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You have probably heard curiosity killed the
cat. Well, we don't want curiosity or lack of it to shorten your cat's life
or decrease quality of life. But there is a reason cats have this expression
about them. They are curious and do like to explore
Feline resources decrease
boredom and enrich
your cat's indoor life
satisfying your cat's
natural feline drives to
explore, chase, jump,
pounce, hunt, climb and
stake out territory within
the confines of a human
are anything that your cat
enjoys or values such as
food, water, litter boxes,
cat toys, cat beds,
scratching posts, climbing
trees, high places, hiding
places, window views, catnip
Make sure you have one
more litter box than number
of cats and you clean all
litter boxes twice daily.
prefer a flushed toilet.
Puzzles: Feed your cat in food puzzles instead of in bowls.
Hide food around the home in places you want your cat to visit and
choose to hang out.
Play Sessions: Select a variety
of cat toys to engage your cat in daily play sessions to act our normal
feline behaviors of stalking, pouncing, with sudden bursts of movement.
Vary toys and games to keep it interesting. Toss in occasional treats.
Scratching Posts: Praise all
appropriate scratching to discourage scratching in unwanted places like
your furniture. Provide a variety of posts and locations.
Climbing Areas: Cats like to be up
high surveying the world. You can keep cat hair off the back of your
couch by providing a floor to ceiling post with resting areas.
Cat beds: Cats like to curl up in
soft cat beds. Make sure you can keep them clean with regular washing
and fur removal.
Kennel Training: Provide a comfy
kennel in a closet or somewhere that gives you cat a hiding place. Cats
like privacy at times. Hide food and treats in the kennel. Kennel
training makes easier, more comfortable travel and veterinary visits.
Provide Training Sessions: Teach your
cat a few basics. Start with coming and sitting for a treat on cue. Be
consistent with your words, tone, and hands.
"Helping you raise a fabulous feline
friend for life."