Thursday, May 19, 2016

Action Movies for Bored Cats (A Review)

Is your Siamese sad? Tabby troubled? Burmese bored? If your cat needs entertainment, check out these action movies for bored cats, made just for them!
Dandy and Oreo, my cats watching
their favorite action movie.
Is your Siamese sad? Tabby troubled? Burmese bored? If your cat needs entertainment, it's time to check out these action movies for bored cats, made just for them!

Believe it or not, cats love action movies. Specifically, they enjoy watching DVD's starring birds, squirrels, mice, gerbils, chipmunks, butterflies, and more, all in their natural habitat. At our house we call these DVD's "bird movies."

Meet Oreo and Dandy, our (now dearly departed) sibling cats, inside cats who never had the pleasure of partaking in the pursuit of winged prey. They were certainly attracted to birds, though; that was obvious whenever they watched them through the window. So we bought them a bird movie - and they loved it!

I laughed when I read the warning on the DVD label advising you to make certain that your TV set is secure because your cat may try to get inside the TV to get to the birds and squirrels. As you can see in the picture below, that was good advice.

My cats loved the video at first and would watch it every day, but then they figured out that they weren't going to catch those birds and tired of it. That's why I recommend that you choose a couple of different movies, to provide some variety for your precious feline friends.

Yes, even cats eventually tire of reruns.

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Beware! Bored cats will try to capture the birds and other animals they see on these action movies made just for them!
Try as she might, and she did try, Oreo never caught
any of the birds in her "bird movie."
The DVD that I bought for our cats is no longer in print, but there are some great, highly-rated alternatives. The "Cat Dreams" DVD has received great feedback from cat owners. The video is on a 90-minute loop, shot from a cat's perspective, and includes lots of movement, definitely an action movie that cats enjoy.

"Cat Sitter" is a trifecta of action movies for cats, available three in a package or singly if you just want to try one to see if your felines are interested (I'm betting they will be). All of these action movies include nature sounds which, actually, provide enjoyable background sounds for humans who are stuck inside and would rather be out, too.

EBay has an excellent selection of DVD's for cats, quite a few different titles, with great prices. Or try Amazon if you're interested in checking out more customer reviews of cat movies.

If you have a cat that lives indoors, I highly recommend trying one of these "bird movies" to bring a taste of outside action inside. The cats will have fun and you'll be entertained just watching them watch it!

P.S. Don't own a cat? Bet you know a cat lover who would love to have a movie for their bored cats. Why not share this information with them?

~ Susan
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12 comments:

  1. Lol! Why not, movies for cats! It's a good idea. Dandy and ores were precious, awe, sorry they have moved on. My mom had a Yorkie doggie that watched TV too,was so cute.

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    1. We'll always miss Oreo and Dandy, Barbara. Glad we have these pictures to help us remember the fun cats that they were and how much they enjoyed watching their action movie!

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  2. I've heard of these kind of movies just for cats (and some dogs). What a fun way to entertain your indoor cats. Love your pictures of Dandy and Oreo (Oreo, what a cute name for a black & white cat). :)

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    1. Thank you, Elf. The action on the TV screen really did entertain both cats. Oreo was the curious one who tried to actually catch the birds while Dandy was the ponderer. :)

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  3. OMG this is such a fun topic to read on. Love it and kitties of all shapes and sizes. You certainly were a good purr mom.

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    1. Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Lorelei! So glad that you're a "cat person," too!

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  4. Awwww!!!! The kids are so cute watching their movie and I love that you gave them their own special front row seating for the show! I can just imagine how much you loved watching them watch their movie. This is really a great idea for my grandkitties too since they are indoor cats. I am sure they would love the entertainment. They practically live in the windows.

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    1. I'm sure your grandkitties would love to have their own movie! I do miss my two, watching them watch their movie. As you can tell from the 20th century television set, that was several years ago. Thanks, Cynthia!

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  5. I've been wanting something like this. My cats can't resist the computer, now they have something to really watch. LOL

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    1. Exactly, Fay, and a great point! Mine used to like to get up on my very crowded desk to see what they could see. With their own movie and "theater seating," they could enjoy their own entertainment while I worked. Thanks!

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  6. If I had a cat, I'd probably enjoy these as much as the cat. I'd also enjoy watching the cat watch.

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  7. If I had a cat, I'd probably enjoy these as much as the cat. I'd also enjoy watching the cat watch.

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