I have some amazing fur babies, they are my heart. After being in the house so much due to Covid, I thought my cats could use a break too. I wasn’t about to let them outside. I adopted the neighborhood stray and he is an indoor/outdoor cat now and sometimes it drives me bonkers worrying about him. So the rest had to remain indoors. No question. But I wanted them to be able to feel the wind on their whiskers and the sun on their fur.
I found a catio on Amazon and got it. The problem was that my house was too high off the ground. I didn’t want my cats to have to jump out of the window and risk them falling that far. Keeping it off the ground will also help keep fleas & ticks off of them a little. So, I needed to make a platform. I don’t have many power tools so I mentioned it to one of the guys at work and he volunteered to come over and help me construct it!
I owe him big time!
So here is my Catio! Or cat patio.
We made the support out of decking blocks, 4x4’s, 2x4’s and carriage bolts, locking nuts, and some other random screws and bits.
We added L brackets to the side to hold it down but I took this pic before that. Egon is the mainly white cat and Yeti is the torti behind him. My black cat, Dahlia, is on the white table but you can’t see her, just the edge of her tail.
Heres some pics of the underside.
I added the small table inside for them to walk out on. We also made a window piece out of plexiglass and added a cat door so they can go in and out without having to leave the window open. I have styrofoam around it so they feel more secure but I plan on switching that out. Here are two cute cat butts so you get the idea. Yeti Pegleg and Egon. Yeti is actually 2 weeks older than Egon but he is just huge.
And here is a pic of that outdoor cat, Pandy (Pandemonium), wondering what in the heck is going on. Ha!
Thanks for checking it out. This was my Summer project and the cats absolutely LOVE it!