Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world.
One of the best things about kittens is how unintentionally hilarious they are.
How can anyone resist a sweet, innocent kitten? Those sweet little innocent balls of fur often hide a surprisingly mischievous side. Some new cat parents find they aren’t prepared when these little angels become little furry balls of unstoppable energy who hang from chandeliers, bounce off of walls and pounce on anything that moves. So what is a new kitten-parent to do? Why do kittens need to play with such ferocity and intensity?
Play is essential for learning life skills. Through play, kittens develop important social skills, learn the art of hunting and they improve and hone their motor skills under dome. Play also provides essential mental and physical stimulation. And let’s face it, playing is just fun. Sometimes no excuse is needed for a rambunctious play session.
The urge to play starts between the ages of 3-4 weeks. This play urge is especially intense until kittens are at least one year old; some cats play continually with high intensity until they are two years old. Most cats play throughout their lives, though not with the intensity or frequency as when they were kittens.