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Toy Ideas for Cats Based on Personality Types

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Did you know there are distinct cat personality types? It’s true! Kitties are as varied and diverse as humans when comes to personalities. Here are some fun toy ideas for cats based on their personalities!

Cat Personalities

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There are a ton of different cat personality types, ranging from shy and introverted to restless and outgoing. Today we’ll be looking at three different personality types and suggesting some fun toys for each one! Your cat might fall partially into any of these psychographic profiles so a mix-and-match style could also help find them appropriate toys.

Friendly Cats

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Friendly cats are easy to identify. They’re usually fearless around new people and love meeting other animals. They’re often outgoing, gentle, and like being picked up and petted. These types of cats tend to prefer hands-on playtime and lots of affection.

Laser Pointer

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While most cats enjoy laser pointer playtime, friendly cats tend to have the most fun with them. Cats love to chase the red dot around the house and can get tons of exercise with this hands-on form of play. The best part is that you get to stay in one spot and can play with them even if you’re tired from a long day at work.

String Toys

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Friendly cats also love string toys, feather teasers, and other engaged toys. These let you get down in the floor with your kitty and lavish them with pets and affection while giving them plenty of great exercise. These toys are usually too involved for shy cats and a bit dangerous to use with restless cats.

Restless Cats

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Restless, spontaneous, and impulsive cat personality types can overlap with friendly cats in some ways. The distinction is that restless cats tend to be a bit more aggressive and destructive during playtime. They need lots of stimulation and some hands-off toys they can play with.

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Puzzle Feeder

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Restless cats have a lot of energy to burn and are often very intelligent. Getting them a puzzle feeder or a toy that rewards them with treats is a great way to reward their playful behavior. These are great because they let you play with your cats without getting directly in the path of their claws!

Kick Toy

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Restless cats love to sink their claws into their toys and absolutely shred them to pieces. Encourage this adorable destructive behavior by getting them a kick toy they can take out their aggression on. They’ll grab it with their front paws and turn it into ribbons with their back paws!

Shy Cats

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Shy cats are somewhat common. They’re often skittish around new people and don’t usually like very hands-on playtime, often preferring to engage with their toys at their own pace. They also really like fun hiding spots they can retreat to when they’re stressed out.

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Catnip Toys

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Shy cats can often be coaxed out of their shells with a handful of catnip. Getting catnip-infused toys they can play with on their own terms is a great way to encourage exercise and social interaction from them. Just leave some catnip toys around where they like to hang out and watch them have some fun!

Read More: 10 Things to Know Before Giving Your Cat Catnip

Tunnel Cat Bed

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You could also get your shy kitty another place to hide with a tunnel cat bed. Timid cats like having places to retreat to so they can relax without worrying about people sneaking up on them and doing something unthinkable like petting them while they sleep.

Read More: Creating Cat Harmony: 10 Strategies for Peaceful Coexistence

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