pets tagged posts

It’s a Catio, Daddio! A Video Tour Led by the Feline Himself

These glorified enclosed porches are the cat’s meow.

It’s hard to underestimate a cat’s love of the outdoors — or the risk of letting felines roam freely.

They can be hit by cars, trapped in garages and just plain lost. Then there are the birds they kill (although windows also do major damage to bird populations).

[embedded content]

Forward-thinking cat owners have devised a solution: the catio.

Little perch2

Basically, catios are screened-in porches glorified with stairs, shelves, cushions and scratching posts — as well as sturdy walls, roofs and floors to keep cats in and other critters out. Catios come in all shapes and sizes and can be homemade, custom made or ordered online, with prices ranging from $500 to $5,000.

From these enclosed perches, cats can mock-chirp at birds and squirrels all...

Read More