This is a well designed and produced outdoor cat space. A real quality product, with easy access for help with assembly. It’s also attractive in the yard and so I love it as much as the cat does. I would recommend habitat haven to anyone looking for a way to let the cat outdoors without the risks of harm from local wild creatures. One of my better purchases!
Overall it is great. I don’t understand why the planks are so narrow. We secured 2 planks together so it was roomier for the cats. It’s a shame it does t come with a combination of shelves and planks. We ended up improvising. I tried to buy more but they charge over $300 for shipping. So it was cheaper for us to use a different board of our own. We would love to buy more but not if the shipping is $300 for a $10 item
Thank you for your review! All of our pre-designed catios come with standard 8' wide western red cedar boards. There are options to upgrade to 12' wide boards. We sincerely apologize if our website misquoted you for freight shipping on a small parcel order. This can happen from time to time due to the endless customization of sizes and lengths with our products. If this ever does happen again in the future, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team and we will get this fixed for you immediately.
The pricing was more than we wanted to pay, but we appreciated the set up and design options and customization to our needs, and that this is made in the USA. I'd rather support manufacturers in this country, and I expect to pay more for that level of quality. It was fairly easy to assemble, after unpacking it, which was a little more difficult. It's packed tight with good padding so nothing moves and gets bent or scratched on the delivery truck.
The staff of Habitat Haven went above and beyond helping me to decide on a design that was within our budget and to answer every question. I must confess that we bought wood locally for the flooring and cut it to the needed length. The floor boards are not from Habitat Haven but are cedar deck planking. Other self-builds we added include using the tools included with the purchase to cut an opening in the catio facing the deck door. We made our own screen insert to keep the bugs out for the cats to go in and out and close the gap between the house and deck door and the catio.
All three cats love going out first thing in the morning and having the freedom of going in and out all day, weather permitting. They beg to go out if it's not open. (They don't use the ramp, so we took it down after these pics.)
Since we just put in a new Trex deck and noticed that the bottom of the catio was scratching it, we also put a rubber mat down as seen in the pics. Not even the strongest wind (gusts over 50 mph) has moved this and it's not attached to anything.
My cats are using towers and tunnels to go from a house window box out to a Purrfect Fence enclosure. They use it 24/7, except for when it rains.
Our two kittens love their lion’s den, from the first moment that we brought them out to the den they have loved exploring and investigating the outdoors. The ordering process was excellent and easy to complete, we live in Canada and we’re very impressed with the rebated shipping into Canada.
The cats finally get to go outside. They love it and it's hard to get them to come in sometimes.
We researched quite a bit beforehand and initially considered building from scratch but could not find materials of this quality. The Habitat Haven team supported us every step of the way - they were immediately responsive to all of our many questions and gave great advice to complete the design that worked best for us. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome - the purrfect decision for us!!
My cats love their habitat with the hammocks. It took a few weeks to acclimate but then they never looked back.
This is the best thing for animals!! The cats love it, it's a big improvement over the deer fencing we had there. We especially love the gate.
Thank you so much for all your help!!
Our cats LOVE being able to be outside and we love that they are safe outside. These enclosures are easy to put together and are very sturdy. Their customer service is top notch. We highly recommend Habitat Haven!
My Boo LOVES being able to be outside! The Catio is on my second floor deck so he can see all the birds, squirrels and chipmunks - and sometimes a coyote or fox. I’m so glad he can enjoy the outside and be protected! He gobbles down his breakfast then can’t wait to go out!, he’s a very happy kitty!
My cats love being able to stay at dusk and at dark. The entire project has taken me awhile as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, but got most of it done by myself. I added a tarp for rain protection. I added some sitting areas, and just today installed the 4 foot hammock. Little boy Chigger, in the photo, cannot get out of this! He can get out of homemade kennel. He is very small so we don't want him out. He adores this catio!!!
Both cats love this catio & adpated to it right away...The catio was easy to put together; I actually used black zip ties with no issues...Mango (short hair) & Butterscotch (long hair) are brothers...
We wanted something that was removable (selling house in a year), but yet aesthetically pleasing, for our existing front porch. This fit perfectly! Plenty of room for 2 cats. Sturdy, quality construction with very nice wood perches. The hammocks are also well made and fit the cats very well. It was easily assembled in an evening and we were using it the next day. We also like that the door locks for quick trips into the kitchen to get snacks or grab something quickly. We would never leave the cats unattended, but it’s nice to know you can lock the door and run inside for something quickly. We also like that we can take this with us and add to it in at our new home. So money NOT wasted. Highly recommend this product!
My three very shy feral cats love the catio. They live in my shed and this gives them an opportunity to go outside. Furthermore, the catio looks great in my yard. We are very pleased with the catio.
Our Cats warmed up to the catio in a few days. Now they hang out there a good bit. It’s really well made and well designed. We recommend HH as their service and communication was great.
My 3 cats love the catio! All I need to yell out to get their attention is “want to go outside?!” And they run to the glass door to be let into the catio. They hang out for hours at a time in the catio. My 8yr old cat was initially nervous and would only stay at the bottom of the catio but is now comfortable and climbs the higher boards. I have a 4th cat that is 8yr old that is nervous and won’t enter it just yet, but was a big hit with the other 3 cats. My fiancée sealed the boards because we live in a state that always rains and didn’t want the wood to become damaged over time. For rainy states I recommend sealing the wood. The hammock was also a big hit. Towards the beginning I had one cat that didn’t let others use the hammock because she claimed as her own. She shares now. A monster to built and definitely an expensive purchase but it’s worth seeing how happy the cats get with some sun, air, and bird watching!
My two young girls love their new catio! They play and lounge to their heart’s content. But what’s most important to me is that when I travel, I know my girls are safe and sound 24/7. That peace of mind is priceless!
My cat wants to be an outdoor cat. He loves watching birds and staring at the neighbors, but I want him to be safe. The catio was a little more than I wanted to spend and I felt a little silly dropping this much money on a catio. But it was worth every penny. The catio was well packaged when it was delivered, the instructions were clear, and it was fairly easy to put together -- it took two of us a couple of hours. We couldn't be happier.
One of my cats cried every time we opened the back door for our dogs but we just aren’t comfortable letting her free roam. She spends every possible moment in her catio! We know she is safe and enjoying all the sights, sounds, and smells.
Everything is so well made! Our 3 indoor cats love going outside now. I was worried that they might grt out of the enclosure, but everything is perfectly secure!
I have a Large Main Coon kitty. He can’t go outside as we have coyotes that have come down into our neighborhoods. My kitty LOVES to go outside and watch the birds. Buying the Habitathaven catio is perfect for us. Kitty can be safely outside as often as he wants.