Kodiak, a Canada lynx and retired exhibit cat, came to us declawed on all four feet. As he gets older, it gets harder and harder for him to walk around.
Kodiak is very shy and exerts very little energy. He prefers to lay around and relax versus being active like the younger cats. His habitat accommodates his needs by providing multiple dens and easily accessible perches for him to lay on.
How many hours of the day can one spend watching a tiger? Kodiak would know. When he’s not snuggled amongst warm, soft blankets in his newly insulated and heated cat room, he’s keeping a watchful eye on his neighbor Meme.
We’re not sure if he’s locating her, making sure she’s not in his habitat, or if she’s just that exciting; whatever the case, Kodiak is addicted to spying on his neighbor.
Kodiak receives several different forms of enrichment (objects or activities to keep him occupied). We need to be a little more creative when it comes to ideas for Kodiak—due to his many allergies and sensitivities to different things.
From time-to-time, he is given his favorite toy: a leather glove. He loves leather gloves! A new addition to his enrichment protocol is a snack tucked into a paper-towel roll. Kodiak can smell the treat and he has to use his natural instincts to get to it. Enrichment works.