Wednesday 20 June 2018

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #29 ~ Guest Post: Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Welcome to our 29th Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 25th November 2018  we meant 2017 [must have been typing too fast OOPS! MOL!] and revisiting 

Guest Post: Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go way back...

Woo hoo, that was fun... a bit more swirly than last time! MOL

Welcome to our


Today Kaylin Stinski from is joining us to talk about how to....

Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Cats are naturally predators and adventurers, they love exploring, climbing, and finding high places to perch. When we keep our cats inside we repress the ability for them to express these needs and desires which can cause cats to become unhealthy and unhappy.


Cats were born to hunt, placing a food bowl on the floor doesn’t satisfy their desire for hunting for their meal. Instead, try to make feeding containers for your cat to play with in order to earn food. For example, you can take a small container that has a reusable lid, like a yogurt container, and put holes in it that are large enough for kibble to come out. Fill the container with your cat’s normal amount of dry food and let them play with it. Your cat may rattle it or bat at it until the food comes out of the container. Another option is to place the food bowl somewhere other than the floor. Try placing the food container on a countertop or a shelf to encourage your cat to explore and look for their food.


Cats naturally scratch to sharpen their claws, mark their territory, and helps stretch out their back. You will find at the pet store that there are so many options for cat scratching posts. Find what fits best in your budget and consider buying a few for different areas of the house. Some of these posts can attach to a wall or a cabinet while others can be vertical or horizontal.


Cats are social when they want to be and not a second before. It is important to provide a space for them in which they can retreat from social activities going on in the house. The best type of refuge is one that is high up where the cat can perch and survey what is going on from a distance. Provide multiple beds or refuges throughout the house so your cat has many places they can use. Some favorite spots are attached to a window, or on top of a bookshelf. Make sure that no matter where your kitties perch is, that it is safe and secure. The litter box is also a place of refuge for many cats. Make sure that your litter box is in a quiet place away from noises, people, and other animals. Some people like to


If you don’t give your cat something to do, your cat will find something to entertain themselves with. Toys are a great way of satisfying predatory instincts and also give your cat some exercise. There are many different types of toys out there to purchase but you can also make your own toys. Some people get very creative and make their own cat toys with catnip inside them. You cat is very social, so spending time with them and playing is always great to help keep them happy and also helps you relax and be happy too!


Allowing your cat to spend time outside can increase the risk of your cat getting injured or diseases from other cats. If you really want to give your cat outdoor time, make sure you are able to give them a safe environment such as being on a leash and harness or creating an outdoor playroom for them to enjoy. If creating an outdoor playroom for your cat isn’t feasible you can always bring the indoors in. You can make a planter with grass that is big enough for your cat to lie and stretch out on. Cats love chewing and rubbing against plants, but make sure the plants are not irritants or poisonous.

There are lots of places in which you can purchase products for your cat to have a happy environment. Some products have multiple features such as cat trees that have multiple perches, can be used as a scratching post, and some even have toys attached to them to encourage play. If you purchase one that has multiple perches you can even feed your cat on one of them. All of these features will help you create the purrfect environment for your kitty. 

Author Bio:

Kaylin Stinski: Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about animals and have worked in the veterinary medicine field for the last 10 years. Outside of working directly with the animals, I really enjoy educating clients on the overall care of their pets; not only from a medical perspective but also discussing general concerns such as behavioral interventions and preventative care. Writer at Pet Wellness Advisor.

Thank mew furry much fur such an informative article Kaylin, with some really great tips and advice.

Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back tomorrow with the most epically epic birthday festival mew've effur seen and we're having a give-away too, there'll be lot's of drinks and nibbles fur effuryone and Smooch is going to get the tank out fur all of mew that would like to experience the thrill of driving offur anything! MOL

Bestest purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. We enjoyed that one gang! PUrrs to Basil from all of us, we hope he is continuing to improve.

  2. Yes, scratching posts are great...NO DECLAWING, it's barbaric!
    Basil, how're you feeling, big guy?

  3. guyz....thiz izza grate ree post oh a post .... N we iz lookin for werd ta two morrow
    AND bee in abe bull ta drive de tank !!!!! YAY !!!!!!!!!!! :) ♥♥

  4. Hmmm, we think it's neat you can flash back to the future (25 Nov 2018). Sounds like you're as confused about what day it is as we are. (We can't post today because it isn't yesterday.)

  5. MOL! We were thinking the same thing as Jan. :) That was a fab flashback, though!

    Looking forward to your epic bday bash, Basil!


  6. Yup, I remember this post! And its great to see it again:)


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