We used Habitat Haven to build a "Kittie Kingdom" for our formerly young feral mama cat and her four kittens, which we adopted after the kittens were born under our house. Our five cats absolutely love the several tunnel-connected enclosures (consisting of one large custom space on a lower level of our yard connecting to two tunnel-connected separate lion's dens that connect with tunnels to our Habitat Haven lanai enclosure, and many shelves and climbing poles), which have also provided my husband and me with much peace-of mind and joy knowing that they are safe and happy with their space. Before Habitat Haven, we built a temporary enclosure without realizing the value of vertical space, tunnels, etc. Habitat Haven knows what cats want! From our cats' perspective: "Spacious outdoor but covered play and nap areas with lots of climbing opportunities. With five of us, we can spend time together yet each still have our own separate space when we want it."
Before I ever heard of Habitat Haven, I had my husband build a small enclosure with access from a window. Once I found HH, I knew I needed to expand my cats' outdoor experience to give them a more enriched life. I could not be more excited and happy with the enclosure I bought. We added the "my own den petit" to our existing enclosure with two tunnels. At first, I only bought one tunnel but quickly realized there was a territory issue (even though my two-year old cats have grown up together one tunnel was not going to work) so I had to purchase a 2nd tunnel to attach. Thankfully, the size of the 2nd tunnel did not require me to pay a freight cost (a WONDERFUL customer service guru helped me with the 2nd tunnel purchase). The enclosure is enriching my life also because I love watching my cats enjoy the space - it is truly gratifying to see them happy.
We added a pet door to our sliding glass door that opens to the catio tunnel into their play space! They love it! The catio even matches our patio chairs!
They spend so much time out in the catio. Great exercise and outdoor stimulation. So glad we made the decision to add this. Our neighbors love watching them play too.
As we expected, the cage has hugely added to our (2) cat's world. We live along a river where there is an abundance of wild life. The cage is very well made and makes me and my husband feel secure that our beloved pets are safe AND it allows the cats to enjoy the wild life too. We did not assemble it but our handyman said it was straightforward and reasonably easy to do.
Catio has worked out great! Both cats use it together and alone. A bird house and trees nearby ensure lots of bird action for them to enjoy. We love it being off the ground to keep other critters away from them and/or having access into the house. Thank you! Great product!
I was looking for a solution to protect my feral cat colony from fox predation after trapping them for spaying/neutering (the foxes are a huge problem where we live). Since they aren't socialized and can't become indoor cats, these catios are a great way for them to be outside in nature while also protected. I like the modular nature of the catios as I can just add on as needed. My cats took to the setup right away and don't even try to escape when I open the door. They have all the comforts of home and the feeling of safety that I can tell is comforting for them. I've even seen some other cats trying to get IN to the catios. The beauty is, as I try to trap and spay/neuter the new cats, I can add a catio setup for them too!
My cats love their Catio. My handyman who installed it said it was the best kit he had ever installed because it had real tools , easy instructions and quality materials.
Because my covered patio had a wooden fence around the small backyard, I was only able to allow my cat to enjoy the fresh air with the sliding screen door remaining closed. A catio was always on the bucket list and I had placed a shortcut to Habitat Haven on my laptop, but wanted to wait till summer to place my order. Because of the design of my New Mexico home and patio portal, I needed a custom design. Once I confirmed my measurements I was confident in the ordering process, which was rather easy to navigate. Shipping was extremely prompt and once I unpacked the pallet in my garage, I was able to singlehandedly assemble the entire project in a weekend. There were a few issues with one or two screws and parts needing a little extra effort to fit, but I have an extensive set of tools and overcame those easily. My only suggestion in assembly is find a friend to help out. An extra set of hands would have been helpful. I also enjoyed the generous supply of small hardware parts, some of which I used to customize my final installation.
After it was finished, of course, the real test was how it would be received by my cat. A few tentative steps that first night, then more exploring the next day followed by lots of climbing up the shelves and, as most cats will do, lots of sniffing all the corners and other interesting features. Amazingly, it rather quickly became part of the daily routine as I will slide the patio door open and leave it accessible all day, finally closing it at bedtime. My cat apparently enjoys it so much he will stay out late into the evening, even when it would seem to be too cold to enjoy! This week, I will be adding a patio heater so their catio can be enjoyed in our upcoming New Mexico winter.
And, finally, my Habitat Haven catio gave me the opportunity to adopt another cat, a 4-month-old companion for my first cat. Although, I had no idea how the new addition would adapt to this amazing experience, within a matter of a day or two, he was already lounging in the hammock and figuring out how to climb up to the very top shelf.
So, thanks so much for such a quality design and top notch construction. The "boys" are enjoying their catio immensely, day AND night!
Finished putting in this "Cat Walk" catio a few months ago. My three cats make use of it, whenever they want outdoor time. I love it because I can put one out there, while I am cleaning up/vacuuming their room. They get exercise hopping from shelf to shelf, to get up and down the tower. It also looks nice in the yard, and is visible from the street. The cats love to sit up high and watch what is going on in the neighborhood.
THE CAT: Pitter loves his catio. Previously an indoor/outdoor cat, it’s taken a minute for him to get used what “outdoor “ means for him now, but he’s grown to just love it and I can sleep at night knowing he is safe from the packs of coyotes that roam my area.
