Feline DIY Enrichment
Enrichment is essential for cats and kittens of all ages and keeping your cat’s environment as exciting and stimulating as possible will promote a happy and healthy life.
The following are great DIY projects that will keep you and your cat entertained and busy during prolonged time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please ensure that you are always closely and actively supervising your cat(s) while DIY items are accessible. If your cat attempts to ingest an item, remove it immediately from their mouth.
Making mealtime fun, challenging and interactive for domestic cats is a great way to satisfy their innate instincts and curiosities. Every meal is an opportunity for enrichment!
Environmental enrichment is all about creating a fun and safe place full of a variety of toys and spaces that will help banish boredom. Explore your options at home and think of all the horizontal and vertical levels and spaces that can be utilized to accomplish this.
Toilet Paper Roll Toys
Easy Cat Toys
Build a Cat House or Tunnel:
Build a Cat Maze
*Worried about using cardboard?
Research as of April 10, 2020, indicates COVID-19 cannot live on carboard longer than 24 hours. If you are concerned about contamination, wait 24 hours before utilizing cardboard for enrichment purposes.
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