Indoor cats need to be kept active or they can gain weight and become unhealthy. Cat owners often struggle to find ways to keep their indoor cats moving. At The Montrose, we hope our resident cats are kept in good health. These tips can help you keep your cat moving around your home, burning calories and building muscle strength.
Make a Play Schedule
If you live with a roommate, make a cat play schedule that assigns everyone a day or days to play with the cat. This cuts back on confusion and ensures that the cat gets play time every day. This method is especially useful in a home with busy people who are always coming and going. Writing your cat into the calendar can help prevent members of your household from forgetting play time.
Buy Electronic Toys
Electronic cat toys are designed to move around on the floor, making noise and interacting with your pet without help from humans. Simply turn the device on and set the electronic toy on the ground. Electronic toys are best to use while you’re in your apartment home. Leaving the toy running while you’re not at home could result in the device getting stuck.
Set Up a Food Hunt
Cats are naturally inclined to hunt for their own food. Set out your cat’s food in various places around your apartment and then give your cat time to find each stash. If you want to get in on the action, help your cat find the food. Don’t forget where the food is hidden because it’s important to pick up any messes that your cat leaves behind.
Use a Remote Controlled Cat Toy
Do you feel too tired at the end of the work day to play with your cat? If so, then a remote controlled cat toy is a great way for you to interact with your cat without getting up off the couch.
Enjoy Your Time With Your Cat
At The Montrose, our pet-friendly community welcomes residents and their four-legged friends. To find out more about our Chicago apartments, contact us today at (866) 659-3593.