Outdoor Cat Enclosures
Cats have been raised as human companions for more than 6,000 years. Cats can be happily kept inside all the time, and an indoor cat is much healthier and safer than an unprotected outdoor cat. Cats like to see what's going on outside.
Most cats will want to go out side no matter what, but cats are not a natural part of our ecosystem. The domestic cat is a descendant of the wild cat of Africa and southwestern Asia. Cats were introduced to North America by the Europeans who brought in large numbers in the nineteenth century in an attempt to control the rodent population. Cats who are allowed to roam freely outside are at risk for getting injured or killed by a car. Cats left roaming in rural areas have a fairly high incidence of FIV.
Outdoor cats have become a problem. Cats pose a threat to birds and other small animals, including endangered species. They kill between 4 and 5 million birds in the US each year, and they compete with native predators. Many people assume that a cat can provide a benefit by killing certain animals such as field mice, but these native small mammals are important to maintaining a biological diverse ecosystem.
Cats are also prolific breeders and female cats can have up to three litters of four to six kittens per litter per year. That's up to 18 kittens every year for a single un-spayed cat. Cats want to climb trees, pounce on insects and do what cats are meant to do, but they need to be controlled. Cats make wonderful companions, but owners must prevent their cat from being a nuisance to neighbors.
If you want your cat to experience the great outdoors, an outdoor cat house and enclosure are good investments in time and money. Outdoor cat enclosures provide you with a way to allow your cat to roam in the outdoors safely and securely. Outdoor cat enclosures give kitties safe access to outdoor sights, sounds, and smells. Today's outdoor cat enclosure doesn't need to be just a cat cage, it can be a piece of art work to be proud of. Outdoor fun for cats and other small pets. Outdoor Cat Enclosures provide you with a way to allow your cat to roam in the outdoors safely and securely.
To pick the right outdoor cat enclosure you will want to make sure that the material that the enclosure is made out of has a small mesh grade, that it is entirely enclosed, and that it provides the cat with enough space to walk around and climb freely. One big difference between an outdoor cat enclosure and an outdoor dog run is that you must ensure the top is entirely closed for cats.
The award winning classic Kitttywalk® outdoor cat enclosure stakes quickly and easily into your lawn and allows your cat to relax in the fresh air, watch the birds, exercise and enjoy the sunshine without the risks of escape or injury. Kittywalk® makes their high quality outdoor cat enclosures out of sturdy industrial strength fishnet, weaved to a steel hoop shaped wicket that easily stakes firmly into the ground. The basic Kittywalk® unit can be attached to a cat door or left free-standing, and it is portable. Kittywalk® Outdoor Pet Enclosure Systems will endure rain or shine -- from summer to winter. The material they use is weather resistant and will not rust, rot or mildew. Kittywalk® Systems are sturdy and help protect your pet friend from injury and attack from other animals. Kittywalk® has received numerous industry awards for innovative design as well as being featured on radio, television, newspapers and magazines all across the US. Their outdoor cat enclosures are designed to be connected together to form different configurations so your indoor cat can have plenty of room to roam outside and many different things to do. Kittywalk® Curves consists of two or four 45 degree arcs that connect to Kittywalk® Systems enclosures allowing you to navigate your cat enclosure design around common backyard obstacles. Kittywalk® outdoor cat enclosures are fun outdoor containment systems that let your indoor cat safely enjoy the great outdoors.