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Kitty Quiz: What’s Your Cat’s Prey Preference?

What's Your Cat's Prey Preference Quiz - Cats Will Play - Image by Harry Cunningham

It's no surprise that every kitty has his own biases regarding prey, and it's important for you to find out your cat's tastes. "But why on earth would I even want to know that,” you may be asking. Well, cats are predators, and every game is a simulated hunt. So if you want to encourage play, then it's necessary to know what your feline actually likes to play with. In this quiz, you'll discover your cat's prey preference and finally be able to buy toys that won't end up languishing under the couch!

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My cat...

Your cat has spotted it... a cockroach. His reaction?

If you were to whip out a string and start flicking it around right now, what would your cat do?

Paper balls: yea or nay?

Your cat moves...

As a rule, when it comes to playtime, your cat prefers to stay:

What's Your Cat's Prey Preference?
Your Cat's Prey Preference: Flying Creatures

Your cat's prey preferences revolve around flying creatures like birds, flies, and moths. Your fabulous little feline probably cannot get enough of staring – and chittering – out of the window. He is also likely to be incredibly acrobatic, often jumping, leaping, and contorting in the air. To keep this kitty content, you will want to invest in plenty of teaser toys – especially if they have feathers or make bird-like sounds. You may also want to consider installing a window perch or two to keep your cat stimulated.
Your Cat's Prey Preference: Crawling Creatures

Your cat's prey preferences revolve around crawling creatures like insects, arachnids, and lizards. Your sneaky kitty will typically stay low to the ground to keep an eye on a slow-moving spider, but isn't at all opposed to jumping into action the second that spider high-tails it! For this type of prey preference, you will want to look into toys that mimic the slow-fast-slow style of movement your kitty prefers; for example, teaser toys with an unpredictable wire instead of a string. You could also invest in RC toys that simulate real-life bugs!
Your Cat's Prey Preference: Skittering Creatures

Your cat's prey preferences revolve around skittering creatures like mice, rabbits, or squirrels. This particular prey preference really brings out the hunter in our feline friends. Your kitty likely makes a habit of hunkering down, wiggling his butt, and pouncing whenever something scuttles past him. For this style of prey, you will want to look into toys that mimic the unpredictable, rapidly-changing movements of rodents and other skittering creatures. Look for toys that run on variable motors, teasers with novel strings, and balls with unusual shapes.

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