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8 Catrageous Ways Your Cat Can Enjoy The Outdoors Safely

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All kitties love to bask in the sun, chase butterflies and birds and sample sweet grass. But the outdoors has a lot of dangers of cats including getting lost, hit by cars, eaten by wildlife, getting into toxic plants, etc. Luckily, several companies and a few clever DIY’ers have come up with pawsome outdoor habits for your kitty to spend time outdoors safely.

#1 – Purr…fect Fence

This is a fencing systems with a patented pivoting arched top to ensure your cat doesn’t escape. The company says they contained over 35,000 cats using this system. It’s a great way to give your cat the freedom of your yard without worry. www.purrfectfence.com

Image source: Purrfectfence.com
Image source: Purrfectfence.com

#2 – Catio Spaces

These cat-enclosures are custom designed to match your home as well as your cat’s tastes. For example, this image is from a recent catio build for a Seattle Seahawks Fan in Kenmore, Washington. www.catiospaces.com

Image source: Catio Spaces and Mahler Photography
Image source: Catio Spaces and Mahler Photography

 

#3 – SunCATcher Enclosures

These enclosures are large, breezy, and even lockable to ensure the safety of your feline friend while she enjoys the outdoors. Each package includes everything you need: shelves, cat tree, cat walks, feeders and even connector kits. www.cagesbydesign.com

Image source: Cagesbydesign.com
Image source: Cagesbydesign.com

 

#4 – SafeCat Outdoor Enclosures

Are you a Do-it-yourselfer? If so, than this the project for you! The Just4Cats building manual has over 50 pages of instructions on how to make your very own cat enclosure. You can make it any dimensions you wish to fit in the space you have. www.just4cats.com

Image source: Just4Cats.com
Image source: Just4Cats.com

 

#5 – KittyWalk Town & Country

This catio is different from the rest because it’s portable and movable. Great for people who rent or take their cat with them on their travels. It even comes with a travel bag and you can add extensions to make it as big as you want. www.kittywalk.com

Image source: KittyWalk.com
Image source: KittyWalk.com

 

#6 – Catio ShowCase

If you are looking for inspiration to make our own catio, you must check out catioshowcase.com. Owners of catios send in their images to give other inspiration. This one is the home of four Scottish Folds in Florida – it’s even got a pond with a waterfall. www.catioshowcase.com

Image source: Catioshowcase.com
Image source: Catioshowcase.com

 

#7 – Catbitats

This company designs and installs a cat-habitat to fit your needs. They have some done some sweet catios, including window to window shelves. They even have covers to provide shade while your cat is lounging in style. They have all sizes, including habitats that fit on apartment decks! www.catbitats.com

Image source: Catbitats.com
Image source: Catbitats.com

 

#8 – DIY Cat Paradise

Another DIY project, this one was created by Jeanette and Murray’s British Shorthairs. With  local rock waterfalls, hidden kitty litterboxes, fish pond, spiral staircases and even a swinging bridge, this is every kitty’s fantasy. http://www.britzcats.net/

Image source: Catsofaustralia.com
Image source: Catsofaustralia.com

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