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Cat proofing garden/cat safety
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OttilieKnackered · 11/06/2022 14:11

We are soon moving and hope to start letting our cat out. Currently in a flat so she’s an indoor cat. The garden of the new place backs onto a railway line which makes me very nervous but not sure if it’s any more dangerous than roads.

Has anyone successfully cat proofed a garden? Or do they always find a way out? Would we need to cut down any trees she could climb up? Growing up our cats were just allowed out freely but that feels pretty reckless!

Any advice/experience welcome.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 11/06/2022 14:49

There’s a lot of diy kits around, you don’t need to cut trees down you can cat proof them too. My friends dog was killed by a train so I don’t blame you for worrying and she’s likely got no fear of cars either.

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OttilieKnackered · 11/06/2022 15:09

Thanks @Fluffycloudland77 thats really helpful. Are you able to recommend any products in particular?

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violetsanddaisies · 11/06/2022 15:12

Have a look at Sanctuary SOS, they're a great company we used at a previous home.

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DinkyDaisy · 11/06/2022 19:41

We are blocking the end of a patio between 2 walls.
We are going for Purrfect fencing uk.
Not finished yet but will report back....

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OttilieKnackered · 12/06/2022 17:03

Thank you all. Any more ideas or experiences welcome!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 12/06/2022 18:35

You can get rollers for agile breeds like bengals. My next cat will be another Bengal and will need double rollers.

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Owlcat42 · 12/06/2022 19:03

I was looking at these for the house I'm hoping to buy, which has a solid but jumpable fence at the bottom of the garden (there's a thicket and a main road after that) oscillot.eu

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Kitten2 · 12/06/2022 19:06

My cat climbs up the side of the house and on to the roof and down the other side. I think it'll only work if you don't have an adventurous cat

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leotardrock · 20/06/2022 22:27

I bought something similar to the protector Pete cat barrier from Ebay!

They spent the first day trying to escape but now seem totally happy just chilling in the garden!

I do throw some toys out there, their 3 way tunnel 🤣 - but they are as good as gold!

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