7 ways to keep your indoor cat happy
Happy cat = happy life.
Here are 7 ways to keep your indoor cat happy.
1. Vertical Space
Cats are all about territory, and adding vertical space just increases their domain.
Whether its through cat trees, cat shelves, or making room atop of tall furniture such as book shelves or dressers, the more things to climb, the better.
This helps cats feel safe, especially if there are other animals in the house… or dare we say… children!
2. A Room With A View
Every cat needs a window. It’s basically kitty T.V.
To step it up, think about adding a cat perch.
3. Play Time!
Many people think that play time is only for dogs, but cats need to play just as much!
Cats are basically mini lions in a teeny house cat body. They want to hunt, and playing is a way for them to engage their primal instincts, let out their frustrations, and get exercise!
Each day, play with your kitty and engage with him/her. Here’s a great article on how to properly play with your cat.
4. Keep It Clean
Nobody likes a messy place, especially a messy bathroom.
Keep your litter box clean daily! A dirty litterbox can lead to “accidents” around the home.
In a home with more than one cat, there should be at least one litter box for each cat plus one extra.
5. Explore The Outside World (if you can)
Now, we believe that to keep your cats safe, it’s best to keep them inside.
That being said, if you are able to provide the chance for your kitty to explore the outside world, safely, then go for it.
Catios, outdoor patios for cats, are all the rage.
Also consider a leash or harness, and slowly acclimate them to small areas like the back porch or yard.
If outside is a no-go, you can bring the outside to your kitty!
Cole from Cole and Marmalade
Cats are curious creatures, and games are right up their alley.
Consider getting your cat a food puzzle.
Studies have shown that cats are much happier when they work for their food.
7. Unconditional Love
Last but not least, the most important way to keep your cat happy is to love them unconditionally!
Every cat is different, and each cat shows love in their own unique way. Love them. Love them always.
And you'll do just fine. :)
Share this with your friends and make sure every kitty is a happy kitty!
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