DESIGN/PURCHASE PROCESS: I was very confused about which components to buy and how to configure the catio. I spent waaay too much time trying to do it myself on the website. Do yourself a favor and just call. The gal who answers the phone had the designer email me and it was so much easier. I had gotten a quote from a certain catio maker who happens to work in my area for $8,000-15,000. Not a typo. This design from HH was around $2,800, and is better constructed, far more attractive and was delivered across country in about 5-6 weeks. Every component is top quality.
I will definitely consider expanding modules in the future.
This is was exactly what I was looking for my 4 kitties.
The are all indoors kitties, but one of them used to be outdoors before we rescued him, so we wanted to get a catio “specially” for him, so he will have at least a little bit of the outdoors experience that he used to have.
For about a month, I was looking for a “catio” or cat enclosure that will fit my style and budget. I checked different websites and called a couple of companies… but when I saw this catio on Pinterest, I felt in love with the design, the simplicity and modern look, the contrast of the wood flooring and shelving with the black steel mesh.
I found exactly what I want it in the pre-designed catio option, I got“The Lion’s Den style one (3 sided - short side open)”, the measurements were very close to what I had on mind.
I took almost 3 to 4 week to get the catio. It comes in a big long pallet. I had few issues with my order due to the way that the shipping company handled my order but the “great” customer service of the Habitat Haven, help me with that.
My kittens love the catio as much as we do!!! 😻
I wish the wood shelves were few inches wider, they seems to be kind of narrow for my 2 bigger cats.
I got 2 corner hammocks, which they love as well and the catio top cover.
My cat, Mac, longed to spend time outside, but since we live on a busy road I was afraid to let him out. The Habitat Haven cat enclosure is the perfect solution! I was able to put it together and install it myself. Great design and directions! Mac is happy and my other cat Daisy enjoys it too.
I ordered a custom catio from Habitat Haven, and we couldn't be happier. They walked me through what I needed. The shipment came quickly and in good condition. Putting it together was straightforward. Our four cats are enjoying it.
The cats had to warm up to it at first. But now, especially in the evening or early night, they are out there. Sophie, our alpha cat, sits on top of the catwalk, with eyes on the fence and street. Our other cats go to the bottom, and take a nap, or have eyes on the yard. Worry-free outdoor time. A place to put them when we clean and vacuum.
I apologize for the delay submitting this review. Our cats love their Catio, and are spending more and more time in it. They both learned to quickly navigate their shelves and get in and out of the pet door. We had to reposition our shelf brackets and order extra brackets as our female cat does not like even the slightest wobble, at least not at first. Assembly was not too tough. Definitely pays to lay out a plan, have everything organized and two people are a must. So glad we were able to purchase this Catio for our indoor cats. We ordered a three-sided Catio and had to use lumber to take up some excess space to prevent any attempts to squeeze through a gap by our male cat. Very happy with our purchase and was far more cost effective than building our own. Hope to add on in the future. Customer support was excellent. Thank you.
From start to finish dealing with HH was a pleasure. Communication help and support were exemplary. They planned my two Burmese new fun safe play ground. I took measurements they asked for more. Then in short order renderings we’re sent to me. Upon agreeing the design a few weeks later
the whole packaged arrangement bed on a pallet. Install was actually easier than I thought. One issue, a reversed tunnel was addressed and replaced at once before they had the wrong piece back. My female Burmese
Loves it and is in it everyday. My male cannot go down stairs-strange cat! I put him in the main area and he goes up the stairs- cats!!!
It looks good works as I wanted and the whole experience was a pleasure. Highly recommended.
It gives me peace of mind they they are not going to be eaten by a Predator also it is there choice to go out when they want too.
I've had a cateo for yrs but found Habitat Haven & have been able to upgrade my cats fun! I absolutely love & appreciate the sturdiness of my enclosures & the uniqueness of the tunnels & bridges! I'm definitely not done yet!
It's nice to know our cats can enjoy the outdoors as they wish. All of our cats are rescues, two of which were afraid to go outside as they were previously attacked by larger animals. Now they can remain safe and close to the house while enjoying the fresh air and sun. Several of them enjoy the rain as well...
The catio works as described and the customer service is very good. My only issue was damage during shipment however the unit was replaced very quickly without hassle. Habitat Haven allowed me to submit a design which they could match using their many shapes and sizes. Thank you Habitat Haven!
We have a covered patio off of our bedroom, and Habitat Haven made panels we could attach to cover the window and door openings, with a people-sized gate in the door panel so we have easy access in and out. The cats go in and out through a flap in our bedroom slider's screen. They spend a lot of time there, alone or with us.
We had difficulties with the panel sizes and condition of the first shipment we received, but Jennifer was very responsive and they sent us a new set very quickly.
My two cats are warming up slowly to the idea of being able to go outside. It’s really hot during the day now, but I think they will be fully comfortable and love it by Fall. It’s a great catio - all my friends with cats are jealous!!
My cats love this enclosure in the winter, spring, fall, and summer. I didn't think they would be satisfied with not going totally outside, but they are! I am relieved that they are safe, even if we are not home. I am in the process of ordering a custom flap for the bedroom window where the tunnel connects. I need to decide if another tunnel out the bedroom window is feasible. We occasionally have bottleneck issues with the big cats not allowing the small cats to pass by. As the song goes, "life is a highway!".
Habitat Haven gives cats the freedom to enjoy the outdoors while staying safe.
We rescued 4 feral cats from a field behind our house. Converting them from outdoor cats to indoor cats was a tough obstacle. These catios were the best compromise ever! They still get to go outside when they want and are totally safe from predators. They spend almost every day out there when the weather allows them to.