Benefits of Playing With Your Cat
Playing with your cat is the best possible way to build up a bond between the two of you. She will become more attached and you will feel closer to her.
The best way to ensure that your cat does not become overweight is by feeding him correctly with a balanced diet, but exercise also plays a part in keeping your kitty healthy. Playing with you may be his only opportunity for exertion and staying trim if yours is an indoor cat.
Playing will help your cat to become confident. Regular play periods, coupled with petting sessions, will get your cat used to human interaction, he will be less likely to shy away and hide, when visitors call.
Playing will help your cat develop his hunting abilities. Hunting is a natural instinct for all cats, a cat confined to indoors usually has little chance to express and develop this instinct. Encourage kitty to chase a toy mouse, allow him to pounce for the ‘kill’. This will aid him should he ever get lost and need to find food.