Looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with your furry feline friend? Why not take them outside and enjoy the great outdoors together? Here are six exciting outdoor activities to enjoy with your cat that are sure to make your time together extra special.
1. Take your cat for a walk on a leash.
Believe it or not, many cats can be trained to walk on a leash just like a dog! Not only is it a great way to get your cat some exercise, but it's also an opportunity for you both to bond and explore new sights and smells together. Some good leash brands for cats are the PetSafe Come With Me Kitty Harness.
2. Set up an outdoor playpen.
If you're looking for a safe and secure way to let your cat enjoy the great outdoors, consider setting up an outdoor playpen. You can find a variety of playpens that are designed specifically for cats, such as the PawHut Large Outdoor Cat Enclosure. This is a great way to give your cat some fresh air and exercise while still keeping them safe and contained.
3. Let your cat explore a cat-friendly garden.
Cats love to explore new environments and a cat-friendly garden can be the perfect place for them to do so. You can create a safe and stimulating environment for your cat by planting catnip, grasses, and other plants that are safe for cats to eat and play with.
You can also create an indoor cat-friendly environment for your cat with indoor cat grasses, such as the ones you can grow with the the Catit Senses 2.0 Grass Planter.
4. Play games with your cat.
Bringing toys outside and playing games like fetch or hide-and-seek with your cat can be a great way to bond and have fun together. Some good outdoor toys for cats include lightweight tunnels, balls, crinkle toys, springs, and most other toys that you can also use inside. Just bring them outside into a new environment!
5. Go on a hike with your cat.
If you have an adventurous cat who loves to explore, you can take them on a hiking adventure. However, before you go, make sure you have a proper carrier or backpack to keep your cat safe and comfortable. An excellent option is the PetAmi Deluxe Pet Carrier Backpack for Cats.
6. Create an outdoor obstacle course.
You can create an exciting outdoor obstacle course for your cat using items like cardboard boxes, tunnels, and other objects. It's a great way to challenge your cat's agility and intelligence, and it's a lot of fun to watch them navigate the obstacles. Some recommended items to purchase as the Hide N Slide Polyester Play Tunnel from Wayfair. You can swap out the balls for cat toys such as crinkle balls, springs, and some of your cat's other favourite toys.
No matter what outdoor activity you choose to do with your cat, always make sure to prioritize their safety and comfort. And don't forget to have fun and make some unforgettable memories together!
Carmen Klassen, Owner of Jewelspride Bengals