Cat play

Play is both an indicator and promoter of welfare and wellbeing in many species. However, little is known about how much play time is optimal for a cat or how enabling play time impacts cat behaviour and welfare/wellbeing. This study aims to start to fill in this gap by assessing play and its impacts on affective state and welfare in domestic cats.

Play is both an indicator and promoter of welfare and wellbeing in many species. However, little is known about how much play time is optimal for a cat or how enabling play time impacts cat behaviour and welfare/wellbeing. This study aims to start to fill in this gap by assessing play and its impacts on affective state and welfare in domestic cats.