My two cats just love their outdoor enclosure. They wait by the window until it is opened each day, and they are in and out all day long, basking in the sun, watching the bugs and birds, exploring plants, and having a blast. I have added scratching posts, hammocks, hanging toys and stairs, which they all love. But mostly they love the tunnels. I don't know what it is about the tunnels, but make sure you get at least 2!! So happy with this purchase! It is a well made product. You need at least 2 people to build it, 4 is even better. Ours was a tight fit between house and wall, which made it tricky, but very sturdy when finished.
I have 6 cats and 3 catios. All of the cats spend many hours a day in them. The cats had all been abandoned and lived outside on their own for several years. When I gave them a home they were very happy and didn’t want to go back outside.
But when I bought the catios and attached them my house and 2 other buildings on my property, the cats were thrilled to be able to go safely outside and come back in whenever they wanted. People who walk by my house will often wave at the cats and come over to talk to them. Some bring their dogs over to have a chat with the cats. The cats feel very safe inside the catios and like to have people and dogs stop by to see them.
The cations have really improved their quality of life.
I highly recommend Habitat Haven catios. They are a great company to work with from start to finish. I emailed with questions and they were promptly answered. After giving them the dimensions and sending a photo, they gave me ideas and made some custom adjustments to the catio plans. It arrived with everything I needed, good instructions and was easy to assemble. A quality product. Thank you for giving my kitty, Lady Grey, a comfortable space to get outside and watch the world.
My cats ADORE their enclosure, they spend their days outtside!!! having all rescues they always want to go outside and this options makes them happy and gives me piece of mind!!!
However building it was a but harder than i expected. I consider myself pretty handy but i had help and goof thing i did! having someone with construction experience made it a lot easier but besides that nothing bad to say at all, even the process of purchasing what great service!!! love ittt!!! my cats thank you Habitat Haven!
We have the build-your-own 3-sided enclosure with floor (46x92x84), which is located on our deck in the mountains of the Southwest in front of a large window with an installed cat door for access. Habitat Haven was very helpful answering questions and offering options during the “design phase” of our project. The product is quite sturdy and assembled readily. We ran across a couple of small production issues (with a hinge or a bracket) which Habitat Haven promptly addressed. We have “customized” our catio a bit - installing carpet tiles on the cedar shelving and Astroturf over the cedar flooring. We also added more grommets and zip-ties to secure the awning more tightly, since it’s often a bit breezy here. Two of our cats spend a significant part of their days in the “playroom” to watch the local birds and other creatures or to stretch out in the hammock or on a shelf and bask in the sun. The occasional hummingbird or bushtit has been foolish enough to alight on the mesh, but all have escaped unscathed so far. We also have some deck furniture set up near the catio, so they can feel more a part of our outdoor activities. We do bring everyone in after dark, however, since we have field mice, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, and more in the area. A few pictures attached.