Two of our cats recently had kittens – you can surely imagine the crazy fun we’ve had the past few months! All of our cats love to play, but kittens treat playing like oxygen – if they’re awake, they’re looking for something to get into.
We bought them a collapsible cat tunnel and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bigger hit. Kittens and grown cats, alike, are losing their minds over this tunnel! They carry toys into the tunnel, run through it top-speed, hide out inside the tunnel (their hide and seek games are especially epic), and even fall asleep inside – right in the middle of playing.
I’ve gotten a kick out of watching the kittens play with it, but I think I’ve gotten even more joy from watching the older cats “become kittens again” by playing with it. Tunnels like this stimulate a cat’s creativity and heighten their shenanigans. Trust me, it’s really something to behold.
Playtime isn’t just fun for your cat (and you), it’s wonderful exercise AND keeps his/her mind active and keeps them from becoming bored. A bored cat is a miserable cat – toys are the best way to keep that from happening.
Tunnels have an advantage on a lot of cat toys – they can be enjoyed (and will be enjoyed) by the cat even when its humans aren’t home.
See: Eyourlife’s 3-Way Cat Tunnel for more information!