How do you attract outdoor cats?
Pay attention and incorporate these things into your outdoor cat space!
- Plant catnip. You probably already know that cats are very attracted to catnip.
- Plant a whole cat garden!
- Make a kitty jungle gym.
- Set up cat nap areas.
- Give them something to scratch, dig, and roll.
- Get creative with playtime.
Why do so many people let their cats outside?
But many people still let their cats outdoors — often with misplaced good intentions. Here are some of the most common reasons people let their cats outside, and safer, indoor alternatives. Myth 1: Indoor cats get bored. Fact: The truth is, indoor cats can and do get bored, but letting them outside is not a good solution.
Is it safe for a cat to go outside?
While most veterinarians acknowledge that cats are much safer without going outside where they risk exposure to disease or trauma, there are some cats who may resist being indoors only. AHS encourages leash-training kitties who incessantly beg to be outdoors. It’s easier than you think!
Why are indoor cats happier than outdoor cats?
Indoor cats are actually busier than we may think. They’ll typically cover the entire area of a house or apartment each day (or often at night). You can make this daily routine even more fun by hiding food and treats around the house. You can also use a variety of toys to help your cat practice hunting and get the exercise they need.
Is it okay to let my cat lounge outside?
If you love letting your cat lounge outside, you may feel tempted to stop reading, but AHS experts want you to know that your outdoor kitty isn’t any happier than it could be indoors.
Can a cat go from being outside to inside?
Fact: Many cats have successfully gone from outdoor-only or indoor/outdoor to indoor-only. The key, again, is making sure the indoor environment is just as interesting as outside — and being vigilant about preventing escape attempts. Read our article Transitioning an Outdoor Cat to Indoors for tips on how to do both.
What do cats look like when they are not feeling well?
Cats that are not feeling well may just look a little “off.” The cat might sit in a hunched position, might not move as gracefully as before, might not lift its head properly, might have a head tilt, or might carry its tail in a different way than normal.
Is it true that cats are happier in the outdoors?
Watching your kitty pounce and play in the sunshine may lead you to believe they’re happier outdoors, but all that stimulation comes with even more stressors and life-threatening hazards. Cars, toxic plants, poisons, other cats, and wild animals are all dangers that cats may encounter in just one day!
What should I do if my cat is hiding outside?
If your cat is hiding outdoors, though, it can be a problem. Your cat will be exposed to bad weather, predators, and other threats that can place its life in jeopardy. You will need to lure the cat out of hiding and into the safety of your home.