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Welcome to Boise Catio!

At Boise Catio, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our feline friends.  Cats should be contained to inside a home and/or a catio. A free-roaming cat can lead to dangerous situations for them. 

Why add a catio? 

Having a professionally built catio is the best way to have your feline family member enjoy the outside while keeping them safe from harm. 

How much does a catio cost?

A custom built catio will cost between 175-250 per square foot. Items like materials and design will determine the cost.

Frequently Asked Questions about Catios

How big should my catio be? 

Factors to Consider When Designing Your Catio

Here's a general guideline:

What happens in the Winter? 

Preparing Your Catio for Winter: Keeping Your Feline Friends Cozy

A catio, or cat patio, offers a safe outdoor haven for your beloved feline companions. However, when winter arrives, cold weather can pose challenges. Here's how to ensure your catio is winter-ready while safeguarding your cats:

Keep in mind that not all cats enjoy the cold, even in a sheltered catio. Pay attention to your cat's preferences and behavior, and be ready to keep them indoors if that's their preference. By taking these precautions, you can ensure your catio remains a welcoming and secure space for your cats year-round, even in the winter chill.

What materials and wiring do you use? 

My personal preference is to use cat netting rather than chicken wire. While chicken wire is very safe and strong, I don't think it is quite as attractive. With cat netting, the view is not altered much at all. when looking through the net. It is less of an eye sore. There is cat netting that has a thin steel wire braided in with it that will keep most critters out and kitties in. If you're closer to the foothills, I recommend the steel braded cat netting. 

What should I put inside the catio? 

Here are some of the items that should be inside the catio for your kitties.

How do you clean a catio?

Keeping the catio space clean is essential to keep bugs (fleas) at bay and to give your cats the best possible environment.