Kitty Enrichment Idea #6 – Pringles Can

This was a project I had my 9 & 13 year old nieces try. All I did was save a couple of pringles cans to use. We then drilled holes in the cans. We put either cat food, treats, or catnip in the the cans and placed it them on the floor. The cats would then come up and paw at them and as the cans rolled food, treats, or catnip would fall through the holes in the cans.

 

Kitty Enrichment Idea #5 – Cat TV

We set up a window for my cats to look outside into the backyard. This window is what I consider to be the “Cat TV.” I made sure to place the bird feeders and bird baths in area that were visible to my cats, making the perfect spot for them to watch all the activity outside.

We originally had a shelving unit under the window, but when we moved that item I had to become creative. To create the new cat bed, I used two Amazon Prime Pantry and fit them together to make the spot more stable. I covered thw rwo boxes with a large tablecloth. I used an old pillow on top with a pillow case made out of a pair of fleece pajama pants that had never fit well.




Kitty Enrichment Idea #4 – Hiding Treats In Boxes 2

I like to challenge my cats when it comes to getting treats. I rarely just give them treats, I like to make them work for it. Food related puzzles particularly intrigue Mara and Stormy. They are my two youngest and smartest cats. I use boxes in a variety of ways to hide food.

Today’s example shows how I used two boxes to create hiding places for treats/food. To add an extra dimension to the puzzle, I cut some holes in the sides of the boxes and places a toilet paper roll in a few of the holes. My goal was as to make the food easier to smell, but not easy to get at.

 


Kitty Enrichment Idea  #3 – Hiding Treats In Boxes 1

I like to challenge my cats when it comes to getting treats. I rarely just give them treats, I like to make them work for it. Food related puzzles particularly intrigue Mara and Stormy. They are my two youngest and smartest cats. I use boxes in a variety of ways to hide food.

Today’s example shows how I re-purposed a gift box for my cats. 

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Kitty Enrichment Idea #2 – Cat Tree

This was an awesome buy from Amazon and nearly a year later it is still a favorite toy and hangout spiot. When my bengal is really excited he’ll fly up the cat tree as fast as he can and will stop at the very top and stare down at us mere humans.