Indoor Cats

If you live in an apartment or near to a heavily transited area, it would be best to keep your cat inside, especially if it is still at a young age (young cats have more probabilities of getting lost or running towards the street, while older cats develop a “safe sense for the streets”). Obviously it is not good to leave a lively and energetic cat inside the house while one is out all day, working. But if you choose the right cat (for example, a kitten that does not have experience of being outdoors, an older cat or a calm type of breed, that is fond of your home, like a Persian) and if you can give it good company, exercise and a nice place to live in, than you shouldn’t have any problems.

 You’ll have to give your indoor cat a lot of toys, a scratching post (if you like your furniture), and ideally, a structure to climb on. Outdoor cats like to chew on grass and drink from puddles. Since your indoor cat won’t have access to these thing you should provide plenty of fresh water and a tray with grass seeds (you can get them at the pet store) to help digestion and eliminate fur balls.

 Playing is an important part of a cats life, whether its small or an adult. If you play with your pet for twenty minutes a day you will give it mental and physical stimulation and strengthen the bond between each other. Exercise is especially important for indoor cats so that they can focus the energy they usually use to patrol their territory and catch prey. Inactive indoor cats can become bored, lethargic and overweight, and can express their frustrations through behavior problems.

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