The 5 best free iPad apps for cats and kittens

Best iPad apps for cats - Jitter Bug

If your frisky feline is ready for a new way to be entertained, then it might be time for an iPad app. Digital apps and games for cats have been around for a few years now and it’s with good reason. Cats like them!

Like any other app or game on the App Store, you can find free and paid options. But if you’re not sure how your kitty will react, try one of these free iPad apps for cats before you shell out any cash.

Free iPad apps for cats and kittens

Friskies Jitter Bug

Friskies Jitter Bug iPad

Who better to know cats than Friskies? A couple of the apps on our list are from the popular feline brand and the first one is Friskies Jitter Bug.

You can start the game with a tap or customize the types and numbers of bugs on the screen. Watch your kitty score points for squashing colorful bugs and then reward your pet with a treat for doing well.

Friskies Jitter Bug is a simple and cute app for cats.

  • Availability: iPhone and iPad
  • Cost: Free

Cat Fishing 2

Cat Fishing 2 iPad

Let your cat play a game of catch and release with Cat Fishing 2 from Friskies. Similar to Friskies Jitter Bug, you kitty can score for each fish they catch.

While you can’t customize the number of fish swimming about, more will pop into the pool of water in each level. And with every tap on the screen, you’ll hear a subtle sound too.

To switch up the games you let your cat play, try Cat Fishing 2.

  • Availability: iPhone and iPad
  • Cost: Free

Mouse for Cats

Mouse for Cats iPad

If your cat is more interested in mice than bugs or fish, then download Mouse for Cats. Watch your kitty enjoy chasing the colorful mouse along the wooden floor and see how many hits he or she can get.

The free version lets you pick from slow or normal mouse speed, select a background, and enable or disable the off-screen mouse. With an in-purchase you can customize the game further with multiple mice, different sounds, and a fast speed level.

Mouse for Cats is another great game to keep kitty entertained.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • Cost: Free with an in-app purchase to unlock all features

Mouse in Cheese

Mouse in Cheese iPad

From the makers of Mouse for Cats is a cool game of 3D hide and seek with Mouse in Cheese. Watch each mouse duck and hide in the holes of cheese and then run out to tease your cat.

With each tap, the mice make squeaking sounds to perk up your kitten’s ears. If your cat enjoy the mice, then this game along with the one above are terrific options.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • Cost: Free

CatzPlay Game for Cats

CatzPlay Game for Cats iPad

One for iPad app for cats you have to see is CatzPlay Game for Cats. This app gives you four games in one. Pick from fish, mouse, laser, or butterfly chases.

Each game has animated action to keep your cat busy with color sights and matching sounds. You can disable the sounds and music or turn them up for the full effect.

For one app that includes all the critters your kitty loves, take a look at CatzPlay Game for Cats.

  • Availability: iPhone and iPad
  • Cost: Free

Check out this short, cute YouTube video from Gothamist and note the tips on iPad apps for cats.

Wrapping it up

If you’re a proud pet parent who wants to give your kitty something fun and new, these free iPad apps for cats are just the ticket.

Are you going to let your cat play one of these neat games or do you have a different one you’d like to recommend? Leave a comment below!