Keeping your cat happy and entertained
You’ll want to ensure your cat is happy, and investing a little time in ensuring your cat has plenty of toys and activities will prevent your cat getting bored.
Scratching is a normal behaviour for cats, so every home should have at least one scratching post to reduce the chance of sofas or other furniture getting damaged.
Toys are also essential to ensure your cat gets plenty of stimulation and activity. Pet shops stock a wide range of fun toys, but you can have just as much fun coming up with your own homemade creations like these:
Making feeding time fun: Cats love different ways to make feeding time more interesting. Hiding dry food in a clean, empty egg box will give cats the chance to enjoy batting their way to their food.
Catnip knots: Most cats love catnip and will spend hours engaged in energetic play with it. For a simple homemade toy – which also finds a use for odd socks – simply fill a sock with a couple of tablespoons of dried catnip, knot the end and trim off any excess.
Toilet roll puzzles: Collect a good supply of toilet roll tubes and stack them on top of each other to create a mini wall of tubes, secured with sticky tape. Hide a portion of your cat’s daily allowance of dry food or a catnip toy within the tubes – cats will love using their paws to fish out the goodies hidden inside.
You can find out more about enrichment activities by watching our enrichment video.