Common Types of Cat Fences to Choose From
Cats simply love to explore new things and places since they are active, playful, and at times a bit destructive. For those reasons, people think of cats as a real threat to an organized and neat house. A great option in keeping these furry pets from compromising the beauty of your home and furniture create a designated area outside your household where they can have enough space to explore and be safe from potential predators. Cat fences offer a place for them to play all day, chase one another and just enjoy the world outside. So what are the types of cat fences that you can install?
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Wireless Cat Fences
A practical option is the wireless electronic cat fence when you want to keep the furry ones inside the yard. Basically, this kind of fences is made of wires buried in the ground of your lawn and electronic collars worn by the cats. The installed wires will send signals to the cat’s collar anytime it approaches the end and creates a sort of barrier that the pets would not want to cross. In case the cat pays no attention to the warning signal, they’ll feel a mild shock; the shock prevents them from wanting to pass the perimeter. The small but effective methods will teach the cats to keep away from the end of the perimeter, over time they’ll avoid it altogether.
The main advantage of the wireless cat fences is that there are no bulky structures above the ground. So it’s suitable for areas where it’s difficult to install fences like sandboxes, pools, and gardens.
Free Standing Fences
Essentially, the free standing car fences are from thin mesh netting that’s installed between sturdy metal poles. As the name states, these free standing fences can stand well on their own or can be installed inside existing fences. Usually, the fences are curved and around six feet in height to avoid the occurrence of the cat jumping over to the other side.
In case the cat is able to climb this fence, it still won’t be able to get over; it’ll just fall back on its own weight. Free standing fences are attached to the grown at the bottom in order to stop the cat from sliding under and it also prevents other animals from entering thanks to the lock system.
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A bit different from the typical dog metal fencing, metal cat fencing is another amazing option for your feline friends. Because cats are obviously expert climbers and jumpers, the common metal fencing won’t likely contain them. Installing fences in the yard area for your cats will require either a roofed fence area or an enclosed arch at the top to prevent the cats from going over the fence.
Placed at the top of all the fences, spiky strips will prohibit cats from climbing all to the top and going over as long as the fence is high enough. Spiky strips not only keeps your cat in the yard but it prevents other felines and possible unwanted guests from visiting,