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My lazy new 5 months old cat

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Hi, 

 

I just got my first pet at my house last week, and she's a lovely gorgeous cat. but I notice she loves to sleep a lot, and loves to stand infront of the door watching people rryumy.gif how can i make her playful ? i'd like to see her play n have fun :)

any suggestions ? 

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Welcome to TCS! I'm happy for you because we just brought home our first kittens last week, too. Cats do tend to sleep a lot, but if you want her to be more energetic and playful, I would encourage you to think about what you are feeding her. May I ask what her current diet is?

 

Is that her in your avatar? She's gorgeous! What's her name?

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The simplest cat toy is a ball of crumpled paper.  Just squeeze it a few times to make noise, then throw into middle of room. Repeat as necessary.  There is a whole range of furry mice available, even in Walmart. Do the same as with the paper. Since she is a kitten, you want to avoid leaving anything she can chew and swallow around unsupervised. Interactive toys are good for exercising both of you.  DaBird is one of the more popular ones.

 

Run away from your kitten, then peek around a corner at her and her curiosity will probably cause her to find out where you are.  In time this may become a full hide and stalk game where she chases you, then you chase her.

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An absolute favourite around my place is anything on a string, especially if it has a bell and feathers.  Cat nips gets them going, so you could try that.  The laser pointer is a big hit, but I always give them a real toy they can actually catch when I'm done, otherwise the dot just disappears and they're left there feeling frustrated not knowing where it is.  

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Welcome to TCS! I'm happy for you because we just brought home our first kittens last week, too. Cats do tend to sleep a lot, but if you want her to be more energetic and playful, I would encourage you to think about what you are feeding her. May I ask what her current diet is?

 

Is that her in your avatar? She's gorgeous! What's her name?

Hi StealthKitty,

This is the first time I adopt a cat, so there's no certain diet, I mix food for her, dry food, cats fish food, sometime boiled chicken breast and I always add some vitmins. her name is Ashy, and yes she is the one in the avatar :)

 

 

 

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The simplest cat toy is a ball of crumpled paper.  Just squeeze it a few times to make noise, then throw into middle of room. Repeat as necessary.  There is a whole range of furry mice available, even in Walmart. Do the same as with the paper. Since she is a kitten, you want to avoid leaving anything she can chew and swallow around unsupervised. Interactive toys are good for exercising both of you.  DaBird is one of the more popular ones.

 

Run away from your kitten, then peek around a corner at her and her curiosity will probably cause her to find out where you are.  In time this may become a full hide and stalk game where she chases you, then you chase her.

yea I brought her a small ball today and she started to play with it , very funny and joyful love.gif

Thanks 

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Ashy is stunning! I'm so glad she likes the toys you bought her. Along with toys, many people have found out that their cats have more energy after removing dry food from their diet. Cats are meant to eat meats, but dry food is mostly grains and cats just don't derive much nutrition from it. There's a great forum on feline nutrition here on TCS; I recommend you explore it if you're interested in learning more.

 

Personally, I've learned a great deal there and it's been a lot of help now that I'm trying to provide a species-appropriate diet to my two kittens. They are about 9 weeks old; we haven't had them even a week and their energy is now through the roof. When we first brought them home on Monday (and even before then, when we'd go visit them) they were docile and even a tad lethargic. Since Monday they've only eaten things like chicken, beef, eggs, organs and some canned food. No longer are they lazy, slow kittens! Now they spend their playtime chasing each other all over and giving heck to their toys!

 

Edited because a kitten just ran across the keyboard and posted this before I was ready! laughing02.gif

 

One toy that mine like is made with a toilet paper tube.

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