Getting Started - Bowls are Out - Food Puzzles are In!
In the wild, felines spend much of their time
foraging and hunting for food. Feeding cats from a food bowl
takes away this natural enriching mental stimulation and healthy physical
Giving kitten a
"food puzzle" instead of bowl feeding puts the spice back into
life for kitten. Cats work mentally and physically trying
to get the food from the puzzle.
Indoor cats need something
to do besides sleeping the day away while their people are
gone. Hunger motivates kitten to interact with the
Vary the puzzles to keep them interesting.
Increase difficulty for treats inside puzzles. Vary the
combinations of food inside puzzles daily.
Add even more adventure to your cats day by hiding
kibbles in small bowls around the house.
You can make your own food puzzles using
paper towel roles,
pipe or other improvisations. Hide toys or kibble inside
an empty Kleenex
box and change the location daily. Your cats fun is only limited
by your imagination!!
Late Socialization: 9 to 16 weeks old
(2004). Feline Behavior Guidelines.
Unwanted pet behavior
is a leading cause of pet neglect, abuse, abandonment to
back yard jails, surrender to shelters, and euthanasia