How to help my timid Cat

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Timid cats are everywhere in this world. We take cats out of their natural environments, lock them in a house, form leash laws to keep them there, and then leave to work all day. This is a recipe for timidity. Its time to first discover if you have a timid cat. Since most domestic cats have some degree of timidity, the answer is likely yes when asked the question – Does your cat ever act timid? Just like with people, all cats have some behavioral issues and personal psychology happening that can be improved upon. We are all working on being a little happier and healthier.

3 Steps: How to help my timid cat

  1. Spend constructive time with you cat
  2. Observe you cat’s daily behavior when you are not home
  3. Get your cat a CatTamboo™ pet toy and visit this blog page on timidity.

Explanations of of three steps to help timid cats

  1. In step 1, the thing to know is that you are a big part of your cat’s daily life and routine. If they are experiencing neglect and boredom, then fear follows. Imagine yourself as your cat. Would you be happy? Be honest and think of how you can improve your cats daily life and routine.
  2. In step 2, the focus is on the social life of your cat when you are away from home. If you have other cats or dogs, your timid cat is likely having social issues. Your cat might spend hours perched on the toilet or a high perch while your other pets rule the territory. It is important that you diagnose the problems in your timid cats daily life if you are to help your timid cat.
  3. CatTamboo™ pet toys take all 5 senses of a bird…they way it tastes, smells, looks in the air, flies, the sounds it makes, and the way it feels….and puts it in your effortless control. It is best to hold the toys with a pencil grip. Make a writing motion and the toy will fly all over. An up and down motion imitates a bird in flight.

Steps to help timid cats using CatTamboo™ pet toys

  1. Step 1 is to get your timid cats attention. Timid cats will typically want to watch and observe the toys. You should fly them around, land them on walls, and make them look like a real bird or moth. Let the feather touch down in places that your cat can see it but not too close and definitely don’t put it in your timid cats face. If you have other cats, then let them play in front of your timid cat, but don’t let that replace your one-on-one play time with your timid cat. The one-on-one routine is important….See step 2.
  2. Step 2 is constancy. Your goal is to establish a constructive and fun routine with your cat. It has to be every day for at least a time. Your timid cat will begin to treasure that constructive time with you and will love you for it!

You can buy our interactive cat toys that help timid cats via CatTamboo’s online pet toy store!

Ecostar Award

Ecostar Award, Montana USA

In February of 2010, CatTamboo™ Pet Toys received the EcoStar Award for our environmental efforts.  We felt honored to be among the other 27 small businesses that won the award.

That February, we gathered in the capitol city of Helena, MT at the capitol building, in the rotunda.  Our Montana governor (Brian Schweitzer) gave a wonderful speech about our heritage in relationship to nature.  Montanan’s have always been good stewards of the land and those who where not didn’t make it out here.

It was impressive to see how much other companies have done to help our environment.  In the future, we had hoped to see many others join this event, but once you’ve won the honors those who participated will bring other businesses along or encourage them to make some changes.   In 2012, CatTamboo™ Pet products got more green with the introduction of a new program.  The program involved collecting wild game birds from Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and South Dakota.  Comparing the statistics of how many game birds are shot each year, the numbers of wasted natural resources are staggering.  Our networking goal for 2013 was to process multiple hundreds of each species including ducks, geese, wild turkey and pheasant. Now it is 2015 and we are still striving to make use of these otherwise wasted natural resources. Click here to learn more about our Game bird conservation program and the statistics on how many game bird hunting licenses are pulled each year in Montana alone and what that equates to in terms of feather and feather toy numbers.  The fact is that most game bird feathers are wasted because collecting and processing them is a challenge and expense.  It is much easier to just hook up a supplier from China. But we have the same values as all Ecostar award winners in our commitment to make the planet greener, and we love supporting the US and Montana economies.

