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Last night, I was playing this little game I have, that was just a dollar, and you flip these little frogs into this bowl.
I started telling him what I was doing, and showing him each frog. He watched intently. I would put the frogs on the side of the bowl when I missed. When I was through, I asked him if he wanted to play.
He put his paw in and touched the frogs in the bowl. I told him how good he was. I put one in front of him and he tried to pick it up with his teeth.
(I have to watch, since these plastic pieces are not pet safe, if he swallows them he could get hurt.)
I am going to make him a bunch of stuffed little frogs or maybe even fishes to throw into the bowl. He really loved this kind of thing. I am going to make him a box with a paper ball in it and teach him how to play basketball with it. He is one one my more unusual cats, and now that I know he likes games, it might make his day fuller. It was so cute, I had to share. Here he is, taking a nap.
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I have a 4 year old cat who seems bored lately. He won't play very much anymore. His health is fine. We both work days, so he is home alone from 10 AM till 4 PM, but he seems to sleep during that period. I was wondering if I should get a kitten for him to play with? He is pretty skittish with other animals and doesn't seem to like other animals.
It sounds like he needs something to play with ....another kitty would be a problem if he wouldn't accept it. They have interactive toys that might help. I would also consider talking to a vet about him.
It can take some time but a kitty just might be what he needs. And let me say that it should be a kitten and not another adult cat. It would be best to introduce the two over a weekend or when you have a few days off. You may have to referee the first day or so but most cats will eventually welcome and learn to love their little brother or sister.
Your cat may need a playmate. Try to get a kitten from a shelter or one that is less than 6 months old. I worked for a year at a cat shelter and that is where I got my third cat from and by luck it took less than and hour for all to get to know each other. Also one of my cats was a difficult cat and even with her the introduction went well because the new cat knows how to act around other cats. I wish you the best of luck from a cat lover.
Or maybe he just is at the age where he is in a routine and likes to sleep. My mom has an older cat, and trust me she doesnt like any other cats and barely tolerates dogs.
Try toys. My cat loved those ones you get for a dollar like a plastic fishing rod with string and toy
My big cat was about 4 when I got a new kitten. Although he didn't like the kitten at first, they did quickly become friends & played together. Then when he was about 6, and the younger kitty was about 2, I got my 3rd cat.
Ed -- We have a three year old male cat who seems to be mellowing with age, too. He used to be silly and play but now he seems to be content to just snooze and go outside and lay in the sun. About a year ago we found a stray female kitten who was about 4 months old. We thought we'd bring her in and it didn't take long for our male cat to get used to her (I think he was more annoyed than anything - "how dare we bring in a new, wild kitty into the family?!") and they get along great now. But I should say that our male cat is more of a lover, not a fighter and he gets along with just about anything.
I thought I read somewhere that it's easier to bring another animal into an adult male cat's home than it is to bring one into an adult female cat's home. Maybe you have friends with a kitten who could bring it over for a visit to see how your cat does before you commit to buying one for yourself? Good luck
I HAVE READ IN DIFFERENT VET COLUMNS THAT IT IS NOT GOOD LEAVING AN ANIMAL HOME ALL ALONE WHILE WE WORK ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE INSIDE.