- If keeping your Tommy entertained is your top priority, get the best Windows apps for cats.
- The first option on our list is actually a complex one with 3 free games and other 3 in-app purchasable ones.
- Simulating a fish tank for your cat can be an all-time hit, especially if you want to distract the cat from the real, life-size one.
- You can also have fun with your pet and kids with a nice sound box with plenty of entertaining meows and purrs.
Technology is so invasive that it has taken over even the pets that surround us.
If exposing your kid to your Windows 10 tablets sounds too dangerous, then what about installing some games that your cat could enjoy on a Windows 10 tablet?
We have a wonderful Tom and we can tell you for sure that he was delighted with our decision.
There are a lot of iPhone, iPad, or Android cat games that you can install and entertain your little feline with.
In the Microsoft Store, there are not so many cat or dog-oriented games and apps that we could download and install.
We managed to find only 5 such Windows 10 cat games, so if you know more or, better yet, if you have developed one, do let us know and we’ll have a look.
These apps are very basic, but they will make an impression on your cat, I can assure you of that.
What are the best Windows apps to play with your cat?
This is an amazing app that works perfectly on Windows 10. Inside this game, you have three other games that will keep your cat entertained.
You have a laser chaser, a Fish Pond game (paw at the fish), and Whack a Mouse (hunting mice). This app is tested on cats, and it can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
And if you’re happy with the included games, you can extend the fun with three more games available for in-app purchase: Firefly, The Wiggler, and Creepy Crawler.
By far, we’ve seen the best attraction for the whack a mouse game where the kitty had a wonderful time clawing the virtual mouse.
Of course, no crawlers and animals were hurt in the process and that’s the best thing about a virtual, visual game like this one.
A whole pond with colorful fish that can be hunted to their demise? It sounds like a good plan for any meowing creature.
With a simple blue background, this is a very basic cat game to be played on Windows 10 or even Windows 8 tablets, this will become one of the favorites by your feline.
This app will be especially attractive if you have a real fish bowl and you want to distract the predator’s attention to a more harmless activity.
This simple game works on all kinds of systems including x86, x64, ARM and ARM64.
Real Cat Sounds isn’t a Windows cat game per se, but it’s an app that’s bound to give you tons of fun hours to be spent with you and your cat.
We have been using the app on an Android smartphone and have rushed to download it on a Windows tablet, when finding it in the Microsoft Store.
You can use the 30 unique cat sounds to play with your cat, or, why not, with your dog, since we know about the rivalry between these two species.
Cat Sounds includes a lot of sounds including that of an angry cat, a hungry one, meows, purring, silly, happy, hissing, fighting and many many more.
The sounds effects are entertaining and you can mix and match the sounds for fun. Cat Sounds can be also fun for kids.
This game actually includes 4 mini-games for your cat and it’s actually customizable. You can double tap on the screen to change the background color or objects.
The cat will desperately chase for hours until it hopefully falls asleep. The app is very light so you don’t need to worry about the space on your tablet.
The options include mice moving on a cheese background, fish in a tank, beachballs on a sandy beach and more.
It’s worth mentioning that this app isn’t free but it’s so cheap that it will worth giving it a try and testing your cat’s agility.
Albeit Smash the ants! isn’t a game that is aimed to be played for cats, but humans, the hurrying ants on your Windows tablet will definitely attract the attention of your cat.
And when your pet will notice that it can smash them, it will just turn her on and keep her busy for a while.
There’s the Classic Mode where ants move in a straight line and the Crazy Mode where ants move in a zigzag line.
The only problem is that the cat will definitely not get the job done in protecting the food from the bottom of the screen so you will need to refresh the game pretty often.
Alright, we had objects, insects and small rodents, and now, how about the infamous red laser pointer?
Red is a color that drives any tomcat mad, so this game is definitely hit the spot for many cats.
If you want to extend the game to an indefinite area, you can grab a real laser pointer or a focused flashlight and point it wherever you like with the same results.
This is definitely a fun app that can be enjoyed for hours. Plus, you have a scoreboard if you want to measure the cat’s performance in time.
How can you play with your pet on the tablet?
It’s only for a few years we discovered that there are apps for our pets and even if it sounds unusual, they seem to work on many of our cats, anyway.
We’re not saying that you should leave your cat play on the tablet all day long, but it can be fun and engaging for a few minutes at least. Here’s what you should look for.
Make sure your device is protected
First of all, make sure that your tablet or device is safe. We don’t tell you anything new, but we still have to remind you that cats have pretty sharp claws.
And they can also push your device with their paws easily. So, make sure you have a scratch-resistant screen before starting the game.
Also, make sure that the tablet or smartphone is not on an unstable surface or in a position to drop ar hit in any way.
A glass protection foil over the screen should do just great in protecting the screen if you don’t have a Gorilla Grass scratch-resistant screen already.
Look for moving objects apps
We provided a few examples of apps that are designed especially for cats, but we also have a point-and-click game designed for humans.
Any app that has moving objects can be a fun one for your cat as they easily get distracted with any movement.
Make sure the cat is safe
As we already mentioned, you need to protect the cat’s eyes in the same way as you protect yours or your kid’s.
In other words, don’t leave your cat staring at the screen. Most of the time, they will naturally get tired and abandon the game but if they don’t, close the session after a few minutes.
After all, let’s face it, even though they can be entertaining even for them, tablets were not meant for cats.
And while we’re on the pet subject, you can also look at our selection with the best virtual pet games online for yours or your kid’s entertainment.
What about your cat? Which is her favorite Windows game? Tell us all about her crazy moves in a comment below.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve looked especially for them and we have a great list of the best Windows apps for cats for you to choose from.
We didn’t discover yet how to talk to our pets. However, you can check out some amazing nature sounds generators that will bow your mind.
There are some laser pointer apps for your tablet or smartphone but the dot is on your screen. However, you can buy a real laser pointer remote in seconds.