A short list of educational and exciting games to play with your little kitten. They love to sleep but love to play as well, bond and hone your kittens instincts with this list of easy games.
Playing games with your kitten can be great fun, owning and raising a kitten into an adult cat be a rewarding, tiring, adventurous but overall fantastic experience. Kittens are learning from day 1 and go through many different stages of awareness and skill development. One thing all kittens are is mischeiveous! Most of the time they just want your attention and someone or something to play with, that is when they aren’t cuddled up in their basket sound asleep dreaming of kitten things. However kittens love to play games.
So kitten playtime and games is a fun and educational time where you bond and teach your kitten new skills and rules too. My 9 month old has had me running inside and outside the house many a time, and on clean up duty most of the time but it was a great adventure. He’s all grown up now and enjoys his outdoor travels more these days but playtime is still a rewarding time.
Here are a few little games you can play with your kitten throughout it’s growth that it will love.
1. The torch game
Grab a torch and shine it on the floor with so it’s a concentrated round dot the size of a small ball. Start moving it around slowly in front of your kitten as it’s eyes become fixed on the light. He or she will start to show signs in preparation of stalking or attack, and then the fun begins. Your kitten will charge the light hoping to grab it, you just keep it away and try to recreate the movements of a little creature running away. They never tire of this game even after you let them pounce on the light and realise they can’t get a hold of it! This is great reflex and short burst excercise for your kitten.
2. The duvet game
Most kittens love to explore and I’m sure sooner or later he or she will be pouncing on your bed or under the duvet. While your kitten is on the bed, use your hand to make small sharp sudden movements under the duvet, your kitten will love this and immediately want to catch and stalk it. Let him/her know there is something there chasing your kitten too. My kitten eventually gave up and wanted to explore under the duvet to find it!
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