What about a Catio

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What is a Catio

 Catios (cat patios) are indoor/outdoor enclosures allowing your feline fur kids access to outdoor stimulus and entertainment without the risk of exposure to disease, accidents, or encounters by Coyotes, Racoons and Opossums. These wild animals carry zoonotic diseases and external parasites.  Your cats will also be safe from injuries from activities associated with free roaming pets. 

Types of Catio BoB catios

Every custom catio Bob designs is unique but there are a few classifications as follows

*Human/Feline shared space

*Feline only with cleaning/maintenance access

*Freestanding with or without tunnel attachments

*Attached to home

*Window balcony box

*Patio/deck conversion both covered and non-covered 

*Wood deck sub-platform mounted type

*Poured cement slab or border footer mount

Types of Materials uitilized

*Wood - by far the most economic construction material for the budget minded.  This is the most requested material because of its affordability but it is not the longest lasting unless you request Cedar. 


*Aluminum - while light in weight and good lifespan construction labor costs can be expensive.  It has a very industrial-look.


*Stainless steel- heavy in weight and like alum. higher material  labor costs to construct and mostly used in commercial applications. 

Walkway/Platform/Ramps

Catio BoB offers several options for your custom catio


*Bare catio-nothing but the shell and mounting cross bars for walkways and platform mounting.  This is great for people who already have trees and furrniture to fill their catio with. 

*Walkway/Platform ramp kits installed by Catio BoB.  

*Walkway/Platform ramp kits uninstalled.


Both of these options maximize the space for your cat and allow for the best opportinity for enrichment and enjoyment for your fur friend.  

Firehose Bridges and connection strips

Here at Catio BoB we offer fire hose bridges and connection strips as well as scratch strips for our catios for long lasting use and for indoor enrichment products.  These are one of a kind prodcuts that have been cat-tested and approved for durability and their ability to be cleaned easily by their human. 

FAQs About Catio BoB Catios

What type of mesh do you use ?

We use 1"x1" square 14 Gauge galvanized mesh good for kittens as well as full grown felines 


What are the options for decking on wood sub-platforms?

We use pressure treated  ground contact rated  pine lumber for decking and deck framing (optional plastic composite deck board on request.)


What is a Walkway/Platform Ramp kit ?

Each kit is the result of what can be designed from a 48" x 96" sheet along with the following 

*12 horizontal cross brace mounting brackets 

*12 vertical cross brace brackets brackets. 

*1- firehose scratching strip

* 1- firehose bridge connectors  



Do I have to install them myself? 

No depending on your location we will build and install your catio for you. 


Do you have any other products other than outdoor catios? 

Yes! we also carry indoor furniture and cat trees.  We are coming out with a one-of-a-kind ceiling mounted style so your cat has maximum high ground action!