12 Catios That Will Inspire You to Build Your Own

If you'd like to build your own catio, then these 12 great examples will give you plenty of inspiration for the fun space for your cats. 

Have you ever seen a house with a catio attached to it? Catios are quickly becoming popular, since they give indoor-only cats a way to get outside and soak up some sunshine safely. When built well, catios can help to keep your cat safe from potential predators, while also keeping him from wandering too far from home.

If you're looking for some inspiration to build your own catio, well, take a look at these 12 different designs to help you get started.

1. What a gorgeous catio!

2. Soaking in some sun.


3. Just look at this setup!

4. There are some happy cats!

5. The perfect sleeping spot.

6. Window catios are great, too!

7. This lucky cat even has some artificial grass in his space.

8. Does your cat need more exercise? Install some fun climbing equipment.


9. Enjoying the view - safely.

10. With these safe areas, any cat can go outside.

11. Look at this lucky cat's great digs!

12. Safe, yet spacious.


What do you think? Did any of these different catio styles appeal to you?

If you want to build your own catio, don't think that you have to make a big, complex space. A catio can be as simple as a screened box that attaches to your window. Of course, if you want to go big, you can - these larger spaces encourage cats to get some exercise, and are more suitable for households with multiple cats in them.

If you do decide to build your own catio, then make sure you choose proper supplies - especially when it comes to the screening. A heavy-duty wire mesh is best, and it needs to have holes that are small enough to keep your cats from squeezing through, as well as to keep predators out. Always inspect the catio regularly for signs of wear, and repair any damaged areas right away.

Don't feel like putting your handiwork skills to the test? There are plenty of manufactured catio options that you can buy.

Will you be investing in a catio for your cat? Do you have one already? Let us know in the comments. 

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