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Environmental Enrichment for the Siberian Cat

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:55 AM

# 1 Best Friend.  This is the best strategy for most kittens.  Having a feline buddy is physically and emotionally beneficial for cats.  It is simplest to provide that best friend from the beginning / early on.


#2 Activities & Enrichment for your Siberians to involve them in activities and interests while you are gone. 
These range from:

https://www.collectionsetc.com/product/springtime-hanging-bird-feeder.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid_srch&utm_campaign=PLA_Shopping_New" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">bird feeders hanging outside, or https://pet-fusion.com/products/tranquility-window-bird-feeder" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">attached to windows

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Regal-Mosaic-Birdbath-Feeder-Stake-Blue-Onion-Drop-20387/303732465" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">bird baths in yard or on https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009R7PSUE/ref=asc_df_B009R7PSUE5398750/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B009R7PSUE&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167137962906&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7811119948476722949&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9012387&hvtargid=pla-274125848043" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">window 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBCAOjAS9d4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">cat videos (portraying fish, birds, small mammals, insects, etc in natural settings), https://www.amazon.com/DVD-Cats-While-You-Gone/dp/B000XC0E6K/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_15_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2QR6DWHP6V8TVHX7MBYS" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">While You Were Gone DVD

Playing soothing music such as Harp of Hope  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X9Gu-PRBGk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">classical music

Providing safe and Interactive toys - Kong, https://www.catit.com/us/products/senses-toys/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Catit  sturdy and safe bell balls, crinkle tunnels for playing chase

Offering a https://pet-fusion.com/collections/scratching-pads-posts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">variety of cat scratchers in different locations in your home

https://www.pinterest.com/imacdragonfly/cat-climbs-via-stairsshelvescubescircles/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Providing several different ways for your Siberian to be "up:" shelves, https://www.etsy.com/listing/244476337/floating-cat-shelf-set-7-piece-w-hidden?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_campaign=shopping_us_NewCatHorizons_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=11394036&gclid=Cj0KCQiAoY7VBRDtARIsAHWoO-KZ_xy7YLdsc9i9TqwlQFCMEzsLHmDxDkStD2mh3qaQ4c6WPYZt0hYaAqRQEALw_wcB" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">stairs, https://www.catit.com/us/products/vesper-furniture/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">climbers, leaping stations,

Supply https://www.chewy.com/smartcat-kittys-garden/dp/49067?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=SmartCat&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAoY7VBRDtARIsAHWoO-KFNuDbx8cAmhCbLhsaydyOmH8Tv8p02BDmIpiOtdL8v5_ePOGSrq8aAtmZEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">catnip or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X6GGDBC/ref=asc_df_B06X6GGDBC5398753/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B06X6GGDBC&linkCode=df0&hvadid=196266503207&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14463556784340954582&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9012387&hvtargid=pla-315184917111" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">organic grass stations

Placing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KG1MZCS/ref=asc_df_B01KG1MZCS5398753/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01KG1MZCS&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167142813755&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16878285907257635843&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9012387&hvtargid=pla-309792676996" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">cosy cuddlers  of various styles throughout your home


#3  Engaging in Person : Siberian Cat Play Sessions of at least 10 minutes in length twice daily (ideally morning and late evening right before bed time).  https://www.chewy.com/ethical-pet-telescoping-kitty-teaser/dp/117923?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Teasers, https://www.chewy.com/ethical-pet-laser-exerciser-original/dp/56335?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">laser light teasers, https://www.chewy.com/kong-naturals-crinkle-ball-feathers/dp/47848?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">feather balls to throw, any toy that involves you, your Siberians, and lots of running are ideal. These together toys are not to be left with your Siberian post play session. This is for two reasons: 1. safety these toys have parts Siberians an chew apart and swallow, and 2. to keep interest in your play sessions high. 


#4 Grooming & Snuggling your Siberian cat daily. Cats groom each other both out of necessity (parts of body they can't reach easily - back of head, jaws, etc), and also to bond and reenforce affiliation. Combing, brushing, stroking, and talking with your kitties provides this same type of sensation and well being to them, as well as allows you to know their healthy bodies well and therefor to be aware of early changes if your cat is not feeling well or is in ill health for some reason. We like to use https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Undercoat-Medium-Coats-single/dp/B014IYGUSY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1520723167&sr=8-7&keywords=Evolution+Undercoat+Rake" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">double tined rakes as they reach but under and upper coats at the same time, and greyhound style https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/four-paws-magic-coat-pet-comb-6-l-x-12-w-2285898?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o5&scid=scplp2285898&sc_intid=2285898&cm_mmc=PLA-GG-_-PTC_P_SUP_PLA-GG_FY17_SCShopping-Desktop-_-Non+VIP-Desktop-_-58700003272135490&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=%7badpos%7d&scid=scplp2285898&sc_intid=2285898&kwid=p28810384165&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQiAoY7VBRDtARIsAHWoO-LNX78l6c-IC-twfKieLZqZwD0aHy8RBlbsgOuLYWoC9vi5E_70F7waAmeqEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">metal combs with https://www.groomersmall.com/accessories_combs.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">both fine and medium spaced teeth. 

 

 

 

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