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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #75 on: February 27, 2016, 11:57:25 AM »
Each panel is 3 foot by 3 foot.  They don't see to mind the height difference being cut in half. 

I wondered about that.  Nice job!
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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #76 on: February 27, 2016, 04:00:36 PM »
Oh that's lovely! Well done!

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2016, 01:21:47 PM »
This is why we wanted the enclosure to go around the corner. 
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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2016, 02:33:17 PM »
Aw yes, prolonged sunshine that way.  I notice the paint is peeling a little there...have you had it tested for lead by any chance? Or did you paint it yourself and know it is unleaded paint already?

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2016, 02:47:09 PM »
Aw yes, prolonged sunshine that way.

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2016, 10:44:26 PM »
Aw yes, prolonged sunshine that way.  I notice the paint is peeling a little there...have you had it tested for lead by any chance? Or did you paint it yourself and know it is unleaded paint already?

  The worry wart in me won't be quiet.

The paint is unleaded.   :)  Never hurts to ask! 

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #81 on: February 29, 2016, 05:50:41 AM »
Thank you.  HeadButt

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #82 on: March 01, 2016, 06:27:19 PM »
The lower height seems to be no issue.  Thank goodness.  :)  Roxy has even been spending time outside.  She RARELY (if ever) went out before. 
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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2016, 06:25:37 AM »
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Re: Outside Cat Enclosure
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2018, 02:11:07 PM »
We put the enclosure back at 6' height, and added more shelves.  The hammock probably won't stay... makes me nervous that it will dry out in the sun and not hold a cat.

On the shelf, to the left is Goose.  Lola is on the floor.  Roxy is on the shelf to the right.  Jenkins ran in, when I went out to get a picture. 
They all like the enclosure.
It is closed when we aren't home and at night.

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2018, 04:52:07 PM »
Thanks for the picture!  Do they use the shelves along the wall often?

I remember when you reduced the height to make it longer but I don't quite remember why.

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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2018, 05:22:30 PM »
The shelves up front seem to be the favorites, but it depends on how many are out there at one time.  The more cats, the more shelves that get used.
We wanted to extend it (originally) around the corner (for more sun), but the company that made the panels did bad things to their customers and went under. 
Soooo we lowered it, to be able to go around the corner, with the panels we already had.
However with it only 3 feet high, and shelves on the panels....I couldn't get inside it very easily to clean out weeds that sometimes grow between the cracks.  Cats would eat weeds and then barf. 
Also with it taller, more cats go outside at one time... less arguments.  :)  They are more comfortable with height... over length. 
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Re: Outside Cat Enclosures
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2018, 05:30:52 PM »
The shelves up front seem to be the favorites, but it depends on how many are out there at one time.  The more cats, the more shelves that get used.
We wanted to extend it (originally) around the corner (for more sun), but the company that made the panels did bad things to their customers and went under. 
Soooo we lowered it, to be able to go around the corner, with the panels we already had.
However with it only 3 feet high, and shelves on the panels....I couldn't get inside it very easily to clean out weeds that sometimes grow between the cracks.  Cats would eat weeds and then barf. 
Also with it taller, more cats go outside at one time... less arguments.  :)  They are more comfortable with height... over length. 


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