The advantages of cat enclosures
A CAT enclosure is a great way to allow your cat the freedom to go outside without the associated risks.
When cats are outdoors they can be run over by cars, attacked by other cats or dogs and also can attack native wildlife.
They may also wander into neighbouring yards, which some people dislike.
In our area it is a requirement by law to keep your pets on your own property at all times.
In an enclosure they are free to still run around and climb, which is important exercise and behaviour for most cats.
The enclosure is usually attached to the house and can be accessed via a cat door.
Many people have made very creative enclosures that involve multiple areas connected by tunnels and incorporating natural elements like trees.
There are several companies making the netting that is usually used for the enclosures or free standing enclosures like large rabbit hutches are also available.
The freestanding enclosures include hiding spaces, ramps, scratching posts and other features that enrich the environment of the cat.
Using the netting you can enclose already existing areas where your cat likes to play outside.
The netting is UV stable and should last for 10 years or more exposed to the outside world.
Netting is black in colour and blends in reasonably well in the backyard much like the nets around a trampoline.
It can be bought in certain sizes or shapes or just on a roll that allows you to get creative with a design of your own choosing.
Some well enclosed backyards may allow netting applied on an angle to the top of the fence to keep cats in without having netting overhead.
If you are looking for more information or ideas the CatMax Enclosures Facebook page is a good place to start.