The indoor cat

The indoor cat

Cats can adapt well to indoor life if they’re kept inside from an early age. Cats that are used to going outside may find adapting to indoor life more difficult. Giving your cat time in an outdoor cat enclosure during the warmer weather is also beneficial.

The cat that suddenly finds himself confined to the house may experience boredom and stress and the inactivity many lead to inactivity and obesity.  Cats need toys, scratching posts and access to more than one room.

The indoor cat is the safe cat – safe from traffic accidents or attack by dogs and other cats.

The indoor cat has these requirements:

  • A litter tray in a quiet place that is cleaned regularly, as cats may reject a dirty one.
  • Prevent access to poisons – keep drugs such as paracetamol and aspirin in a secure place.
  • Prevent accidents by limiting access to areas where falls and falling objects may cause an injury.
  • Provide a comfortable bed and also allow him access to a sunny part of the house.
  • The sociable cat loves the company of humans or other animals. If you are going to be away for long periods during the day, ensure he has the company he needs to prevent loneliness.

Finally, your indoor cat will not endanger to native animals or be the source of problems with the neighbours.