Indoor cats can spend hours near a window seeking the warmth of the sun, staring at passers-by, or yearning for a little freedom. A catio can offer them a protected space to enjoy fresh air while exercising, watching birds and other wildlife, and lounging.
Do cats love Catios?
Catios are great for cats that are curious or playful. They can help cats to expend that unwanted energy by exploring their new space. Or perhaps they love basking in the sunshine on the windowsill, and a catio will allow them extra space to do just that. If your cat is shy or timid, they can still enjoy a catio.
Do cats like cat enclosures?
An outdoor cat enclosure gives your cat space to play Like their wild ancestors, domestic cats have a natural instinct for climbing and play. And while kitty may enjoy the occasional wrestle with their human, theres no denying that they appreciate a space of their own to retreat to.
Is a Catio safe?
While a properly built catio is perfectly safe for your cat, if you want added protection, a motion sensor sprinkler or coyote roller for your fence can provide that extra peace of mind. Catios are such a great way to enrich your cats life and we want to make sure they are always safe.
Do cats need enclosures?
Cats must have shelter from sun, wind and rain. They also need a sunny spot within the enclosure. Cats must have a weatherproof sleeping compartment with a raised bed (which must be kept in a clean and hygienic condition), along with a separate exercise area.
What does a Catio cost?
You can buy a DIY catio plan for $40-$150 and then buy the materials for a further $100-$1,000. You can buy a pre-made catio for $300-$2,500. You can pay upwards of $1,000 for a custom-built catio. Equipment, building permits, poor planning, and maintenance can increase costs further.
Is it OK to have just one cat?
No, its not cruel unless your cat is alone for extended periods of time. You need to give your cat plenty of attention when youre home and provide her with toys and entertainment when youre not around.