Recent research into animal behavior, psychology, and wellness has unearthed the knowledge that for cats, playtime is a much more important part of their lives than we’ve previously thought. What seems to be ordinary roughhousing, curtain climbing, and furniture jumping is actually their special way of exercising, relieving boredom, and feeling happier. Scientists even go as far to suggest that playtime actually has a great deal to do with how cats handle anxiety and stress. For cats, playing is a way to keep their basic animal instincts sharp and intact.
Feral and outdoor cats usually have enough room to play, but what about the domesticated ones? A great deal of cat owners live in apartments, townhomes, or condominium units. Some don’t have an enclosed backyard and are uncomfortable with the idea of their cat roaming free. If you have a cat and are considering a cat enclosure, here are some advantages:
- A lower risk of obesity and its related diseases (feline diabetes and heart disease) because your furry friend is free to play in a safe and comfortable area
- A greater opportunity to exhibit natural behavior
- Less spraying and marking of territory
- Less aggression between animals in households that have more than one
- Less litterbox clean-up
With its revolutionary constructed enclosure systems, freestanding cat runs and playgrounds, and portable enclosures, Catmax is giving thousands of cats a happy, safe, and enjoyable outdoor experience.