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While many cats live healthy, happy lives as indoor pets, there are also benefits to letting your kitten outdoors. Allowing your kitten to explore outside for the first time can be daunting, so we asked a behaviourist, a vet and another cat owner to share the practical ways that they helped their own kittens to stay secure while out and about. Cats make wonderful house pets and, as long as they have enough stimulation, can live long and healthy lives without ever venturing outside. On the other hand, there are also benefits to letting your kitten outdoors: But there are risks associated with the outdoors, too: So, to make sure your pet is as safe as possible, we asked three cat owners to share their advice for keeping your cat healthy and happy while exploring.
I allowed him to investigate for a few minutes while I was nearby, and then I brought him back indoors and rewarded him with a treat and some breakfast. I repeated this over a few days until both Ferdinand and I had built up confidence with his outside adventures. When we first got her, I made sure to move any toxic plants out of her reach just in case she decided to start snacking on them.
I sure am glad I did that.
This summer we added a new furry baby to our family, her name is Kayla. Having a new kitten is lots of fun. She's constantly busy and it's cute to watch her. Keep interactive play sessions short – around minutes at a time – a couple of times a day, and your kitten will keep themselves busy for.
Awe, she looks so innocent…. Just the sound of the water shaking in the bottle is enough to make her run away.
Please be advised our Fair Processing Notice has been updated. Cats make wonderful house pets and, as long as they have enough stimulation, can live long and healthy lives without ever venturing outside. Cookies make wikiHow better. The best solution is to fit some child locks on the kitchen cabinet doors to prevent your little feline friend from getting into them. Any toy shaped like a mouse or a small bird is likely to excite your kitten, especially if you make it wiggle and dart like the real thing. This time of the evening is when these animals tend to be most active, not to mention that it will be difficult for you to see your cat.
These mini greenhouses work great to kitty-proof the cacti too…. I mean look at that face… who could get mad at that face?
I live and garden in Minneapolis, MN zone 4b. My green thumb comes from my parents, and I've been gardening most of my life.
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