Here’s a great way to keep your cat entertained and help manage weight problems. The Catit Senses Food Tree 2.0 turns meal time into a challenging puzzle that keeps cats busy and happy.
Keeping cats indoors is definitely safer for them. By keeping your cat inside, you protect her or him from the dangers of cars, predators, other cats and even humans.
However, there is one significant risk that comes from keeping cats indoors-only: boredom.
Why boredom can be dangerous for cats
If you lead a busy – possibly hectic – lifestyle yourself, you may be rolling your eyes right now. Boredom? Some days you wish you had the time to be bored!
That may be so and yet, when it comes to cats, boredom can be dangerous. You see, cats evolved to be busy predators. They sleep for an average of 16 hours a day and should be out there during the other 8 hours, searching for food. A cat’s typical natural prey being small rodents and birds, so food comes in small portions and hunting becomes an ongoing activity. It’s simply what are cats are designed to do.
Unfortunately, most cats don’t get the same kind of stimuli at home that they would have outside. There are no mice or birds and there is no “work” to be done to get your food. All your cat has to do to get his or her next meal is walk to the food dish. And that’s just boring.
Boredom can cause two major problems in cats –
Just like humans, bored cats may find solace in food. Lack of physical activity contributes to this problem as does free-feeding.
With no challenges and a “flat” daily routine cats can become stressed. This can lead to a variety of health and behavioral problems. Here’s some more information about stress in cats.
Fighting Boredom: The Catit Senses Food Tree
Enter the Catit Senses food tree.
This innovative contraption offers a great way to get cats to “hunt” for their food. You can use it with dry food pellets or treats. Just place them at the top and let your cat paw and bat the food all the way down to the dish.
It’s the perfect combination of feeding and playtime. A food puzzle that adds three new levels of interest to Kitty’s “hunting” efforts, as you can set up the maze to the desired level of difficulty. I would suggest starting with the easiest one, and working your way up very gradually.
Fighting boredom without you having to do anything is a win-win. Just place the treats, enjoy and take pictures!
Match it up with the other Catit Senses products for an interactive playground that will entertain your cats to the max.
Or just enjoy it on its own as a high-end food puzzle.
Either way it’s durable, easy to clean and most importantly, will keep your cat busy, happy and boredom-free. Click here to check it out on Amazon!
Have you tried food puzzles as a way to prevent boredom? Let me know in the comments section. I’d love to hear your opinions!