Transform Yard For Cats
Like dogs, cats need time to explore; stretch their legs; and get fresh air - and where better to do it than from the convenience of their own backyard? Without exercise, cats risk health issues as they age including obesity. In fact, over 60 percent of U.S. cats are classified as overweight or obese. There are two ways to transform backyards into cat play areas: Installing a cat fence or transforming an already existing fence into a cat fence.
DIY Cat Fence Installation
Catios are great for multiple cats to play but they do not offer room to roam freely around the yard. Instead, installing a cat fence may be a better option for homeowners with large yard space for cats to run and socialize with other companion animals. Cat fencing is made from polypropylene material that is lightweight and easy to manage for homeowners of all ages. The bottom is constructed with welded wire fence mesh to block kitties from digging or chewing their way out of the system. The system, available in 6 and 7.5' feet heights, comes with overhang extenders to block cats from jumping out, too. Even better, community cats, stray dogs and wildlife will not be able to jump inside the fence system and potentially harm the domestic cats.
Cat Fence Conversion Kits
Already have a fence? No problem. Conversion Kits offer overhang extenders, mesh and hardware to transform already existing fences into pet playgrounds. These conversion systems are easy to install and a cheaper alternative to rebuilding a cat fence in the yard.
Cats need a chance to run and play just as much as dogs and having fencing in the yard will improve animal health and wellness, increasing longevity of life for feline friends.
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Why Build Cat Fence
Like dogs, cats need time to explore the great outdoors; socialize with other companion animals and exercise. Without daily fitness activity, cats will become lethargic and risk health complications as they age. Cat owners may be hesitant to build cat fencing; but the systems on the market are strong, reliable and long-lasting.
Cat fencing is different than catios. Catios are box-shaped and will secure multiple cats. They include tops for wildlife and bird control and keep cats from escaping; however, catios do not offer cats a wide area for them to run and play. That's why cat fencing is better for homeowners with yard space to share with their feline friends.
Cat fencing is made from poly fence mesh and welded wire for added security to secure cats from all sides. While fence for cats do not include tops, they do include overhang extenders to block cats from escaping from the top - and to keep out deer, coyotes and other wild animals that may try to harm the kitties. Cat fencing is easy to install for the DIY'er and will last 20+ years.
Below is a video from Texas Litter Control who shared their Kitty Corral Cat Fence with EasyPetFence.com. They have had the system for years; and their cats love it!
Cat windows always seemed like a tease for domestic cats; but they are ideal for cat owners that live in apartments.
While cat windows provide cats with a relaxing hammock or chair to sit in, all cats can do is kick back and watch birds and activity from the inside. Cat windows mount easily to window sills to allow cats to view the outdoors without actually letting them outside. They are inexpensive (under $50) and are easy to set up.
When the time comes to move, it is advised to upgrade to a catio or cat fencing. Both types of cat enclosures will allow cats to run; play; and get the 30 minutes of daily exercise required to stay fit.