Some cats love catnip and others don’t seem fussed at all. Whether your cat is susceptible to the charms of catnip is genetic and a love of the ’nip doesn’t develop until your cat is around 6 months old. There are plenty of catnip toys available at the pet store or you can grow your own in the back yard – if you can keep your moggy away from it long enough to let it grow.
Cats love climbing – a good scratching post or cat tree can be kitty heaven. Alternatively, if you don’t want a permanent cat paradise in the corner of your lounge, why not try a couple of empty boxes for your cat to investigate, jump in and out of and hide in. You can even cut some different sized holes in the side for your cat to squeeze in and out of.
One of the most important things to do is to rotate the toys – cats will generally be more interested in new things and will grow bored quickly. Get your cat a toy box and change the toys over every couple of days or once your cat seems no longer interested in them. You’ll find a couple of weeks later when you bring them out, your cat is just as excited to see them as when they first saw them.