We all know that cats have this need to hunt, but how can they get their full needs met when they’re an indoor cat? Traditionally speaking, many cat owners have opted to keep their cat indoors to keep them from being hit by a car, attacked by a wild animal, or to minimize the risk of fleas getting indoors.
While there are many reasons cat owners opt to keep their cat inside, today we’re going to help you learn more about what you can do to keep your indoor cat happy. With these tips and tricks, you’ll soon find that your cat is happier than ever being an indoor kitty!
Start Them Young
One thing many cat owners have learned is that they will have a hard time changing the routine of having an outdoor cat turn indoor cat. It’s best that you decide at a young age whether or not to keep your cat inside. This will help deter your cat from feeling like they’re missing anything because they’ve never had a taste of the great outdoors.
Use Cat Perches
Having cat perches set near windowsills in your home will provide an area for your indoor cat to view the outdoors from a safe location. Some pet owners have placed a bird feeder outside the window to help their kitty have some entertainment. Other pet owners make sure to place their cat perch in an area that gets good sunlight so their feline friend can soak up the sunrays inside.
Walk on a Leash
You can train your indoor cat to walk on a leash so that they get a little taste of the great outdoors in a safe way. This may entice your indoor cat to try to sneak outside whenever someone opens the door though, so it’s up to you if you want to train your indoor cat to walk on a leash.
Buy a Cat Condo
Cats have this need to scratch and climb on things, so investing in a cat condo will help them use their natural scratching and climbing skills. These cat condos come in all shapes and sizes to ensure your indoor cat can stay happy and healthy.
Get a Friend
If you’re gone a lot during the day, you may want to get another cat for your cat to have a friend. This will help keep your indoor cat happy by providing them with a partner who can run around with them, have fun, and lounge on a sunny day inside.
When it comes to keeping your indoor cat happy, the best bet it so take a look at how your cat behaves and see if there’s something missing from their life. Don’t overwhelm your cat by getting a huge cat condo, multiple windowsill perches, and the likes, try to add one thing into your cat’s life at a time to see which items help keep them happy and active.