Grab Your Hammer! These Catio Kits Are Purrfect for the DIY Cat Owner
You're most likely familiar with the special vocabulary of words used by animal lovers (think: boop, floof, toe beans, teef). But just when you think you're fluent in the vernacular of pet owners, you come across a new term that instantly confuses you. Enter: catios. No, it's not a cat rodeo like I initially thought it was—although how fun would that be?!
What Is a Catio?
A portmanteau of "cat" and "patio," a catio is an outdoor enclosure meant to keep cats safe as they play in your backyard. They can be as simple as a small box that extends out of your window or an elaborate construction of tunnels, bridges, and cages. Many cat owners build catios themselves so they can customize the catios to be as small or as expansive as they'd like.
Is It Safe To Let My Cat Outdoors?
Have you ever caught your cat staring longingly out your window, soaking in the sun? Cats have a natural instinct to roam through the great outdoors, and while outdoor cats are more active than indoor cats, they are exposed to much more environmental risk. Therefore, catios are a brilliant way to let your cat get some fresh air and vitamin D while still keeping them safe from predators and natural elements.
The Best Catio Kits to Build Yourself
If you're super handy and can dream up a blueprint of a catio on your own, we applaud you! But if you're someone who needs a bit more guidance before setting out on your DIY catio adventure, we suggest investing in a catio kit that comes with all the parts and instructions to guide you to success. That's why we gathered our seven favorite catio kits for feline-loving builders at any skill level.