Saturday, July 5, 2014

Outdoor Cat Cages - Keep Your Pet Safe

If you are a cat owner, you have no doubt had the debate with yourself as to whether your cat should be an indoor or an outdoor animal. On the one hand your cat will be safe and you will always know where he is but on the other hand he will probably get bored and a bored cat is a destructive cat. However, there are a range of outdoor cat cages on the market so you can have the best of both worlds.

Outdoor Cat Cage
Cats are, by nature, hunting creatures and they were never bred to stay indoors however, you will know how cats can wander and you have probably had days of worry, only to see your cat casually stroll in the door without a care in the world.

Outdoor cat cages come in a range of shapes and sizes from the complete garden surround to something little bigger than a carrying case but obviously, from the cat's point of view, bigger is better and very small is pointless; he might as well stay inside.

Probably the best product is a large cat enclosure which gives the illusion of giving the cat the run of the whole garden or better still, the version which attaches to the top of an existing fence which really does give the cat the whole garden as his domain but he won't be able to escape unless he's a relative of Houdini.

Other products such as wire playpens and mesh tents and runs are alternative outdoor cat cages and are more portable while still giving the cat plenty of room to move around and an opportunity for fresh air and sunshine. Do make sure that the cat has plenty of toys to keep boredom at bay and somewhere high to sit and observe the world.

Don't forget that kitty will still need food and water while in his outside accommodation and if the weather is hot, some shade too.

If the cat is to spend long periods of time in his garden home, you should provide a scratching post as well or he'll start using the structure of the cage itself to keep his claws trimmed.

Outdoor cat cages are great for the peace of mind of owners and are better for the cat than being cooped up inside all the time, but don't forget that the cat would rather be out and about mousing.
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