Cats are playful and fun animals, and you’ll soon waste whole afternoons playing games with your cats. You should also provide them with entertainment like a new activity, game, or toy. Money isn’t something that you need to have a good time with your feline friend. These tips will improve your abilities as an owner.
Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most ‘popular’ commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.
Avoid eye contact to make friends with a cat. Ever wonder why cats seem drawn to the person who likes cats the least? The answer lies in cat body language. To cats, staring is ‘rude’ and can be considered a challenge. Looking away shows that you respect their space and are not going to be a threat. So next time you are looking to meet a new feline friend, look away and let them approach you.
If you find you cat is harming furniture or other objects, it may be bored. Keep a few safe toys around for your cat to play with. Scratching posts can also deter your cat from scratching your furniture. Or, build a small cat house out of cardboard. Your cat will love having a place to hide, and the cardboard can also be used to scratch on.
Nice furniture and cat claws don’t get along very well. Purchase a scratching post to stop your cat from destroying your home. Encourage them to scratch that instead. Eventually it will cause you less of a headache.
A lot of cat owners have a hard time keeping their cats off the counter. They love to be able to look around from up high. You can get your cat to quit doing this if you make areas that it can climb up to. For example, give them a cat tower nearby.
Get a scratching post to keep your cat from tearing up your carpet. If you can, get a post that does not have the same type of carpet that is on the floor of your home, so your cat doesn’t associate the two. Instead, get a post that is covered in cardboard, sisal, or thick rope.
If your cat is overweight, there are two things you need to do. First, you have to adjust the amount of food you give them, and the other is that you need to get them exercising. Get them cat toys, or play with them yourself, to make sure they are getting the activity they need to slim down.
You could be having fun with your cat right now, playing one of the games listed above. Not all cats are the same, but these tips should work on yours. Help your cat enjoy a long, healthy life with these tips.