It’s hilarious to watch my cat go crazy over the little red dot. I’m not sure which of us has the most fun — me being entertained or my cat trying to catch that moving red dot.
Cats all have the same instinct to hunt. The laser pointer changes direction a lot and it’s going fast. It’s moving and that is what brings the predator out in your cat. They see a little prey in that red dot because it moves the same way their prey would. So it’s worth chasing!
For indoor cats, this can be the perfect toy. They don’t need to hunt for food anymore but there needs to be another way to get rid of that built-up energy. A laser dot makes the perfect “prey”, and it stimulates your cat, uses up his energy and is good exercise.
Do you have a laser pointer for your cat?