Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Catios (Cat Patios) You Have To See To Believe.

Your indoor cats can often feel left out when they see you through the window sipping your tea in your outdoor patio. But we tend to keep cats indoors because we’re afraid they’ll run away and get hurt. But now there’s a way for your cat to enjoy all the perks a patio has to offer without causing your heart to race with concern. It’s called a "catio" and people are building it to give their feline friends a harmonious place to chillax. And now, you can too. It’s an entertaining enclosure that is safe and purr-fectly awesome for your cat this summer!

The good thing about cats is that they don’t need you to entertain them or keep them busy.

Not only that, but cats won’t break the bank either, because they eat a lot less food than a medium-sized dog according to the ASPCA. And since you don’t often spend a lot of moola on your furry little friend, spare no expense and build them their own catio unit in the backyard! Take this one for example. It’s pretty zen, like a Japanese garden, and it’ll keep your kitties entertained for hours.

Some cats have bigger bedrooms and living rooms than most of us do, but we’re totally not raining on their parades.

If anyone deserves to have a humongous open space to roam free it's our lovely feline buddies. Cat enclosures are typically made out of wood framing, clear polycarbonate or wire mesh roof, pine or cedar shelves, and escape-proof galvanized wire. The idea is to let your pets have a playground where they can let loose and have fun without running the risk of them getting lost.

Some cats have bigger bedrooms and living rooms than most of us do, but we’re totally not raining on their parades.

Want to spoil your furry babies? Why not brighten your catio, your home, and their day with a stunningly colorful unit like this one?

You might need a bit of help doing the blueprints, or you could just buy several cages and get the units to securely fit next to each other so your kitties can walk around freely. But once you're all done, your kitties will be forever grateful!

You might need tons of room to build something as massive as this stunning outdoor unit, but you can always design a smaller unit to fit your patio.

This cat owner clearly wanted to get the very best cat fort money could buy. Heck! It looks good enough for a human to live in! The main area allows the kitties to jump, hide, run, and pretty much go nuts while still being protected inside the catio. Genius!

This cat owner built an impressive enclosure that allows their kitty to miss none of the fun by being able to safely play outside.

The man’s kid posted a photo of the stunning construction on Reddit. Users were fascinated by the intricate details and of the catio, which included a tower, a bridge, and a treehouse. When asked how much this cost their dad, Redditor flower explained, “Just asked my dad, said it took him under 20 hours and around $300CAD! He has previous experience with carpentry.” That’s a bit more impressive than the catio itself! Way to go, dad!

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