Cats that are not allowed to venture outdoors can get bored. And the boredom can get worse if they don’t have enough opportunities for physical and mental stimulation. Without a “legal” avenue to spend their energy on, a bored can engage in undesirable behavior just to have something to do.
Cabin fever in cats can affect cats of all ages, but senior cats seem to be affected more frequently. The degree often depends on whether a cat is used to going outside or not. Indoor-only cats don’t tend to get easily bored. During the cold months, some cats appear to be more affectionate and are happy with the extra care and attention.
On the other hand, cats that are allowed outdoors on a regular basis may have a hard time staying indoors when situations make outdoor adventures impossible or not feasible. To know more, click here.