Cheap Outdoor Cat House

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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

Lori Cote PLEASE change these to include emergency exits( 2 doors )! I learned the hard way when the feral cat I made a shelter for was attacked inside by a Tom……..she managed to get away after spraying liquid diarreah all over the interior……but not all will get out unscathed. Coyotes, fox, raccoons, dogs & other cats all pose a risk barbara brandt Little Feral cat I have been feeding is Afraid of people and was part of family thatwas hurt by a neighbor. I use a cat igloo from Petsmart with opening on my porch facing a brick wall. The kitty can get into it from the top but not a larger animal. She prefers to crawl up under a VW bus in my neighbors back yard that is stored. Not warm for winter so thinking of a way to get her into a warm basement where human activity might discourage predators. The crawl space did attract a an animal before we put foam insulation into it but not since. it has a wire fence to separate it from the basement. Water heater and dryer and large heating system provide a good winter refuge. old 1950 window that can easily have a pain removed might be useful when using a long cardboard tube from a home improvement store. They can be large in diameter and TuffSTuff around the opening and the tube keep cold out and that is also used on other basement windows. Have shelves in this basement and many options for a good place to take a nap. Even the stairs are popular with my own cats. I would like to take cat to vet for shots since she has caused a virus with my cats and they are doing well at this point and I assume she is probably survived that virus. Keep this in mind when you expose your cats to abandoned kitties. , access to shelfs and boxes and cabinets that I use for tools, supplies of all sorts and closed boxes. Lots of good places to lie down and cozy up. So Hopefully I can protect the kitty is she is brave enough to come inside. Mel Thank you for posting this. I see all these wonderful and helpful you tube clips for building a winter cat house but very few talk about two “doors”. I get it, the object is to keep them warm but I have a few feral cats that come around and I know there will be a time when more than one wants in. The only tip I have is to make sure the two entrances are not perfectly across from each other so to avoid a wind tunnel. Lori Cote You can also hang material in overlapping slats over each opening. If the cat house is made of wood you can put plastic cat doors….I did that on a house inside a cold barn Proud Feral Mom YES LORI, THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT! There MUST be an exit! If not, your setting the cat up for murder by a predator or another angry cat. i use outdoor double sided tape and take the plastic from a sheet or blanket set (because its on the thicker side)to make a flap to cover all openings and my ferals love it! Is anyone else mad at God for allowing cats to get pregnant so many times a year, cuz i AM and Im not religious!!
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

When cold weather hits, feral cats suffer—and unfortunately there are just too many feral cats for all of them to find safe, warm forever homes. Spaying, neutering, and cat adoption are critical to solving the problem long term, but many cat lovers take the extra step of buying or building outdoor winter shelters for the feral cats in their neighborhood. Check out these winter shelters for feral cats, and get inspired to make a homeless cat’s life more comfortable and safe this winter.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

Little Feral cat I have been feeding is Afraid of people and was part of family thatwas hurt by a neighbor. I use a cat igloo from Petsmart with opening on my porch facing a brick wall. The kitty can get into it from the top but not a larger animal. She prefers to crawl up under a VW bus in my neighbors back yard that is stored. Not warm for winter so thinking of a way to get her into a warm basement where human activity might discourage predators. The crawl space did attract a an animal before we put foam insulation into it but not since. it has a wire fence to separate it from the basement. Water heater and dryer and large heating system provide a good winter refuge. old 1950 window that can easily have a pain removed might be useful when using a long cardboard tube from a home improvement store. They can be large in diameter and TuffSTuff around the opening and the tube keep cold out and that is also used on other basement windows. Have shelves in this basement and many options for a good place to take a nap. Even the stairs are popular with my own cats. I would like to take cat to vet for shots since she has caused a virus with my cats and they are doing well at this point and I assume she is probably survived that virus. Keep this in mind when you expose your cats to abandoned kitties. , access to shelfs and boxes and cabinets that I use for tools, supplies of all sorts and closed boxes. Lots of good places to lie down and cozy up. So Hopefully I can protect the kitty is she is brave enough to come inside.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

If you love cats, you could build a house or cat tree for them. If you’re Greg Krueger, you instead make your entire house into a cat maze.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

8. Adorable outdoor cat hotel Why not get a winter cat shelter that’s as cute as the cats inside it? The KatKabin is a sturdy, waterproof structure with an insulated floor, best for locations with more mild winters. Check it out.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

Take the 'P' from 'Patio,' substitute a 'C' and you get a suitably named Catio, an outdoor cat house. Catio is where indoor cats can hang outside of their houses or apartments in an outdoor enclosure that safely keeps them in and predators out. If you have time to build a catio, you can do-it-yourself, but there are several options.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

Another cost-effective cat dwelling, this cone-shaped cat house actually looks quite stylish. The instructables article for it uses a knife to cut each layer, though a laser cutter could also be used.
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Cheap Outdoor Cat House

Cats seem to like bookshelves, so it seems only fitting that these are made with a cat in mind. Several shelves form a sort of stairway up to a box for the cat (Moe) to hang out in (or on). Finishing this build off is a suspension bridge from the last bookshelf to the house. Moe was leery of the bridge to begin with, but now uses it without hesitation to get to his perch.
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Cats who live outside are vulnerable to the cold, wind, snow and ice of winter. But you can provide shelter, food and water. Photo by Neighborhood Cats Well built, insulated shelters can help outdoor cats stay warm and dry—even during a snowy Toronto winter. Photo by Port Colborne Feline Initiative Outdoor cats can thrive in winter with a sturdy shelter and reliable sources of food and water. Photo by Mike McFarland/The HSUS Got a big heart but not much time or money? You can build a cat a cozy winter home easily and cheaply. Photo by Mike McFarland/The HSUS
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We’ve adopted a few feral cats who have homes outdoors. Well, not exactly outdoors — one sleeps in the attached garage and one sleeps in the basement (we have small hatches for both areas). Both areas are warmer than the cruel outdoors, but Upstate New York winters can be pretty rough on a critter. My feral cat, Milo, an orange tabby, is an old geriatric at 12 years old, and we had to ditch his comfy but dirty old stuffed chair last year. I did some searching, and came up with a terrific idea for a winter cat shelter. I got the basics of the idea at the PACT Humane Society website, which gives lots of ideas and tips for sheltering kitties during the winter. I decided to make the simple plastic container shelter for Milo, with a few adjustments. I post what we did, here, in case anyone searching for ideas can use it.
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If you value function above form for your cat abode, this plastic cat shelter might be for you. The clever design is simply a plastic box, stacked inside of a larger plastic box, with insulation in between. A PVC pipe fitting installed as a door. As simple as it is, it should be able to stand up to the elements nicely.

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