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How much playtime is enough?

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EachandEveryone Tue 22-Nov-16 11:53:20

I'm bloody exhausted? If I'm going out I do twenty minutes before I go to work and about half an hour when I get in. When I'm off she's all over me every minute to go and get her sparkly sticks I'm knackered!

cozietoesie Tue 22-Nov-16 12:21:06

How old is she? smile

EachandEveryone Tue 22-Nov-16 14:40:29

Six months op next week! My friends have her siblings and don't do this! My house is like a crèche. I feel guilty that I'm in a flat and she can't run up and down the stairs

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:09:04

Has she got toys she can play with on her own? Laser pointer is the low energy way of playing and they still love it. Add a small cat tunnel for pouncing out of maybe?

cozietoesie Tue 22-Nov-16 20:11:25

She's still a kitten then. Keep at it - she should calm down a bit with some age on her.

TheCakes Tue 22-Nov-16 20:12:51

Sounds like Ozzy. He's four months. I think they'll calm down.

RubbishMantra Tue 22-Nov-16 20:14:14

I've always wondered whether to get mine one of those Catit maze type toys. Something like this Anyone got one or similar?

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:14:25

Have to say though, my last cat was 15 and still played a lot 😬

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:16:44

I have the Catit speed circuit. My cats love it. It's also popular with humans!

DamsonGinIsMyThing Tue 22-Nov-16 20:21:44

My cat loved the ball run toys. She went into Killer Mode

HemanOrSheRa Tue 22-Nov-16 20:29:15

Oh my lordy! The Catit speed circuit looks ace! Get one OP and Mantra. Then post videos here. My 2 would love it. I wonder if my dog would be able to see the ball? She can't see a laser pen and just stares in bewilderment at the cats when we play with them using the pen.

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:32:12

Heman it's just a red flashing light inside the ball that starts when it moves, but the ball's yellow so you can see it without it. Zooplus sell the balls really cheaply if I remember right.

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:33:58

Oh wait this is my one! It's massive grin

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:35:33

You can fit other things in the middle. I don't recommend the catit massage centre though, neither of them are interested.

HemanOrSheRa Tue 22-Nov-16 20:44:47

Ooooh! I was just looking at that one on Amazon Living! There is a review on there (might be on the newer model) from someone who bought it for her little dog - complete with photo! I'm getting it for my furbabies for Christmas. They can share!

LivingInMidnight Tue 22-Nov-16 20:52:59

Heman gringrin exciting! (You may also enjoy batting the ball around)

HemanOrSheRa Tue 22-Nov-16 21:02:42

I've ordered it. My youngest cat will love it. As will my little JRT. Not sure about my eldest cat. She rolls her eyes at the antics of the other 2 grin. Although she'll probably have a go when no one is looking!

RubbishMantra Tue 22-Nov-16 21:18:23

I now know what to get the boys for Christmas! Just need to measure floor-space - cos I'm a bit anal like that.

Little M's favourite toy atm is a giant rubber band. So much so, I acquired a box full - he's a bit of a hoarder. He's never shown even the merest hint of nibbling it... but I worry and put them away after a play session. He does a crazy soaring through the air in order to pounce on it. grin

EachandEveryone Tue 22-Nov-16 22:02:12

I have the catit circuit she loved it at first but doesnt use it as much now. You name it we have it. She actually prefers this one likes the scratch mat in the middle. She enjoyed the bird that hangs from the door frame unfortunately shes pulled it so much it wont hang from the frame now. Her absolute favourite thingsthough are the feathers that hang from a wand. I have to run ariund the flat waving them all the time.sime times i have to hold it over the end of the tunnel while she goes through. About twenty times. I swear i have a hernia with all the bending over.

cozietoesie Tue 22-Nov-16 22:12:39

Goodness, Each. Some people would pay ££££ for this in a gymn. Think how fit you'll be! grin

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