How to keep indoor cats entertained



Indoor cats are healthier and live longer than outdoor cats.

Allowing a pet to go outside unsupervised is a risky decision that will expose your pet to illness and injury. Vets agree that indoor cats, as a group, are healthier and live longer than their outdoor counterparts. With a little consideration, an indoor cat can also have fun and enjoy a healthy activity level.


Instructions

Step 1

Two cats are better than one.

Having a playmate will help keep your cat active and happy. It’s best to adopt kittens in pairs so that each cat has a friend his or her own age. Cats are highly social animals and enjoy snuggling together, grooming each other, and playing chasing games.

Step 2

Leave some carboard boxes around.

Cats love to crawl into cardbaord boxes. If you have multiple cats, they will take turns getting into the box and «defending» it as the others playfully attack. Boxes are easy to obtain from any grocery store or liquor store.

Step 3

Grow cat grass.

Cats will gladly run, jump, or climb to get some cat grass. Purchase a cat grass kit and you can grow a healthy green treat for your kitties in just a few days. Eating grass is a natural behavior for outdoor cats, and indoor cats will enjoy a taste of the natural world.

Step 4

Buy or build some cat furniture.

For cats who still have their front claws, a scratching post is a must. Even declawed cats will enjoy climbing on a more elaborate piece of cat furniture. Having a high perch will motivate your cats to exercise their climbing muscles.


You will Need
• As many cats as you can care for
• Cardboard boxes
• Cat grass kit
• Catnip
• Toys
• Laser pointer
• Cat furniture

Tips & Warnings
• Never leave your cat alone with string or yarn, which the cat can swallow.
• Be sure your indoor cat has an adequate supply of fresh water and access to a litter box that is kept clean.

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Comment: 6
  •  
    Popejoy  15.09.2015 03:56

    Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte! I’ll admit I chose this how-to title partly because it was an excuse to find kitty pics :)

  •  
    Harbolt  14.10.2015 02:42

    Very informative! The cat pictures are absolutely adorable- all great choices. Thank you for reminding me to keep my critters creatively entertained.

  •  
    Crocker  08.11.2015 11:29

    Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte! I’ll admit I chose this how-to title partly because it was an excuse to find kitty pics :)

  •  
    Dawood  20.11.2015 21:18

    Very informative! The cat pictures are absolutely adorable- all great choices. Thank you for reminding me to keep my critters creatively entertained.

  •  
    Gilham  08.12.2015 19:59

    Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte! I’ll admit I chose this how-to title partly because it was an excuse to find kitty pics :)

  •  
    Cooper  16.01.2016 16:29

    Very informative! The cat pictures are absolutely adorable- all great choices. Thank you for reminding me to keep my critters creatively entertained.


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