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Cat Topia Catio FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions – How can we help?

Got a question? This page should have all the answers to inquiries about our products, services and more but if not, feel free to get in touch with us on the Contact Us page.

How much will a custom cat enclosure cost?

Our custom catio services, that’s industry speak for cat patio, range in price depending on the type of cat sanctuary you have in mind. Cost is calculated using your patio space’s square footage and prices range from $155-$255 per depending on the project’s size, complexity, and the materials used. 

For those living in Colorado we can schedule a free site visit and one of our catio experts will give you a quote after working with you on your vision and seeing your patio area.

For any requests outside of Colorado one of our experts can hop on a phone call and give you a free estimate after chatting with you about your ideal catio and learning more about your backyard space.

Can predesigned catio styles be redesigned to fit my backyard space?

Yes! We can amend any of our Predesigned Catios to fit the space you have. For example, if you like our Boulder style catio but the predesigned length (12ft) is too long for your space we will work with you to make design alterations to fit the area.

Do you provide services across the United States?

Yes! Cat Topia services extend to all 50 states and can create any type of cat enclosure to fit you and your cat’s needs regardless of where you reside. Visit our State Directory page for state-specific information.

How long does the catio project last?

For Colorado customers we can complete your catio request within 1-2.5 weeks after the first deposit is made. 

For nation wide customers, completion time ranges from 4-8 weeks and varies from state to state as well as complexity of your catio project.

Are all cat enclosures weather durable?

Yes! We use high quality, outdoor graded materials ranging from pressure treated lumber to cedar to ensure your cat, or cats, are safe from the elements. All catios are built to withstand all types of weather and are built to last for many years.

For more information on catio materials feel free to read through these pages listed below:

What type of cat fencing do you use?

We use a range of fencing materials from galvanized steel wire to a very strong cat netting, all depending on the customers preference. We can ensure all options are strong enough to repel any threat and keep your cat, or cats, safe.

For more about fencing, read our page: Catio Fencing: How to Pick the Right Fencing for your Catio

Will my small cat be able to escape from catio fencing?

No. Absolutely not!

Our fencing options are highly customizable so you can select the size you know is small enough that your cat can’t squeeze through.

However, if you have kittens we would recommend you go with our smaller mesh fencing options or wait until they’re older and bigger before introducing them to the catio.

I'm afraid of animals getting into the catio, what type of cat fencing do you use?

All of our cat fencing is strong enough to hold out any threat. We use a range of fencing depending on the customers preference. Our fencing ranges from galvanized steel wire to a very strong cat netting. 

Can I join my cat in the catio?


All our catio designs come with a door for human access so you can enjoy quality time you’re your cat, or cats, in their catio unless otherwise stated.

If you want to spend large amounts of time in your cat enclosure alongside your kitties, we recommend getting a catio that’s big enough for both you and your cats. Contact us to see what catio size fits best for you!

What kind of pests should i protect my catio from?

To protect your catio from pests, you should be mindful of the following:

  1. Insects: Mosquitoes, flies, and other flying insects can be carriers of diseases that can harm your cat.

  2. Rodents: Mice and rats can bring fleas and ticks into the catio, which can be a threat to your cat’s health.

  3. Snakes: Depending on where you live, venomous snakes could pose a danger to your cat.

  4. Birds: If your catio is in an area where birds nest, the birds could attack your cat if they feel threatened.

  5. Other small animals: Squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals can carry diseases and can also cause harm to your cat if they feel threatened.

It’s important to keep these pests out of your catio to maintain a safe and secure environment for your furry friend. By screening the area and being mindful of potential hazards, you can protect your cat from the dangers that pests can bring. For more screening options click here.