Providing an enriched environment will prevent many potential behavior problems that can occur secondary to under-stimulation and stress. In situations where behavioral problems have occurred, environmental enrichment is an important component of the treatment plan.
Resources on Interactive Toys:
Please check out the following links for ideas for interactive and chew toys that your cat may enjoy:
http://www.kongcompany.com/(search Products Menu; For Cats)
Please explore the following links for more information on vertical space.
Vertical space provides more spaces for your cat to explore and can increase their activity throughout
Apps aren't just for humans anymore!
Check out the following links for more information on links to keep your kitty tech savvy and entertained.
Tips for getting your cat interested & using smartphone or tablet games:
1.Turn out the lights. A lit screen in a dark room will help grab their attention and keep it.
2.Bigger screens are better than small. For most, a bigger screen is usually better for grabbing a cat’s attention – so if you have a tablet, consider using that over a smartphone. (Though that’s not to say your cat won’t like a smartphone app just fine.)
3.Don’t leave your cat alone with it. Unless you want a broken screen when Kitty manages to knock it off the table, or teeth and claw marks when he decides to chew the sides, this is a toy that requires attentive supervision – for your cat’s safety as well as your mobile device’s. We’ve found that the bare glass screen on most tablets and phones will hold up to cat’s claws with no problems, but their claws could damage add-on plastic film ‘screen protectors’.
4.Show your cat how to play – and make it look fun! Play with the app on the floor in front of your cat. Touch the screen to make, say, a fish dart away. It may take a littlewhile, but your cat should get the idea that pawing the screen in certain places makes it more fun to watch.
5.Let your cat go at his own pace. No one likes having something shoved in their face – including your cat. Whatever you do, do it slowly and nonchalantly. Don’t force your cat to play, and let him walk away if that’s what he chooses to do. Just try again later.
Enriching your cat’s environment is a must and a great way to make sure they have fulfilling,stimulating lives (Source:
Nail caps and/or a recent nail trim are recommended prior to allowing your cat to use your device. Be aware that aggressive play may lead to scratches and other damage.
Check out the websites listed below for more ways to enrich your cat's life through activity