By Adam Lee-Smith
Published: 09/07/2022, edited: 09/07/2022
Ever noticed your cat pawing or staring at your tablet screen? Mobile apps can be seriously addictive — but can our mousers get caught up in these tablet time-sucks?
It won't surprise you that cats can understand some images on screens, or at least outlines, patterns, and colors. Check out this clip of our Insta "furiend" Malia the Cat from getting caught up watching her human play Stray:
In fact, cats engage so well with screens that developers have gone the extra mile and created tons of mobile games especially for our fur-babies. Keep your tabby entertained with these 5 best mobile apps and games for cats!
Is your cat the ultimate mouser? Test their skills with Mouse for Cats. This simple gaming app for cats features a virtual mouse running around your tablet screen. Your cat taps the mouse with their paw, and they get a score based on the successful hits.
You can adjust the number of mice on screen and the sounds they make to entice your cat to play. There are even unlockable mini-games to keep things fresh for your feline. It's a no-nonsense cat app that's sure to please your feline friend.
If your cat loves pawing at your phone screen, Cat Alone 2 is the answer. This game is similar to Mouse for Cats and offers a little more variety. Your cat can chase tarantulas, bat at feathers, and guide shining lights.
Mix up the game modes in 15, 30, or 60-second intervals to keep your tiny tiger on their toes. One of the best features of Cat Alone 2 is the selfie mode, which lets you catch adorable snaps of your cat playing on your phone.
Life would be much easier if we could understand our fur-baby's meows, and MeowTalk Cat Translator tries to fix this issue. This app records your cat's meows and tries to tell you what your little lion is saying.
You can make separate profiles for each of your cats and correct the app if it gets a meow's meaning wrong. It's a fun app, but you'll need to pay a subscription fee to make the most of its features.
Developed by Nestlé Purina Petcare, Cat Fishing 2 is one of the best games for cats that can't get enough fish. If your kitty is always trying to stick their paw in the fish tank, they'll love this app!
Your cat earns points by tapping on colorful fishies swimming around a koi pond. There are different levels with different amounts of fish. It's similar to other apps on the market, but that doesn't mean your feline won't love this game. Just make sure you have a screen protector — screen scratches are likely!
The Pet First Aid: American Red Cross app could help save your feline friend's life in the event of an accident. This app allows you to create a profile for your cat or dog with their Tag ID numbers, lists of medications, vaccine information, and more.
There's info on what to look for in an emergency and when it's time to visit the vet. You can even take quizzes to test your knowledge to make sure you're ready for any accident.
It's worth noting that the Pet First Aid: American Red Cross app is not a replacement for veterinary care. Unsure about if your little lion needs a vet visit? Speak to a veterinary professional 24/7 through Wag!.
Does your kitty have a favorite app? Share it with us in the comments below, or on Instagram. (Tag #wagwalking for a chance to have your feline featured on our feed!)
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