YouTuber Chris Poole, who runs a popular channel about his cats, Cole and Marmalade, decided to spoil them to every cat’s dream; a cardboard box maze.
As any cat-parent already knows, our cats seem to have a strange love for boxes and can’t resist jumping into them. So this idea was certainly sure to be a hit with Chris’ furry companions.
To create his masterpiece, Poole used in upwards of 50 cardboard boxes and arranged them side by side, cutting Cole-and-Marmalade-sized holes in some of them so that his gorgeous cats could explore every inch of their new fortress.
Along with all kinds of passages to squeeze through and ‘rooms’ to jump into, Poole also decided to hide treats for the pair to find and snack on, and constructed platforms for them to lounge on when they got a bit tired from their exciting search.
Cats are extremely intelligent creatures and very active, especially when younger, despite sleeping sometimes as much as 16 hours a day on average!
Bored cats, just like any other type of animal, can become needy or destructive when bored. Although it’s not necessary to built a huge castle out of boxes like Chris Poole, it is a still a great idea to have things for your cat to explore, climb, chase and scratch in your house to keep them happy.
HINT: Try your best to spend some time playing with your cat every day and for when you can’t, items such as scratching posts provide lots to climb and encourages them not to tear up your furniture!
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