Like children, cats are tough to entertain. It’s easy for their minds to wander and pay attention to anything for more than a few minutes. Which is why it’s important that you do your best to keep your cat entertained? But how do you do it? We’re here to help with five tips in the pages to follow. It’s also important to note that you, the cat owner, are responsible for enriching the life of your cat. So it’s up to you to provide the necessary opportunities for your cat to be entertained be it with exercise, toys, etc etc. Enjoy our tips!
Exercise – Just like us humans, cats need their exercise. Whether it’s taking them in your backyard for some fun time or it’s buying exercise toys for the house (like climbing toys) you need to make sure your cat is getting those aerobics in. And try to let them have fun doing it!
Structured Games – The ASPCA recommends structured games, like fetch and tug-of-war—they’re not only great exercise but also teach your pet impulse control and strengthen the bond between you.
Toys – who doesn’t like toys? We’ve written countless articles on toys for cats (here’s one) and there’s no better way to keep a cat occupied than with a toy. Sometimes you can integrate food with cat toys so you are able to train your cat while letting them enjoy their toys.
Being Home Alone – Encourage your cat’s favorite home alone activities, including bird watching, exploring paper bags or boxes, watching cat videos or spending time in secure outdoor enclosures.
Training – Teach your cat new tricks! Felines are quick studies and can learn practical skills like coming when called, sitting up, rolling over and even using the toilet!