Visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory stimulation
Posh words for seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting!
In other words cats that go outside get a lot of stimulation from the environment which changes regularly. Cats need:
Visual stimulation – window seats, windowsills, fish tank, videos of birds, fish & bugs all provide something for your cat to look at.
Auditory stimulation- so toys that make a noise, ping pong balls in the bathtub or down the tiled hall, crackle balls or toys with bells.
Olfactory stimulation- catnip is available in various forms or try fresh herbs stuffed in toys.
Gustatory- Chewing on grass – you can grow grass in pots for cats to chew which they love.
Everyone's home has limitations to what can be achieved but by trying to incorporate some of the above ideas you will help to keep you cat happy and healthy.