Ideas for Spending Quality Time with Your Cat

It can be easy to fall into the same routines when it comes to playtime.

Routines are great and all, but it’s healthy to find ways to change it up from time to time.

How do you come up with new ideas that will entertain you and your cat? Problem solved. We’ve put together a list of out-of-the-box possibilities for playtime with your cat kid.

Use these as a starting point and see what other creative ideas you uncover along the way:

Teach a trick or two

Did you know that cats can learn tricks? Cats may not be motivated in the same way as dogs, like by being praised or impressing you, but that’s where positive reinforcement comes in. Cats respond well to being rewarded, especially with treats. We’ve found a couple helpful resources to help you get started and help your cat get on the road to fetching and high-fiving .

Set aside time for… bubbles!

Do you remember how fun it was to chase bubbles as a kid? Chasing bubbles with your cat is just as enjoyable. You can take this activity outside and enjoy some fresh air (if you have a fenced-in space) or play right in your living room. All you’ll need is non-toxic, catnip infused bubbles . Sit back, blow some bubbles, and watch your cat kid be fascinated!

Create a cat puzzle

Give your cat some exercise and mental stimulation by making a cat puzzle for them to figure out. Cut different-sized holes into a cardboard box. Then, hide some food, treats, or catnip inside and watch them figure out how to get into it! They’ll get to stretch their mental muscles and you’ll get some entertainment.

Take a walk around the block

Have you ever opened the window for your cat to see that they’re immediately captivated by the outside smells and noises? Cats have the desire to explore, chase, and sniff around, even if they’re indoor cats. Now’s your chance to let your pal use its natural instincts. Teaching your cat to walk on a leash requires time, practice, and rewards (treats!), but if you’re up for the challenge, here’s step by step instructions . Remember: positive reinforcement is key.

Listen to some cat music

That’s right: we said cat music. There are a lot of online resources that have music specifically composed for cats, like YouTube and Spotify . Pick a few tunes and see how they respond. This can be a great, easy way to give you and your cat kid a pick-me-up during the day.

We’d love to see what you and your cat kids do with these ideas or any others you come up with. Feel free to show us pictures of what your playtime together looks like. Just use the hashtag #NaturallyFreshCatKid on Instagram.

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