5 ways to beat boredom for your cat

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3. Add some furniture – Cat trees, cat gyms and cat condos give your feline friend a solid place to climb and perch. They offer high viewing spots and hiding places to explore. Furniture with scratching posts included give kitties a spot to shed the outer layers of their nails and mark their territory with the scent glands on their paws. Climbing, hiding and scratching are all instinctive behaviors that cats enjoy.

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4. Give them toys – The quickest and easiest tool in your arsenal against kitty boredom is cat toys. Not all cats enjoy the same toys, so start by finding which ones your cat prefers. Once you’ve found their favorites, keep a supply of toys and rotate them. Cats get bored with the same thing so only offer 2-3 toys at a time. Hide the rest to reintroduce later. Hint: Don’t just think about cat balls and fake mice. Interactive toys and work-for-treat toys help keep your cat entertained and happy while you’re away.

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  1. Thanks for the tips. Four out of five are provided for my eight year old cat. I was thinking of posting my status on Facebook this morning at 4am this, but this is a better way to tell my story. I always wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Usually, i sit and go through my fb notifications. I came across a video posted of Jeff Dunham and his puppet. The video was funny, but when I looked over, my cat was curled up in my w/c, watching the video and apparently listening, because his right ear would occasionally move back and forth. This was hilarious, and made my day!

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