As any cat parent will tell you, we are constantly in search of the best techniques and methods of providing their kitty with the best care possible. Luckily, some knowledgeable cat parents understand this and are blessing others with their expertise.
TikTok user @groucho_thefunnycat is a certified animal behavior specialist and cat dad to a kitty named Groucho. In a recent video, this cat helped his dad explain how cat parents should be feeding their kitties, and it’s such important information!
Wow, this is great! This behavior specialist explains that not only is what you feed cats important, but how you feed them is important as well. You want to feed cats in ways that encourage thinking and mental stimulation while mimicking their innate hunting instincts. This is such a great way for cat parents to make sure their kitties are happy and stimulated!
Keeping your cats stimulated is of utmost importance to ensure their overall well-being and happiness. Cats, being naturally curious and active creatures, require mental and physical engagement to thrive in a domestic environment, which can be done by providing them with enriching activities, such as interactive toys or puzzle feeders. These activities can be as simple as a DIY egg carton, as shown in the video, or hiding pieces of their food around the house.
Enrichment activities not only prevent boredom, but they also help prevent behavioral issues that may arise from frustration or inactivity. A stimulated cat is less likely to engage in destructive behaviors, excessive vocalization, or stress-induced health problems. Plus, mental stimulation can strengthen the bond between you and your feline companion, fostering trust and affection. Who doesn’t want that?
People in the comments are loving this innovate and simple hack for keeping their cats entertained. “I do this with my daughter’s cats when I babysit. They love it!” said TikTok user @janettedawsontobin.
It is wonderful that experts are spreading information like this so that cat parents can incorporate the advice into their own cat’s routine. We would do anything for our feline friends!