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Have you Ever Heard of the “Finger” Game to Play with Cats?

Our question this week was:*Dr. Debra, My friend says she plays the finger game with her cat. Have you ever heard of that? Can you tell me how you play it?*Joanna B – Paris, TX


Hi – thanks for your email. Yes, I’ve heard of the “finger game”. Basically – you tap on something such as a curtain or under a blanket to entice your cat to play. They see movement under the blanket or fabric and they try to chase it. Cats LOVE this! I’ve done it with blankets, bedding, and even through the shower curtain.

In fact – I have a video of someone playing it. Check it out and enjoy.

A commercially available version it the Undercover Mouse. Last time I checked – this wasn’t being made any longer and a different version was available called the Hot Pursuit.

An article that might be helpful to you is Cat Toys – Selecting the Right Toys for Your Cats Play Preference.


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