellent game to play. If you don’t have time to make this little cat toy, 10 Tips offers you a model that is very popular with cat and kitten owners. It is important to purchase a quality nib set, otherwise it may break quickly.

Cat feather set

Cat feather set

Tickle game with feathers.
Ideal as an indoor game.
Retractable wand with 6 different nibs.

Make your cat play with a box and small toys

Another idea to make a cat play and make him spend a lot of energy is the game of the box in which we place small toys and small figurines.

To make this indoor cat toy, just make holes in the top and sides of a cardboard box. It is important to make the holes large enough for the cat to successfully pull the toys out of the box. You can place inside the box a small mouse, balls and even cat food.

If not, if you don’t have time to make your own feline surprise box, here is a solid and quality model that 10 Tips loves:

Cat hide and seek box

Cat hide and seek box

Interactive toy for tomcats and kittens.
Allows the animal to play and scratch.
2 rattle balls, 1 foam ball and 1 mouse toy.

There are also a ton of easy DIY games and toys ideas as you will discover here: Easy to make cat games.

Play ball with your cat

And why not just amuse your cat with a ball? Simple and effective as a game for older cats as well as for small kittens.

You can use a ball that you already have at home or buy a ball in which you can insert cat food or even a small bell to amuse it even more and especially for longer.

A ball circuit to amuse your cat

To amuse your cat even more did you know that there is a ball circuit to amuse cats and kittens? Your cat will spend long minutes pushing the ball with its paws and rolling it from one end to the other. It’s the perfect game if you want to know how to amuse a cat at home without having to be around it all the time. Here is a circuit that tomcats and cat owners seem to particularly like:

cat ball circuit

cat ball circuit

Cats and kittens love this ball game.
Ideal for cats alone at home.
TOP quality price and fast delivery.

A catnip toy

We all know catnip that grows and that cats like to eat, but did you know that there are also catnip toys?

They are often small soft toys in which fresh catnip is hidden and which, thanks to its smell, guarantees hours of pleasure for cats.

Here is a soft toy in which we have added catnip in a pocket inserted inside the stuffed animal. The smell that will emerge will greatly amuse your cat or kitten. When the smell is less present, simply add fresh catnip.

Toy with catnip

Toy with catnip

Plush toy with catnip pouch.
Cats love to play and cuddle this plush.

A tunnel to amuse your cat

Tunnels are another great way to amuse a cat on the cheap. Of course this type of game takes up more space in the house but in the end your cat will have a blast in this tunnel.

He will be able to stick his head out at the various places provided for this purpose and run errands from the entrance to the exit. In short, hours of fun for your little pet. If you’re good at sewing and DIY why not make your own cat tunnel at home?

On the other hand, if you prefer to save time, here are some tunnel-tube models to entertain your pet:

Tunnel to entertain your cat

Tunnel to entertain your cat

Cat tunnel with a length of 120cm.
Perfect for hiding, sleeping and staying active.
Foldable and portable tunnel.

Tunnel-tube for cat

Tunnel-tube for cat

Tunnel with 3 channels to amuse the cats.
With hole and toy to entertain the animal.

Cat tree and scratching post to entertain your cat

Another trick to entertain your cat at home is to buy him or even make him a nice cat tree. There are dozens and dozens of cat tree designs. Some are big and others are smaller, but one thing is sure, your cat will have a blast with his new tree.

Here is a cat tree that has many good reviews on Amazon France. The advantage of this cat tree is that it is available in several colors, perfect to match your current decor at home.

giant cat tree

giant cat tree

High quality French brand cat tree.
Several colors: beige, black, gray, white, brown.
To play, run, jump, hide and hunt.

If you want to see other models of cat trees, 10 Tips suggests reading this other article: Cat trees, 10 ideas and photos. You will discover a ton of different cat tree models, some of which can even be easily made by yourself.

A laser pointer or flashlight

Another fun thing to entertain and exercise your cat is the laser pointer or just a flashlight. Your cat will love this game but be careful not to point the light at his face, always point at the ground.

Simply run the beam of a flashlight or laser pointer across the floor and walls and your cat will love chasing after it. Do not exaggerate too much either, better small exercise sessions with this luminous gadget than to see your cat furious and angry never to catch this red point.

cat laser pointer

cat laser pointer

Laser pointer and flashlight in one.
A classic game to entertain cats at home.

Eat and have fun at the same time

Does your cat eat its food very quickly or rather too quickly in the morning? It is not uncommon to see a cat eat its food at full speed. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to your cat’s health in the medium and long term, so it’s better to slow down now.

Here is a food maze that allows you to slow down the speed at which your cat eats its food in addition to entertaining it for many minutes. Several other gadgets from the same brand can be found to complement this online purchase to further amuse your kitty.

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