Many people have started to embrace the idea of cat proof Glasgow Fencing. A while ago, people use to let their cats roam around the neighbourhood without wondering what might happen to them. However, lately, people have discovered that their cats can live for even more than fifteen years if cat proof fence is present, contrary to the roaming cats that can live between 2-3 years. Cat proof fencing ensures that your cats will remain within your compound both when you are present and when you are away. There are a few reasons why you should cat proof your garden fence. The reasons include:
- Prevent your cat from being impounded or lost
- Protect it from injuries and accidents
- Protect it from diseases
- Prevent it from becoming a nuisance to the whole neighbourhood
Apart from cat fencing, which we are going to focus on later on, cats have some basic needs for them to stay happy and healthy. Such basic needs include:
- A caring owner
- Sleeping and resting areas
- Food and water
- Litter boxes
- Scratching boxes
- Toys and exercise
These are the essentials for your cat(s) to live happily and healthy. However, your cat may not be able to enjoy some of these necessities if you do not ensure that your garden fence is cat proofed. Therefore, let us shift our focus on how you can cat proof your garden fence.
You may be wondering how you can cat proof your fence. Before doing this, you will have to acquire some items to use. When you go to garden centres to purchase climbing plant trellis made of plastic mesh, you will note that most of them have a width of 50 centimetres. Therefore, you will require sufficient trellis that can run along the top of your fence. You will also need metal brackets, preferably the ones that bent at an angle of 45 degrees. This will help in supporting the trellis. The other things that you will need are fencing staples and cable ties. You can be able to purchase these items from reliable DIY stores or even builders merchants.
In case a wooden fence encloses your garden, you can make or add a plastic mesh trellis at the top. Ensure that the trellis you use is set at acute angle pointing towards your garden and not outwards. This helps in taming your cats so that they do not jump over the fence top. The simple psychology that applies here is that the cat will jump at the fence and slowly start clawing its way towards the top of the fence. However, upon raising its head to look at the fence top, it will see the top of the fence blocked because of the inward angling of the fence top. In case the cat decides to continue climbing upwards, it will reach at the trellis but realise that it cannot move around it. The only option will be to jump back down.
This technique of cat proofing your garden fence also keeps stray cats away from accessing your garden. This ensures that your cat is safe from fights, attacks and infectious diseases. One thing you need to ensure is that the inward angling is between 45 degrees and 90 degrees.
Another option is using plants to do your cat fencing. However, you should consider the plants to use because a bored cat may start nibbling these plants. Some plants may be poisonous so it is advisable to choose the right one. The best option is using catnip plant.
After cat fencing your garden fence, ensure to provide your cat with the essentials for entertainment. They include places to climb, hide, play, sunbathe and perch high up.