If you have an indoor cat, it’s possible they may get bored on occasion. If that’s the case, there are some great ways to keep your cat active and entertained to help enrich their lives, and help them live a happier, healthier life.
Here are our top five ways to keep your cat entertained:
Toys are a great way to entertain and keep your cat from getting bored. Various sizes and shapes of balls, stuffed mice, toys with bells, and other cat-centric toys keep your cat busy and happy. One of our cat’s favorite toys is a ping pong ball that he loves to bat around the house for hours.
Hide and Seek
Cats are curious creatures who enjoy having places to play hide and seek. Place some open cardboard boxes around the house and watch them jump inside. Paper bags (without handles) also make safe and inexpensive toys which most cats adore.
Try catnip and watch your cats have some fun! Place some around the house or on their favorite toy to encourage them to play. Catnip is perfectly safe for cats and it usually causes ‘frisky’ behavior as they roll around and rub against the catnip.
Cat trees are fun!
Cats love to see the world from high above so why not look into a cat tree. You can purchase a ready-made cat tree, or make your own. A cat tree can be short, or may stretch from floor to ceiling, providing great climbing opportunities and more play areas by taking advantage of vertical space. If you can, locate the cat tree next to a window so your cat can watch the action outdoors.
Ahhh….that sun spot!
Cats love to hang out in a sunny spot. Why not install a perch indoors near a sunny window? You can build or purchase window perches for kitties from various sources. Our cats love hanging out on their window perch, take a nap, watch for birds and other critters, and soak up the sun.
While our cats love a good nap, we hope these ideas help your cat be more active, entertained and happy!