Do you know about catios? You need one!
What is a catio?
This cat wants one! A cat enclosure or ‘cat patio’ provides feline safety and enrichment outdoors.
A staycation for cats!
Catios will allow your cat to live their best life. Since it’s a natural instinct for a cat to hunt and spend time outdoors, we have some suggestions for a safe way to get your feline friends out of the house. It’ll feel like a summer staycation for cats!
Cat + Patio = Catio
This cat + patio is an escape-proof or outdoor enclosure to keep cats safe outdoors while they’re enjoying nature. As you will see below, a catio can be added to a window, porch, patio, or garden. Install a cat door in a window, wall, or entry with 24-hour access. You should be able to lock up the cat doors at night (and during the day), which is super important, so we only recommend products with this feature.
Eight catio examples
These catios, some listed on Etsy, can be purchased. Still, you can easily replicate the ideas by ordering materials for a curbside delivery at Lowe’s or recycling materials you have at home.
Creating a DIY catio is easy if you’re motivated! You can always try a cat harness and get them out for a walk.
Interested in other ways to keep your cat happy? Check out Stressed Cat? How to Calm Them Down.