Siamese cats have been known to be extremely energetic, talkative, and playful – and I have to say, I definitely agree. On top of their undying love for you, our faithful Siamese kitties enjoy nothing more than a good hour or two of playtime.
Siamese cats are rather easy to please when it comes to entertainment. A cardboard box will appear like a theme park to them!
Despite their intelligence, they are just like their moggie siblings after all. It isn’t hard to make them happy as there are countless ways to entertain them.
In this article, we’ll cover all the tips and tricks when it comes to keeping these unique felines happy and entertained.
What do Siamese cats like to play with?
Siamese cats like to play with a toy that provides high engagement – think a predator and prey type situation. While we may see toys as simply a bit of fun, cats see them as hunting stimulation.
That’s why it’s super important to stimulate your Siamese cat’s brain and natural instinct.
If you’ve found your Siamese to be extra clingy or destructive, chances are they need a good toy. With the correct stimulation, you’ll find your Siamese to be much happier and thriving.
Check out some of the ways you can keep your Siamese entertained:
Siamese cats love a toy that invokes a reaction. Since they’re high-energy animals, they won’t be satisfied with a mouse that doesn’t move or make any sounds.
Therefore, you’ll want to fill your house with toys like balls, moving mice, fishing poles/teasers, interactive toys that make sounds and bounce around.
Having an array of toys means they’ll always have something to keep them entertained and happy, even when you’re away.
Let’s be real – most cats are food motivated. Therefore, treat puzzles can be a great way to keep them entertained, especially when you don’t have time to play.
Typically, a treat puzzle will be a ball of some sort where you can place the treats inside. Your Siamese has to figure out a way to get them out. This is great stimulation for both their mind and body.
Keep in mind, Siamese cats are highly intelligent. After they figure the puzzle, it won’t be long till the treat puzzle turns into a treat dispenser. Thankfully, there are always new products on the market, ready to challenge your smart kitty.
You can even hide treats around like a little kitty scavenger hunt. Just keep in mind your cat’s diet plan to avoid overfeeding.
The household secret – cardboard boxes. Nobody knows why, but cats just love to play in boxes. Maybe these royal Siamese cats think of a cardboard box as their palace – they love to slide around, jump in and out, play hide and seek or simply use it as a toy.
A cardboard box is a cheap and obtainable playground, great for your Siamese to stay entertained. They’ll more than likely be destroyed after a few days, but hey, they’re easy to replace!
If you have the extra space at home, having a room dedicated to your Siamese will not only bring them comfort when you’re not home, it’ll also leave (a little) less mess around the house.
Filling that room, or simply having one or two pieces of cat furniture around the house will keep them engaged for hours. It’ll also stop them from scratching up your furniture or knocking things off the shelf as they attempt to get to higher ground.
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Most cat owners say their cats seem happier after installing a cat tree. These include hidey holes, scratching posts, places to climb, built-in toys, and a whole range of other features depending on what you purchase.
Going back to recycling, Siamese cats love paper bags. You may have noticed your cat jumping in your shopping bag before you can even remove your groceries.
Again, we humans are not sure why they love them so much – maybe it’s the crinkling sound or the fact they love enclosed space. Either way, a good old paper bag or sheet of newspaper can be enough to keep them entertained for hours.
Ensure you always remove the handles of the bag before you give them to your Siamese to avoid choking.
How Do I keep my Siamese entertained while i’m away?
It’s no secret that Siamese cats really dislike being alone. These lovable creatures are incredibly clingy and love to be with their owners all the time. Of course, we can’t be with them day in day out (although we’d love to be!)
Siamese cats can become destructive and even depressed if left alone too long. Keeping your cat entertained is a great way to ease that stress when you’re not home.
Assuming you don’t let your Siamese cat outside, giving your kitty a comfortable space to watch the world go by can keep them entertained for hours.
Even indoor cats are stimulated by the sights and sounds of birds and other critters outdoors. Make sure to leave the blinds open when you go out and clear a space on your windowsill.
Did you know, there are hundreds of youtube channels dedicated to cat entertainment? These videos feature nature, birds, and mice running around on the screen. You can also buy special DVDs made for your feline friend.
Alternatively, leaving the radio on for your Siamese may ease some of their separation anxiety.
Cats thrive better in pairs – it’s a known fact! What better way to keep your cat entertained than another cat who wants to play just as much as they do? Having a friend will help ease the separation anxiety by miles.
Keep in mind, Siamese cats are incredibly possessive creatures. Therefore, if you want to introduce another cat into your life, always go about it the right way.
It’s a huge responsibility, so make sure you’re ready to take it on.
How can I keep my Siamese happy?
It may seem like a huge task to keep these needy creatures happy, but it really isn’t. Giving your Siamese enough love, affection, and stimulation is all they really need.
Take 30 – 40 minutes out of your day to play with your Siamese. This keeps them entertained, and will also help solidify the bond between the two of you.
A stimulated Siamese is a happy Siamese!
We gathered all the health tips tailored toward maintaining your Siamese cat’s optimal well-being. Check it out here: Siamese Cat Health: A Complete Guide