8 Fun Games You Can Play With Your Cat

1. Hide-and-Seek

Does your cat come when called? If so, consider a game of hide-and-seek. You hide. Then call your cat's name. When your furry pal finds you, offer a treat to reinforce the finding behavior.

2. Fetch

Dogs are famous for loving to play fetch with a ball or frisbee. But some cats fetch too! Throw a fuzzy mouse or ball and see if your cat brings it back.

3. Obstacle Course

Dog agility training—where dogs jump over obstacles, weave in and out of poles, and go through tunnels—is a well-known activity in the canine world. Cats are just as agile as dogs, so why not see if your feline is up for the challenge?

4. Cat Tricks

Cats are really smart. They just don't appreciate being bossed around. So you have to approach training your cat with a let's-see-if-kitty-feels-like-learning attitude.

5. Online Cat Games

Your cat can now do more than just perch on your iPad and wag its tail. With fish that swim across the screen or mice that scurry across it, cat-specific games hold your feline friend's interest.

6. Puzzle Feeders

Puzzle feeders are food dispensers that require your cat to figure out how to release the kibble inside. They make mealtime a challenging game.

7. Motorized Toys

Toys that move on their own are a great way to entertain your cat when you can't play with him.

8. Cardboard castles for cats

If you have leftover packaging sitting around (we understand, it’s hard to pass up some nice online shopping), along with a bit of tape, you can stack and fit them together into winding castles of never-ending fun for your feline family members.