The RSPCA is giving tips for making a ‘pet-friendly’ and ‘wildlife-happy’ garden this spring.
– Nest boxes should be south facing, away from the bird feeders and out of the reach of any cats that may come in the garden
– A pile of logs is a great way to attract insects – they’ll provide a natural food source for birds and other garden wildlife.
– Cats enjoy things to climb and scratch so trees are a great way for them to exercise this instinct, as well as providing shaded areas when it’s hot
– Those with larger lawns can use this space for playing games with their pets and can also consider providing a place for your pet to dig in within your garden.
RSPCA scientific officer Jane Tyson said: “Making space for animals in our gardens can help encourage wildlife to flourish and enrich the lives of our pets.”