When pets play with toys, they don’t just do it for fun or because they love to play with them. It plays a vital purpose in their mental and physical development exactly like a human infant. However, when their need to play arises their main focus is to have great fun.
Every pet is different from one another, so does their preference for a certain type of toy. Some love a toy that is squeaky, some would love a chewy one, and some could love a plushy or a toy to play tug of war. At the end of the day, it all depends on the texture, size, and shape.
- Usually, pets love squeaky toys because they are responding to the natural instinct of hunting their prey.
- The explanations as to why pets love chewy toys are many. However, the most obvious one is whatever your pet is chewing is either tasty or smells downright delicious. It is also a way to relieve stress and boredom.
- Pets tend to shred toys apart for no apparent reasons. However, they may do it due to boredom, or because it’s in their natural instinct of hunting, or for fun!
- Tug of war with a toy gives an opportunity to bond and spend time with friends, and activates your dog’s predatory instincts.
Pets play with toys as it’s really a way to engage with a human or another animal. Even though a pet’s life is filled with surprises, you, the treats, the toys, and then again you, some tend to keep simple with a single toy.