Does your cat spend lots of time home alone? Many cats find themselves in that situation day after day – at home alone while the humans of the house are off to work. If that’s the situation for your cat, it’s important that you furnish ways for the cat to entertain itself while you’re gone. If you don’t, your cat might find mischievous ways to entertain itself that will be none to good for the cat OR for you!
Here are some ideas for solo playtime for your cat:
Climbing frames. Cats are compulsive climbers. Accommodate the climbing compulsion with 3-dimensional climbing frames. Locate one (or more) in a location where it affords a nice view of the outside world.
Scratching posts. Cats are also compulsive scratchers. And you can scratch the scratching itch with a purpose-made scratching post. A scratching post provides exercise and scratching fun. It can also save your furniture!
Food fun. You can buy toys that are designed to hold a bit of food. These toys can keep your cat entertained for hours trying to get out the bits of food.
You can also keep your cat entertained by providing a view of an outside bird feeder. Put a bird feeder close to a window that’s accessible to the cat, and let the birds chow down while your cat watches and dreams.
An indoor aquarium can also provide hours of great entertainment for your cat. Just make sure it has a cat-proof top so that your cat can’t do more than just dream of fishing!