Another development from 2012 game bird conservation efforts is happening this fall of 2015 with the possible addition of yet another feather resource and feather type.  We are researching the possibility of adding white domestic turkey to the mix.  White turkey feathers are strikingly beautiful and make awesome cat toys.

In addition, we have large scale plans that will continue to take plastic waste out of the environment and employ Americans for production and distribution of our made in the USA pet toys.

Cat toy product comparison

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Cat Toy Product Comparison by CatTamboo™ Pet Toys

cat toy product comparisonCatTamboo cat toys are physically twice as long as the cat wand and pet fishing toys. It is true that most cats will play with anything, but most people will not! We designed CatTamboo™ pet toys for you to give you something you will enjoy teasing your cat with.

This pet toy is made to be fun for pets and people!

This is why our teaser toys are the best cat toys.  CatTamboo™ pet toys are not available at many large outlet stores. The best place to get them is online! We do have CatTamboo cat toys in some brick and mortar pet stores and we continue to expand the availability of our cat toys.
There are some similar products to CatTamboo available in Petsmart and Petco stores across the country.  The most similar pet product is called a Cat Dancer and is basically a 3 ft piece of wire with a cardboard tip on the end.  The Cat Dancer might be one of the most popular cat toys out there. Da Bird interactive cat toys are the other competitor that has taken a large piece of the cat toy market.  Their interactive cat toy is a string and feather tied to a fiberglass rod. If you use these cat toys, please be careful with the ends of the rods. It is all fun and game until someone gets an eye poked out!

The difference in experience between these two leading cat toys products and CatTamboo™ interactive cat toys is night and day! Our pet toys are actually 100% unique in comparison.

I guess you have to pick them up or compare them to see the real difference.

Interactive Cat toy comparison: Are they all the same?

Are all interactive cat toys the same? It may seems like a waste of energy to make an interactive cat toy comparison, but the reason we pose the question is because many people do feel that they are all basically the same thing. I recently heard the argument from a well known cat therapist that cats will play with almost anything.  The point being made was that CatTamboo® pet toys, though clearly better than other pet toys, aren’t necessary that revolutionary because a cat will play with anything. The catch is that many people will not play with just anything! Neither will older or less playful cats! And, most cat owners want the best for their pets.

Interactive Cat Toy Comparison or Discussion

There is a reason why most cat therapists aren’t pet product developers, but this therapist that felt that all interactive cat toys are the same does represent some percentage of people who own cats and love their cats.  

From the view of a product developer, The Consumer is King.

Consumers consistently demand better, more innovative products. We use natural material to make our premium hand-crafted Tamboo® rods that achieve a more perfect, balanced flight performance.

Consumers have been hosed because the ever expanding junkyard of completely uninteresting cat toys.

The manufacturers of most short wand type cat toys are from China and only care about feeding the consumer with more junk for profit.

CatTamboo® pet toys are American made by Americans that love pets and people.  We bring innovation and excellence to pet product consumers.

These pet toys are a spark of invention that ignited the fires of innovative product development that is continually ongoing.  The fuel for this innovation was passion for pets and people.

It is challenging to produce a pet product that meets the wants and demands of consumers. CatTamboo® pet products have been through many peaks and valleys to arrive where they are today.

I don’t believe that cats will play with almost any toy.  But I do think that most cats, regardless of age, will play with CatTamboo pet toys.  I also know that most people will not play for long with their cats if the cat toy is short and awkward to use. But once they experience the fun of a CatTamboo, they might be more willing to form a new play routine with their cat(s).

The amount of appreciation that consumers have given for introducing CatTamboo pet toys has been fantastic.  The proof is plain to see.  Americans appreciated new pet product innovations.  They also want pet products from companies that have the consumer’s best interests in mind.

At CatTamboo, we view every pet product consumer as our P and P (pet and people) customer.  It is our passion to bring these pet toys into every P and P household to share the joy that the experience of what Doing the CatTamboo can bring!
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Please feel free to make your own interactive cat toy comparison in the comment section below.