Tuesday, October 26, 2010

diy treat hunt!

so yesterday we told you about the kit-e-quiz, a neat contraption in which you hide treats and your cat solves puzzles to get them.

today I thought I'd share another treat-related puzzle activity you can do on your own with nothing but a hungry cat and a bag of his favorite treats.

in our house it's called "treat hunt"  we sequester the three cats in one room while one of us places treats throughout another room, usually the living room.  we hide them everywhere; on the back of the couch, in the entertainment unit, on the coffee table, on a window sill, etc. anywhere the cats are allowed to go.  then we release "the hounds" and encourage them to "find it," just like the experts do with their bomb dogs.

what follows is great mental and nasal exercising, searching high and low for the coveted treats.  your cats may not get it at first, but a little help from you is all it takes to point them in the right direction.  once they get the first couple of treats they'll be set and you'll have an easy activity to keep them busy for at least a few minutes.

have fun! 

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