A large percentage of cat owners in Singapore keep indoor cats, but are they truly contented being indoors? Problems may arise if you’re not prepared to put in the time and effort with your indoor cat. Here are some potential risks:

Behaviour

Your indoor cat can become bored and frustrated – which leads to destruction of your property or inappropriate marking and toileting around the house.

Compulsive disorders

Indoor cats have been known to develop Pica – the eating of non-food items.

Obesity

With nothing else to do, indoor cats spend a lot more time sleeping and eating, and a lot less time exercising.

Aggression

Cat behaviourists say indoor cats can become excited by seeing birds and other cats outdoors but because they are confined, may lead to venting their aggression on their owners instead.

Escape and loss

Indoors cat have no experience being outside; when they get escape, there is a higher chance that they will get lost.