Most cats don’t like eye contact with strangers. Once they get to know someone they will look them directly in the eyes and sometimes blink to show affection.
Grow your own cat nip. (Use smooth sticks or dowels placed 2 to 3 inches apart within the canopy of your catnip to keep your cats from flattening it. Set out plants in the spring after the last frost, spacing them 18 to 24 inches apart. Keep plants full by pinching the growing stems and flower buds when they appear.)
Cats are often lactose intolerant, avoid giving them milk.
Wrap thin rope around the legs of end tables to create scratching posts.
Know your cat’s body language.
Cats love drinking water that’s running or away from their food.
A cat’s purr has healing powers.
Build a Catio (cat patio) so your cat can enjoy the outdoors.
Place sticky tape upside up on counters (or any other places you don’t want your cat to be) to prevent them from climbing up.
Hang up a rug to create an indoor climbing wall to challenge your cat. Cat’s need exercise too.
A parasite commonly found in cat litter has been found to permanently alter brains and is linked to increased risk of suicide. However, one can only obtain the parasite by consuming the cat poop.
Create your own flea repellent at home by simmering a mixture of 2 cups of water, 2 tbsp of alcohol-free witch hazel, 1 large lemon sliced, and a handful of fresh lavender sprigs or 1Tbsp dried lavender.
Adding some dry green tea leaves to the cat litter box will help reduce unwanted odors.
To prevent excessive scratching and damage to all your belongings, cover its paws with Soft Paw vinyl coverings
When training your cat to adjust to a new place, butter your cat’s paws before you let them outside for the first time at the new residence. Instead of bolting out the door in panic, the cat will sit down to lick the butter, which gives it a little time to become aware of its surroundings.
Cut out squares in a bookshelf to create a kitty exercise tower.
Give your cat a place to hang out besides your workspace by flipping over the top of a board game box.
Let your cats scratch themselves with this DIY self-petting station made with toilet bowl brushes.
Create an under-table cat hammock with cloth and Velcro straps.
Make a window perch for your cat to see what’s going on outside.
Cats manipulate humans by changing their meow to replicate other sounds. They often copy a human baby’s cry when they need food.
When you see poop uncovered in the litter box, it’s usually a sign of hostility that shows they’re not afraid of you.
Cats can survive falls from over 32 stories onto concrete.
Place pinecones into potted plants to keep cats out of them.
An empty plastic container from cleaning solutions can be cut and turned into a spatula for cleaning.