Fencing the garden for cats: what to look for

If you want to provide your cat with secure access, you can fence your garden - to enjoy your new garden boundary for a long time, there are a few things you should consider. If you want to fence your garden cat-proof, there are a few things you should consider - Image: Shutterstock / DavidTB

A normal garden fence is unfortunately not enough to keep cats from straying - after all, our Stubentiger are climbing and liberation artists. You need a special, high and safe cat fence that does not offer gaps to escape. It is important that you adhere to the following rules when building.

Fencing the garden: ask neighbors and obtain building permission

Before you get into trouble and jeopardize the good neighborhood, you should discuss your construction plans well with the people who live around you. Perhaps you can agree that the height of the fence, which is somewhat unsightly, is covered with beautiful plants that are not toxic to cats.

You should not only discuss the construction with your neighbors, but also with the building authority. Depending on the regulations in your place of residence, fences are subject to approval at a certain level and require that you precisely discuss your project with the building authority and have it approved.

Selection of a suitable fence and planning

When it comes to finding the right fence that really keeps your room tiger from straying, it is best to get professional advice. Since the cost of a corresponding fence can be twice as high as that of a normal fence, it is of course all the more important that everything is worked out and set up perfectly.

Cats by Nature: cats on a discovery tour

When building, also consider the possible escape routes that your pet could have through climbing trees or bushes that are close to the fence. These should therefore also be removed or transplanted.