While I am obviously a bit proponent of outdoor adventures with your cat, there are going to be times when you can’t get out with your cat for one reason or another. It’s during these times that indoor enrichment is so important. Creating a semi-outdoor space for your cat, such as a catio, is also an amazing way to safely let your cat experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the outdoor world.
In this episode of the KittyCatGO Adventure Podcast, I chat with Yas Nakchbendi, who is a cat-gardening expert and catio builder extraordinaire! She shares tips on creating an enriching and zen catio space for your cat, what types of cat-friendly plants you can grow, and ways to bring the outside in to your kitty.
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Overview of the Episode:
- Yas’s process of building her amazing catio
- Adding tunnels onto your catio
- Ways to spruce up a catio space, even if it’s small
- The floor of Yas’s catio
- Tips for creating a catio space on a rooftop terrace
- Growing cat grass
- Keeping bees and bugs out of your catio
- Tips for creating a catio space for your cat if you live in an apartment or don’t have much space
- Cat-friendly plants
- Creating cat puzzles with things you have at home
- Growing catnip
- Indoor enrichment ideas
Resources & Gear:
Blog Post: The ultimate guide to growing cat grass
Where to find Yas:
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About the Author
Emily Hall, ABCCT is a certified cat trainer and cat adventure enthusiast. As a “mom” to seven cats, one dog, and two sugar gliders, she has been writing in the pet industry for 10 years, with a focus on traveling and adventuring with cats. Emily and her husband enjoy hiking, road-tripping, camping, and canoeing with their three cat adventurers. Read more about her here.