Through my blog and love for cats, I have met many wonderful people online. In today’s post, I want to show you what one of those awesome online friends has done for her cats. Sue moved from Africa to England with her cats and wanted to have an outdoor space that they can enjoy safely with her and that isn’t a backyard cat enclosure or outdoor cat cage. While a cat fence topper isn’t new, I have never seen a cat using a fence peephole.
So I thought I just had to share this all with you with her permission of course. It’s just too cute not to share.
Cat Fence Topper System with unique fence peephole
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What is a cat fence topper
If you are unfamiliar with a cat fence topper, it is in most cases an accessory or conversion kit for the top of your existing fence to make sure that your cats cannot jump over the fence and escape your yard.
Usually, the kits consist of a roll of meshed fencing and angled metal brackets. There are also many companies out there who come and install a cat-proof fence topper for you but doing it yourself appears not too difficult and definitely makes it cheaper.
To be honest, I have considered this for our cats already too because I would love it so much if they could roam in the yard with us all summer but we have so many trees that they could climb to escape that we would have to cut down in order to make this work. I would never want to cut them down because they provide so much privacy, shade, and beauty. Thankfully our cats have their cat enclosure with outdoor cat tunnels and that also gives them nice access to the yard. That’s definitely better than nothing.
Materials used for this cat fence topper setup
- wooden privacy fence
- curved metal fence topper brackets
- fence peephole
- cat wall shelving
Photos of the finished set-up
The escape attempts are not successful as you can see in the photos!
Peephole inside cat fence
So she noticed her one cat, Miss Mouse, kept sitting at the fence peeping through one of the wood knots daily.
Isn’t that so so cute? (the below photo is a bit blurry because it was zoomed in with a cellphone)
And that evolved into her putting out a sun lounge chair to make peeping onto the busy street and sidewalk easier and more comfortable for her cat. It just cracks me up!!!
And then… they decided to buy one of those fence peepholes sold for dogs and install it where the wood knot was in the fence…
The installation of the fence peephole is pretty easy, you only have to cut a hole into the fence according to the size of your plexiglass dome. The nice thing is that the bolts used are flat on the outside so nobody can mess with the screws and holes from the outside.
I mean can you even take the cuteness? It’s the perfect hangout spot for a nosy peeping kitty. I just love this so much. Look at her lounging on her chaise!
Where can you buy cat fence toppers
- Cat fence toppers can be purchased from a variety of different retailers, including:
- Pet stores: Many pet stores carry a variety of cat fence toppers, including mesh barriers, roller-style toppers, and spikes.
- Online retailers: Websites like Amazon, Chewy, and Petco sell cat fence toppers and often have a wider selection than physical stores.
- Home improvement stores: Home improvement stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menards carry cat fence toppers and also carry materials needed to make a DIY cat fence topper.
- Specialized cat fence companies: There are some companies that specialize in cat fence toppers, and offer a variety of different options, including custom sizes and designs.
- Local service providers: Some local service providers such as handymen, fence builders, and animal control companies will install cat fence toppers as a service.
Doesn’t that just want to make you go and install this entire cat containment system set up in your own yard? I know that my kitties and I would love it!