Fun Things to Do With Your Cat
The colder months are settling in. While it can still be nice on a sunny day, rainy days during winter are meant for being indoors. Cozy blankets, hot cocoa, and fuzzy socks are the best of life on a cold winter’s day. It’s also a great time to spend some quality time with your fuzzy little kitty too.Cats are already pretty darn fun on their own! They can turn just about anything into a toy and any boring event into a game. But if you’re looking to take things up a notch, here are some ideas.
Brush Your Cat
Brushing your cat is simple, fun, and has benefits for both you and your cat! Your cat gets to enjoy a cleaner and healthier coat while getting the attention that they love.The act of petting your cat releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone or “cuddle chemical,” which can make you feel less stressed”That means that not only is this something fun you can do with your cat but also a great way for you both to stay healthy! While I recommend you get a nice cat brush all you really need is your hand!
Dress your kitty up in a pet costume for Halloween
You’ve seen all the most adorable and hilarious dog Halloween costumes, but what about the costumes for our feline friends? If you’re patient enough to get a cat costume on your pet this Halloween, these are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for your kitty. From lions to bats to pirates, all the cutest cats will have something to wear around the house,because we know they probably won’t want to trick-or-treat with you.
Take a catnap together and let his purring lull you to sleep
Many cats are particular about their behaviors. They have specific ways they groom themselves, what they like to do for entertainment and yes, where they like to snooze. Cats are infamous for napping and you may have noticed that there are many rituals about how they do it. One of the more common questions we get from cat lovers is how do cats choose who to sleep with.
Go bird-watching together
Plenty of indoor cats love to watch birds through the window, and you can encourage this, safely knowing that your cat can never actually catch them! If your cat loves looking at birds as they fly by, you can set up a birdwatching station. Pop a few birdfeeders outside in your yard, near a window. If you live in an apartment, you can get feeders that attach to the window. Fill these with birdseed, and it won’t be long before your cat can enjoy watching even more birds! You can also get a cat hammock that attaches to your window, so your cat always has a front-row seat.
Get a fun toy and play with your cat
Another hunting option is to use wind-up or battery-operated toys, especially those designed to look like small rodents. Your cat is attracted to the unpredictable movement of these toys as they zigzag across the floor (hard surfaces work best). The exercise helps to sharpen her stalking and pouncing skills and keeps her away from your feet. Placing obstacles in the toy's pathway increases its erratic movement, making it even more entertaining for your cat.
iPettie: We bring you an amazing life with your pet.
*We hope to give you better ideas for your pet, but this information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. If your pet feels bad, please take it to the veterinarian in time.