Boredom Busters

A busy cat is a happy and healthy cat.

By Linda A. Odum

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Many pet owners choose cats for their independence. Just give them food and a clean litterbox, and all is well, right? Not necessarily. Cats can get bored, and bored cats are not only unhappy cats, but they usually are unhealthy ones as well.

It’s All About Instinct
Think about cats’ natural instincts. They hunt for prey, keep watch for enemies and choose mates. Indoor/outdoor cats can explore these behaviors, but their health and safety are at risk from wild animals, cars, dogs, disease and other cats.

**Get the September 2008 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

Find out how zoos use enrichment to keep big cats from becoming bored. Click here.

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CatChannel Editor    Irvine, CA

7/7/2013 11:47:14 PM

Your bonus content is different than the article mentioned above. If you sign up for the newsletter, as mentioned, you will receive a free chapter from the book Boredom Busters for Cats.

Angry    Orlando, FL

7/3/2013 1:40:56 PM

Um, I'm pretty unhappy that my August 2013 issue told me I would get "Boredom Busters for Cats" by signing up online here, so I've done that and I'm told that the article is in the September 2008 issue!?!?!?!?!?! Huh? Quit wasting my time, Cat Fancy.

Barbara    Indianapolis, IN

6/18/2013 5:08:20 PM

I would like to get the September 2008 article to read more.

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