A number of excellent cat enclosure products are available commercially, however there is also guidelines available to build 'do it yourself' enclosures.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) provides comprehensive information on building your own 'Do It Yourself' cat enclosure or cat proof fencing.
It is estimated that the cost of materials for building the DIY enclosures was approximately half the cost of purchasing similar (but already assembled) commercially available products.
The website provides instructions for building:
- cat proof fencing (that is: modifying existing fencing to make it ‘cat proof’, giving your cat free access to parts of, or your entire, yard)
- a cat enclosure attached to another structure (for example: the house or a shed) and
- a free standing cat enclosure.
The instructions are easy to follow for people with basic do it yourself (DIY) skills. Staff at your local hardware store may also be able to help answer any questions.
Visit the Department of Agriculture website to find further information.