10 Ways Keep Your Cat Entertained While You're Out

1. Automated Toys

For cats that are more into the hunt than the prize, toys like the  Rotating Fur Toy allow them to chase. It engages their natural instincts and can keep them playing for hours.

The wheels of this cat feather toy have LED color changing lamp instead of laser, which can attract your cats’ attention and don’t hurt their eyes. And Its feather attachments contains catnip to stimulate your cats’ chasing interest. Keep your cats busy and get more exercise when they try to catch the cat toy ball with feathers, bells, catnip, colorful light and unpredictable movement.

2. Cardboard boxes

Leaving a cardboard box out somewhere in the living room or in a room is a simple and easy way to keep your kitty entertained. My cat loves jumping in and out of the cardboard box and hiding in it, reappearing, and repeating the process over and over. It's a lot of fun for her and generally safe for cats and an easy clean up for you when you get home.

3. Paper and paper bags

The crinkling sound of paper and it’s ability to change shape makes for an engaging, low cost material that your cat will just love. Leave a few pieces artfully scattered around the house so your kitty can stumble across them throughout the day.

Paper bags are also fun. Like cardboard boxes, your kitty can pounce in and out and tear holes to use as tunnels. Just remember to remove any handles attached to the paper bag, as they can be a choking hazard.

4. Cat trees and other props

Your cat loves to sharpen those claws and keep them sharp. This is precisely why they love scratching posts. This is also the reason why sometimes you come home and find your furniture all torn up. So to avoid the headache of finding your furniture obliterated when get home one day, there are some things you can leave your cat with to keep her entertained. Some of these are:

  • Scratching posts
  • Scratching bench
  • Cat trees


5. A room with a view

If possible create a little ramp for your cat so she can sit up by the window and watch all the action outside. Cats are drawn to the outside world and love to sit there and just watch as the birds fly by ,as people walk by and as the cars are driving by. This obviously means you'll have to leave your blinds open so make sure you are in a generally safe neighborhood before you expose all your home's belongings to prying eyes. However if your cat is up on second or third storey level then this shouldn't be too much of an issue to leave the blinds open.

6. Fish tank TV

Fish tanks are great and can make your home feel quite a bit more lively. They can also entertain your cat for hours. For some reason cats love staring and watching fish swim around in fish tanks. Why not grab a fish tank to bring some liveliness to your home as well as entertain your cat the times that you are not home. Just make sure the fish tank is secure and the cat wont be able to reach in there and make little fishy a snack !

7. Another feline companion

Another option is to visit your local pets shelter and find true companion for your little companion. This could be another cat or maybe a small puppy or rabbit, whatever you decide is right. If your cat has another feline friend with her, it will be rare she will run into to much boredom. Just make sure to watch closely and train them for the first few days to see if they'll get along and there wont be any issues. What better friend than another cat friend(both for you and your cat).

8. Set up a special space

 Set up a little area for your cat that is special and unlike the rest of the house. This could maybe be a little corridor that leads that leads to another room. Maybe it's a little stairway or ramp that leads up to the window area where your cat can rest and get some fresh air. The special play area could also be a little tunnel or a maze that she can weave through just for some added entertainment.

9. Cat TV

There is a whole lot of entertaining stuff out there on Youtube for cats these days. My cat in particular enjoys when I put a video on that includes other cats or birds or both. If she sees a bird flying across the screen, she'll get excited and run into the TV room just to watch. 

10. Video chat with your cat

There are a number of products on the market today that allow you to interact with your cat remotely. From pet cameras to pet food dispensers that can help you keep an eye on your little companion, the options are endless these days. 

Entertainment is good for you and your cat

While it might take some experimenting to find the right balance, the tips above should put you on the path to success in keeping your kitty entertained while you’re away from home.

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