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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Building An Enclosure

We purchased an old metal greenhouse frame for $20 from one of our neighbors, it is nice and sturdy, so it should make a great cat enclosure! It is about 6-7 feet long, about 5-6 feet wide and about 10 feet high at the peak of the frame.

I am going to mesh it over and attach it to a doorway that goes to the window, then fill it with things for the cats to climb/play on and such.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2011, 09:28 PM
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Sounds amazing!! My hubby and I have discussed having something similar for our cats when we eventually buy our own home. Would love to see pics once you've set it all up!

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2011, 10:12 PM
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Make sure they cant get out of it, or that things such as birds and the like cant get in.
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Sounds amazing!! My hubby and I have discussed having something similar for our cats when we eventually buy our own home. Would love to see pics once you've set it all up!
Ditto this. Me and my SO are also planning a cat enclosure wants we get our own home, so I would love to see pictures!
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This is such a fantastic idea!
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Sounds like an purrfect idea!

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I'd use chicken wire rather than mesh cause a very frightened or very prey driven cat could get out.It'd also help keep dog/other predatory animals out better than mesh would.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the encouragement and advice everybody!

I would love to build a nice solid wood permanent one when we own a house, but for now I thought this would be prefect as it is going to be dirt cheap and easy to move to a new place when we do. I just feel so bad that they can't go outside especially since Pooch was an outdoor cat before we got her.

We will be using chicken wire for the roof and probably for the walls as well, don't know why I used the word "mesh" instead in my OP.

I might ask my neighbor if I can use his indoor/outdoor cat (Moon, who loves me) as a "test cat" to find any weak spots. That way if she gets out, no big deal cause she is allowed out anyway!
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 03:24 PM
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What a great buy!
I just came here after looking at dozens and dozens of outdorr enclosures online to see if I could make one myself. They are so expensive!
Your greenhouse find will be awesome!
Def. need pictures of it.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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I was so happy when she said we could have it, I have had the idea for a while.
It would be real cheap to make a PVC frame in the same fashion but I such at making things so I went the lazy way.Haha

I will post pics ASAP, I don't have a camera at the moment.
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