When Ted was a baby and teething I would give him a straw to chew on to help soothe his gums. Straws became his favorite toy to play with and remain so today. The bigger ones, like the ones you would get with an iced coffee, work the best. Here are some ways you and your cat can play with straws:
- Play fetch
- Move a straw around under a sheet and let your cat pounce on it
- Stand in a doorway and hold the straw up high against one side, let your cat jump up and slap it down
- Move a straw along the carpet, a hard floor or a scratch post and let your cat chase after it; the sound of it drives Ted crazy
- My cat also loves playing with straws alone. He loves to toss them around, chase after and chew on them.