|Project by T. D. Reid||posted 12-26-2011 03:18 PM||7409 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I came up with the idea for the catio (spin on the human version of the patio) after my veterinarian wife told me that the cats that live at her clinic got respiratory problems due to poor air circulation in their living area. It’s not an original idea; there are numerous examples on the internet of ones people have built for their cats. It is 8’x20’ in size, made of treated lumber, wire animal fence, has a clear plastic panel top and a gravel floor. I removed a window and put a cat door in so that they can enter and exit the clinic or we can lock them out when we don’t want them out. For human entrance and exit I have a two door system similar to the type found in zoo aviaries that prevent them from dashing out to escape while we are going in or out of the enclosure. It was a lot of fun to build and I would encourage you to build one for your cat at home. It will keep them safe, healthy and happy.
-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd