Question for all our friends, particularly those with special needs cats! Felix is a very playful boy. Here he has just conquered some tissue paper, which is one of his favourite things. The difficulty is, he likes very few toys, and gets over the ones he does like almost instantly.
My feeling is that, because he was a street cat, he never learned how to play with a toy or a person, so after the first rush of instinct/excitement, he doesn’t know what to do. He definitely gets frustrated.
Also, he’s not just blind. He also has nerve damage to one side of his body that limits his mobility somewhat, and I think that makes him more cautious a lot of the time.
Anyway, any suggestions for things he might like, or ideas about how to teach him to play? I’ve never worked with unsocialised cats before, but maybe there are techniques that could help? (He’s incredibly social, and adores people, so that’s not an issue!) We have every description of cat toy, including a number that I’ve made... Any thoughts?
Thank you for reading!
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