DIY Catios: Plans and Catio Design Ideas 

If you want to let your cat outside safely, usually installing a catio is a great way for them to enjoy the great outdoors without too much worry. Check out the DIY catio plans and design ideas on this page to find one that suits you. 

As many of you know, I let Charlie and Trigg outside in our fenced-in backyard. But, whether or not to let your cat outside can be a hard choice for some.  

If you feel your cat needs to spend time outdoors just as much as you do, you might consider a catio, which is an excellent solution for those on the fence (and even those with indoor-only cats). 

What Is a Catio?

A catio is a patio for cats that is closed with special fencing so your cat will be safely kept inside. It is an excellent way of letting your cat enjoy the outdoors without you having to worry about their safety.  

Yes, you most certainly can if you have experience building outdoor furniture and fencing. Ultimately, a DIY catio can be just as large as you want it to be, and you can make it fit precisely in your house.  

Build Your Catio

On the other hand, if you do not want to build your DIY cat enclosure, some builders specialize in catios whom you can call. But even in this case, you must know what type of catio you want to build and maybe even have a design ready. 

How to Build a Catio Catio safety measures Building a catio will be pretty simple, but there are some key aspects you must keep in mind regarding safety. You can read more about how to build a safe catio here, but here are some notable takeouts.

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