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Temporary Kitten enclosure.

We are getting two 4-month kittens on Saturday. We are also having a permanent fence installed in our garden to keep them in and the other neighbourhood cats out, but that will likely be after the summer. (Ya, Iím sceptical too).

In the meantime we are looking for something that we can put in a small section of the garden to keep them from wandering off when our backs are turned.

We donít want a cage ...

Any suggestions or recommendations?
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Old 13.07.2020, 21:08
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

Coop Bau und Hobby has different "Gittern", out of plastic or metall.
Like this one:
https://www.bauundhobby.ch/gartenbau...ruen/p/3261005

Best is to go and check.
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Coop Bau und Hobby has different "Gittern", out of plastic or metall.
Like this one:
https://www.bauundhobby.ch/gartenbau...ruen/p/3261005

Best is to go and check.
Thanks, Iím going to the Landi, Migros BL, and Hornblach tomorrow. Iíll add the Coop to my list.
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

Be sure to close the top as well as they can climb fences. Fencing a garden in a cat-proof way is also kind of difficult as you probably need to put a 45į fence extension made of some kind of panel, you could consider building a catio instead or netting a balcony, it's less expensive and you can still leave the litter outside.
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

I agree, it is impossible to fence cats in, without using a cage. And we are not going to do that.

But my wife is worried, its been 20 years since we last had kittens.

I found some Rabbit wire and mounting thingies at the Landi.
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

I wouldn't let them out until they're neutered/vaccinated at 5 or 6 months old.
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I wouldn't let them out until they're neutered/vaccinated at 5 or 6 months old.
Theyíve a vets appointment on Monday, and they will be neutered when the time is right. We will not let them out, unsupervised, until theyíve had all their jabs.

At the breeders they have become used to going outdoors. Weíve a lovely garden so we will share it with them, but carefully.
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

When I moved my last kitty from London to Scotland I used to take her out in the garden on a harness until she got used to her new surroundings. The local vet asked me if she meowed in Cockney lol

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When I moved my last kitty from London to Scotland I used to take her out in the garden on a harness until she got used to her new surroundings. The local vet asked me if she meowed in Cockney lol
I did the same with our cat when we moved here. Walked her around her new (unfenced) garden for about 2 weeks before letting her go awandering on her own. Took off straight out of the garden of course, but she knew where "home" was now so was soon back again.

And it used to tickle our American neighbours when we lived in the States that our budgerigars talked with British accents.
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

This thread is worthless without pics!
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This thread is worthless without pics!
You will have to wait until, at least, Saturday.
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a permanent fence installed in our garden to keep them in and the other neighbourhood cats out
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Be sure to close the top as well as they can climb fences. Fencing a garden in a cat-proof way is also kind of difficult as you probably need to put a 45į fence extension made of some kind of panel, you could consider building a catio instead or netting a balcony, it's less expensive and you can still leave the litter outside.
Put a row of rolls (a single line should do), on top of the fence instead of some inwards-angled mesh.

The cats will try to grip the topmost part to get on top. A roll (that will rotate when gripped by the claws) doesn't allow that. It'll also keep them from walking on top of the fence. Likewise for birds, squirrels, and whatever else may be a potential nuisance.

Of course the neighbor's cats won't be able to climb it from the other side either.
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We are getting two 4-month kittens on Saturday. We are also having a permanent fence installed in our garden to keep them in and the other neighbourhood cats out, but that will likely be after the summer. (Ya, I’m sceptical too).

In the meantime we are looking for something that we can put in a small section of the garden to keep them from wandering off when our backs are turned.

We don’t want a cage ...

Any suggestions or recommendations?
Take them for a walk every day around your area so that they get accustomed to the area. Would not leave then in the garden alone at this age unless you have a 100 % secure enclosure

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Take them for a walk every day around your area so that they get accustomed to the area. Would not leave then in the garden alone at this age unless you have a 100 % secure enclosure
No plans to leave them outdoors without supervision
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Put a row of rolls (a single line should do), on top of the fence instead of some inwards-angled mesh.

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Roll of rolls? Iím not sure what this is.
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Roll of rolls? Iím not sure what this is.
I googled this yesterday, as I couldnít understand how a fence could be cat proof. Quite cool actually!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OYfpa1mV1pI
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

Wow, are they available here?
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Wow, are they available here?
Well in Europe https://catproofgardens.eu/en/
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Re: Temporary Kitten enclosure.

It can be pretty easily done; my parents-in-law enclosed part of their garden for their cat. Just put some big 7ft supporting posts up and then fastened the sort of wire the OP has to them top and sides. Cat could happily go outside and be safe as fully enclosed.
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