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4 Ideas for Keeping a Bored Cat Mentally Stimulated

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Your cat may get bored waiting all day for you to get home! Giving him games and distractions is good for his mental health and well being.

If your cat is overweight, destructive, or aggressive, there’s a good chance that he’s bored. Some cats just aren’t satisfied to nap for 8 hours while you’re away at work! Luckily, there are many ways you can promote a more stimulating and enriching lifestyle for a bored cat.

Foraging Box

A foraging box is a box with holes on the outside and balls on the inside. You fill the box with treats, and the balls block the treats from falling out of the holes easily. This acts as a puzzle for your cat! You cat will be mentally stimulated while trying to figure out how to get the treats out of the box. You can buy a foraging box at a pet store or make your own with a shoe box and ping pong balls!

Videos for Cats

While you’re away, stream a video on your computer or TV for your cat to watch. There are videos on Youtube or DVDs that you can buy that show images and sounds of birds, squirrels, and other creatures that are fascinating to cats. Your bored cat will become captivated by these videos that are specially made for cats!

Pet Fountains

Adding a pet fountain to your home is a great way to give your cat fresh, flowing water as well as something stimulating to watch and interact with. It can also encourage better water intake! Just remember to keep a regular bowl of water out, just in case your cat doesn’t like drinking from the pet fountain.

Hiding Spots

Transform a bored cat into a happy cat by building them a box palace! Giving your cat boxes and paper bags to explore and hide in can provide hours of fun for your cat. Plus, if you have children, creating a box house for the family cat can be a fun craft project!

Get in Touch with the Catonsville Cat Clinic!

For 20 years, the Catonsville Cat Clinic has been providing quality veterinary care to the cats of Catonsville and beyond! Dr. Pam Nesbitt, who purchased the practice in July of 2011, runs the Catonsville Cat Clinic with compassion in mind. A team of professionals with an advanced level of veterinary medicine is at your service to make sure your cat is healthy and happy. So stop on by; we’d love to get to know you and your cat!

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