I have been trying to find ways to make the adjustment of moving to an apartment in NYC not only easier for Philip and I, but also for our cats. I know that being in the same space everyday must be boring and inhibiting for them, so I have been researching different ways to keep them occupied and alert.
This article talks about keeping cats mentally alert by having them work and problem solve for this food. I was not ready to take this step for each of our cats meals, but I was willing to try it for treats.
I used these tutorials, to help me create the above toy.
Currently, Mr. Bunny is the only one remotely interested in getting the treats out. In fact, he caught on to me mixing the treats in with regular food. He will empty out the container picking out the treats and leaving the food nibbles on the floor. Luckily, FDR will slide by and collect all the leftovers from the floor behind him.
**I used non-toxic paints to ensure the cats wouldn’t get hurt even if they accidentally took off some of the paint. I wanted to be cute and paint cats that were food on the side of the bottle.