Manual toys have a lot to offer a cat when it comes to play time. Consider the number of times you’ve likely been awakened in the night by the cat knocking a water bottle cap or other misplaced object across the floor, then chasing it to swat it again. The key to manual toys is finding something your cat will want to play with, and that’s not always easy. Most cats play because of their prey drive, and play not only provides exercise, but also relieves anxiety, stress, and boredom. Toys that move are very important for cats, whether the toys move on their own or the cat causes that movement. Since cats can see much quicker movement than humans can, toys that have erratic movement—especially random, erratic movement—generally appeal to them most.