Christmas is coming up fast, and you’ve probably been busy shopping for your friends and family members. If you own a cat—or perhaps more accurately, if a cat owns you—he or she is certainly on your gift giving list as well. After all, cats are valued and cherished members of the family, so why wouldn’t they have a stocking over the fireplace and a few gifts under the tree?
If you are hoping to give your precious fur baby something fun this Christmas but are unsure what your cat will like, consider the following suggestions:
KitNip Box Subscription
Everyone loves getting something cool in the mail, and kitties are no exception. One trend that is especially popular right now is subscription services that deliver goodies right to your door every month. For your kitty, consider a subscription to the KitNip Box; the company offers two choices at $19 or $29 a month and features boxes filled with cat-friendly items like toys, treats and more.
Your kitty undoubtedly loves spending time with you, so for Christmas download an app on your phone that will give your cat quality play time. The free Crazy Cat app features little critters that dash around the screen for your cat to chase. Your cat scores points by hitting the critters, and the faster they’re moving, the more points your cat scores! Just make sure your smartphone has a large enough screen like the Galaxy S5 and has a protective case to prevent scratches.
A Busy Box
Cats love to be entertained, and one of the best ways to do it is with a toy like the SmartCat 3833 Peek-a-Prize Pet Toy Box. Made by the SmartCat company and available at retailers like Petco, the toy uses a cat’s natural desire to focus on holes and crevices, especially when they know that something is hiding in them. The heavy-duty wooden box contains several holes where you can hide some of your cat’s favorite toys. You also can put treats or catnip toys in the holes, which will help keep your kitty happy and occupied. Although you probably want to spend all of your time with your cat, for those days when you need to head off to work, the Peek-a-Prize toy will help to keep your kitty busy for hours.
Bergan Turbo Track Cat Toy
Most cats are fascinated by things that roll, so the Bergan Turbo Track Cat Toy will give you and your kitty hours of entertainment. The toy includes pieces that can be twist-locked together to form different shapes and has a ball that rolls inside the track. All you have to do is put the Turbo Track together (a figure eight shape is popular), drop the ball inside and then sit back as your kitty has a blast pushing the ball along and trying to figure out how to remove it from the track. When your cat tires of figure eight, re-make the track into a different shape to give your kitty a new challenge.