Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Cat
Cats can enjoy Christmas, too. And, as cats are considered to be part of the family, it makes sense to make them part of the festivities. Giving your cat a Christmas gift (and letting them tear open the wrapping paper themselves) is a wonderful idea. Below are four Christmas gift ideas for your cat that will ensure that they enjoy a happy holiday.
A catnip toy.
Cats go wild for catnip, so purchasing them anything with catnip in is sure to make them feel happy. There are plenty of catnip toys available in pet stores, but another alternative is to make one yourself. You can purchase little packages of catnip at the pet store, and then knit or sew them a toy, incorporating the catnip into the stuffing.
A new scratching post.
Give them something to exercise those claws on in the new year! A nice new scratching post is sure to look pretty alluring to your cat, and it will also be a great stress reliever for them if you have got lots of relatives coming over to visit during the Christmas season. If your cat needs a little encouragement to use their scratching post, simply rub a little catnip over it and they should get going with it right away.
A cat tower.
A cat tower is a kind of cat gym, but it also a place just to hang out and chill. It is especially great for indoor cats who need to get their exercise from playing around inside your house or apartment. With a cat tower, they can climb, balance, hide and scratch to their heart’s content. There are plenty of different cat towers on the market, so you are sure to have no trouble finding one that your kitty will love. There are also cat towers that are designed to be used by multiple cats at once which of course is perfect if you share your home with several feline companions.
A laser pen.
Obviously not to write with – unless your cat is really clever! A cat safe laser pen will provide you and your cat with hours of fun. Cats love tearing around and chasing that little dot of light from the laser and you can really give them a great workout session as you sit there controlling it from the comfort of your couch. The crucial thing here, though, is to get a pen that is cat safe – if in doubt, ask your vet or ask at the pet store. You want to get a laser that will not damage the cat’s eyes but instead will provide you both with hours of harmless fun.
Which gifts will you choose for your cat?
So there you have it, four festive ideas to get your kitty in to the holiday spirit. Which item will you choose? A cat tower or a catnip toy? A laser pen or a new scratching post? There are plenty of other things to purchase the feline who has it all, however, including new bowls, cat treats and a soft new bed.