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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I am an accredited Cat Behaviourist and freelance cat writer. running one of the very few cat-specific Behaviour Practices in the UK.
I have own and run Honeysuckle Cat Toys, an award-winning small business selling toys for cats made from Tatarian Honeysuckle wood. My slices of Tatarian honeysuckle wood are a fragrant and completely natural toy which offer wonderful enrichment for all cats, young and old, and provide a great alternative to catnip and valerian toys. Now available to buy for the very first time anywhere in the UK, Honeysuckle Cat Toys has been voted Best Cat Toy in the Your Cat Magazine product awards for 2018/19.