Cat patios or ‘catios’ are sometimes a needed outlet for indoor cats. Feline owners can allow their cats outdoors while keeping them safe. Easily constructed by a competent carpenter, these ‘catios’ are sometimes quite elaborate and feature perches, ramps, climbing posts and napping areas. Some cost upwards of $1,000.00, but owners are willing to pay to keep their cats safe from outdoor dangers such as being hit by a car, drinking antifreeze, or even being shot.
The best time of year to construct your ‘catio’ is in the summer, as they are built off of doors and windows.
If you live in Canada, you can contact Dean Little for more information on getting a catio.