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I'm such a proud cat mommy!!!

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A few days ago the trip to the vet yeilded a good prognosis, except that she said that Bean Bean was a bit on the hefty side. He weighs 18.5 pounds!! He was such a good kitty, just sitting there for the vet even though he had to get awful shots and an ear cleaning!

Anyways, she recommeded that I invest in a couple of "Food toys" so that he would have to work more for his food and to stimulate his brain. Well we bought these pull apart plastic balls with a hole in one side that you fit kibble into, then the cat rolls it around to get his food.

Well despite a couple of days of attempting to show him how to use them and denying him food in his bowl almost all day, I didn't think he'd ever figure it out. He just was content to watch us roll the ball and then eat the food!


Well this morning I hear a little rattling sound comming from the foot of the bed and I peek down to see him rolling the ball with his nose and happily eating his reward!!!!

And here I was thinking about making him a simpler toy and he goes and proves mommy wrong! He's not a dumb kitty!! It brought a tear to my eye because I've never had a kitty learn to do anything like that!

And I know that it's probably not uncommon, but it's soo special to me right now.
post #2 of 8
Aww thats so cute...And sounds like a good idea..I might have to check out a pet store after I get the bills paid to see about getting stuff like that for puppy and kitties...GiGi loves toys so it would be something interesting to see her try and figure out...
post #3 of 8
Yay!! I think treat balls are such a good idea. Kongs are good too. I should go and get some for my kittens!

He's a clever boy !

I like to hide kibble in places around the house, I put a few in their beds, some in drawers that I've opened, some under the sofa. Some times I get a cardboard box full of paper shredded up and stuff treats in it. then mix it around. That shuts 'em up for a few hours while I watch a favourite TV program

I used to hide their mice around the house until I found a head in my underwear draw then I thought maybe not.. but kibble is good!
post #4 of 8
Awwww, what a smart baby!
post #5 of 8
He's very smart. Yesterday, he knew that he didn't have to roll the ball because you kept doing it for him. It is good news that he is doing it on his own.
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
He's very smart. Yesterday, he knew that he didn't have to roll the ball because you kept doing it for him. It is good news that he is doing it on his own.
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Do you thinks that my fours cats was start using their new drinking fountain if I drank from it first?
post #7 of 8
You have such a pretty kitty
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You have such a pretty kitty

Aww thank you very much!

And thanks for all your comments. =) I agree that treat balls are a good idea. I was planning on making a homemade food toy where he will have to stick his paws into little holes to get his treats.
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