Build a Cat Shelter
So you want to build or buy a cat shelter. Well here is a handy list of question that you should ask yourself before making any decisions or spending any money.
If you plan to build the cat shelter yourself then you will want to answer these questions. What you need to know are things like, what is the best material to use in the construction, how high to make the ceiling, how wide and long to make the, what size should the door be and at what height in relation to the ceiling? Is it best to make a cat on the ground or elevated on legs? If elevated what height is best for my cat? Is it essential to insulate the cat or is that just a luxury? Are you going to get an AC/Heater unit attached to the finished cat shelter? Are cathouses best built for inside the or is it better to put the cat's outside in the yard? Should I make an enclosure for the cat and include a play area etc… or is this too restrictive for a cat? What size should the enclosure be? And what exactly should be included? Now if you plan to buy a cat shelter for your feline you should also research the answers to these questions before you make any purchases. Each cat is different and even within breeds their can be some subtle differences. Personally I like to make my own cathouses. People have told me that I am mad and to just get online and order a beautiful cedar wood cat town and be done with it but I love to experience the whole thing from beginning to end.