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