Encouraging Your Cat To Use A Cat Wheel
This clip illustrates both the reluctant and the brave and offers some tips on encouraging cat wheel use. For a detailed explanation visit my web article detailing the “how-to” steps. Mostly, it is just cute and hopes to inspire cat parents to provide this type of enrichment and activity if you think your cat is […]
Beyond the Nip! Honeysuckle Scent Enrichment
Tartarian honeysuckle is a scent that some cats respond to in the same euphoric way they do catnip. Not all cats respond to all scents so it is worthwhile to try them all.
Yard Fun! The importance of safe, supervised outside time for cats!
This video highlights the advantages and importance of supervised outdoor access for cats. While a big advocate for indoor cats, to maximize their safety and health, some safe and controlled outdoor access can be incredibly enriching, potentially improve overall quality of life as well as provide exercise and mental stimulation.
Tabby Tunes – Hitch and Finn Play Piano
Training can be so much fun and so incredibly cute! Once you teach the basics it’s easy to build upon that and train all kinds of cool tricks, like playing a children’s piano! Training can be for purpose and for enrichment. Remember it is just as important to exercise their brains as well as their […]
Ding! Round 47!
Davis and Parker show how rough normal cat play behavior can be. These cats are NOT fighting. When cats play they are practicing their killing blows on each other. It can look scary, but you must take into account their relationship, body language, and the ability to spar and diffuse without malicious intent.
This video stars Samson simply being cute and naughty and holds little educational value. A rarity for me but sometimes cute and fun with no real purpose just has to happen! You are welcome! Enjoy.
Facial Scent Marking
The scents that cats deposit when rubbing objects with their muzzle are very important to them. The marking of items in this way denotes ownership and familiarity and the scent left behind is of social significance to your cat.
Cats can respond to a variety of different scents in the same euphoric way they respond to Catnip. Here you see Willow enjoying a toy that has been marinated in dried Valerian. Dried Honeysuckle and Silvervine are two other scent to try!
The Catit Massage Center
This sensory enrichment tool can serve a variety of purposes and meet different needs depending on your cat’s preferences. Great for itchy cats, arthritic seniors and special needs kitties who have an itch they need to scratch!
Unconventional enrichment: a cat that LOVES to be vacuumed!
Have you ever had a cat that loved to be vacuumed? Lefty does! Check out this tripod and how much he loves this scary beast of a machine! He would chase us from room to room as we vacuumed the entire house. He truly sought it out!
Willow Flying on the Cat Wheel!
This clip is of Willow, our 5month old kitten, after she learned that the Cat Wheel is the coolest thing ever through the use of positive reinforcement and clicker training! It is very important for indoor cats to get enough exercise and to be able to blow off steam. These wheels provide that outlet! Check […]
Catit Senses Playtime
Providing solo playtime opportunities is equally as important as interactive play. This toy is versatile, can be arranged in different configurations, peeks the feline curiosity, and can even be used as a food puzzle!
Summertime enrichment: Willow vs ice cubes
It is important to offer your cats different experiences. This means providing the chance to experience different textures, scents, sounds and tastes. Broth flavored ice cubes can be offered in water bowls, but ALWAYS provide an unflavored water source as well. Ice cubes can also be offered in bathtubs, sinks and on cookie sheets. It […]