Post by Forum Administrator on May 15, 2008 4:45:14 GMT -5
Cats are very intelligent animals, and they thrive on mental and sensory stimulation. Try these tips below to enrich your kitty's life and enhance his/her quality of life
Enrichment Ideas for Cats:
1.) Brush kitty 2.) Stroke kitty
1.) Feed a varied natural diet or switch flavor of food often 2.) Offer various "meat only" treats 3.) Leave cat grass in the house for kitty to munch on
1.) Put Catnip and valerian on random objects in the house 2.) Bring nature items inside and place around the house 3.) Use flower essences (NOT essential oils, which are TOXIC to cats) to scent several of kitties favorite objects/toys/bedding etc.
1.) Videos of birds, fish, mice etc designed for cats to watch. 2.) Window Perches with bird feeders outside the window 3.) Have them chase the light from a laser pointer 4.) Remote-control/wind-up toys 5.) Buy a cat tower or a kitty condo (something that puts them high up) so they can survey their surroundings. Sound:
1.) Animal call whistle (rabbit, deer, etc) many like the sound of it 2.) Nature sounds CD 3.) Bags that crinkle 4.) Toys that make different noises
1.) Treat Dispensing Toys 2.) Clicker training 3.) Walks/time outside 4.) Put goldfish in the bathtub for fishing 5.) Put ping-pong balls in bathtub for fishing 6.) Rotate different toys weekly
these are great! thanx for posting this... i'm at an advantage with the sight as my kitty (just turned one) gets to look at the multiple tanks of iguanas, anoles, geckos, hamsters, mice, and fish! i swear it takes all day for her to "make her rounds". kitten tv is great for them!