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  • Writer's pictureMick McMurray

Lilly, What can I get into?

Updated: May 24

Young cats are full of boundless energy and playfulness, making their play habits an essential part of their development. Play is not only a source of entertainment for kittens but also serves as a way for them to learn important life skills. Young cats engage in a variety of playful behaviors, such as chasing, pouncing, and batting objects. This play mimics hunting behaviors, allowing them to hone their hunting instincts and develop their physical coordination. Kittens often play with their littermates, engaging in mock fights and wrestling matches that help them establish social hierarchy and learn appropriate boundaries. Interactive play with their human companions is also crucial, as it strengthens the bond between cat and owner and provides mental stimulation. Toys such as balls, feathers, and interactive puzzles can keep young cats entertained and provide an outlet for their energy. Understanding and encouraging their play habits is essential for their overall well-being and development into well-adjusted adult cats.

A couple of videos of Lilly playfully getting into things.


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