Hey Pet Parents and Pet Lovers,
As you already know, my little tyke has a little thing called Pica… well at least he does! Beau eats things he shouldn’t ALL THE TIME! Honestly, it becomes a mission of hiding anything that could potentially be edible! He’s eaten things like plastic bags, bed sheets, socks, his toys, even receipt paper. He’s unstoppable! But we found that keeping him busy is usually a step in the right direction.
Beau mostly eats things when he is bored or when we are away from him. Some mornings I catch him eating my pillowcase, but as soon as I tap him he goes straight to bed. Odd right? If he were hungry he would continue eating or would go in search for food. Right?
So we’ve decided to keep Beau as busy as possible. We’ve even tried to make Beau a few handmade feeding toys to keep him occupied. (Not that food is the only way to keep a cat occupied.)
Depicted above is one of the feeding toys we created a few weeks ago. It has kept Beau busy throughout the day. Every so often he walks up to the box and takes out a few pieces of kibble. He then walks away and naps. This has actually helped with a lot of the chewing. The only issue is… what about nights! I guess we could put this toy in our room for night, but the thing is it is only useful if it has food. It takes Beau various amounts of time to get all of the food so sometimes it can keep him entertained for an hour, but other times it only keeps him entertained for a few minutes.
So here’s my question to you: Do you have any toys you’ve made for your cats? What were they made out of and how successful were they?
Beau is currently watching Flub, so my socks are safe for now… but I use for now very lightly…