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Hey there, fellow cat enthusiasts! If you’re like me, your feline companions mean the world to you. As the proud owner of a cattery, I know firsthand the importance of providing our furry friends with a safe and stimulating environment. In this blog, I’ll be sharing my experience and insights into using fencing solutions to build outdoor cat runs that keep our precious kitties protected from predators while allowing them to stretch their legs and enjoy the great outdoors.

The Need for Outdoor Cat Runs

Cats are natural explorers, and they thrive when they can experience the outdoors. However, the safety of our beloved pets is paramount. That’s where outdoor cat runs come into play. These enclosed spaces provide a secure environment for cats to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and the sights and sounds of nature without the risk of encounters with predators.

Choosing the Right Fencing Solutions

When it comes to building outdoor cat runs, choosing the right fencing solutions is crucial. Not all fences are created equal, and you’ll want to ensure that your chosen materials are both durable and predator-proof. I personally recommend using high-quality mesh or wire fencing with small gaps to prevent any unwanted visitors from entering the enclosure.

In crafting our outdoor cat runs, I found the perfect solution at The Fencing Store, where their range of fencing options, including snake fencing, stood out as the ideal choice for our cattery nestled in an area abundant with snakes, ensuring our cats’ safety and peace of mind.

Designing a Cat-Friendly Space

Creating an engaging environment within the cat run is equally important. Incorporate various elements that mimic the cat’s natural habitat. Consider adding platforms, ramps, scratching posts, and even cosy hideaways where your feline friends can relax and play. By providing a diverse range of activities, you’ll keep your cats mentally and physically stimulated.

Easy Access and Maintenance

While designing the outdoor cat run, don’t forget about ease of access and maintenance. Install a secure door that allows you to enter and exit the enclosure without any hassles. Regular cleaning is essential to ensure a healthy and enjoyable space for your cats. Make sure that the fencing solutions you choose also facilitate easy cleaning and maintenance.

Transitioning Your Cats to the Outdoor Run

Introducing your cats to their new outdoor haven requires patience and gradual steps. Begin by letting them explore the enclosure while supervised, and gradually increase the time they spend outside. This process ensures that your cats feel comfortable and confident in their new environment.

Benefits of Outdoor Cat Runs

The benefits of outdoor cat runs extend beyond just physical exercise. Cats exposed to natural sunlight often have improved moods and overall well being. Additionally, the mental stimulation they receive from observing their surroundings can help reduce anxiety and behaviour issues.


As a dedicated cattery owner, building outdoor cat runs with the right fencing solutions has been a game-changer for both me and my furry friends. Seeing them explore, play, and bask in the sun while staying safe from predators warms my heart. Remember, every cattery is unique, so tailor your outdoor cat run to match your cats’ personalities and needs. By investing in a safe, secure and stimulating outdoor space, you’ll be providing your cats with a gift that keeps on giving. Happy cat-caring, everyone!

Thanks to CatteryCo for this guest blog!

Sleepy cat being stroked by woman’s hand.