There are so many things you can do to make sure your cat is entertained while you leave them at home. With a little imagination, your cat will have plenty to do when you’re away—beyond cat napping, that is.
1. A Playground of Paper
All cat owners know that felines love boxes, bags, and other enclosed spaces. An easy way to add some variety to your cat's day is by placing paper sacks, cardboard boxes, or other items that are fun to explore, hide, or hang out in around your house.
If you switch the location and the items often, then your cat will have a new space to explore safely within the confines of your home's walls.
2. A Place to Perch
Indoor cats love to watch the world go by. Determine what windows your cat seems to enjoy peeking out the most and leave the blinds or curtains open for them to perch. Cats love watching other animals, like birds or squirrels and people.
Place a bird or squirrel feeder outside of a main window so that the wildlife will come within easy viewing. If you live on a street with lots of pedestrians, then your cat will likely enjoy watching them as they walk by.
You may need to either place a chair, stool, or cat tree by the window so that the cat can easily hang out while watching the world out the window.
3. Find a Friend
This suggestion won’t work for everyone, but if your cat is the only animal in your home, you might consider adding another to the brood. If you adopted your cat from a shelter, then often the paperwork will state if your cat enjoys the company of other cats or not.Some professionals suggest adopting a kitten that your cat won’t feel threatened by, while others think it’s best to have two cats that are similar in age. If you do decide to adopt an older cat, then find out if the new addition also enjoys interacting with other felines.