It is so wonderful and entertaining to watch a cat at ply. It’s absolutely amazing to see how high they can jump, how fast they can run, how swiftly they can pounce upon their “prey” and to take not o their many remarkable poses due to their flexible vertebrae. But sometimes a cat seems to just plain lose interest in their vast array of toys. They turn their heads away, close their eyes and even run off to avoid play sessions. All cats are dissimilar; some cats need a little extra coaxing to play. Others become very picky and not just with the toy; but with the way you play with them. Adding a few new toys every now and then does help; but you also need to be creative. Try playing with their toys alone for awhile as they watch on.
Observe which way your cat chooses to play, study the style. Discover what their preferred toys and games are, especially what kindles your cat to network with a toy as a kitten. Write it down in you cat’s scrapbook for later reference.
Remember: cats act in response first and foremost to movement. Most cats select toys that imitate the predatory acts they would carry out when hunting for food. Your kitty doesn't need to hunt to eat; still she/he enjoys all the movements, sounds and actions involved in the process of "stalking prey.” Cats love to pursue, pounce, capture, clutch, bite and roll around with their quarry. Find a first-rate toy that is similar to the textures, sounds or movements of prey.
Many cats adore catnip. Try bringing in toys that are stuffed with catnip or toys that have been treated with catnip oil or catnip leaves. Cats never seem to outgrow good quality catnip.
Don’t forget to rotate the toys, and then when you bring out one he/she hasn’t seen in a month or two, it will seem new to him/her.
Play with your cat every day right from the start. If he/she one day does simply lose all interest in playing, a few tasty treats can be used as “prey.”