How To Make Cat Fencing A DIY Project?


Have you ever thought about installing cat fencing in your yard because of your cat’s constant meowing at your back door? Do you feel guilty about keeping your cat inside all day, even though she is staring out the window longingly? Is it better to just keep your cat inside all her life or do you plan to change her behavior?

If you answered “yes”, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will show you how to make cat fencing in just a few hours. In no time, your fur baby will be enjoying the new escape-proof yard.

DIY Cat Fencing Options

You can help your cat have a safe, fun, and engaging time in her backyard by securing it. There are many ways to secure your cat’s backyard, whether it is the whole yard or just one area. There are many options for containing your feline family member. Here are some ways that feline lovers have created a safe and fun area in their backyard.

  • Existing Fence

You are already 90% there if you have a fenced-in backyard or an underground fence. You can make an existing fence climb-proof by following a variety of steps.

  • You can also add cat rollers

Roller bars, either wooden or metal, are favored for their ease at blending in with the surroundings in a seamless, aesthetically-pleasing way. You will need the following hardware to make rollers: brackets and axles, machine-ground rolls cut to size, and various-sized screws.

  • Add spike strips

These strips look intimidating, but they often contain rubber spikes which cause more discomfort and surprise than discomfort. This may work depending on how tall your fence is and how mobile your cat is.

  • Mesh-and-bent-bracket combo:

Due to its high effectiveness, this is a very popular choice. Place the metal or wooden angled brackets a few feet apart on top of the fence. Cover them with metal mesh or chicken wire to create an overhang that will stop even the most stubborn kitten.

  • Plant hanger (bracket), chicken wire, and zip-tie combo

This is the “MacGyver of cat fence“, but it can be used if time and money are tight. Attach metal plant hangers/brackets at 6 feet (or higher) above the ground. The chicken wire can be rolled out and hung from the brackets. Zip-ties can be used to secure the loose wire. The presence of wire can be used to deter felines from consuming any loose material.

  • You can also see other versions of all of the above options

You can easily modify the materials in this DIY cat fence “recipe”, and you will have similar successful projects. There are dozens of videos and articles available. Kitty owners who are resourceful and proud boast that they have used garden poles, flagpole brackets, wooden dowels, or staple guns to make their backyards cat-proof.

Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Cat owners who recognize their pets’ need to be outdoors and graze on grass and plants will create a cat-friendly garden. You can let your cat have fun with the dirt and plants. You should do your research and ensure that you only place safe and healthy plants in your outdoor area.

No Problem, No Fence

A cat-proof freestanding enclosure is a great option if you don’t own a fence or are renting your property and cannot alter it. With roofs that can be customized and a great deal of security, enclosures are versatile and highly secure. They can also be easily transported and are lightweight.

Although it is not technically DIY cat fencing, we included it in our line because the goal of building the freestanding enclosure for your cat is the same as the goal of cat-proofing your existing fence. Both help you to fulfill your desire to give your cat a new way of looking at the world, new perspectives, and expanded horizons.

An enclosed cat cage that is freestanding can contain the same materials as a fence. It will need some form of framing (either wooden, metal, or PVC), but you will also need a gate or door to secure the enclosure. You can order supplies directly from the company that specializes in cat containment. They will likely provide instructions and help you assemble your enclosure.

Cat enclosures come in many shapes and sizes. Some friendly configurations like tunnels can also be included. A simple space can be transformed into a cat paradise with special shelving, sail shades, and cat hammocks.

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