In a lot of ways, owning a pet, especially a puppy or kitten, can preclude the hobby of gaming. With animals that need a lot of attention, it can hard to balance your obligation to them with your hobby. But, there are a fews ways you can make your hobby work for you and for them.
For starters, try to avoid games that require constant presence and attention while you pets are awake. If you’re playing an online game, you can’t afford to step away unexpectedly, so stick to games with a pause feature, so that you can step away from your game without worry to tend to your pets’ needs at any moment. Save the online games for such a time that someone can help you tend to your pets, or your pets are sound asleep, so there’s no issue with committing to the game for ten or more minutes at a time.
You can also use the games you play, themselves, to entertain your pets. For the longest times, cats and dogs haven’t been able to actually understand the moving pictures on televisions due to the flicker of light behind the images. However, new TVs have become more advanced and the images and movement more smooth and lifelike, so don’t be surprised if you find your pet watching TV with you from time to time. Therefore, your pets can watch your games as you play, so choosing a game where movement is super obvious, such as a game with a fixed camera, will allow them to take interest in moving objects. Likewise, games with realistic depictions of their species will be appreciated, as they can recognize that the virtual animal is similar to them and watch them move around.
Of course, every aspect of pet life can be improved by keeping your pets content and engaged as often as possible, so make sure to give your pets toys that they like to play with, so they can play alongside you. Petco can help you find the right toy for your pets and any other pet related products.