- Always play this game together with your cat.
- Select a good starting time: start the game when your cat is awake and in a playful mood. Do not start just after she has eaten. Alternatively, you could feed her while playing, by replacing the treats with the normal dry food. This prevents overfeeding and makes mealtimes more exciting and interesting.
- Set the game up in a place where your cat feels relaxed and undisturbed.
- Sit next to your cat and observe her subtly and calmly. Try to avoid staring, as this can make your cat feel restrained.
- To motivate your cat at the start, use treats which are especially tasty for her.
- Help your cat at the beginning to master the task to keep her motivated. It is important that your cat – especially early on – is successful quickly, so that she connects the game with a positive experience.
- Although cats are naturally playful, some have almost forgotten how to play. These cats need to be taught gently and patiently how to play.
- Some cats are excellent observers and imitators and can learn very well by watching.
Cats react very differently to new toys. Many are highly motivated to play right from the beginning with the “Cat Activity” toy range. Others need a little time to get used to the toys. They will ignore the toys at ﬁrst, only later to become completely enthusiastic about playing with them. There are also cats that enjoy concentrating for a long time on a game, while others prefer to play in smaller doses, but more frequently. Whichever way your cat decides, allow her time to deal with the game in her own way.
Attention: Cats under the age of 3 months or with a weight less than 3.3 lbs should use the Fantasy Board under supervision only.
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