CatSci Ep. 2: Everyday Enrichment, Spice Up Your Cat’s Life

Providing enrichment allows your cat to behave like a cat. Join us for our next episode where we discuss easy ways to provide enrichment to your cat in order to stimulate their mind and increase their wellbeing. If you enjoy the episode remember to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Sources Referenced in this Episode:
The influence of olfactory enrichment on the behaviour of captive black-footed cats (2004). By Wells, D. L., & Egli, J. M. Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 85(1–2), 107–119.

The influence of visual stimulation on the behaviour of cats housed in a rescue shelter. (2008). By Ellis, S. L. H., & Wells, D. L. Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 113(1–3), 166–174.

Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing (2016). Dantas, L. M., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., & Buffington, C. T. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Social interaction, food, scent or toys? A formal assessment of domestic pet and shelter cat preferences (2017). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., Mehrkam, L. R., & Udell, M. A. R.  Published in Behavioural Processes.

Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings. (2017). By Vitale Shreve, K. R., & Udell, M. A. R. (2017). Published in  Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 187, 69–76.

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