Exercise and play are important parts of keeping your cat healthy. Even indoors, your cat needs to play, jump, and run in order to keep her body in the best condition possible. Exercise will help keep your cat from becoming obese, as well as keeping her stimulated and interested in the world around her. The outdoors are dangerous for a housecat, but if you do decide to take her outside, make sure she is on a leash.
Benefits of Play
Playtime helps your cat stay in touch with her instincts, relieve stress and build and maintain muscle tone. Done right, it challenges your cat to solve problems with her mind, and be quicker and more lively with her body. Many different types of toys can simulate movements that would be part of your cat’s behaviour in the wild, like chasing and hunting.