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Origin of the Cat Terrace Window Cage
It started in the early 1990's when we got our 2 female Japanese Bobtail cats from a cattery. We had to sign a contract saying that the cats would remain indoors only. After a few years of training them to tolerate harness leashes for outdoor walks it was time to give them more independance. My wife asked me to build them an outdoor cat cage. Having been schooled as a mechanical engineer and designer, I went right to work. First I went to the local hardware store to see what the available materials were, ie... screens, hinges, gate hooks, wood, screws, carpet and such. I already had a "window" cage design in mind and purchased what I needed. It took me about 2 weeks to finish and install the original cage, pictured above. Our cats instantly took to it!
Statistics show that the average lifespan of an outdoor cat is 5 years, while indoor cats can live 14 years and longer. If you truly care about your cat you will keep it indoors at all times. There are too many hazards outdoors; predators (see the fox on our deck), parasites, disease, cat fights, cars... you get the idea. With the Cat Terrace Window Cage you will have the peace of mind knowing your cats are safe and enjoying a more fulfilling life.
  Sharing the Cage Design with You
After seeing how much our cats enjoyed their new window cage I began thinking of how to market it to the vast number of indoor cat households. Then when my neighbors began stopping by during their daily walks just to tell me what a great idea they thought it was, I knew it was time to get patent protection. I spent a summer shooting video in my garage showing how to build the cage. That just wasn't enough detailed instructions to help the general public build it. So I spent the next 6 months illustrating construction plans on my computer. I hope you can appreciate the time and effort it took to put the plans together. Now I am happy to share it with you. Enjoy!
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