Everybody talks about cats and their affinity for boxes. Researchers even do studies about it. But there is one big mistake people make when it comes to cats and boxes. They leave a shipping box around for their cat to play with. Which is fine, but doing that doesn’t make the best box experience for your cat. It’s missing one big element: you!
It’s so important for people to involve themselves in their cats’ playtime. It makes them happier, better socialized, and it strengthens the cat-human bond. A box — and your cat’s favorite treat — is the easiest, cheapest way to make all of that happen at once! Literally, just grab a treat, get your cat’s attention, and toss it into a box!
Your cat jumps in the box, gets the treat, and almost always wants to do it again immediately!
The benefits of playing with your cat and a box are many!
- Boxes can usually be acquired for free, if you don’t already have one or more sitting around the house. And I bet there are cat treats in your cupboard right now.
- It’s a way for your cat to get exercise. And most indoor cats don’t get enough.
- You can use nearly any size box for this. I purposely have a smaller box for this post so you can see.
- You only need a small space. Even fishing pole-type toys require more room. I bet even a New York apartment or rented room in a house would accommodate box play.
- Your cat will think you are awesome!
I hope you are inspired now to play more with your cat! I bet she would love that more than just playing by herself.
So what are you waiting for? Step away from the your computer or phone. Grab a box, some treats, and your cat… and go have fun!
My job here is done.
Do you have any inexpensive fun games with your cat? Let me know in the comments!
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