People may not be aware of this, but one of Jim’s services is helping cat owners to keep their loved fur family member (or members) safe. Of course, we are talking about cat enclosures, sometimes referred to as a “catio”, a play on the word patio.
Jim’s techs are experts when it comes to supplying and installing backyard cat enclosures around Australia. We also help apartment dwellers with our very popular cat balcony enclosure products.
But we don’t just supply and install cat enclosures, or “cat runs”. Our outdoor enclosure netting product is widely sought after as well.
Call us today on 131 546 for a free quote and protect your feline friends now.
Why do you need a cat enclosure?
When your cat is free to roam outside of your back yard, they are at the mercy of disease, poisoning, parasites, dogs, other cats, and street traffic.
Theft of your beloved fur baby is another threat, particularly if you have a popular or expensive breed.
These threats can reduce your cat’s lifespan by many years. Enclosure protected cats do not face these dangers.
Roaming cats and feral cats kill millions of native animals and birds each year. Cats are among the 100 worst invasive species on the planet. In fact, some council areas ban the roaming of cats completely at night.
How long do you want your cat to stick around?
Cats can live up to 18 years, and often into their early 20’s. However, this lifespan statistically drops on average if your cat is allowed to roam at will outside.
What’s that smell? An indoor cat litter box!
With an outdoor cat enclosure, you are able to move your cat litter box outside. This removes that unpleasant odour from your home or apartment. Apart from the smell, depending on what kitty litter you use, there is a dust component as well which is removed when you move the cat litter outside.
Keep Your Cat Interested In An Enclosure
Allowing your cat to enjoy outdoor activities, including observing (but not attacking) wildlife like birds, keeps your cat stimulated day and night.
A Stimulated Cat Is A Happy Cat
Basking in the warm sun, listening to the world going on around them, or keeping to their true nocturnal nature, keeps cats happy and contented.
Cat Enclosures and the Pecking Order
If you have more than one cat, consider a multi level enclosure. This enables cats to adopt a natural “pecking order”, and keeps the feline environment harmonious.
Is Sleep Important To You?
We all know cats are nocturnal, and this behaviour usually has a serious impact on our sleep. Cats that have their own outdoor cat run or enclosure will most often spend part of the night outside, before returning for morning cuddles at a more respectable time.
What Areas Are Covered?
Jim’s are able to supply and install cat proof fences, enclosures, cat runs, and netting in metropolitan and regional areas all around Australia.
- Gold Coast
The Australian Government and the Environment
Responsible pet ownership is the key
Responsible pet ownership allows you to enjoy the presence of native birds and animals in your surroundings as well as your pet. Pets provide companionship and promote respect for the natural world. However, poor management of domestic animals can impact severely on animal welfare and the environment. Brought to Australia as domestic animals but have gone wild, feral animals now cause enormous problems.
The impact of domestic pets on native wildlife
A wide variety of native animals, ranging from the more common species like possums, kangaroos, wallabies, lizards and many species of bird can be affected. Even rarer or threatened species such as bandicoots, koalas and quolls, may be at risk from domestic pets in urban areas.
For example, unchecked, dogs harass and even kill native animals as they move across country in search of food and shelter. Cats are by nature instinctive hunters and are more likely to kill birds and lizards. Even though their human owners carefully meet their pet’s requirements for food and shelter, instinctive hunting and chasing behaviour will continue.
Domestic pets also occur in high numbers in urban areas, where native animal numbers are fewer. Even though each individual animal may only kill or injure a small number of native animals, it has a bigger effect on the already reduced population.
Keep cats inside overnight-and particularly at dawn and dusk. Even well fed cats roaming at night hunt and kill possums and other small native mammals while birds are often targets at dawn and dusk when they are most active. Cats will also be protected from fights, and the subsequent infection and disease, and reduces the risk of your cat being run over.
Read more on the Protecting our Wildlife: Responsible pet ownership page.
What To Do Now?
To enquire about Jim’s cat protection enclosures, please contact us on 131 546 today or request more information.