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Gatification seeks to provide a enriched and stimulating environment for cats. By applying this concept in your home, you can help your cat feel happier and more satisfied.

This is because felines are curious and active animals, who need stimulation to stay happy and healthy. However, many cats live indoors, with the absence of these stimuli. This can lead to unwanted behaviors, such as stress, boredom and aggression.

What is gatification?

Gatification is the adaptation of the environment, so that it can satisfy the feline’s instincts, offering the pet opportunities to hunt, climb, play and explore.

How to apply gatification in your home?

Gatification can be applied in any environment, be it a house or an apartment. Here are some tips to get started:

  • Provide your cat with places to climb and scratch. Cats need to scratch to keep their claws sharp and to mark their territory. Offer your cat scratching posts of different heights and materials.
  • Choose toys that encourage hunting and exploration. Cats love to play hunt. Offer your cat toys that move, such as balls, mice and feathers.
  • Let your cat explore the house freely. Cats need space to move and explore. Don’t keep your cat confined in one room.

Other important tips:

  • Place scratching posts in strategic locations around the house, such as near the front door and near your cat’s bed.
  • Make toys from recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, PET bottles and toilet paper rolls.
  • Vary your cat’s toys to maintain interest.
  • Place toys in high places to encourage your cat to climb.

Benefits of gatification

Gatification offers several benefits for cats, such as:

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety.
  • Increased physical activity.
  • Behavior improvement.
  • Increased quality of life.

By applying gatification to your home, you can help your cat live a happier, healthier life.