A cat is a very intelligent, curious, and playful animal, and when she is bored, she will keep herself entertained, frequently with destructive behaviors such as destroying furniture with her claws. Providing Fluffy with constructive and stimulating activities not only helps to avoid this behavior, but it also keeps her healthy and happy as well. With a little bit of patience and creativity, providing her with activities and toys can be fun and affordable for both of you, and can promote bonding time for you as well.
Empty cardboard boxes and shopping bags left on the floor are instant entertainment, providing kitty with somewhere new to explore, and dark places to hide. Consider using several boxes and bags to create a tunnel for your cat to explore. Hide food throughout the tunnel and even throughout the house so that she can “hunt” for her food, which will keep her entertained and can even help to keep her from overeating.
Cardboard Cat Castles
A new trend taking over social media has been the cat tank. All you need is some free time, some cardboard, and the limits to what fun things you can build for your kitty are only limited by your own imagination! Since many of us are taking the time to stay home, we’re sure there are a plethora of cardboard boxes around the house. Use these to make tanks, castles, and more for your furry friend. There are endless activities you can do.
One thing that can be found in every home (at any time) is an empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll. Instead of throwing them away, take them, some scissors, and Fluffy’s favorite cat treats or catnip to make easy toys that you and Fluffy can enjoy together for hours of fun!
You can make simple rings for them to play with or you can go the extra mile and do ring balls, a treat rattle, or use several TP rolls to make a treat puzzle. Go nuts with all of the different ways you can use paper rolls to entice play with your kitties.
A cat grass water bowl can be an intricately designed and complex system, or it can be as simple as a planter with grass in it placed in a water bowl, but the benefits to your cat’s digestion system and nutrition are immense! It can help aid a cat’s digestion by helping prevent hairballs from building up in their stomachs and increasing nutrients like fiber, niacin, and vitamin b into their systems!
Cats absolutely love cat grass, so this is a great way for them to not only nibble on the grass but get fresh water as well. Plus, if your furry friend is a messy water drinker they will inevitably water the plants.
T-Shirt Toys and Tents
The next time you’re faced with letting go of your favorite t-shirt, why not turn it into something for Fluffy to enjoy, like tying it into bow ties to complement your tuxedo cat? There’s nothing cuter than a kitty with a bow tie.
Do you have a window loving kitty or simply want to turn an old shirt into a new rest spot? Follow these simple steps and create a whole new spot for your kitty to play, rest, and nap in. In just a few simple steps, you have a whole new spot and saved those dollars for some extra treats – for you or kitty.
With a little bit of free time and imagination, there’s no limit to the fun that you can make for you and Fluffy while finding great ways to repurpose items otherwise destined for the landfill. Whether you are getting your ideas from your friends, the internet, or your creations come entirely from your own imagination, you can give Fluffy plenty of options to keep her entertained all the time. Regardless of whether you are purchasing or building toys for Kitty, the most important ingredient to keeping her entertained is you!