My two Boys are indoor cats, and now they have been enjoying their time outside in the sun for almost three months now. They really love it. I'm never sure which shelf I will find was their choice for the nap each day. They are protected and safe and very happy, and Mom does not worry about wildlife pestering them when we are not home. Habitat Haven and Matt made the process to design the tunnel and get the measurements super easy. The catio arrived early, and the local installer, Robby, did a great job getting it in within a few hours. I did place a few cactus plants in front of it - just to make Mom feel better so they are not so easily visible. I live in the suburbs. My patio is pretty small, and the catio is a perfect size, and the Boys love it. Mater will stand by the little door to it in the morning waiting for me to open the door some days. I cannot recommend Habitat Haven enough. Thank you!
Our outdoor cat habitat was done in two phases about a year apart. The first was a "tower" that attached to an exterior stucco wall and slid up next to a side opening in our garden window. We weren't sure about the attachment method, meshing with the existing window, spacing of shelves, exterior access, and accommodation for expansion (that is, if our picky cats actually liked it). After numerous emails (and a couple of phone calls) designing and re-designing the structure we clicked the purchase button. Within a couple of weeks a large box arrived and few hours later our careful measurements and discussions clearly paid off. The structure fit perfectly and our cats immediately explored the new space. The second phase was initiated about a year later. Again, after several emails the design of the extending "tunnel" was refined, and we finalized our purchase. Less than a week later it arrived in two boxes, which we were able to install in a few hours. The cats (Rosie and Chico) moved in right away. As before, the effort spent in measuring and planning paid off. In both phases our original designs were analyzed and simplified by Matt Hough the Habitat Haven "Customer Experience Guru." His help was invaluable and matched only by the quality of construction. It was expensive (particularly shipping) but well-worth it.
It's been a year and a pretty big project. We custom ordered our catio to fit in-line with our deck & shed and house. I wanted plenty of room for our 4 cats to explore, play or nap.
We only had the window unit installed when the first kitty found the cat door and learned about the catio. She was amazed. The others soon followed her out. Their favorite place is the tunnel bridge. (We may need to install a bypass, as they LOVE to block each other from going through 🤣)
Assembly and installation isn't 'hard', but a 2nd set of hands is helpful. I also recommend building a platform for the enclosures to rest on if your ground is not level.
Great product! Great customer service! Thanks, HH!
I Bought 2 corner Hammocks for the Catio. The Smaller cat loves them, my bigger cat is 20 LBS, he doesn't seem to like them. The Hammocks are very well made out of a type of canvas material.
We (2 humans & 3 cats) downsized to 240 square feet, plus lofts and cat walks, so attaching an additional 46 square feet of outside space was really great for the cats. They love watching birds and bugs and I love how sturdy and safe Habitat Haven’s Lion’s Den is. Thank you!
We took our time assembling as we are older DIY ers.
We just needed a few more visuals and steps to finalize the structure.
Probably, the crimper learning curve was the biggest challenge with arthritic hands, otherwise, we could see the labor would lead to the desired outcome. The final product meets and exceeds our expectations!
Thanks Jennifer and team; it’s a quality product with top notch assistance in assembly directions.
We installed Phase I of our catio 4 years ago. This year, we finally had a chance to install Phase II. We ordered the pieces in October 2021 and they were delivered in November. It was too cold here to install, so we had to wait until this spring. The quality of the towers and tunnels is excellent. We were impressed by the tools, screws, clips, and extra gates that were included with our order. We definitely needed three people to put together our arrangement as most of it was fairly high up (see photos). The connecting clips are great, but it does take a bit of coordination to get the job done. We are very happy with the end result. The cats (4 of them!) are slowly figuring out just how far they can go in the catio…right from the house and then to the very back of the yard. While we still plan to supervise their morning tour of the yard, the catio will be perfect for the rest of their day.