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Catios and Cat Enclosures

Posted on December 12, 2010 by ari

Since our cats are stuck inside all the time (we care as much about the local songbirds and mice and voles as we do about our cat friends), we want to make sure they’re happy. Our last place had a lot of great high-up cat-walks for them to enjoy, and this place has a couple of funny little screened-in porches that make good cat hideaways, though they have to get us to deal with the doors for them. We hope that at our next place we’ll be able to build some semi-outdoor spaces they can enjoy more freely.

Cat enclosures sound like the answer – I can’t wait to build one. Here are some examples from the great blog Catio Showcase:

Have you built a catio? What style worked for you?

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4 Responses to “Catios and Cat Enclosures”

  1. Cat Furniture and Built-ins | Shirari Industries
    May 4th, 2011 @ 2:35 am

    [...] been living in, but I hope to change that when we move to our new place. In addition to an outdoor cat enclosure, I hope to put in some fun cat doors and tunnels, and some high-up walkways. Here are some [...]

  2. Animal Architecture | Shirari Industries
    July 2nd, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    [...] Furniture and Built-Ins, Catios and Cat Enclosures – Since cats like to climb and like good views, spaces can be made much more interesting for [...]

  3. jmuhj
    November 25th, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    I am seeing my photos on this site without having given permission to share them. They were shared on catioshowcase.com with my permission. Please respond and explain.

  4. shirari
    November 29th, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    Hey, sorry about that! I guess when I wrote this post back in 2010 it didn’t occur to me to ask, since I credited you and linked to your site. I probably thought of it as promoting your site, which I suppose I thought you might like. (I’m a little more savvy now about intellectual property – and incidentally, haven’t been blogging for years, so this blog is a little out-dated and may actually be taken down soon when we launch our redesign.) Should I remove this post now? Thank you for reaching out, and sorry to offend!

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