Home alone

Home alone cats

source: Your Cat April 2000
starts p4, 3 pages long

Animal behaviourists are seeing more and more problems in cats that are left at home alone, particularly amongst the foreign breeds, such as Bengal and Burmese. Such problems can be resolved by first looking at environment enrichment so that cats are able to express their natural behavior. This can be as simple as hiding dry food in various place around the home, so that the cat uses its natural foraging behavior. There are also feeding devices that encourage the cat to paw the food out. Access to outdoors is not always the answer to boredom, as this can cause problems due the territorial nature of the cat.