Kitty play, more commonly known as kitten play, is a form of pet play in which the person playing the animal is feline. Big cats, house cats, and kittens all fall under the umbrella. Not all those who identify as feline adapt BDSM into their pet play, but many who experience pet play do.
Feline behavior is based on the size and age of the cat the pet or handler has decided fits them best. Not all feline pet players have the same personalities, so each take on how to play a specific feline will be different.
The behaviors listed in this section are based off of the behaviors of actual felines. They may not reflect on how a pet player may behave.
Overall common behaviors of feline pets are:
- Stalking prey
- Playing chase
- Purring or chuffing
- Scent marking (rubbing the face on things)
- Claiming areas or people by sitting on them
- Vocalizing (meowing or roaring)
Kitten/cub specific behaviors:
- Mewling/roaring softly
- Romping all day long
- Frequent pouncing
Some trainable behaviors include:
- Sitting up and begging
- Bringing back toys (prey)
- Using a litter box
- Eating and drinking from bowls on the floor
- Sleeping in a pet bed or a crate
The most commonly seen gear set for kitty play will usually include ears, a tail, and a collar with a bell on it. However, there are many types of gear beyond that. Harnesses, leashes, gloves, mittens, body suits, and leg fluffies can all be used to help a pet feel more feline. More dominant pets may don talons or claw gloves.
A resource page for Pet Play that lists places to buy various gear is coming soon.
Food and Treats
For those who wish to incorporate feeding as part of their play:
- Any type of stew or chunky soup
- Tuna or chicken salad
- Fish sticks (cut into smaller pieces) with a choice of sauce
- Chicken nuggets or fingers (preferably cut) with a choice of sauce
- Bowl of milk
Popular treats among feline pet players
- Goldfish crackers
- Gummy sharks
- Chocolate mice
- Pretzel bites