Environmental enrichment advice for better health & welfare of cats written by Pet Nurture for Australian Cat Lover.
Cats are unique and complex creatures, they each posses their own personalities and behave in different ways when confronted with a particular situation. They are highly adaptable, capable of surviving in wide variety of surroundings & social conditions and have very specific needs when housed indoors (even outdoors). Cats are very curious, posses hunting instincts and skills, very much influenced by their environment and require lots of stimulation and enthralling setting to keep their investigatory and communicative behaviour.
Environmental enrichment reduces stress and illness, makes happier cats, aids with handling at home and in the vet practice, strengthens the bond between owner and cat, decreases stress in multi-cats’ households, provides mental and physical stimulation and consequently prevents behavioral difficulties and improves overall Quality of Life of your cat!