Cat Enclosures cover a considerable breadth from small carriers to screened in verandas to light portable tunnels and towers to large framed areas to free standing fencing around the perimeter of a yard. For me it’s about choosing the right one that will give the care givers a safe choice for peace of mind and still keep your cats happy and content.
Let’s face it, country living can be very dangerous for cats due to predators such as coyotes, foxes, owls and hawks in addition to free range neighboring dogs. City life can be safer than country life, but there are still many hazards from vehicle traffic, people who don’t like cats, and cats fighting for territory. Hence there are many reasons to consider having a cat enclosure.
I was brought up with cats having an equal right to outdoor living and that still lives strongly in my heart. They are just as much a part of nature as we are, and their senses are so acutely tuned to experiencing the joys of nature. However, I have recently been confronted with several traumas that have made me consider enclosures, even though we are living in the same location, such as:
- cat traps in the neighborhood
- neighborhood bully cats resulting in my cats getting injured
- my cats not feeling safe in their own yard
But with new cats in our house and new cats in the neighborhood sometimes new solutions are needed.
We chose to build a veranda enclosure…as a partial solution. We use it when we feel the need to use it. I think that a full fence enclosure around the whole yard (quite large) would offer an even better solution and keep the neighbourhood cats completely out of our yard. There are existing fence extensions that would work well for our situation since we have a wooden fence.
The smaller portable tunnels would work well for travelers who take their cats with them in a car or a trailer. They are also great for ‘indoor cats’ who are ready to enjoy some outdoor space. I think that many indoor cat owners would like to give their cats a little more freedom.kittywalk cat enclosures
They want their cats to have healthy, active and long lives. The outdoor sights and sounds of nature can add a great new dimension of living to any living being. Some owners like to share more time with their cats and cat enclosures provide another way they can spend time together with their feline friends. These portable units also can offer creative pathways around the yard or garden.
Cat lovers love to see their cats happy. In our hearts we know that cats, by their very nature, are outdoor creatures and deserve some kind of outdoor experience. However, there are many factors that will determine how you will be able to do that. Enclosures and containment structures provide us with the best of two worlds…a safe area for the cat caregiver to have peace of mind about safety, and the cats to feel the area is protected, yet a designated area to be able to enjoy the beauty and gifts of nature that make life fuller.