As a cat owner, you want your feline friend to be safe and have all the entertainment and stimulation it desires. But, this isn’t possible for many indoor cats, as their survival skills may not be optimal for the outdoors.
How can you find that balance of entertainment and safety? Consider an outdoor cat cage!
A well-constructed outdoor enclosure offers benefits to both indoor and outdoor cats. Plus, we offer a wide range of sizes and designs. It’s time to create a safe and fun environment for one or multiple pets!
Benefits of Cat Cages for Outdoors
Indoor Cats Safely Experience Nature
We know that indoor cats can live very happy lives without ever journeying outside. Yet, we also notice how often they sit in a window, watch the activity outside, or simply bask in the sun.
Cats want to inspect everything they see out there, but you know roaming free is not the best idea. A secure outside cat cage can be the compromise between keeping them safe and letting them experience the sights, sounds, and scents of the outdoors.
Significant Entertainment and Stimulation
Are you worried about your indoor cat getting bored in your home? An outdoor cat cage or catio may be the solution. An ideal enclosure will have accessories for your cat like toys, cat walks, shelves, an outdoor cat condo, or anything else your cat will enjoy!
You may also add a litter box, comfortable bedding, and access to food and water. Couple all this together, and this could be your cat’s new favorite space!
Safe Haven for Outdoor Cats
While they’ve developed their survival skills for the most part, there are still countless things that could go wrong for an outdoor cat.
- Territorial animals can injure your cat
- Strangers could steal your cat
Giving an outdoor cat access to a cat enclosure will provide a safe and comfortable location to find its entertainment and rest. Not only will it give free-roaming cats short-term safety and stimulation, but it can increase their lifespan by distancing them from the dangers of the outdoors, even if just for a short time.
Factors to Consider for Outdoor Cat Cages
Materials for Your Cat Cage
To ensure your pet is safe in its outdoor cat enclosure, it must be sturdy and made from durable materials. Many manufacturers make cat cages out of wood, for example. The problem is, wood can lose its strength and stability over time and your cat may want to scratch, chew, and damage the enclosure.
Our Suncatcher Cat Cages are made from durable materials like anodized aluminum frames and panels made from powder-coated steel wire, stainless steel wire, or perforated aluminum, to name a few.
You can easily assemble these enclosures without tons of bolts and screws, resulting in fewer weak points throughout the structure.
Check out our cage materials page for more information.
Monitor Your Cat as it gets Acclimated
Although some cats may immediately relish their experience outside, others need time to get acclimated. So you may notice signs of stress when your cat is in its outdoor enclosure.
Some possible signs of stress in a cat include:
- Excessive chewing. If your cat is frequently chewing on its outdoor cat furniture, this could be a sign of stress. Especially if this behavior wasn’t happening inside your home.
- Aggression. When you’re around the enclosure, your cat may hiss, claw, or try to bite. This behavior will usually subside once it becomes more comfortable in its new space.
- Soiling Indoors. A stressed cat may frequently soil outside of its litter box. So if your cat exhibits this behavior after being in the outside cat cage, don’t scold, and instead clean the spot and cover it with a towel or foil.
That being said, there are a few ways to get your cat acclimated to its new space.
Find the Perfect Cat Cage for Your Pet
Check out our custom indoor and outdoor cat cages! We offer many designs and orientations, and you can start configuring your own cat cage today!
And if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!