Why do pets like to play?

Playful Pets

All pet owners enjoy watching the playful antics of their pets. In fact, most pet owners consider this one of the most enjoyable aspects of pet ownership. If you’ve ever wondered why pets play, what you can do to encourage your pet to play or what makes a good toy for your pet, read on.

Why do pets like to play?

We have bred our pets to have juvenile personalities all their lives. So while puppies and kittens especially love to play, even adult animals will play given the chance. Mature aged pets can also be encouraged to partake in a little gentle play. When young, play is practice for life. Kittens stalking and pouncing on toy mice are learning to hunt. We have now replaced hunting and retrieving prey with games and bonding time.

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