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Q: Any good toys for a visually impaired cat?

March 8, 2009 | By Danis | 13 answers | Expired: 2007 days ago

Danis

I am fostering a cat who is visually impaired, he has 80-90% loss of vision. He seems like he is less active than the other cats, but does play with toys occasionally and plays on the cat tree. Do you know of any toys, etc...that would be stimulating for him and get him a little more active?

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Baxtersfeeder
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Mar 12, 2009

I would find toys that make a sound. That way the cat might be able to find them. Also catnip scented toys might work.

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Cindy
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Mar 12, 2009

My cousin adopted a cat that is totally blind. I was amazed when I went to her house, and he played and played. He would follow my fingers on the chair. He likes toys with feathers, his hearing is go acute. He sits in front of the patio door and "watches" but I think it would be more like "listening". he plays with balls, catnip toys. but the important thing is he plays like any normal cat.

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Gloria B.
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Mar 11, 2009

I think catnip toys would be good as cats have such a keen sense of smell. I've had several cats who lost their hearing as they aged, amazing how they adjust. Best of luck with your visually impaired kitty

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Bella C.
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Mar 10, 2009

Catnip.

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Meagan C.
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Mar 09, 2009

My cats love "kick sticks." They are cat nip scented and are like a plush stuffed animal in the shape of a log. KONG makes a great one with a feather on the end. My cats go nuts for the thing and with a visually impaired cat you could just set it next to them for playtime. I found mine at a small pet store but I am sure Petsmart/Petco will have some.

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SISSI V.
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Mar 09, 2009

toys with catnip is the only thing I can think of. Noise makers if you are playing with the cat so it can hear where the toy is. You never know, you may be able to google homemade cat toys.

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Dragonfire
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Mar 09, 2009

Something with sound like a bell or maybe a toy with lights.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 09, 2009

I would think any toy that makes sound. If your cat has the use of even a little vision you might try a cat toy with flashing lights.

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Andrea S.
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Mar 09, 2009

I would try what I call crinkle balls. They are loaded with catnip, and make a crinkle noise, almost like aluminum foil. That might get his attention, when he bats it he can follow the scent and sounds.

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carol  s.
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Mar 09, 2009

Make sure first of all that his play area is clear of hazards that he could run into. Then, toys with bells and rattles and catnip. Catnip should get his attention. And bless you for being a foster family

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