Cats love to play and they especially love to play with people. There is not much use in buying toys and feathers on sticks and cat-dancers unless you are willing to put aside some time to be at the other end of them.
Being an indoor cat will most likely lengthen your cats' life and keep birds and chippies in your area safe but it can also make for a very bored and over-weight cat.
Schedule time in the evening to focus only on your cat. Get down on the floor and roll the ball to your cat. A ping-pong ball is the favorite here with Audrey and Annie. I bounce it down our staircase (13 steps) and this is great exercise for them. A feather on a wand will have them jump for joy.
Before long your cat will know just when it is play-time and will come to where you are sitting and stare you down. No, it's not annoying. It is funny and very smart on their part.
Annie loves her feather wand.
Dominique enjoying the cat-dancer
Bring home a new toy every once in awhile just to shake things up a bit. You will soon find that your cat will have a favorite toy in the toy box and will carry it around the house much like a dog would.
Play-time will help you bond with your cat and keep her happy & healthy. And if you are at the other end of the ball toss then you, too, might shed a few unwanted pounds. Bonus!
Feather wands & cat-dancers can be purchased at all pet stores.