Couple builds an epic catio for their two cats... check out the Cat Castle! (Gallery)
What a great way to let your cats outside without the risks!
Dani and her husband build this epic Cat Castle for their fur babies. The cats love it!
"We have two indoor cats. They want to be outdoor cats, so we compromised."
They can go outside for fresh air whenever they want, but they are kept safe from predators, cars and escape (mwahaha!)
They like the tower best when we're on the deck.
She also likes to block the tunnel entrance.
Roomie... Kisa and Jasper checking out the new digs.
That door leads to the kitchen.
They can access the Palace any time they want. (Presuming we haven't locked it. We do that occasionally if the weather is particularly bad or if there is an unfriendly cat in the yard.)
High ceilings! (We obviously need to power wash the deck and the house. :blush: )
Don't let Jasper's sour look fool you.
He loves this.
Before the canopy went on.
Jasper can't wait for the kondo.
(This was before the kondo part of the Palace was complete)
The multi levels help keep some peace.
Not all, but at least some peace...
We needed a door so we could get in to hang out with the kitties!
Kisa likes to guard the entry to the skywalk.
The sun feels so good on my belly!
When asked how she and her husband built it:
"Let's see...the cloth (canvas) parts are for shade and because the AC drips. The black material on the walkway was a floor mat that we cut up. It's got a rubber backing and weatherproof surface.
It wasn't hard at all to get them to use the cat door. I only had to hold it open for them a few times and they picked up what to do. And my girl cat isnt the brightest bulb on the tree...
I actually don't know how much it cost to build. I...didn't want to know. My husband did the planning and purchasing of the materials, and built it all himself. I was his beautiful assistant, as he said. :)
It's also not really technically attached to the house, I believe.
It's held up really well so far. Its been a few years too. We've added a roof of sorts to the big area (the "kondo") using cane reeds that they sell as fencing at home depot."
Pretty sweet! Would you build your cats a catio like this?
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