Just a couple of years ago few of us had heard of interactive cat feeders, but now pet stores seems to be awash with an amazing array of innovative feeders, usually marketing them as ‘interactive cat toys’.
As a Cat Behaviourist I’m a huge fan of these – not only do they provide natural stimulation for cats by encouraging them to forage for their food, but they can also slow down the food intake of cats who are prone to obesity. Here are some examples of shop-bought feeders:
However, you don’t have to spend a fortune on an expensive state-of-the-art feeder. With a little bit of imagination you can make your own as the following examples show!
About The Author
Clare Hemington is a Cat Behaviourist helping owners of cats that are displaying problem behaviours. For hint, tips and advice please visit Clare’s web site: Clare’s Cat Care
Clare is also author of the recently published ‘The Hairy Tails of a Cat Sitter‘.
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