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Anyone have an outdoor cat house (possibly heated)

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DiscoDonkey Mon 25-Mar-13 20:18:58

Our cats spend night times in the conservatory, they have a cat flap so can come and go as they please but other cats are now constantly coming in and spraying everywhere angry

I'm thinking of losing the cat flap and letting the cats in and out of the house during the day and at night putting them outside but with a decent cat shelter to sleep in, preferably a heated one.

Does anyone use one that they could recommend or will it be horrible for them?(our conservatory isn't heated so does get pretty cold but they have a heated pad to sleep on). I only want to do it if they can be comfortable overnight in an outdoor shelter.

cozietoesie Mon 25-Mar-13 20:27:03

No - but I hear they're pretty good.

As an alternative, though, have you considered changing the cat flap to a microchip controlled one? They're more expensive but you can program them to your cats' microchips and they would be the only ones let in. Many posters on here use them and have found them to be really effective.


DiscoDonkey Mon 25-Mar-13 20:32:00

Ooh I didn't know they did ones that work from their micro chips. Have tried the magnetic ones before but our cats hate collars. Will definitely have a look thank you.

cozietoesie Mon 25-Mar-13 20:34:50

Worth a look see, I think. Other posters could maybe give you recommendations.


aJumpedUpPantryBoy Mon 25-Mar-13 20:36:52

We have several outside cats - they would be welcome in the house but they won't come in, they were feral strays who we have gradually tamed.

They sleep in a purpose built shed with small sleeping compartments and heated electric pads which they love. We also have insulated beds in there which they can use if the heated pads are off.
They must be cosy because I often find the house cat sleeping in there and he has the run of the house and can sleep anywhere he wants.

MissFoodie Tue 26-Mar-13 17:35:49

you need a microchip cat flap, brand is sureflap, best £100 ever spent, had mine for 4 years, dont bother with pet porte, intruders can still break in with that one

SilverBellsandCockleShells Tue 26-Mar-13 17:37:32

Our cats live in a shed outside with a thermostat-controlled heat lamp. It gets lovely and cosy in there!

QuietTiger Sat 30-Mar-13 17:55:02

We have several of these Cat Houses filled with straw which our out door boy-cat loves. He spends hours in them watching the world go by. They are warm, draught proof and snug. smile

QuietTiger Sat 30-Mar-13 17:56:21

Of course, our other 9 cats prefer our bed...

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