Exercises You Can Do With Your Cat
Exercise keeps cats healthy and happy. It develops their muscles, which in turn protects their joints, and also releases stess and energy.
For cat lovers, having a cat is a unique and wonderful experience. However, enjoying a feline’s company also has certain commitments, such as keeping him healthy. Although cats are emotionally independent and for example, do not need frequent baths, they do need to exercise.
The amount of energy that a cat needs to release will depend on its age and temperament. If a feline is lazy, it probably will not tolerate hours of intense physical activity. So, what exercises can you do with your cat?
Your cat needs to exercise
Balls and spheres
Ping-pong and golf balls, or wool or yarn balls are very entertaining toys for cats. Unlike dogs, cats do not fetch balls, but rather toss them back and forth between their legs. When playing with yarn balls, you have to supervise them, since there is a risk that they could eat the yarn and suffocate.
Take a rope, and tie a feather or another small object to one end. Then, simply shake this simple toy. It will definitely attract the cat’s attention. Cats tend to behave like hunters, and the object on the rope serves as its prey.
Going for walks
Exercises you can do with your cat and how to do them
Although all felines are different, there are some general recommendations for exercises that cat owners can follow:
- There is no better toy than the cat’s favorite one. This is a surefire way to attract their attention.
- A good amount of time for an exercise routine is 10 minutes, two times per day.
- One way to train a cat to enjoy exercise, is to repeat her name during an action that she is performing. This will hold her attention.
- The cat should feel as if she is playing. This is the best stimulus for a cat.