The many uses of Cat Netting

Looking to enclose the side of your house?

The side of the house is often the most under utilized space in a backyard. Building a “Side Alley” cat enclosure is simple using cat netting.

1) Measure the area you wish to enclose, including all sides.

2) Consider access for your Catio. A zipper panel is an easy DIY solution to provide access

3) Order required cat netting and installation hardware.

4) Angled Fence Extension Brackets can be used to raise the roof of your Catio

Note: For enclosures built close to a boundary or against a fence, always discuss with your neighbor or check with your city council for any planning approval requirements.

Side of House

Why not let your cats have full run of your entire backyard?

To enclose your entire backyard, you can choose to net off the entire space, or use Fence Brackets to create a safe fence line perimeter.

Entire Backyard

1) Measure the area you wish to enclose, including all sides.

2) Order required cat netting and installation hardware.

3) Angled Fence Extension Brackets can be used to raise the roof of your Catio to make it a comfortable space for you and your cats.

Backyard

Fence Line Perimeter using EXISTING fencing

Keep your cat in your yard and prevent it from jumping the fence by creating a fence line perimeter.

1) Measure the length of your fence line and calculate the number of fence brackets, netting, and installation hardware that you require

2) Angled Fence Extension Brackets are used to raise the height of your EXISTING fence to create an angled perimeter. Ensure your fence is a minimum height of 5’9” before installing brackets and netting.

Note: For enclosures built close to a boundary or against a fence, always discuss with your neighbor or check with your city council for any planning approval requirements.

Fenceline Extension

Veranda

Providing your cat access to some sunshine and fresh air, can be as simple as enclosing your patio area or veranda. The best part is, you can use your existing structure to secure your netting without the need to build more frames! 

1) Measure your space ensuring you have included all side walls and openings your cat can escape from

2) Order required cat netting and installation hardware suitable for your existing structure and surface material. Whether it’s timber, concrete or metal, you can create a DIY enclosure and easily build your own Catio

Veranda

Balcony

Cat-Proof your balcony with cat netting to allow your cat the freedom to safely enjoy some fresh air and sunlight. Cats can get bored quite quickly, so be sure to include access to your indoor space through a door, window or cat flap, and be sure to provide stimulation for your cat on the balcony such as climbing or scratching platforms.

1) Measure the area you wish to enclose, including any sides

2) Order required cat netting and installation hardware suitable for your balcony surfaces

3) Ensure netting is secured correctly and as taught as possible with no gaps for your cat to escape. Take extra precautions on high rise apartments to ensure you have effectively secured your space

Balcony

Benefits of enclosing your cat

1. One Happy Cat
Let your cat soak up some sun! Keeping your cat outdoors in an enclosed area will keep them safe, stimulated and happy. Catnets also has a range of outdoor climbing platforms and toys to keep your cat active in the fresh air.


2. Avoiding Injury
By allowing your cat to roam around the neighborhood, there are many threats that you are exposing it to. Keep your cat safe and reduce the risk of your cat getting into fights with other cats, becoming lost, diseases, and the most significant risk of being injured or hit by a vehicle.

3. Reduced Vet Bills
With a safer outdoor environment you can promote more exercise and reduce other environmental threats to your cat, reducing your vet bills and increasing your cat’s wellbeing.

4. Quality Time
Enjoying the outdoors with your cat can be a healthy experience for the both of you. Spend quality time outdoors within the enclosure, and be sure to enrich your cat’s environment by adding climbing and scratching accessories to satisfy its natural instincts.

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