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9 Awesome ways to bring your catio to life with these catio accessories
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Meowvelous Monday Haiku, Oh! Canada Day
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How to make outdoor cat tunnels to increase your cat’s territory
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How to Make this Irresistible Spring Grass Oasis Lounge for Your Cat
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A New Year, A Fresh Purrspective
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Happy Holidays from All the Chirpies!
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Create a festive cat fountain display to enrich your cat’s senses
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When your soulmate kitty asks to grow his wings
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Create a Spooky-licious Cat Salad Bar that’s frightfully easy with colorful water beads
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Who are the TUFCATs and where are they now? #GlobalCatDay

9 Awesome ways to bring your catio to life with these catio accessories

Last updated August 13th, 2020

Turn your catio into an oasis of tranquility and enrichment for the cats with cat-friendly accessories and props.

Like a parent watching their child starting their first day of school, you proudly watch your fur kits as curious paws take their first tentative steps into the wilderness! Within minutes they leap with confidence from perch to perch in their new catio. Your cats finally have a taste of freedom in a safe cat enclosure and they’re loving their newfound territory. Bravo!

But just as you furnish your house to make it a home, adding a few essential catio accents can recreate the perfect setting for the ultimate in cat enrichment. Whether it’s for long morning bug watching out in the grassland savanna or relaxing at the oasis you will have fun creating your ideal catio habitat.

Quirky cottage garden or minimalist zen? Or how about a bit of both? There are catio garden accents to suit any style, mood and space.

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Meowvelous Monday Haiku, Oh! Canada Day

So it’s Canada Day and there’s something new to celebrate here at the Chirpy Cats house. Earlier this year I took my Oath of Citizenship after living in Canada for 9 years as a permanent resident. So now I’m officially a South African-Canadian. Having lived in other countries too for many years, such as the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland, and of course my birth country, South Africa, I sometimes feel like a citizen of the world. But living in Canada brought many good things into my life. Yes, just look at my clowder of nine cats!

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How to make outdoor cat tunnels to increase your cat’s territory

Last updated August 2nd, 2020

Making outdoor cat tunnels is a great way to increase your cat’s territory in a safe and inexpensive way. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how we added outdoor cat tunnels to our existing catio.

As a multi-cat household, we are always trying to devise new and interesting spaces for our cats to co-exist peacefully and to enrich their world. In the past few years, we have added outdoor elevated tunnels to our existing catio enclosure and we were excited to add ground tunnels to increase their space and offer a more enriching and stimulating environment.

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How to Make this Irresistible Spring Grass Oasis Lounge for Your Cat

Last updated January 26th, 2020

As the cats crunch on their delicious grass bucket at their newly decorated Spring Oasis lounge, I am reminded of how important it is to offer new and exciting textures that are attractive to cats. Sensory enrichment for your cats is just as vital to his well-being as any other form of enrichment.

Overflowing with a myriad of textures and smells, the Spring Oasis Cat Lounge offers an attractive space to explore, drink, hunt and relax after a long winter.

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A New Year, A Fresh Purrspective

Last updated January 5th, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when we’re making New Year’s resolutions. Not a fan. Instead, I like affirmations. Because life is like a cat, unpredictable, fast-moving and a little wild. It’s fluid and ever-changing so we need to be open to shift our focus and reboot, which may result in a new and fresh purrspective or a completely different pathway than the one you’ve chosen.

And that’s okay.

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Create a Spooky-licious Cat Salad Bar that’s frightfully easy with colorful water beads

Last updated August 7th, 2020

Have you ever thought of growing cat grass without soil? here are step-by-step instructions for growing cat grass in water beads for lots of fun at the cat salad bar!

Growing cat grass for your cat is always a fun project whether it’s for an indoor salad bar or an outdoor watering hole. At the Chirpy Cats lair, we like to keep fresh supplies of grass pots, especially when the weather cools down and the cats spend less time in the catio and more time indoors visiting the salad bar. In our Ultimate Guide to Growing Cat Grass, we provided step-by-step instructions for growing cat grass the traditional way with potting soil.

Why not change things up a bit and ditch the dirt for water beads? Yes, you’ve read that right, no soil needed. For this grass project, you will be using water gel beads instead of potting soil to grow your cat grass!

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Who are the TUFCATs and where are they now? #GlobalCatDay

Last updated October 16th, 2019

TUFCAT Feral cat project at the UWC campus in cape Town South Africa

Global Cat Day, celebrated worldwide on October 16, was borne out of a need to rally for and strengthen support for humane policies to protect community cats. It’s a day to celebrate and spread the word that community cats have their rightful place on this planet and can coexist with humans in our living environments.

“The purpose of Global Cat Day is to strengthen support for humane policies that protect cats. October 16, we’re rallying people around the world to take our pledge to speak up for the cats in their communities and show kindness for all catkind.” Alley Cat Allies

Last year on Global Cat Day we shared stories about the community campus cats at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Spunky, in particular, had his heart healed by a litter of four kittens. I caught up with Dr. Sharyn Spicer, lecturer and founder of TUFCAT, The UWC Feral Cat Project, and I was pleased to hear of the many positive changes and major successes along their sometimes very tough journey. 

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