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Catio DIY Inspiration

Create changing and enriching catio kingdoms for your cat in any space,
big or small. I hope to inspire you with these catio and cat garden ideas.

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How to build this charming cat bridge that will spruce up your catio
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9 Awesome ways to bring your catio to life with these catio accessories
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How to make outdoor cat tunnels to increase your cat’s territory
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Turn your catio into a cat paradise with this easy fountain hack
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Inspiration for building your first catio
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How to build a catio your cat will love

How to build this charming cat bridge that will spruce up your catio

Last updated September 15th, 2020

Building a cat bridge is the ideal solution to connecting an existing catio and a window, or as a standalone catio for small spaces to increase your cat’s ‘home base’. Here’s how and why we built a cat bridge for our multi-cat household.

Working on cat projects with your significant other can be exhausting. Not so much the physical work. But the part where you have to sell your crazy ideas to your partner in crime. 

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9 Awesome ways to bring your catio to life with these catio accessories

Last updated August 13th, 2020

Turn your catio into an oasis of tranquility and enrichment for the cats with cat-friendly accessories and props.

Like a parent watching their child starting their first day of school, you proudly watch your fur kits as curious paws take their first tentative steps into the wilderness! Within minutes they leap with confidence from perch to perch in their new catio. Your cats finally have a taste of freedom in a safe cat enclosure and they’re loving their newfound territory. Bravo!

But just as you furnish your house to make it a home, adding a few essential catio accents can recreate the perfect setting for the ultimate in cat enrichment. Whether it’s for long morning bug watching out in the grassland savanna or relaxing at the oasis you will have fun creating your ideal catio habitat.

Quirky cottage garden or minimalist zen? Or how about a bit of both? There are catio garden accents to suit any style, mood and space.

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How to make outdoor cat tunnels to increase your cat’s territory

Last updated August 2nd, 2020

Making outdoor cat tunnels is a great way to increase your cat’s territory in a safe and inexpensive way. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how we added outdoor cat tunnels to our existing catio.

As a multi-cat household, we are always trying to devise new and interesting spaces for our cats to co-exist peacefully and to enrich their world. In the past few years, we have added outdoor elevated tunnels to our existing catio enclosure and we were excited to add ground tunnels to increase their space and offer a more enriching and stimulating environment.

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Turn your catio into a cat paradise with this easy fountain hack

Last updated August 25th, 2020

A water feature you and your cats will love

You have created the perfect outdoor space for your cats and they’re loving it! There are cat grass pots, hanging catnip baskets and various arrangements of other cat safe plants. What more could a happy cat want? But there is something missing. An element that is vital to our wellbeing and is an essential component in the art of feng shui – water, the giver of life. 

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Inspiration for building your first catio

Last updated August 1st, 2020

We look forward to Spring each year, which brings with it, the promise of beautiful colorful blooms and a very happy clowder of chirpy kitties. Each will find their own zen space, their little niche in the shade or the sun. With ramps and climbing platforms to play in and romp about and a plentiful supply of fresh catnip from the hanging baskets, no kitty can complain of boredom. There is also space for the humans to enjoy this enclosed kitty garden of tranquility with their furry companions if they wish. Would you like to wake up with the birds and have your morning cuppa with kitties? Yes, please! Would you like some tips on how to begin building your catio? Read my previous post on Building your Cats’ dream Catio.

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How to build a catio your cat will love

Last updated August 19th, 2020

Building a catio or cat enclosure for your cat is a great way to provide environmental enrichment, reducing stress in multi-cat homes and creating a safe space for your cats to enact their natural behaviors.

Building a catio or outdoor enclosure is one of the best gifts you can give your cat to keep him safe from harm. The idea of creating the perfect safe haven for our indoor cats to explore and experience a piece of their natural habitat seemed like the natural thing to do. So what is the best way of merging the two worlds of a cat, indoors and outdoors? By building an outdoor catio space in which they can thrive and be happy, where our cats can feel free to roam, protected from outside hazards.

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