Mini-catio is better than no catio

Here is a mini-catio and I like it. It is a compromise. It is not great as structures go but it will be effective in giving full-time indoor cats some outdoor time to smell the air and be involved with nature. It will do the cats some emotional good. And it is easy to set up. I’d say that it would take a measly couple of hours max. The tricky bit is blocking off the window. You’ll have to get some plywood or something and cut out a hole of the required dimensions. I believe that catios will become steadily more popular as we proceed through the 21st century. They are a nice compromise between safety and some outdoor environment. To those who are unsure what they are, they are a custom designed cat enclosure attached to the house. A bit like a conservatory for humans only for cats with netting on one side so that it is open to the elements. It is important that cats get some fresh air.




Catio with outdoor toilet

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Catio built without planning permission has to be demolished

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Equity release to pay for a catio extension

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The catio that breached planning regulations

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Catio in front garden breached planning regulations

Cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy in America supports a couple’s catio near Huddersfield, England

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Classy cat window box

Every full-time indoor cat should have a window box (at least)

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The cats who enjoy a wonderful outdoor tree house and climber

The best outdoor climber and cat tree house you will see

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A catio improves a cat's personality

A catio improves a cat’s personality

A catio can improve a cat's personality. This is my opinion and I'll explain why. I remember visiting and staying ...
Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

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Useful links
Anxiety - reduce it
FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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