Last Updated on March 10, 2023 by ellen
If your vet has told you that your cat is overweight, you may be wondering about the best cat exercise toys. Unlike with dogs, you cannot just throw a ball and expect your cat to chase it. It’s also fairly difficult to get your cat to walk on a leash like a dog does. That doesn’t mean that you can’t encourage your cat to exercise. It just takes a little bit different approach than with a dog.
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Best Cat Exercise Toys
So, what kind of exercise toys are best for your cat. Since most cats are picky, it will take a little bit of experimenting to find out which ones your cat loves the most. Heather and Scout (our two cats) are at opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Heather will play with everything. Scout is very picky. These are the best cat toys for indoor cats that I’ve found.
An interactive cat toy designed to charm and not harm. With a polycarbonate wand and very colorful fabric, Cat Charmer provides excellent aerobic exercise and is a safe interactive toy for all kittens, cats, and kids. Now with bright new candy colored wands and a fun selection of colors. Learn more.
With three levels of track, each with its own ball, this toy is perfect for group play with one or more cats, but also works for solo play! With sturdy construction and non-skid pads at the bottom, this toy can handle the roughest players. Learn more.
Cat Tunnel With Ball
With a spacious tunnel, built-in crinkle crackle paper, & soft ball toy, this popular tube gives your kitty more ways to have fun. It provides hours of exercise & self-amusement. Learn more.
An electronic toy replicates the movements of hidden prey with moving lights and erratically moving wand under the durable fabric. Your cat will love playing with this one. It’s one of the best interactive cat toys we’ve found.Â Learn more.
Interactive Laser Toy
The exciting laser moves randomly across floors and walls, which appeals to cats’ natural hunting instinct. You can use the mirror adjust button to control where the laser points. This is Scout’s favorite cat exercise toy. Learn more.
Catch the Mouse Toy
This is the best cat toy on the market and fun exercise for your cat because it satisfies your cat’s natural instinct. Cats have a natural instinct to stalk and pounce on their prey. The toy can be used as either ground prey or air prey. Learn more.
Have you tried any of these cat toys with your cat? I’d love to know which ones you think are the best cat exercise toys.
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Ellen runs a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont. She has experience with a variety of small animals, dogs and cats. She has also cared for ducks, chickens and rabbits. Combined, she has over 20 years of experience in pet care and pet sitting.