Pets that live in apartments may become bored if they’re alone for long periods of time. Signs of boredom may include behavioral changes, such as aggression, waking up during the night, or overeating. The best way to prevent this is to set up regular playtimes and take care of your pet. However, if you’re unable to spend time with your pet due to work or other obligations, don’t worry. There are simple things you can do to make your home more enjoyable for your furry friend. Here are some tips:
1. Create a Window Seating Area
Pets, both cats, and dogs, love to watch the outdoors. Provide your pet with a cozy and safe seating area close to a window or balcony, so they can watch the street, birds, and people passing by, keeping them distracted during the hours you’re away. Plus, you’ll feel happy seeing your pet waiting for you by the window when you come home.
2. Hide Treats in Different Spots
Is your pet curious? Try hiding delicious treats in some locations throughout your home, encouraging your furry friend’s hunting instinct, and making their time alone fun and adventurous.
3. Turn On the TV
Want to keep things simple? Turn on the TV and play a few videos for your pet while you’re away. You can find lots of pet-oriented content on YouTube that will keep your pet distracted and entertained.
4. Find a Companion for Your Pet
If your neighbor has a pet, consider introducing your pets and letting them become friends. If your neighbor has a dog, consider asking them to take your pet out for a walk while you’re out. Alternatively, you can get a second pet, as animals tend to enjoy companionship.
5. Hide Toys in Different Spots
Toys can help keep your pets occupied and entertained. Try hiding them in various locations throughout your home. Hiding spots will encourage your pet’s curiosity and love of play, making their life more adventurous.
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