Boredom-busting pet hacks for pet parents on lockdown! Here 5 things you can make for your cat using ‘stuff’ you probably already have in your home!
We’re back more ideas to keep
you all entertained during lock down.
time we have some fun things you can make for you and your cat to enjoy using ‘stuff’
you probably already have in your home!
1. Loo roll kibble catcher
Food games are great for stimulating your pet. All you need for this one is an empty loo roll
tube and some of your Arden Grange grain free cat kibble
! Simply crush each end
of the tube and fold slightly with the kibble inside. Don’t seal too well, the idea is for some
kibbles to escape through the gaps. Give it a shake to get your cat interested
and watch them go! Don’t forget to throw
it away and clear up any loose kibble after they are done!
2. No sew catnip sock toy
Who hasn’t got a sachet of catnip at the bottom of the kitchen
draw? Create a fun cat toy using an odd sock! Pour a small amount or catnip into
the sock with a little stuffing (perhaps from an old cushion or cuddly toy) and
close the open end tightly with a knot or piece of string. Let your cat have a
sniff and throw. This shape really lends itself to an energetic ‘grab and kick’
session for your cat.
3. Cat in the.....
This is a great one to get the children’s imaginations
going! All you need is a trusty cardboard box.
Cut a floor level entrance hole in any side large enough for your cat to
enter and investigate (they just can’t help themselves). Then cut a head sized hole higher up on
another side. The fun for you is how you choose to decorate it around it. Have you ever wondered what your cat would look
like as an astronaut or with a dinosaur body?
Let your imagination run wild and enjoy.
4. Luxury cat bed
Whether your home decor is shabby chic, industrial or vintage
inspired, you can make a stylish addition with a handmade bed for your
cat. Simply up-cycle an old suitcase,
crate or even a draw. Customize to your taste and fill with a soft blanket or
5. Cat scratch pad
If you have lots of unused cardboard boxes up in your loft, simply
cut into narrow strips (as many as you can). Attach all the strips with a
little tape to make one long strip. Tightly coil the strip outwards, as tightly
as possible, until you have a plate-sized disk shape and seal the end. It’s now
ready to be used on the ground or fixed against a wall for your cat to scratch
to their heart’s content!