New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

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New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by catly254 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:32 pm

I just adopted a new cat about a month ago, generally she is an adorable baby but lately she has been crossing over to the neighbour's property and causing damage to their household goods such as utensils. She is quite active and playful but her behavior is threatening to strain my relationship with my neighbor. A friend recommended a Kittywalk cat enclosure to contain her while she is outside playing. Just wondering has anyone experienced this or used any form of cat enclosures?

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Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by alanc » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:07 pm

I have never seen one of those. They look a bit small for an active cat. Cat proofing your garden would probably be a better option if you can do it.
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Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by lilynmitz » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 am

I'm curious, just what is she doing in your neighbour's house? And how is she getting in there?

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Post by MarySkater » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:53 pm

I agree that the "kittywalk" products look very small. If you try googling "chicken coop" you'll find a choice of enclosures with more space. I enclosed part of my garden, about 10 feet by 30 feet. The house wall is one of the short sides (with cat flap access to the enclosure) and the existing 6-foot fence is one of the long sides, so I had to add one 10-foot and one 30-foot runs of fencing to complete the enclosure. I stretched netting across the top, to stop them going up the fence and out that way. If you don't want a netting "roof", you can get attachments to make a net overhang so that they can't get over and out.

I am very, very happy that I went to the trouble of making the enclosure. The cats get time outside, which they like. And they can't go wandering to get into trouble, which gives me great peace of mind. There are a lot of hazards in the outside world.

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Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by Alice » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm

This Australian product seems to be a good idea to keep cats in their own garden, and intruders out, but I'm not aware of anything similar in the UK - until someone copies/develops the idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLw9 ... 6dW90rsM48

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Post by MarySkater » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:43 pm

This is a roller-type fencing system based in England:
http://www.katzecure.com/

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Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by meriad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:59 am

I've cat proofed my garden using the brackets and netting system and totally agree with Mary - the peace of mind I have knowing that Harry, Ava and Henry can't get out and onto the roads is fantastic. They have 24/7 access to the garden

I did the cat proofing myself and in hindsight should have used a stronger netting than the one I have and that's a job for this summer to replace most of it.

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Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

Post by Marla » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:04 am

We have cat fencing too and it's great. (The product you linked to has very mixed reviews on Amazon.)

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