Play plays a crucial role in a cat's development and balance. It's essential to give him time and provide him with accessories to satisfy his playful needs.
Agility, coordination and exercise
Exploring different toys and objects will encourage kittens to adopt hunting-like behaviors, improving their reflexes and coordination. What's more, it will give her a chance to burn off excess energy.
As cats grow older, they retain their love of play, which is vital to their well-being and an excellent antidote to boredom. The frequency and duration of play sessions will vary according to your cat's personality and age.
Ideally, plan two 10-minute sessions a day, for example in the early evening, to establish interaction and reinforce the relationship of trust between you and your cat. However, don't force him to play if he doesn't feel like it, or if he's sleeping or eating.
Let him play on his own too
When you leave your cat alone during the day, provide him with toys that he can play with independently. Adapt toys and play activities to your cat's abilities and any age-related motor problems.
Too many toys of different types can confuse your cat. There's no need to invest in complex toys, as cats often prefer simple things (corks, strings, cardboard boxes, etc.).
To stimulate your feline's curiosity and desire to play, impregnate the toys with catnip, an aromatic plant that promotes stimulation. You can also present the toys one by one by taking them out of a toy box, to rekindle interest and the desire to rediscover them. It's up to you!