Indoor kitties are safer, cleaner, healthier, generally lead longer lives and can become bored, bored, bored.
It is important for you to offer plenty of toys that your feline can toss about by him/herself, toys that have need of your participation, such as those you jiggle and sway from a stick or wand. Move the toys in such a style that they impersonate the movements of a bird or rodent.
Offer your cat commercially obtainable “kitty videos.” The most well-liked ones show close-ups of small rodents and birds with sounds. .
Set up squirrel and bird feeders outside windows where your cat can watch them and going about their daily business from their towering cat tree.
Another need a feline has that can have an effect on his/her welfare as an indoor cat is alone time. We distinguish this need in ourselves but don’t always stop to consider it when thinking of our cats. However, cats in point of fact have a greater need for personal space and alone time than humans do. It’s their very nature.. Under natural conditions, they keep away from each other for the most part. Cats’ territories are huge, and although they often extend beyond with other cats’ territory, cats have complicated chemical social signals, known as pheromones. They leave these as in rank for the other cats so that the cats can time-share certain spots which basically mean they can use the same spot, only at different times so that they don’t run over the top of each other. These signals help alert other cats about where and when the cat was in the spot. Over time the signals can even inform cats when a cat will likely return so that others can be sure to be far away by that time.
To meet an indoor cat’s social needs, you’ll want to make available for him/her enough space to be at ease and enough hiding and perching places to be alone. If you have more than one feline, you should also have multiple feeding areas, litter boxes and at least one extra litter box above the total number of cats you have. The boxes should be in different areas instead of lined up side by side. Your cats should also have plenty of high perches so that one is at all times available to everyone. Perches can be bought as indoor cat trees”, but they can also easily be created by emptying spaces on window shelves and book shelves.
Don’t forget to use a pheromone diffuser in an area or areas where your cat spends a lot of time… Synthetic versions of cat pheromones that are released when cats rub their faces on objects and can lessen your cat’s anxiety. If you can, use the diffuser until your cat’s escape attempts reduce to nearly nothing