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Old 01-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Cat proof fence?

We are thinking about putting up a fence to keep our cats on our property,
and other cats out. Maybe a chain link fence with an addition on top that
prevents the cats from jumping or climbing over.

Has anyone put up a fence that works for keeping cats on the property?
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Maybe a moat?

We have had cats forever. Nothing keeps them in, and nothing keeps the strays/ferals out. Our current kitty squeezes between the slots in our shadow-box privacy fence. The neighbor's cats just climb up and over.

A vinyl privacy fence, at least 6' tall, and tight to the ground, MIGHT slow them down a bit.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Are you sure you have cats?? Dude - a cat will go where ever it wants. They'll find a way.
The only thing I can think of is something slick (like fiberglass panels), tight to the ground, 6 ft. high. Anything else they'll figure out.

And you'll have to keep the fiberglass waxed...
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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We are thinking about putting up a fence to keep our cats on our property,
and other cats out. Maybe a chain link fence with an addition on top that
prevents the cats from jumping or climbing over.

Has anyone put up a fence that works for keeping cats on the property?
First off, THANK YOU for being a responsible cat owner! I hope others learn from you...

As a dog person, I don't have personal experience with this sort of thing, but they certainly do exist. My wife's coworker has had good luck with a product similar to the second one.

http://www.catfencein.com/

http://www.catfence.com/
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Razor wire?

I've been thinking about this too since my girlfriend would like to keep her cat in her courtyard. But the ac unit is close to the fence so the cat jumps on that then the fence.
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I did not know there was a cat proof fence in the world. They seem to fit through anything that their whiskers will fit into. Short of having a dog run the fence line I am stumped. Wish ya the best at it though.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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My cat is 19 lbs and out of shape. He can easily jump to the top of my 6' fence and then down. Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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I just saw this on a pet show a few weeks back. If you angle (45*) the top of the fence back a few feet toward the side that the cat is on So when they look up to jump they see that portion of the fence above them they will not jump.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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Saw the same show and it worked for them. My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet.

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I am a Dog Owner, that keeps my Dog on my property.
I have neighbors that let there cats (and sometimes there Dogs) run the neighborhood.
I have a Pond, with Fish and Bird Feeders.
I find Cats by my Pond, dead birds laying around and even had the Jerks Cat stuck in my loft of my Garage. (must have walked in while the Garage door was open).
That Crap pisses me off.
(unless its paying me rent...keep your Cat at your house)
Dont get me wrong, I dont hate Cats. And I dont want to see another animal get hurt, but...If I let my dog out, in my Fenced in yard and it chases a neighbors cat, and that cat isnt fast enough...Well then
I think every Pet owner should be a responsible Owner.
(but you never really own an outdoor cat...its a Freeloader)
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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I just saw this on a pet show a few weeks back. If you angle (45*) the top of the fence back a few feet toward the side that the cat is on So when they look up to jump they see that portion of the fence above them they will not jump.


standard pedestrian bridge fence technique.

basically add a top section of fence that angles back into your yard that is above cat's ability to jump.
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I did not know there was a cat proof fence in the world. They seem to fit through anything that their whiskers will fit into. Short of having a dog run the fence line I am stumped. Wish ya the best at it though.
Other than climbing or jumping over, how would a cat get though a chain
link fence that is not open next to the ground?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #13
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First rule of cats... They can fly even though they don't have wings!

Perhaps a smooth, (we're talking glass smooth) wall, perhaps 12 ft high, might slow down a few of the older cats.

BTW, rule 1: any hole large enough to get a head through is large enough for the rest of the cat

Rule 2: any hold large not enough for a head invokes the flying status as described above.
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electric? works for every other animal.
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Put a harness on the cat and tie him to the clothesline. Cheaper than building a new fence.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #16
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I have a proven solution.

One, get one of these things:



Its a driveway sensor from harbor freight. Cost me about 7 bucks last time I was there.

Then get you one of these:



Cost you about $50 online.

Then hang the sensor on the fence, and if the cat jumps up there, you will hear a chime.

Open window, shoot cat.

Repeat.

Cats aren't stupid, they will learn pretty quickly.

I have a cat that has no front or rear claws, so I don't want any other cats coming into my backyard and beating up on the wife's cat. I don't have any problem with cats anymore.

Also, the wife's cat has no front or rear claws, so it can't climb any fences. My regular wood fence does a fine job of keeping the cat inside.

A pellet in the ass isn't going to kill the cat, and they won't come around anymore.
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