7 fun things to do with your cat in quarantine
Cats are the perfect indoor pets. Having one, or even more, during these difficult times makes your life in isolation not the least bit lonely.
Here are 7 ways cat owners may spend the extra time when in quarantine.
1- Teach your cat tricks
Like dogs, cats can learn tricks. It will take time (which we have an abundance of during quarantine) and training. Spend time with your cat and teach them tricks like fetch, sit, shake,... with the help of treats and a bit of creativity and patience. Get started with this guide.
Declutter your cat's supply of toys and beds and ustensils they are no longer interested in. Especially toys, since cats often grow tired of their old toys. And since decluttering is a known way to ease anxiety, doing this will be a great for every cat owner in these uncertain times.
3- DIY toys
The vast world of DIYs offers a great deal of ideas and projects for cat toys, cat beds, scratching posts and a lot more. A productive and fun way to spend your time and offer your cat a new thing to sniff at and play with. Looking for a place to start? check out our pinterest board for DIY Cat toys!
4- Give your cat a makeover
Nothing too crazy, though. A deep bath time, cleaning those ears and brushing that fur, maybe trimming those cute kitty claws. A good way to pass time and bond with your cat.
Quick tip: make your cat love bath time by giving them a special treat during or after.
5- Play with your cat
Especially if you usually work from outside your home. Your cat will certainly appreciate you taking the time to engage them in games that stimulate their natural hunting instincts. It is fun to watch the unexpected and sometimes weird behaviour of your cat, and it's also a great way to bond with them.
If you're running low on cat food, you can avoid a trip to the grocery store and have a fun time by cooking cat friendly recipes. Have your cat beside you while you're preparing the treats and have it see and sniff at each ingredient. It will be a new and fun experience for both you and your beloved cat.
Here are some homemade cat food recipes to try out during your quarantine. Your cat will definitely appreciate the new and creative tastes.
7- Take a nap
Take a page from your cat's book and simply wind down. Cuddle with your cat, watch cat videos or cat tv and enjoy seeing your cat's reaction to the birds and small scurrying animals on the screen.
Or simply take a nap with your purring cat since, as every cat owner knows, a cat's purr is one of the most relaxing sounds in the world. It will help during these anxious and uncertain times to simply enjoy the current moment and be there with and for your cat.