There are numerous technology gadgets designed to entertain, monitor, and enhance the lives of our feline friends. Here are some popular options:
Interactive Laser Toys: These devices project a laser beam that moves around randomly, providing hours of chasing fun for cats. A popular choice is the MayMaw Bubble Cat Laser Toy – Automatic Cat Toy with Tumbler Design, Interactive Cat Toy with Catnip/Treat Storage, Fast & Slow Mode for Small to Large Cats Indoor Play.
Automatic Feeders: These devices dispense a set amount of food at scheduled times, ensuring your cat is fed even when you’re not around. A top luxury choice is the Whisker Feeder-Robot and a good budget choice is the Petlibro Air Automatic Pet Feeder.
Smart Cameras: Pet cameras allow you to keep an eye on your cat remotely through your smartphone. Some even offer two-way communication, so you can talk to and hear your cat. A top choice is the TP-Link Tapo C210P2 Security Camera.
Cat Activity Trackers: These devices can be attached to your cat’s collar and monitor their activity levels, sleep patterns, and even calories burned. A good option is the TabCat Homing Tags v2 Pet Cat/Kitten Tracker – New Longer Range & Smaller More Accurate Than GPS.
Interactive Feeders: These puzzles dispense treats or kibble when your cat interacts with them, providing mental stimulation and slowing down eating. A fun choice is the Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree.
Automated Cat Toys: These toys move on their own, imitating the movement of prey animals and engaging your cat’s curiosity. This is a fun choice Catit Design Senses Circuit Cat Toy.
Cat Puzzle Games: These games challenge your cat’s problem-solving skills, often involving hidden treats that your cat has to figure out how to access. This is a really cute option Catstages Hide & Seek Fish Bowl Interactive Cat Puzzle Toy.
Smart Litter Boxes: Self-cleaning litter boxes can automatically scoop waste, reducing the need for frequent manual cleaning. These can range greatly in price, a top luxury choice is the Litter-Robot 4 and a good choice for a tighter budget is the Pet Zone Smart Scoop Automatic Cat Litter Box, Semi Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box for Up to Two Cats 6-15 Pounds.
Catnip Bubbles Machine: These machines produce catnip-infused bubbles, creating an interactive and playful experience for your cat. A fun choice is Pet Qwerks Incredibubbles Interactive Cat Toys – Long Lasting Edible Bubbles for Cats – Catnip Flavor – 20 ML.
Heated Cat Beds: Especially useful in colder climates, these beds provide warmth and comfort for your feline companion. This choice will help keep your kitty warm and cozy K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Bed Deluxe Indoor Heated Cat Bed.
GPS Trackers: If your cat is an outdoor explorer, GPS trackers attached to their collar can help you keep tabs on their location. A good option is the TabCat Homing Tags v2 Pet Cat/Kitten Tracker – New Longer Range & Smaller.
Automated Water Fountains: Cats are often attracted to moving water, so an automated water fountain can encourage them to drink more. A great choice is the Cepheus 360 Ceramic Pet Fountain, Advanced Porcelain Cat Water Fountain, 70 oz Drinking Fountains Bowl for Cat Replacement Filters and Foam.
Cat Video Games: There are interactive tablet games designed for cats that respond to their touch, allowing them to “catch” virtual prey. Some fun options are Mouse for Cats by Petr Vanek, Pocket Ponds by TriggerWave, Mouse in cheese by Petr Vanek, and Cat Games – Games for Cats by AppPrinter.
Calming Diffusers: While not strictly a gadget, diffusers that release calming pheromones can help reduce stress and anxiety in cats. A popular selection is the FELIWAY Optimum Cat, Enhanced Calming Pheromone Diffuser, 30 Day Starter Kit (48 mL), Translucent.