What is a cat cage?
When you picture a cat cage you may not think freedom in the outdoors could ever be had from inside one; you would be right. Why would a pet enclosure company say that?
Unfortunately, in many cases a free standing enclosure or portable enclosure is the only practicle option. If you renting, move house often or have no practical space for a large area you may not have a better choice. Freee standing cat enclosures are in many cases the only practical way for cats to see the outdoors…. so why do they have to be so boring?
It would be good to say that at catworks we never had to build cat cages; it would however not be true at all… It was the first enclosure type that we ever built. We worked with powder coated wire mesh and built enclosures that could be easily assembled, disassembled and moved often.
Portable cat enclosures were the first type of pet enclosure that we ever built. We worked with powder coated wire mesh and built “cages” that could be easily assembled, disassembled and moved often. It was good seeing cats get some outdoors time but it never really felt like “enough”. It took a couple of years to realise that while cats did enjoy going outside they needed “more ” to keep them wanting to be out there.
Introducing “outdoor cat tree” INSIDE portable enclosure
By building a nicer (often larger) type free standing enclosure; people are capable of walking in and out easily. We add climbing things and hammocks to get as high as possible. By adding extra height into your free standing enclosure it will give the cats almost “double” the floor area amd a nice place to peer down on you from.
After realising some of the freedoms of being outside could be added INTO these free standing enclosures we started to have some fun…. and so did the cats. By adding heights from cat trees, shelves and ropes; cats would spend more time out in the enclosures and we started having more fun building them. Previous to this our basic cages had only a few cat shelves modelled off only what was available at the time. Now we add things like Giant ropes, bridges, cat trees and hammocks making them more fun to build too…
Cages don’t have to be terrible. the are often the only practical solution so it just comes down to making them as fun and as practical as possible.
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