Often two or even all three of my cats will want to play at the same time but they usually come to me for the fun and games. I try to start them off getting them excited but ultimately it boils down to only one ever really getting the attention at a time while the others watch and I'm the one getting all the exercise running around getting toys and the like (still fun and I still plan to do it but..)
I know they like to play together and while it's usually just one on one (I've never seen all three chasing/wrestling at once) and they have lots of fun and get good exercise running all over.
I have observed an interactive dynamic:
- cat 1 will play with cat 3 and will want to play with cat 2 but cat 2 almost never plays back (ends poorly)
- cat 2 will play with cat 3 but not cat 1
- cat 3 will play with cat 1 and cat 2
cat 1 and 3 are males, 2 a female.
Now with a dog, encouraging play is laughably simple in most cases. With cats, I'm at a loss as to how to nudge them into wanting to run around and let some steam off.
Are there any methods to increase the occurrences of cat on cat bonding/play?