Portable catios enable you to provide a space for your cat to play outside, in the safety of an outdoor cat enclosure that you can move around or fold down again after use.
What Is A Portable Catio?
Portable Catios are a type of outdoor cat enclosure, designed to be easily collapsible and moveable for use in gardens or small area where space is at a premium.
They tend to be made from a foldable frame with strong mesh netting, featuring one or more doors for you to put your cat in and out of.
Your cat gets to enjoy the space, fresh air and smells of the outside, but without the risks of being let lose in your local neighborhood.
They are one of the cheapest types of catios, but you could also consider a more solid wooden structure like a catio kit if you want something a little bigger or more sturdy.
Best Portable Catios:
There are a number of good portable catios on the market, all following roughly the same type of design, but varying a little in terms of sizing and price.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Size: 48 x 48 x 32H
- Set-up and fold-down in seconds; suitable for a variety of pets indoors or outdoors
- Two doors with locking zippers for safety and security; two accessory pockets and a water bottle pocket and holder on the pet playpen
- Removable zip-off and washable floor mat and top cover; well-ventilated, stylish, lightweight portable and durable pet playpen
- 2 Year Warranty from EliteField, a New York-based Pet Product Manufacturer.
- Multi-unit, netted outdoor enclosure for multiple cats. Dimensions: 96" (L) x 72 inch (H) x 18" (W)
- Includes Kittywalk’s Deck and Patio enclosure, the Kabana, and Penthouse
- Integrates easily with other Kittywalk outdoor pet enclosures (available separately)
- Nearly 30 cubic feet of play space for multiple cats
- 4 different hammocks for lounging; weather resistant canvas roofing
- Dimensions: 28" X 20"
- DIY EXPANDABLE: Make into different shapes for various combinations
- SPACIOUS: Provides a maximum of 20 square feet space
- EASY ASSEMBLY: Easy to put together with the illustrated instruction and included mallet. Use cable ties to achieve even more features like doors or foldable fence
- Dimensions: 43" x 23" x 18"
- SAFE OUTDOORS - gives your cat the chance to relax in safety outside
- PERFECT LOUNGER ~ for one adult cat to enjoy on the porch, yard, balcony, RV
- EASY TO SET UP ~ Just pops open and quickly folds up to store in the roomy travel pouch included ~ No tent poles to hassle with
- LIGHTWEIGHT~ and made of durable materials
- Easy Installation. Unique instant construction to set up the tent within seconds.
- Cat tent size is 72" L X48"W X36"H, roomy space for more than 2 cat play together.
- Durable Mesh construction
- Easy to carry and set up outside
- Small and compact storage bag
- Made from Durable quality & water-resistant materials
- DESIGN: stylish 8-Panel Puppy play pen, spacious interior
- MEASUREMENTS: playpen size 36" Dia, x 24" H, Panel Size:13" W x 24" H, Door Size: 9" x 14'' H, Mesh Cover Diameter:26'', Carrying Case Size: 24" x 15".
- NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Pops up in seconds, no assembly needed, folds Flat, lightweight easy to carry
How To Chose Your Portable Catio
As you can see from the examples above, there are many different portable cat enclosures out there.
So how do you decide which one to get?
It really comes down to a few key factors:
- Space available
- How small it packs down
- How easy is it to move?
- How much space does it give your cats?
Consider these points when assessing the options above and your unique situation, then read some reviews from fellow cat owners of each product to help you decided which one is right for you.
Whatever you do, make sure to get something for your cat to have fun and play in safely outside so you can enjoy time together in the sun!
Interested in other types of catio? Check out our guides on the following options: