If your cat wanders outdoors, it gets plenty of exercise roaming around the streets and jumping over fences and trees. However, outdoor cats also risk getting hit by cars, attacked by dogs, or hurt by malicious humans.
That’s why many people keep their cats indoors, but indoor cats have their own special problems. Because they’re indoors all that time, they lack enough exercise running, jumping, and exploring. That means indoor cats risk getting obese and out of shape.
So if you keep your cat indoors, look for ways to keep your cats stimulated. Besides toys, consider hiding treats around the house in random locations to stimulate your cat’s hunting instincts. The more climbing and hiding places you can create around your home, the more your cat can explore and stay physically and mentally stimulated when you’re not around.