Enclosure : So Your Cats Can Experience Nature
Does your cats need outdoor enclosure? Cats
are natural outdoor items
but we worry about them being outside. They’re vulnerable to dogs,
cars, toxins and a range of other harmful things. We don’t dare let our
show or breeding cats outside.
At the same time it’s easy to
think of the good things they miss.
- The outdoor cats snooze in the
- scratch their claws on a log without getting
‘in trouble’ and
- entertain their minds and bodies with chasing
leaves in the breeze.
Yes there is! Outdoor enclosure keep your cat safe while
allowing her to go outside.
This can especially be good for males as they can have more room than a
smaller room inside.
For example, a 10 foot by 16 foot room can be set
up for several queens to share a room outside, an enclosed
from the window of the house or cattery to the enclosure or it sits
just outside a cat door. With six feet high poultry netting it is tight
at the top and bottom so cats are secure.
Some suggest burying wire to
keep cats from digging under while others find that unnecessary. A
woven wire or mesh top keeps the cats inside their enclosure, safe
from the streets and dangers of the city or rural life.
the outdoor enclosure shelves and steps create a multi-level area for
cats to lounge.
- A specially built cat house with a porch,
inches off the ground gives plenty of places for cats to find shade as
well as in inclement weather get into a warm dry place.
- The increased
ventilation does wonders for cats respiratory as they aren’t breathing
inside, stale and damp air.
Other things you can put in the
enclosure include a center brace post made of a real tree
- A 4-6
inch in diameter log is the ideal natural scratching post for cats that
they don’t get chastised for using.
- Feeding and watering cats is easy
as bowls can be left under the house if it’s raised up, keeping it out
of the rain if a cloud blows in.
- A walk in door allows people to go in
with the cats and a small reading or lounge area can benefit owner and
Some cats are initially fearful if
they haven’t been outside before
but once secure in their enclosure they often play and climb to the
shelves to curl up for an afternoon snooze. Other cats initially resent
being confined and some will climb up high thinking they can get out.
The mesh on the top is key to keeping these cats securely in the pen!
Cats are natural outdoor lovers but
are often not equipped to live in our modern towns and cities.
Far too many are killed by cars as they cross the road and it is
heartbreaking to lose a pet but even more so a pet that was a show and
breeding animal with a great deal of time invested in her.
enclosures prevent this kind of loss and can be a great way to keep
your cats safe and still allow them a natural environment.
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