Who says you can’t teach an old cat new tricks? This is Roxy, who is nearly 15. She never before saw the Friskies Pull ‘n Play toy – but she managed (with a bit of help) to figure it out.
With cheese string for mouse ears and a place inside the mouse “belly” to stash kibble and/or cat treats, even catnip if you like, this is great “occupational therapy” for any cat, a means to enrich the environment. Stash two or three of these in different places around the home and you’ll stimulate the cat’s prey drive, which is a very good thing.
If you live in a multi-pet home, use caution with placing long-lasting food resources in the environment, as pets can compete over resources resulting in conflict (and possibly injury). In a multi-pet home, give your pets a food resource in their own private and secure location, such as a room with the door closed.