9 Cool Catios for Every Feline, Style and Budget
Give your cat a safe place to explore, lounge and play outdoors with these catios and enclosures.
Your cat deserves to play, lounge, nap and sunbathe in their favorite spot — outside. If you want to keep your feline friend safe from predators and inclement weather, then a catio may be the perfect solution. Catios provide your adventurous kitty with a place to play, explore and relax while keeping them safe. But, keeping a cat safe in your backyard is directly related to your ability to keep your pet there. "Cats left unattended face tremendous risks, including wandering off, getting hit in traffic, confrontations with other pets or predators and being harmed by non-cat-loving humans,” says Dr. Cindy Houlihan, feline veterinarian/owner of The Cat Practice in Birmingham, Mich. Think like a cat and make your garden or backyard a place they want to hang out with lots of options they'll love, like chairs, shade, running water, jumping, pouncing and seeing. The more opportunities for activity the less likely they will be to stray. (Get more tips on how to keep your cat safe in your outdoor space.)
Now, check out our favorite catios in a plethora of price ranges that will keep your cool cats and kittens entertained and safe outdoors.
This outdoor cat treehouse provides plenty of space, making it the perfect hideaway for a multiple-cat household. The balcony gives your cat(s) a great vantage point of the surroundings, while the inside of the house is the perfect spot for them to take a little cat nap. The weather-resistant, water-based paint makes it durable for outdoor use, and the entire house is lightweight so you can move it with ease.
Bring the hues of your favorite beach house to your backyard with this chic cat condo that comes in both gray and turquoise. The condo features two stories with a balcony and a transparent canopy so your cat can explore the skies while lounging. Bonus: The hinged roof opens up so you can easily clean the inside of the condo.
Help fulfill your adventurous felines' needs with their own little retreat. Complete with escape entrances, a transparent door and jump platforms, this cat shelter offers a fun and safe place where your cats can rest and play. You can place it indoors or out, as the grey-and-white finish creates a neutral color scheme that'll fit any home's style.
If your cat loves spending time outdoors no matter the season, this insulated catio is just what they need. Its functional design allows cats to lounge comfortably underneath the condo or retreat inside for a perfect getaway. With three exit points, your feline friend can sneak out whenever they want to go explore their surroundings.
If your cat loves basking in the sun and feeling a cool breeze in their fur but they don't have outdoor access, this cat solarium is the solution you've been searching for. It gives your indoor cat access to the outdoors in a city or apartment environment. Plus, you can easily assemble by inserting it into any window.
Whatever conditions your cats love, this catio will provide. The two-story design features an upper level with a ramp that allows your cat to roam freely inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs, and in the sun or shade for ideal comfort. The lower level includes a shelf for cat beds, a litter box or extra storage, as well as a large front door for your extra-fluffy cats to easily enter and exit.
For the ultimate catio, this play tower doesn't have only one, two or even three levels — it has six levels of romp and playtime. Each level is made of sturdy ECOFLEX with a weight capacity of 17 pounds and has entry and exit points into multiple open spaces. This large play tower will make your feline friends the coolest cats on the block.
Give your furry friend an ideal mix of freedom and security with the Aivituvin Cat House. It's a three-tier wooden cat playpen with three platforms and a small resting house inside. Plus, two big front doors and two small access doors make it easy to let kitty in and out. The removable bottom PVC layer makes cleaning a breeze, too.