If you live in a small apartment or condo, your kitty can adapt to your digs and thrive in cozy living quarters. Here are some tips to help you position your litter box and keep kitty happy in smaller living spaces.
“Cats can be perfectly happy in small spaces,’’ says cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. “It’s not about the size of the space. It’s what you do with it.”
Your home's square footage is not at all the key to the question of pet housing. What is important is that you as a cat parent take the time to dish out copious amounts of love and attention while creating an enriching environment for your furry friend at the same time.
That means making a cat’s living space bigger than just the floor by taking advantage of your apartment’s vertical and cubic space, including areas behind and around furniture. Equipping that valuable real estate with items such as cat trees and other accessories and using engaging cat toys can help you create a fascinating feline playground in your tiny apartment.
Galaxy calls it "catifying' the house."
For example, a 680-square-foot apartment with eight-foot ceilings offers 5,440 square feet of cubic space that, if used creatively, can be transformed into a safe and entertaining territory for your cat.
Cats are curious creatures and need adequate stimulation to keep them happy and healthy indoors. Typically, cats get that much-needed stimulation while outdoors climbing trees, chasing bugs, and scampering under bushes.
Since your cats will be spending most of their time indoors in your apartment, however, you’ll need to find ways to mimic outdoor stimuli to satisfy your cat’s instinctive predatory behaviors and keep them content, the experts say.
Don’t let the fear of sharing a cramped space keep you from reaping the benefits of cat companionship. With patience and creative thinking, you can create a home that allows you and your feline friend to live happily and harmoniously!
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