In this article, we are going to look at what toys a Bengal cat needs to be kept entertained, mentally engaged, and happy.
Getting the right toys and ‘enrichment opportunities’ for your Bengal cat is very important for their development and ongoing health and happiness.
Please note that in this guide we are not looking at individual toys – rather we are taking a look at the categories/types of toys that your Bengal needs.
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The first essential toy ‘category’ for your Bengal cat is a good scratching post. Now we totally understand that many readers may not classify a scratching post as a toy … but we think there are some reasons to do
Scratching posts are important because not only can they help keep your cats claws healthy by removing old material from their claws, but a scratching post can also relieve stress and provide entertainment.
In fact, if there is only one type of toy our ‘entertainment outlet’ that you purchase for your Bengal cat, then it should be a scratching post. A scratching post is a truly necessary purchase for your Bengal cat.
Go here to check out our guide to the best scratching posts for Bengal cats. Even on a modest budget, you can get a great scratching post that will entertain your cat and be beneficial for his/her mental and physical health.
One type of toy that is always important for any cat – including your Bengal – is the ‘classic’ feather toy:
A feather toy is an affordable, usually durable (if you buy the right one), fun toy for your Bengal.
One of the reasons that feather toys are so good is that they give a great opportunity for your cat to interact and play with you!
Most feather toys require you to actually sit down and spend time with your cat. It’s a great way to get some quality bonding time, and a great way for you and your cat to have a lot of fun together.
Feather toys also tend to be excellent value for money.
Check out the best feather toys for Bengal cats here on Amazon.com
Another place to get toys for your Bengal cat for a discount price is on Aliexpress (in fact, many of the toys you see on Amazon probably came from there in the first place, and you can get them without the markup although with longer shipping times).
Another type of toy that is worth getting for your Bengal cat is a ‘self-propelled’ toy.
There’s a fundamental problem with many cat toys (like feather dusters) – they require you, or another human, to be around and have time to spend playing/
That’s why it’s so important to provide your Bengal cat with toys that he/she can play with in their own time.
This could be something as simple as a classic ball or mouse type toy that doesn’t require anyone else to operate …
… through to some of these highly advanced, modern cat toys like this incredible auto laser tower!
Whatever your budget, you do need to get toys that your Bengal cat can play with by his/herself!
We hope this short guide has given you some helpful information on what types of toys your Bengal cat is likely going to need for optimal mental stimulation and physical wellbeing.
Although cats don’t ‘need’ toys in the strictest physiological sense of the word, they are nonetheless important for the growth, development, and continued health and happiness of your pet.
Don’t forget to check out our full guide to the best toys for Bengal cats for more information on individual toy options that are worth your hard earned investment.
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