Having a happy and purring cat is a very enjoyable experience. This can reduce your stress level, and it seems to reduce the cat’s stress level as well. The easiest way to get your cat to purr is by taking good care of him. Here are a few tips that will elicit a purr more often.
Create a warm bed for an outdoor or feral cat by lining a banana box with a thick layer of newspaper. Cut a piece of Mylar to fit the bottom of the box. Put another layer of newspaper on top. Add a warm blanket. Place the whole box inside a dog house or under a porch where it can’t get wet.
Keep your cat occupied by making your own dangly toys. Using soft cotton rope, cut a length of about two feet. Tie a knot at one end. Tie another knot about three inches from the opposite end. Unravel the rope below this knot. Attach the rope to the back of a kitchen chair for your cat to play.
Avoid eye contact to make friends with a cat. Ever wonder why cats seem drawn to the person who likes cats the least? The answer lies in cat body language. To cats, staring is “rude” and can be considered a challenge. Looking away shows that you respect their space and are not going to be a threat. So next time you are looking to meet a new feline friend, look away and let them approach you.
A cat that’s happy is going to treat you well, so that means you have to take good care of your cat. Cats are gorgeous and by using this advice, are also easy to care for. If the sound of a cat’s purr makes you smile, try these handy hints.