Boredom Buster: Cat Edition

 

As any pet parent knows, our furry one’s healthy and happiness are top priority. When it comes to indoor cats, we can’t stress enough how important mental and physical stimulation are.

 

We’ve put together a list of ideas that are easy and budget-friendly for you to try out with your cat to prevent boredom – even with the laziest cats out there!

 

Chat with your cat:

Many experts agree that talking to your cat is beneficial for both human and feline. While it’s not exactly play; it’s really significant to your cat, especially for those that don’t like to be touched much. This interaction helps create trust. It doesn’t really matter what you say as long as you speak in a soft tone or high-pitched tone. Stay relaxed and calm, and avoid staring too much. If your cat blinks, it’s an indication that they’re relaxed – you can blink back at them to show them that you’re equally relaxed.

 

Chasing:

Cats absolutely love to be chased as a type of play, even as adults. You might notice how they stand in the hallway and take a few steps away. That’s an invitation to play. If they’re not happy, they will let you know with vocalizations, so make sure to pick up on their cues. Another indicator that they’re happy is their tail – make sure it’s always up which means they’re having a good time. If their tail is low or tucked, it could be a sign of fear (please stop at this point!)

 

 

Change things up:

Just like us humans, cats also need a variety and rotation of toys to keep them interested and engaged. While cat-specific toys like feathered sticks and toy mice are a good pick – cats are easy to please. You can crumble up some paper or throw them a ball of yarn – they’ll appreciate it nonetheless. Pro Tip: don’t give them constant access to their toys, this will speed up their boredom with them.

 

 

Apps:

Yes, apps! There are now many cat games available on tables. Although these games aren’t ideal for physical exercise, and should be used occasionally, they will certainly spark your cat’s curiosity!

 

Hide & don’t seek:

Cats are natural predators – therefore, they like to hide, monitor and pounce at their prey! Cats love having a good hiding spot. You can easily create some by covering a coffee table with a towel, purchasing a cat tunnel or even a good old cardboard box. Pro Tip: make it extra fun by hanging a toy at the entrance of their favorite hideout and just watch them as they stalk and attack they prey.

 

Do you have any tips or play hacks for cats? Let us know, we’d love to try them out!

Boredom Buster: Cat Edition

 

As any pet parent knows, our furry one’s healthy and happiness are top priority. When it comes to indoor cats, we can’t stress enough how important mental and physical stimulation are.

 

We’ve put together a list of ideas that are easy and budget-friendly for you to try out with your cat to prevent boredom – even with the laziest cats out there!

 

Chat with your cat:

Many experts agree that talking to your cat is beneficial for both human and feline. While it’s not exactly play; it’s really significant to your cat, especially for those that don’t like to be touched much. This interaction helps create trust. It doesn’t really matter what you say as long as you speak in a soft tone or high-pitched tone. Stay relaxed and calm, and avoid staring too much. If your cat blinks, it’s an indication that they’re relaxed – you can blink back at them to show them that you’re equally relaxed.

 

Chasing:

Cats absolutely love to be chased as a type of play, even as adults. You might notice how they stand in the hallway and take a few steps away. That’s an invitation to play. If they’re not happy, they will let you know with vocalizations, so make sure to pick up on their cues. Another indicator that they’re happy is their tail – make sure it’s always up which means they’re having a good time. If their tail is low or tucked, it could be a sign of fear (please stop at this point!)

 

 

Change things up:

Just like us humans, cats also need a variety and rotation of toys to keep them interested and engaged. While cat-specific toys like feathered sticks and toy mice are a good pick – cats are easy to please. You can crumble up some paper or throw them a ball of yarn – they’ll appreciate it nonetheless. Pro Tip: don’t give them constant access to their toys, this will speed up their boredom with them.

 

 

Apps:

Yes, apps! There are now many cat games available on tables. Although these games aren’t ideal for physical exercise, and should be used occasionally, they will certainly spark your cat’s curiosity!

 

Hide & don’t seek:

Cats are natural predators – therefore, they like to hide, monitor and pounce at their prey! Cats love having a good hiding spot. You can easily create some by covering a coffee table with a towel, purchasing a cat tunnel or even a good old cardboard box. Pro Tip: make it extra fun by hanging a toy at the entrance of their favorite hideout and just watch them as they stalk and attack they prey.

 

Do you have any tips or play hacks for cats? Let us know, we’d love to try them out!

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