2010 Year In Review

Keeping Your Cat Occupied

May 4, 2008, 7:14 pmpets

Find out how you can keep your cat occupied.


There are many exciting ways for you to keep your cat occupied when you're not around and it is important to do so as modern life means that many of us are away from home, working for 10+ each day.

Cats are a little easier to leave home alone rather than dogs, as dogs need constant reassurance from their owners. Cats are quite easily amused and will often fine the simpler things in life very stimulating.

Cats love scratching posts, climbing frames (they love to be up high), balls and toys with string or feathers.

Most of the time cats will amuse themselves but they also need a daily dose from their owners. Spending time with your cat is really important as it allows you to maintain the bond you have with your animal.

Another thing that you can try is having a bird feeder or a fish tank. Bird feeders will have to be in visible view outside and the fish tank will have to have a secure lid on it as they might decide to do a little fishing We wouldn't want that to happen!

If you really want to spoil your puss go the local pet shop and splurge on some treats. They will love you for it!

Exercise is a must in a cat's lifestyle, so take the time to sit around and spend some time hanging out with your furry friend.

By Lauren - Vet Nurse

Newest First
Oldest First
Top Rated
Most Replies


  1. 03:27pm Thursday 18th November 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    I have a 6 month old cat that keeps behaving badly, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! while we are home she is fine but as soon as we leave the house she destroys the paper towels, jumps up onto the kitch bench tops and lays all over the computer table as well as not using her litter try all the time. PLEASE HELP ME........

    3 Replies

Daily Horoscope

Select your horoscope

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21

No point sitting around chewing your fingernails over cash worries – today you must take some practical steps. You know you’ve been...read more

Edit your profile to update your star sign.

Get Social