Laser pointers for cats have been the absolute hit among cat toys for some time. The hunting instinct is awakened as soon as the red dot hisses over the floor and furniture! However, green laser pointer are not entirely safe and there is a risk of frustration if no prey is hunted down in the end. Here are the most important tips for the cat toy.
Laser pointers are ideal for cats to playfully express their hunting instinct. Almost every velvet paw immediately pays full attention to the luminous point and chases after it or lies in wait for the red fugitive around a corner. Big advantage: Because the light beam has a long range, the whole room suddenly becomes a play area for all playful cats. Mum or dad don't even have to get up to have fun with their darling. A short game session can be built in anytime and anywhere. Tip: With a laser pointer on your keychain, you always have the cat toy with you. However, you should not lose your attention, because the red laser pointer can be very dangerous for your cat's eyes.
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Cat laser pointer: Danger to your cat's eyes
Important tip: When playing with the laser pointer 5000mw, make absolutely sure that the light beam never hits your house tiger's eyes - this can result in eye injuries. For this reason, the Veterinary Association for Animal Welfare (TVT) even advises against using laser pointers as cat toys. If you still don't want to do without the red dot for your four-legged friend, you should pay as much attention to the laser beam as your cat while playing. Also make sure that the laser does not get into the cat's eyes via reflections on glass or mirrors.
So if you are careful, you can still let your cat race through the apartment. However, you shouldn't forget to reward your velvet paw at the end. Because it is important that after a nerve-wracking hunt it also has a sense of achievement and can kill and eat the "prey". This is not possible with a laser pointer, which is why other interactive cat toys like this should be used at the end. Alternatively, you can stimulate your cat's play instinct with a few treats