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Posts Tagged ‘Cat Toys’

Cat Scratch Fever

Friday, January 29, 2010
posted by PetsRule

cat-scratchingAnyone that has a cat is probably familiar with frayed couch corners, torn-up blinds and shredded carpets; these are all a result of a cat’s scratching. And, if you’re cat’s scratching is annoying you, don’t think you can change the behavior–because you can’t. Scratching is a natural behavior for cats and we all know cats aren’t the best at taking orders. But, what you can do is attempt to control where your cat scratches.

Cats don’t understand physical punishment, so hitting your cat when she scratches is one of the worst things you can do. Cats also have good memories and though they won’t associate you hitting them with their scratching behavior, they will remember that you hurt them and hold a grudge.

Cats scratch for many reasons including; marking their territory, exercise and because it simply feels good. The best option in preventing kitty from shredding your most prized possessions is to provide her with her own cat scratching post. Cats prefer scratching on rough surfaces, so picking a post made of wood is the best option. Also, make sure the post is tall enough so that your cat can stretch to her full height. Lastly, make sure the cat scratching posts are stable and cannot easily be tipped over.

Fishing for Felines!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
posted by PetsRule

fishing-pole-cat-toyI just adore my little tabby Sophie, and while we do share several activities together, I think I have the most fun when I’m just playing with her around the house. Sophie loves the fishing pole cat toy I bought for her. It’s just a string with a feather tied to a the end, but whenever I dangle it in front of her, she turns upside down and paws at it and tries to bite it. She also loves to stalk it; I’ll dangle it behind a chair so that she can just see the tip, the she rushes towards it and attacks it! I let her catch it most of the time, but sometimes I think she gets tired and just falls down.

Sophie is an indoor cat, so I play with her often to ensure that she gets a little bit of exercise.  The fishing pole cat toy is great fun for both of us. I’ve come to call the activity “fishing for felines”, and in some respects, it does feel a lot like fishing!