All cats have basic animal instincts, and when considering what should go inside your catio, these needs should be taken into account.
Research shows that a mentally and physically stimulated cat is happier and healthier, and as a result may live longer.
Cats need daily activity and stimulation for their own sanity and behavioural maturity.
There are many kinds of enrichment activities available to keep your cat entertained and stimulated. These include toys, balls, scratchers, climbing trees, hammocks, ramps and ladders.
Your cat’s outdoor catio should be set up according to its environmental and behavioural needs.
All cats need vertical space, so be sure to add some climbing furniture into the catio including a cat tree, ramps and platforms. Some toys to keep them entertained and stimulated should also be introduced, as well as scratchers to satisfy their basic instinct and keep their claws sharp.
Cat grass can also be beneficial and should be added to an outdoor catio. Cat grass can help to stimulate a cat’s digestion and help prevent hairball build-up.
In terms of any other plants that may be in your yard, ensure that you are familiar with the types of plants you have as some plants can be toxic and unsafe for your cat.