How Many Litter Boxes Do You Need?
Well, the verdict is out…
I always thought 2 were ample. Even when I had 10 cats living under my roof, there were only 2 boxes.
Yes, ten. There were 3 adult cats and 7 kittens. The kittens used the one in the living room. It was by their den. (Bottom of the cat tree.) True, sometimes the adults used the box. But most times, they used the one under the bathroom sink.
Once the kittens were gone, I had one box in the spare bedroom and one in the bathroom. Even with 5 adult cats, it was plenty. Different house, with more cats and people. Continue reading
How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Entertained
Is Your Indoor Cat Bored?
Is your cat sleeping more than usual and packing on the pounds?
Time to make note of the waking hour activities. Is he/she begging for food or listless most of the time?
Bored cats use food to fill the boredom.
Challenge your cat’s mind with interactive toys. Even just a new toy with unfamiliar smells will stimulate their curiosity.
Cats love to explore empty boxes. Continue reading
Picking The Right Cat
How to know which cat to adopt.
This can be easy or difficult.
Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.
The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.
Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.
First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.
I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading
Cat Destroying Your Furniture?
Furniture Being Destroyed by the Family Pet?
Cats love to scratch to mark territory, or maybe just for fun.
Have 2 cats and Lily uses the scratching post. Appropriate, wanted behavior. Lucy scratches on everything but the post.
Lucy loves to scratch on the tightly woven rugs. Not much of an issue. Questioning how much damage is done and is there sufficient reason to stop her? She wasn’t interested in the tight woven carpet on the scratching board.
The carpet she has chosen isn’t expensive. No evidence of the ritual of daily abusive attacks. Keeping her claws clipped helps. Continue reading
Natural Cat Behavior
The cat’s natural instinct is to climb. And observe from a safe place. Another typical behavior is to get low and hide, which represents fear.
The cat’s small stature on the floor is an inadequate perspective of their environment. Providing high places invigorates their spirit for adventure.
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