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People Are Building Patios For Their Cats And Calling Them ‘Catios,’ Naturally

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means your indoor cat might begin to crave a little fresh air and freedom. But what if you live near a busy road? If the outdoors around your area just isn’t suited for roaming? Well, the solution is clear. You need to build a cat patio.

‘Catios’ are all the rage at the moment, with Seattle-based business Catio Spaces leading the way. They have created downloadable designs that are easy to build using basic materials and can be installed next to a window, on a deck, or in a backyard.

The way that some people have built their catios are as impressive as they are inspiring. These cat owners have taken a simple concept and turned it into a super cozy space for their feline friend, and for some designs at least, themselves too!

Do you have an indoor cat? Would you consider building a catio, to give your kitty a bit of the outdoors in safety, and the chance to dream of the life of a hunter? Scroll down below to check out Bored Panda’s favorite examples, and let us know what you think in the comments!

My dad made my indoor cats a tower/bridge/treehouse so they could safely enjoy the outdoors.

Guys, I think my cats might be spoiled…They’re not allowed to be outdoor cats, but this is the next best thing! The reason why our cats aren’t allowed outside is because we live in an area with foxes and coyotes, so predators are a real concern. We’re also by a semi-busy road, so cars pose a problem, too. We only set up the tent/tunnel system when we’re around and can keep an eye on things; the cats are never left out there unattended.