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By bringing outdoor pleasures into your home, not only are you creating a better living environment for your little lion, but you are preventing potential medical & behavioural issues from developing. Environmental enrichment is all about stimulating your felines every sense {remember the 5 senses I talked about?} In order to make this work, you need to bring the outside in, as the outside provides inspiration for natural behavioural outlets.

Use the five senses {sight, smell, touch, taste, & sound} to guide you in bringing novel experiences to your feline.

One thing to keep in mind is safety: not everything outside is going to be safe for your feline, so if you are bringing plant material indoors, make sure it is not listed as toxic, spritzed with pesticides or fertiliser, for your feline to smell & potentially eat. It’s a good idea to supervise play with new items, to prevent choking hazards &/or injury.

Try bringing items from the outdoors in. These can include leaves, flowers, pine cones, twigs/sticks, & logs that your feline can perch, rub or scratch on!

You can suspend smaller items from string {like a mobile} for them to sniff & bat, make a DIY teaser or hide them in boxes for kitty to find.

You may also wish to consider growing culinary herbs, easy to grow indoors all year round {in fact, you can just pick up a pot from your local grocery store in the vegetable aisle!} Again, look for organic that has not been spritzed with pesticides.

The following herbs for your feline may even offer medicinal benefits, are tasty & most importantly, safe:






Our little lions love to graze out in the wild, so consider placing a pot or two of cat grass or wheatgrass. All of the aforementioned plants will bring a fresh, lush aesthetic to your kitchen!


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