Once you decide to build an outdoor cat enclosure you will definitely want to add in some playful and fun cat accessories for your loved felines.
Many accessories can be bought at any store that sells cat products, however some of the best are really simple and inexpensive to make yourself.
Build a fully enclosed and fun cat run to connect to your outdoor cat enclosure. You can attach a tunnel to a flap door or even a window box for ultimate roaming area. Keep in mind that the tunnel should be made of mesh and should be strong enough to withstand neighborhood dogs or coyotes, depending on your residential area. For colder times you can get a plexi-glass flap window door. The floor of your cat run should be made of wood, to protect from animals digging in. Use can use cedar wood or even plastic wood will suffice and keep your building costs low.
To protect the cat run from rain or sun you can attach a water resistant awning to the top of the kitty walk structure. If you have more than one cat you should consider building the cat run wide enough for two cats to pass each other. After all our feline friends are social animals.
Another easy to build accessory is a cat plank that allows your cat to run through elevated levels. All you would need is a treated piece of wood long enough to be placed much like a ladder. This structure could serve as a bridge depending on where you place it.
Make your cat enclosure a fun place and add some wooden stairs that lead to a cat tree house or cat perch. It is no secret our beloved pets love to explore.
As you can see it is easy to accessorize and make your outdoor enclosure DIY a simple project even your kids will enjoy, and of course, making it a fun and safe haven for your beloved pets.