Tips For Keeping Your Indoor Cat Entertained

One of the main priorities being a pawrent is making sure that all of our Mate's are both happy and healthy. If you have an indoor cat, it is extremely important to take the time out of your day to make sure they are receiving plenty of physical and mental stimulation through playtime and daily talks. It may sound silly but these tactics will ensure your indoor cat's happiness and overall being.

TIP #1: Talking to your Cat

Talking to your cat is one of the most important things to do to prevent boredom and bad behavior, especially for cats that do not like being pet or touched. To initiate daily talks, we recommend getting down to their level, keeping a normal distance, and talking softly. Something that experts have found that staring can intimidate and challenge your cat so make sure you are calm and relaxed. Did you also know that cats will stare when they are hyper focused, watching your every move? To settle them, we recommend slowly blinking back to them so they become relaxed as well.

TIP #2: Playing Chase!

Have you ever noticed your cat staring at you and standing still in the doorway, then when you approach they take a couple steps back?

Cats love to be chased as a form of play, even well into adulthood. Often a cat will stand at one end of a hallway and look back at you as they take a few steps away. This is a cue that they would like to be chased. Cats will generally let you know by making sounds if they aren’t happy with how close you are chasing behind or if they’ve had enough. It’s important that while playing this game your cat’s tail is always up, which means he/she is having a good time. If their tail is down it could be a sign that they are running in fear1.

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