Enrichment Resources for Cats
Enrichment meets the behavioral needs of an animal. It allows the animal to engage in species-normal behavior which has the benefit of reducing stress. Keep in mind that every cat is an individual. Take the time to discover what your cat wants, needs, and likes (and doesn't). Here are some of our favorite enrichment resources for cats and kittens.
Check out this article for some good information on cat enrichment!
Download this PDF a good overview on Your Cat’s Environmental Needs: Practical Tips for Pet Owners
I like this site for fun ideas on how to feed cats in food puzzles, including DIY puzzles, puzzles for wet and dry food, videos, and lots more.
Play is a great way to bond with your cat and, done properly, allows the cat to simulate their natural prey sequence. This PDF from Dr. Mikel Delgado (and illustrated, of course, by Lili Chin) shows you how to engage your cat in hunting-like play.
Getting excited about enrichment and want to take a deeper dive? Pick up a copy of Dr. Zazie Todd's book Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy.
Another great graphic resource from artist Lili Chin. Visit her website for more fun resources.
Make sure to check out our other resource pages for cats for more help:
Here are some easy DIY cat enrichment activities from Karen that you can make for your kitty!