Our inside cats have.................CABIN FEVER!

United States
February 9, 2007 10:06am CST
We have 3 amazing cats that live inside only and lately they seem to have the same thing we do, Cabin Fever! Garfield walks around and swats something off our counter, Zoie is getting more Frisky like she is bored out of our mind and our baby Mia is following suit to the both of them repeating their behavior. Alright, we are all tired of the non ending weather outside, but having indoor cats are they feeling the same way even though we have never let them go outside? We have toys and have made a "cat room" in our house, with a tunnel, hammocks around in different parts of our house, and a tree climbing house. Are they bored with their toys, or just suffering Cabin Fever? How are your cats this time of year?
4 responses
@PoeTalker (715)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I live in a small apartment and often take my cat to have a play date at my mothers house where she she can run around with her cat. My cat usually is good here for 2 weeks and then she starts getting cabin fever. Im not sure what I would do if I couldn't take her to my moms house. When she does get all crazy I usuallly go to the dollar store and invest in a new cat toy. It keeps her occupied for about 2 days and thats it. She loves to chase a laser pen though, you should get one of those!
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• United States
9 Feb 07
We love the laser pens! Already have done that and it's the best. Thanks for the input.
• United States
10 Feb 07
We have dogs and they have a bit of cabin fever themselves. It is so cold and frigid outside right now that they really cannot stay out (or me either) for long. We do alot of chasing them around, ball toss/catch, and give them lots of chewy toys. They are lucky to have a partner to play with. Your cats seem lucky too -- seems like you do alot to give them entertainment. Have you ever tried the "cat" DVD's to entertain them with? They have mice and birds and fish and such scooting around the tv screen - with cat noises and such to keep your cats entranced to watch the DVD.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
9 Feb 07
My cat has been acting funny too. She has taken to jumping on the countertops. She has never done this before and I have had her for 7 years now. I just dont know what is up with her. I had not even considered that it was the weather.
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@1983tyler (508)
• United States
9 Feb 07
My cats are indoor cats as well. But sometimes they get a bit crazy that we won't open the windows for them. There is no way I am opening a window while it is snowing outside. LOL I used to have a cat who would tap on the glass with his nails, especially during the winter. If you are feeling cabin fever, maybe your cats are just feeling what you are feeling.
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