Take a look at this blocony enclosure we just completed in Victor
SecureaKat recently created a custom cat enclosure in Bentlegh East, Victoria.
There were a couple of challenges on the job including working around some tree branches which poke through the enclosure. Finishing this in a safe and secure way is an easy task for our netting experts at SecureaKat.
You know... A selfie... That thing people do when they take a photo of themselves with a camera!
Cats can do that too right?
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We have just finished this custom side of house netted cat enclosure in Victoria.
The enclosure is made from our quality UV stabilized cat enclosure netting and includes all of our quality stainless fittings and fixtures. The enclosure has an aluminium framed and netted door at each end for easy access and security.
We travel all around Australia installing our SecureaKat Cat enclosures and because of the way that we operate, it won't cost you an arm and a leg!
We recently travelled to a small town in Victoria to build a cat enclosure for Hollie the kitten.
We know a lot of things about our cats. We know that their fluff gets on everything, we know that they are affectionate, and we definitely know that they will tell us when they want attention from us!
There are many thing though that you might not know about your cat so below, we have compiled a list of interesting facts about cats for you.
Cat Life Cycle
Random Cat Facts
If you haven't seen grumpy cat yet, he is this unfortunate guy with a permanently grumpy look on his face. This being the internet, it was only a matter of time before his photos went viral and grumpy cat started popping up everywhere in memes.
Here are some of our favorites. Click on the images to open the grumpy cat memes up in full size.
Have you ever wondered whether your cat is left pawed or right pawed? You might be able to find out as a veterinarian in the USA has developed a test that can help determine this'.
Researchers have been studying right brain-left brain connections in dogs and cats and are also investigating horses and their preference to lead with a particular leg in the canter. You can read more about the research here.
How to find out if your cat is a 'leftie' or a 'rightie':
· Fill a toy with something delicious and put it in front of your cat. Which paw does he use to touch the toy first?
· Put something sticky on your cat's nose. Which paw does he use to remove it?
· Place a treat under the sofa, just beyond reach. Which paw does he use to try and get it out?
· Dangle a toy over your cat's head. Which paw does he lift to bat it?
Click on the link above to read the full article and find out whether your
Happy New Year to everybody celebrating Chinese New Year.
This year is the year of the snake so we thought it would be a good time to show you our snake proof netting.
Cats and snakes obviously don't mix. If you live in an area where there are a lot of snakes around and you are thinking of getting a cat enclosure but are worried about snakes getting inside. We can help!
Snakes can often fit through 20mm netting. This isn't a problem if you live in an urban area because the chances of it happening are next to none. We often install cat enclosures in more rural settings where snakes can be an issue so we developed a solution to the problem.
In areas where snakes reside, we can install UV stabilized, 10mm, deterrant netting around the base of the cat enclosure. Not only is this mesh size too small for most snakes to fit through, but the netting is also rougher than our regular cat enclosure netting. Snakes don't like to slither over the rough netting so this stops them from moving up and over it towards the regular netting.
This combination of smaller mesh size and rougher netting protects your cat enclosure and the cats inside from the dangers posed by snakes and you can happily give your kitty the freedom of being outside without having to worry about a snake bite.
Remember, SecureaKat™ is a Division of Advanced Nets and Ropes Australia's leading netting company so you can rest assured that SecureaKat™ netting, materials and installations are of the highest standard and are safe for you and your cat whilst remaining strong and secure.
In case the unthinkable does happen, do you know what to do? Be prepared, check out our post about First Aid for your Cat.
Many cats use their litter box for a while and then stop doing so. This could be a medical issue or a behavioral issue but most of the time it is simply down to having a dirty litter box... After all, you don't like using a dirty toilet do you? Having a dirty litter box doesn't only look bad but it smells bad as well. Below are some hints and tips for keeping your cats litter box clean and smelling great!
The obvious way to keep your cats litter tray clean is to CLEAN IT!! Clean out clumps of litter every day then once a week change the remaining litter. Make sure the area where the box is kept is well ventilated.
Does the Type of Litter Matter?
Clumping cat litter allows for easy removal of solids and liquids which keeps the litter tray smelling fresher. Some cat litter has perfumes and other additives which help cover the smell but cats cat be repulsed by this and many vets advise against using these for various reasons.
How Do I Stop The Cats Litter Box from Smelling?
One trick you can try which is more natural than using a perfumed cat litter Is to add a little baking soda to the litter tray. When combined with clumping cat litter and regular cleaning, this can help minimise smells. You can also add an automatic air deodorizer to the room to help with the smell.
Does the Type of Box Matter?
Almost any easily cleaned plastic container can be used as a litter box but it is always a good idea to choose one that is BPA free because BPA is harmful to animals as well as humans (why is BPA bad? Click here to find out). As for size, you should try and get something that is at least twice as long as your adult cat and as wide as the cat is long. This is because cats are clean animals and don’t want to step or dig in already soiled areas. You should try to avoid covered boxes.
Are Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes Any Good?
Some cats, especially skittish and large cats, may dislike self-cleaning litter trays. But if your cat doesn't mind, it’s an option for people who are away from home for longer periods.
What are your thoughts about cat litter boxes? Let us know in the comments.