Cat proof fencing?
Do you have a cat or several cats that like to enjoy the outside but you're afraid they will get hurt if they leave your yard! Rollers on your fence may help! Some like to call them Cat Rollers 😊
Keeping your cat in your yard can be tricky! There are alot of fence variables and objects they can use to help them get over, and most cats are very athletic, clever, and can have sharp claws to assist them.
Careful consideration must be taken prior to deciding this is the way to protect your kitty.
Coyote Roller for fence
We recommend you consider the following:
✅ Your fence needs to be at least 6 ft tall. Most domestic cats can simply hop over a fence that is 4 feet tall without ever touching the top. The cat must NEED to use the top of the fence to PULL over with his/her front feet.
✅ What is your fence made of? Vinyl is the best type of fencing as cats cannot use their claws to dig into wood or climb wire fence styles. If you have a wood fence, you may need to use secondary items such as plexiglass attached to the wood to help keep your cats from digging claws into it.
✅ What landscape objects are near the fence? Things such as trees, rocks, BBQ's or anything near the fence that a cat can climb first, then jump over a fence needs to be moved, or mitigated.
✅ How do you plan to install Rollers? In most cases, Rollers are installed at the TOP of the fence, but for cats (only) some customers find they work best when installed at on the side of the fence (see photo below). The type of bracket you choose may support this on nearly any fence style.
👉 ALSO: If the top of your fence is wide (more than 1") then the rollers must be installed on the side that the cat(s) is jumping up from. Never install in the middle of a wide board or wall as that leave plenty of "paw room" to pull up on.
As you can see it is important to survey your situation to decide if they will work for you. What works great for one person, may not be a good solution for another. Each case is different. It is more cost effective to review these things, before a purchase. We want your cats to be safe!
All set? Find what you need for your fence today.
See our other article about keeping pets in the yard.