How to keep your house cat entertained

Do you ever wonder if your cat gets bored? If this has ever crossed your mind then you, like most people, have more than likely gone on to question whether or not cats can even experience boredom. Trust me, you are not alone in that thought process.

Do you ever wonder if your cat gets bored? If this has ever crossed your mind then you, like most people, have more than likely gone on to question whether or not cats can even experience boredom. Trust me, you are not alone in that thought process.

Well, to answer your question: yes, cats can get bored. And they can get bored whether you are at home with them or out at work all day.

We at Vitalin understand how much you love your cat and want to see it happy whilst at home, and so we have put together some suggestions for keeping your house cat entertained.

How to occupy your cat when you’re not at home

Instead of quitting your job and vowing to devote all your time to your cat, it may be more realistic to invest in a few play things for your cat to ensure they are kept busy whilst you are out:

Bird feeder

Cats love to watch birds. If you invest in a bird feeder, you will see swarms of birds visiting your garden to snack on the feed. Your cat will love this. It is important that you position the feeder where your cat can sit from the window and watch the birds. Believe it or not, this could provide hours of entertainment whilst you are out, as not only will your cat enjoy watching the birds, he or she will also love being able to simply watch the world go by.

Cat climbing frames

Climbing frames for your cat can often go down a treat. Cats love to climb and scratch and so by providing them with a frame this will not only save your curtains and sofa, but it can provide a great deal of entertainment for your feline friend.

Feeding games

This one does take a little bit of planning, but if executed well, your cat will be sent on a little scavenger hunt around the house whilst you are out at work. All you need to do is leave little treats around the house for your cat to find. Don’t actually hide them as its unlikely your cat is familiar with hide and seek, rather just leave them out in different rooms for your cat to find. This will get your cat moving around the house and will also keep them happy as they will be rewarded with treats.

Feeding devices

There are many different feeding devices that are available for purchase both online and in pet stores. Certain feeding devices can provide mental stimulation for you cat whilst they eat, in turn making them eat slower than they usually would. By eating slowly, this reduces the risk of bloating, which also reduces the likelihood of gagging and vomiting: making your cat both happier and healthier!

How to occupy your cat when you are at home

As well as providing them with play things to keep them entertained whilst you are out, investing in a remote-control toy will allow you to play with your cat when you are at home with them. Remote-control toys are relatively inexpensive and are a great treat for your cat as they can have hours of fun (or as long as you want to man the remote for) chasing after their car.

Don’t forget about the basics. Cats can more often than not be easily entertained with things you have lying around the house so don’t forget about old cardboard boxes or even tin foil! Just remember to change the toys regularly to be able to keep your cat interested.

Your cat will undoubtedly appreciate you making these small investments in them. After all, what is better than knowing you are keeping your pet happy and healthy?

For any further information about cats and cat health and happiness, feel free to get in touch today and we will be happy to help – 0844 800 3347.