Cat Chasers and Teasers
Cat Chasers and Teasers
Cats and Kittens of all creeds just love to be entertained constantly, in the wild many of their Tiger and Jaguar cousins love to wrestle and chase each other around to build up strong bonds with their peers, since today cats are mostly domesticated animals they need to get out that aggression and entertainment at home. Cat Chasers and Teasers are designed to do just while strengthening your bonds with your cats and kittens. Cat Chasers are meant to constantly move around to help increase their reaction speed and provide training and exercise and they range from Manual to Electronic and some in the form of a cat puzzle or even a feathery cat wand. Anything cats can swipe their adorable tiny paws at as long as they’re moving around. Let’s go through the short list of the various types of cat accessories in this category to help you make the best well informed decision before you shop.
Electronic Cat Chasers and Teasers
There are literally hundreds of Cat Teasers on the market today that are electronically controlled, some devices turn on once motion is detected to preserve battery life and some devices are even user controlled. Teasers of this type vary and some even double as a teaser and a cat puzzle that also promotes cognitive behavioral skills. Typically, these devices feature a cat wand with feathers, felt pads, or just about anything that constantly moves around when switched to the on mode. There are many electronic cat teasers that exist and some even constantly spin with features that move around. If you’re looking for the ultimate teaser device, we recommend looking at something that rewards your cat during play activity with treats, those are nice. Cats also love laser toys as they chase that red dot back and forth. There are many Cat Toys out there that also double as teaser toys.
Many cat owners are busy bodies and can’t always provide 24/7 assistance with their cats due to their hectic schedules especially larger families with kids, these devices provide an easier less hands on experience and cat’s love to just sit there and play with these for hours on end. For those with multiple cats we recommend purchasing a couple of these or larger cat teaser devices so that cats can interact during play activity. These teasers are typically higher in price than those that aren’t electronically controlled. We recommend cycling these out every 2 – 3 weeks or so and introducing them with newer toys especially kittens as their brains tend to absorb more knowledge during play.
Manual Cat Teasers and Chasers
Cat Teasers that are manually controlled are most cost effective and they’ve been around for years, some are more sophisticated than others but if you’re looking to build up a stronger bond with your cats or kittens we recommend buying something that’s user controlled. Cat Wands are usually the most common types around. These wands are basically long sticks that vary in length, some are even glittered and sparkle or light up and glow in the dark, with a cord connecting to the tip of the wand that further connects to a feather or a fox tail or any animal tail at the end of the cord such as a felt pads and they’re a real sucker for worms especially those crinkle teasers. Cats are always drawn to feathers and tails and the reason for this is they believe they’re chasing a real animal around, the more realistic the wand the better. Some wands are also equipped with all the bells and whistles (literally) and beads and are vibrant in color. The user simply waves the wand around like they’re plating at an orchestra while cats keep chasing and swiping at the feathery ends. Some chasers are even retractable which is real fun as they get close to the object they’re chasing simply hit the mechanical retraction switch and watch them run.
If you’re looking for something to help engage their minds there are countless cat puzzles on the market and many of which are designed to interact between owner and cat. Puzzles with balls that cats chase inside rounded tracks are great and some even feature a built-in cat scratcher such as the PETKIT Swipe Cat Scratcher.
Helpful and Safety Tips:
It’s always a great idea to inspect your cat teaser toys as they usually have smaller items that can be a choking hazard for both your can and in some cases children under 3. It’s very important to constantly keep an eye out for any loose pieces and keep an eye on your manual cat teaser devices especially. Some teasers might have smaller beads and chains on them.