Why does my cat chase the laser light?

Cat chasing laser light.

Cat chasing laser light.

Your cat is probably chasing the laser because he likes to play. However, some cats appear to realize that it is just a light, while others seem to chase it endlessly. My oldest cat will not chase any sort of light, and she’s the one who needs the exercise the most!

A friend of mine once told me that her cat chased the laser all the time, until one day he looked up and saw her holding the light. He never chased it again. So’ you have to wonder, maybe cats only chase the lights if they haven’t yet realized that they will never be able to catch it!!

Here is a video of P chasing a laser light. He goes nuts as soon as he hears the chain make the slightest bit of noise. In fact, its sometimes a game for humans to try to get the laser out of the cats’ toybox without the little guy realizing it. Sometimes if you hold the laser too long without shining it, P will begin to make a noise that sounds a little bit like a barking dog. I think he gets impatient. What do you think?

Watch the Video

Warning: Never point the laser light at your cat’s eyes. The light can apparently do damage to your cat’s vision!

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