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Cat net – pet safety for cat-friendly outdoor areas
Area with a view: if you have a balcony available as the owner of a cat in an apartment or a multi-storey house, this is a wonderful option for the cat to spend some of its time outside. Cats love to relax on balconies on sunny days. There are also so many exciting things to see outside: rustling treetops, the flapping of bird wings, the barking of dogs. If the cat’s curiosity is aroused or if its hunting instinct is triggered, time spent on the balcony may become a potential hazard: at the very least, the cat may go on an unauthorised journey of discovery. More seriously, it may suffer a fall from several floors above ground level. Take the precaution of fitting a cat net on your balcony.
What is a cat net?
A cat net is a large net that serves to define the boundaries of open areas of a balcony or areas of a terrace. To secure the cat net, either use existing struts, hooks or rods on the balcony. If this is not structurally possible, there are various additional components with which the cat protection net can be tensioned tautly. Once a recessed or protruding balcony has been secured with a cat net, this presents no restriction on its use since this does not affect the amount of light nor the headroom. The net is almost invisible to humans from a distance and does not detract from the building’s appearance. The cat can move freely, but is prevented by the cat net from climbing over the parapet or jumping off the balcony. When purchasing a cat protection net, pay attention to a few basic points.
This includes the mesh width (3 x 3 centimetres is ideal) and the bite resistance of the material as well as the weather and UV resistance: if a plastic material is exposed to direct sunlight for a longer period of time, it can become brittle. There are balcony nets in wire-reinforced qualities, that cannot be affected by sunlight or feline teeth. With a smaller cat net for windows, you can also keep the animal from exiting through windows if ever these are left wide open for any reason. Cat nets in appropriate material quality are also suitable for defining the boundaries of outdoor enclosures.
How do I assemble a cat net?
Cat nets are available by the linear metre or in various standard sizes. Which means that you can purchase a net to suit the dimensions and layout of any balcony. To attach the protective net to the balcony, you can use attachment options such as telescopic rods. Clamps for exterior walls or railings help to attach more complex nets, cut to size, to your balcony. Fixings, nylon cords, carabiners and cable ties are suitable as fastening material and are often included in the scope of delivery. Discover cat nets from AniOne and Trixie at our online shop.