Cats that live in stimulating environments tend to grow physically, emotionally, and mentally. For shelters, this also raises prospective adopters. However, when sources are limited, how can you fit enrichment into the mix?
Feline enrichment does not have to cost a great deal. There are many cheap cat toys available in the market that you can use for enrichment. For those that don’t have the resource, many enrichment concepts take time and creativity. Here are some ideas:
Consider all the cost-effective and inexpensive boxes at hand that could become playthings for cats:
Be creative with playthings recycled from your household. You can also ask for donations of children’s toys from volunteers:
Kittens, like kids and adults alike, are enthralled by bubbles. Blow them the old-fashioned means or invest in an inexpensive automatic bubble blower. Remember that the constant movement is what supplies visual enrichment for your felines. This will keep them occupied while you’re busy or away from the house!
You can also have family members or volunteers use disc shooters or their bare hands to send out foam discs. If you are in a shelter and there are many caged felines in the area, you can amuse lots of kitties simultaneously by utilizing this straightforward approach.
Utilize a range of paper items to maintain your curious pet cats boosted:
Prepare yourself to clean up the mess after!
Don’t be fast to consign all your household knick-knacks to the bin:
These cost-free or low-cost playthings have an added reward: for shelter administrators, these enrichment activities can engage visitors who can both make or donate the toys. These are all economical for cat parents at home and will give fun to your bored cats at home.
Remember that cats will eventually grow tired of toys, so it is essential to introduce brand-new toys every couple of days. However, with playthings as cost-effective as these, that shouldn’t be a problem!