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Me and hubby are going to visit his mom in Maryland from Thursday night to Sunday night. One of my kitties is a little destructive so I'm wondering what sort of toys I can get them to keep them occupied? I'll have family stopping by to feed them and hopefully play with them if the cats are willing, but they'll still be alone for the most part. Was also curious if leaving the TV on for them would be a good idea or would that just bug them? I know it's only 3 days but little Shadow goes nuts without any play time and will knock over anything and everything. He went for the butter dish the other night because I didn't play with him before bed so now we keep that in the microwave. Was not fun to wake up at 5AM to a loud shatter and see him licking up butter off the floor. He'll try to open up all the cabinets in the house, etc. He'll even grab our sponge and pot scrubber and tear that to shreds! I can't keep him off our counters to save my life so I will be putting every last thing up before we go, but I'd still like to leave him with something to do!
 

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take some brown paper lunch bags, place some cat treats in them, roll them up and tape them with masking tape(not plastic tape on any type) place them around the house, have extras to be placed by your pet sitters. (you will have shredded brown paper all over, but hopefully thats all) our jolene cat will eat two days of food in the first ten minutes after we leave, we would devide up her food for the two days into about eight bags(most likely lasted a least an hour this way)
 

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Thank you! That sounds like a great idea! Better to have paper all over then pieces of couch missing and feathers and fuzz all over!
 

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Are you going to have a cat sitter while you're gone? When we do, we leave the TV on during the day and off at night, which she can do. That's closer to what he experiences normally, since we're leave-the-TV-on-at-all-times people.
 

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I would get some empty boxes, different sizes. My girls love the heavy brown packing paper, too. I strew it all over the living room and they like to play in, under, around and on it. Also, if you have a cat tree, try draping a blanket over it, my cats love to hide and play under their little "fort."

I would leave the t.v. on, my girls seem a bit calmer with the white noise in the background.
 

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Also leave cardboard out for them to use for tearing up (saves the furniture too)

Also...if you can make/find a hard catnip ball...that is good for several hours for a cat.

I also leave mouse filled catnip toys...ball...hecros allover the house for them to play with.


We have a bird dvd that goes into the player and a jungle gym or two that would keep Tarzans' kitty fit...lol.
 

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Thanks guys for your input!

I won't have a cat sitter but my family lives 2 minutes away. I'm going to ask them to stay with them for as long as they can to play with them and keep them company. I'll have them turn the tv on/off for them and I'll get to work on all your suggestions! Thank you!
 
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