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How do I keep my pet cat busy?

How do I keep my indoor cat occupied?

In the wild, cats keep themselves busy. They watch birds and hunt for mice and other prey. They never get bored and can really let off steam.

The indoor cat is different. To prevent your cat from getting bored, we give you tips and tricks on how to keep your cat sufficiently occupied.

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Cats keep themselves busy in the wild, but they find it much more difficult to do so indoors. To prevent your cat from getting bored, we give you the best tips and tricks in our article to keep your cat occupied.

Great ideas for spending time together.

Unfortunately, indoor cats do not have the opportunity to let off steam in the great outdoors. A responsible cat owner should therefore spend time with their cat at least once a day. If your cat is underchallenged, aggressive behavior can develop. In addition, boredom is not good for your cat’s health.

The easiest way to keep your 4-legged friend busy is to choose the right cat toy. We offer cat toys made of felt. Our felt cats and mice scamper silently across all smooth floors and are particularly suitable for sensitive cats. It doesn’t matter whether they are toys from specialist shops, home-made intelligence toys or clicker training for cats. Small colorful balls, special fishing rods with rustling ribbons or glittering feathers attached to them are a wonderful invitation to romp around. Our cat Gisela, for example, loves to chase after little paper balls, which she then retrieves very well. Maybe she is a dog after all, trapped in the body of a house cat πŸ™‚

Keep the house tiger busy when it is home alone.


Boredom is always greater alone than in pairs. When buying a cat, consider whether you would rather have two. If they are siblings and from the same litter, they will get along well right from the start. If there are enough toys available for both animals, the cats can keep themselves perfectly occupied on their own.

Observation point

Cats are very curious by nature. They want to discover and see. Many house pets can keep themselves occupied if they can observe their surroundings outside the home from an observation point. It doesn’t matter whether they are looking at cars, other animals or people. The movement is crucial. Set up a comfortable observation post for your cat (e.g. our Rondo Stand) where it can lie protected and watch undisturbed.

Hide and seek

Small cat cushions filled with catnip or valerian are an irresistible lure for cats. Hide a few of these small cushions around the house and your cat will be busy searching for a while.

Rummage box

For people who are not so handy, a rummage box for cats is quick to make. You will need a box made of sturdy cardboard or plastic and fill it with chestnuts, table tennis balls, newspaper, leaves, pine cones, pieces of bark or, or, or. It is important that the objects are too big to swallow. Then hide some of your cat’s favorite treats in the box and the search can begin.



If your cat is at home alone for long periods of time, it is important that it has enough food as well as something to do. Always provide your cat with enough water and food.
A regularly cleaned litter tray is a matter of course. For better cleanliness, we always recommend one more litter tray than there are cats in the household. This means at least two litter trays for one cat.

It is also essential to ensure that there are no indoor plants in the house that are poisonous to cats. You can find a detailed article on “Plants poisonous to cats” here.

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