Use play to break down barriers

Playing with your timid cat is a great way to build a bond and help them put their fear to the side

Even if your scaredy cat doesn’t yet love you, most cats love playing and stalking. Bring out their inner predator and tame them with play. It will both stimulate them and build a bond with you.

Fishing rod type toys are ideal, as they don’t need to be too close to you.

What to try

Popular toys include:

Da Bird (buy lots of feather refills if they’re a chomper!!). Available online and at some vet clinics and pet shops.

Cat Dancer
– available online

Fishing rod type toys – online and from pet shops

Balls in tracks – online and from pet shops

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