Can you cat or kitten have too many toys? Definitely not! Not when it's so much fun watching a cat get truly involved with a toy. The arched back, huge eyes, switching tail and stalking are great exercise for a kitty, and there really isn't any better entertainment for a human.
Such a Selection
Cat toys come in all sizes and shapes. Just check out your local pet store, and you'll be amazed at what's there. They have the feather and Mylar "dancers" on rods, soft, fluffy toys to snuggle with, and lots of objects to chase.
Homemade Cat Toys
You can create some of these at home, if you want to. A rolled up sock is great to cuddle and push around. In fact, many Siamese cats can be taught to "fetch" with a sock or ball, and most Siamese really enjoy this game.
Sometimes nothing is as exciting as a paper bag, minus any handles, that's innocently lying around on the floor. And cardboard boxes make great hiding places. Especially if they have some tissue paper or newspaper to rustle around in.
Anything that rolls is good for a game - table tennis balls, golf balls, special objects from a store - they all look great to a cat.
Then, there are catnip mice and toys. Some cats really like catnip and are affected by it, some are not; apparently it's a genetic trait. Those that have the trait are reacting to one of the oils in the herb.
Catnip excites some cats, while others become relaxed, and in some it causes anxiety. It is not, however, addictive, and because cats are so wise, they'll just get tired of catnip instead of overdosing on it.
Some things should not be left around a cat or kitten. These include:
Something else to avoid - be careful when cutting tags off any merchandise - the plastic clips that usually hold these on have very sharp ends, and they can cause serious damage to any cat's or kitten's digestive system, including perforations of the intestine. Overall, just about anything is a toy to a cat, just be careful in what you choose and then sit back and enjoy the show.