Play Therapy For Cats
Many cats need to play to get out the “kitten crazies” or to just let off some steam. It’s always good to establish a routine of playing with your kitty several times per day.
Some cats are aggressive towards people, due to trust issues, abuse, or just too much energy at times.
If your cat is aggressive towards people, an option is to get a playmate for your cat. If this is impossible, we need to redirect the aggression and we become the stunt-kitty and establish a playtime routine with our cats. Usually 2-3 times per day for 10-20 minutes each playtime is sufficient.
When we first adopted Isis, she didn’t know how to play or what play was, so we would start with play intervals of two minutes, 5 times per day. Now that she knows how to play and what playtime is, she loves to play, HARD twice a day for 20 minutes at a time, and one other playtime alone for about 10 minutes.
I recently read an article that can help learn how to use play therapy for a people-aggressive cat and how to keep your cat satisfied and tuckered out!