Domesticated cats mostly stay inside the home, but by nature, the feline species is independent, and cats could use some fresh air from time to time. However, bringing domesticated cats outside has proven to have its disadvantages. Outdoors, cats can get lost, eat contaminated food or foods that are not good for them, as well as acquire illnesses from unsanitary environments, including infected stray cats. Domesticated cats can also get into fights with stray cats. If you want your cat to breathe in some fresh air without having to worry about any of the abovementioned, consider cat cages. These have plenty of benefits.
What are cat cages?
Cat cages are mostly enclosures made out of steel wiring. Ones that are large in size usually have a door that is big enough for both cats and cat owners to go in through. These types mostly have different sections: a feeding area, for the litter box, as well as a space with cat furniture, for recreation, much like what cats get indoors, except some outdoor cat cages can be moved around, and are created to allow cats to spend some time outdoors – in safety. Some of these enclosures have some roofing, for protection from various weather conditions. Cat cages have several functions.
With a cat cage, a cat has more freedom to run and leap around, without cat owners having to worry about their pieces of furniture and other items in the home getting ruined. Most of the cat cages used for recreational purposes are big enough to accommodate a wide array of tall cat furniture. As mentioned above, they usually have several sections, so everything is in order.
Many cat owners are concerned about their cats becoming overweight and developing feline diabetes. These cat owners see to it that their cats get plenty of activity or “exercise”. This is easy for cats to do within a cat cage placed outdoors, because the cat cage is an enclosed space that is vast, safe and protected, allowing cats to roam freely while staying safe.
Training a cat to use cat furniture (including litter box furniture) can also be more convenient for cat owners, if done outdoors. There is less mess to have to worry about, and items in the home are safe from scratches, cat urine and cat waste, as well as getting knocked over.
In a multi-cat household, there are times when it is vital to quarantine one cat, in order to prevent the others from getting sick, especially of the illness or infection is highly contagious. A sick cat can easily be quarantined in an outdoor cat cage.
Another type of cages for cats is the cat carrier, which is a smaller version of a cat cage, with a convenient carrying handle right around the top portion. These cat cages are used for transporting cats to the vet, or for short to long driving trips.