The list author says: "Cats need toys. Toys help keep cats stimulated to relieve boredom, and can help meet the hunting instinct needs of cats. Toys such as little fake mice and small balls should be a staple in any cat home. Cats often like stuffing a toy mouse under a throw rug or a crumbled piece of newsprint paper that is set out on the floor for them, and then "hunting and catching" the mouse.
Kittens in particular also need toys with movement. Interactive play with humans moving various toys is great for that, with safe toys such as the Cat Dancer (never string or yarn). But it is also good to have toys that move when the humans aren't around, such as the Turbo Scratcher and variations.
Kittens and young adult cats like to play wrestle. Kittens who are teething need to chew on something. Stuffed toys are great for both of those needs.
You can read more about cat care on http://www.wvcats.com."
"This is one of the best cat toys for active, young cats. Some older cats will play with it too. Older kittens and young adult cats will get the ball zooming, getting a real workout to help expend their high energy levels and fullfill their instinctive need to catch something small and moving."
"Every cat needs some little balls to bat around and then chase after. These soft sponge balls are better than hard balls, since cats can then grab onto them with their teeth to "catch" them. They also bounce, so you can bounce them for a cat to then leap up after. Being soft, they are quiet when cats are rolling them around on a wooden or tile floor."
"These cube are so great, especially for young cats. You can do interactive play by dangling a dangle toy outside one of the holes when the cat is inside. There are streamers hanging inside so the cat can play by himself. The cubes can be separate or affixed together."
"These cube are so great, especially for young cats. You can do interactive play by dangling a toy outside one of the holes when the cat is inside. There are streamers hanging inside so the cat can play by himself. The cubes can be separate or affixed together."