In this article you’re going to learn different fun things to do with your cat at home
If you’re at home because of this coronavirus then you will have a lot of time
So this is a great time to bond with your cat
If you’re looking for fun things to do with your cat whilst you’re at home then you’re going to love this article
Let’s get started!
Fun Things To Do With Your Cat At Home
If you’re at home due to the lockdown then this is a chance to bond with your cat
I mean if we’re at work all day during our lives then we don’t get this opportunity to spend some time with our little furbabies
Yes, we do play with them when we get home but is it enough?
Can we do more?
Could you give more attention to your cat?
The answer is yes!
Now is the time
Let’s face it
If we were kept indoor all day we would get bored right?
But do indoor cats get bored?
Do Indoor Cats Get Bored?
They can do if they don’t have anything to do
If you don’t have any cat furniture then what can a cat do to spend their time
So it’s important that you have certain things for your cat to play with
What comes to mind straight away is a cat tree
It’s made for cats and they love it
It allows them to be a cat
They can jump from one perch to another
Scratching the posts that comes with a cat tree
They have dangling toys too
Your cat will pretty much have fun with it
Armarkat cat tree is a pretty awesome cat tree to get
Here’s a review I have written about it if you want to check it out
Let’ face it
Cat trees don’t come cheap
Especially if you want to buy one that will last for a long time
But you’ll be surprised at some cat trees and how affordable they are
They’re not made of cheap quality but will last a long time
So if you are on a budget you can check out my article
Other ways you can catify your house is by adding benches on the wall
So your cat can jump from one to another
It also allows your cat to sit at a high distance
I don’t know how cats can love heights because I’m afraid of heights!
The reason why cats love to sit at high places is because it gives them a whole view of their territory
Your living room is pretty much your cats territory
So sitting at a high place, he can see what’s going on
It also gives them a place of safety and security
Scratching posts are a good way to make your house more cat proof
If you don’t want your cat to scratch up your furniture, carpet or couch then yes you should get one
So these are some ways to add cat furniture to your house so your indoor cat won’t get bored
At least your cat could do things if you’re not there
But when you’re at home
How could you entertain your cat?
Carry on reading for some awesome fun ways!
How Can I Entertain My Indoor Cat
There are plenty of ways to entertain your indoor cat
Ping Pong Balls!
Oh my, ping pong balls and cats = FUN!
If you have laminated flooring then this will work perfectly
If not, then you can play in the bath (of course when it’s dry)
All you do is throw the ping pong
And watch your cat go crazy!
The way your cat will run after it and bat it with their paws is exciting
Endless fun for your cat
Great way of keeping them fit and healthy because they’ll be running around
What I’m talking about here is those string toys that have a mouse or feathers attached at the end of it
My cat loves this and will chase it
I love the way they go all predator mode
And then they shake their bum and pounce so quick!
I would recommend getting a toy like this
It allows your cat to practice their hunting skills
After all, they are predators and hunters
Make sure you allow your cat to catch it too otherwise if they keep missing their prey it can cause frustration
Here’s a string toy that you could get for your cat
Simple but yet very effective in entertaining your cat
Now I know sometimes it can get tiring to continuously play with your cat
You want to take a break but your cat is very hyper or is a kitten and can’t stop chasing things!
So a self interactive toy is a good idea here
Something your cat can play with without you being there or needing to hold the toy
I would recommend
That’s a video of a cat playing it
Pretty awesome toy for your cat to play with when you just want to relax or maybe look at your cat as entertainment!
A toy that will keep your cat entertained even when you’re not there!
It operates for 10 minutes and then shuts down for 1.5 hours and then again works again
Cats do get tired too so a good 10 minutes of playing and then it shuts down
That way your cat won’t get bored too
So if you’re at work, this interactive toy will keep your cat busy for sure!
Communicate With Your Cat
You should talk to your cat and communicate with them
Did you know they actually understand us?
You can actually hold a conversation with them?
It’s proven scientifically
And you can now learn to actually hold a conversation with them
There’s a actual guide that teaches you how you can talk to your cat in a way they understand
It’s pretty amazing
This guide is called Cat Language Bible
You don’t have to go to the stores to get this
It’s sent to you via email straight away!
If you’re interested you can check out my review of Cat language Bible by clicking the link below
What Do Cats Like Doing?
Cats love hunting and chasing things
After all they are predators and hunters
So they need to practice this skill
And the best way to help them is to play with them
Especially with toy strings and let them chase it
Lasers are good too
Just make sure you let your cat catch it too otherwise they can get frustrated!
Cats also love to take naps
You probably notice your cat snoozing for some part of the day
All curled up and snoozing away
Then at night they love to play!
Just when you are about to sleep
If your cat does stay awake at night and is bored then check out my article
What Else Do Cats Love To Play With
Cats love paper bags and cardboard boxes
Don’t ask me why but they just do!
Have you ever bought something for your cat and it comes in a cardboard box
But your cat is not interested in the toy
They’re interested in the cardboard box!
And they’ll play in it for hours!
If that is entertainment for them then sure why not
As long as they are happy
Also, during this time it’s a good opportunity to show your cat you love them
You can check out my article
Keep Yourself And The Family Entertained Too
Let’s not forget about our family too
Especially during these times where we have to stay at home
It’s important to keep the whole family entertained!
Now keeping the kids entertained is a hard job in itself!
But we should look at the positive side of this
It’s a great time for the family to bond together too including the cat of course
So you should do things together so everyone is occupied
I would recommend checking out this board game
It’s for 4 – 6 players and is 60 minutes long
Great way to bring the family together
Don’t forget to give attention to your cat though!
I remember when me and my family were playing monopoly
And my cat Tiger wanted attention
But we were so involved in the game because it was intense
And we kinda ignored Tiger (Unintentionally)
Guess what he did?
He came right in the middle of the board game and he just lied down!
That was how he got our attention
I actually had a picture of him lying down on the board game but I can’t find it
So make sure you don’t forget your little furbaby when playing together as a family
Wrapping It Up
Cats love attention and they love it when we play with them
Especially if you have only one cat
During these times where people have to go into self isolation then it’s a great way of spending time with your cat
And what better way then doing fun things with your cat at home
The bond between the two of you will become very special or if not even more special
Your cat will feel happy which means a healthy cat too
Not only that
Another bonus is,
Spending time with your cat helps reduce our stress level too
It can be hard during these times
So we both can help each other
You can even talk to your cat too
They do understand us
So communicate with your cat too
I actually have written a article on this subject
You can check it out by clicking the link below