Here’s something that is a good investment for cat parents: a catio.
Basically it’s a portmanteau of cat + patio, and it’s an enclosed outdoor space that lets your cat enjoy the outdoor pleasures, without the risks. If you have a backyard or a balcony, a catio is a great option.
Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, there are several benefits to getting a cat enclosure:
- It will protect your cat from predators and poisonous plants;
- It will provide a healthy lifestyle for your cat with fresh air, exercise, sunbathing and bird watching;
- It will create an outdoor space for human and kitty interaction;
- It will enhance the happiness of your cat.
If you are a DIY person, you can build your own catio. But if you’re not, you can choose from a variety of catios available for purchase. Here are some options:
#1 – Trixie Pet Products Wooden Outdoor Cat Sanctuary – catio from Amazon
#2 – Kittywalk Town-&-Country Pet Enclosure – catio from Amazon
#3 – Kittywalk Penthouse with Resting Platforms for Cats – catio from Amazon
#4 – Catio from Catio Spaces
We only have one balcony which is too small for a catio. But since we live on the second floor, it’s safe for Mr. Cat to be on the balcony where he can sunbath and watch bird TV.
What about you, have you bought or built a catio for your cat?
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