Cat Tunnel – Why Every Cat Needs One

A cat tunnel allows your cat to safely move from your house to an outdoor cat enclosure, without your assistance.

Have a question about cat tunnels? Let us help…

Choosing an Outdoor Cat Tunnel

There are a lot of different options when it comes to choosing an outdoor cat tunnel. And you owe it to your cat to choose the best one!

If you are using a cat tunnel to link your house to an outdoor enclosure, you’ll need to make sure that the tunnel is made from a durable, weather-resistant material.

Fir timber is a good choice. It is naturally rot resistant so lasts well outdoors. Unlike metal, it won’t get too hot in summer on your poor kitty’s toes.

Tunnels made from cat netting also get great reviews. Cat netting is high quality and strong so will safely contain your cat. It is also UV treated to be long lasting in the harsh Australian weather.

You’ll also want to make sure that the tunnel is the right size for your cat. Always get out a tape measure and check dimensions before you purchase pet products online.

Bella Cat Tunnel Kit

Build your own cat tunnel kit from Somerzby – the perfect addition to your cat’s play area!

The Bella Cat Tunnel kit is designed to connect your cat enclosure to your house or other cat enclosures, and allows your furry friend to come and go as they please.

With multiple tunnels, you can create a long runway for your cat to explore and play in.

View bella cat tunnel kit

Benefits of a Cat Tunnel

If you are using a cat enclosure to allow your indoor cat some time outdoors in the fresh air, a cat tunnel is essential!

Without one, you will need to catch your indoor cat and carry it into the enclosure. And do the same when its time to come back inside. Cats are fast and this can quickly become a stressful experience.

A quality cat tunnel will allow your cat to easily walk from your house to its enclosure outdoors. This is both safe for the cat and more convenient for you.

Most customers will attach their cat tunnel to a small window on their house. This is commonly a bathroom or kitchen window.

A cat flap tunnel is a tunnel that attaches to a cat flap and extends out from the house

Cat Flap Tunnel – Does my Cat Need One?

A cat flap is a small door in a wall or door that allows a cat to go in and out of your house without you having to open the main door.

The flap is usually spring-loaded so that it opens when the cat pushes on it, and then snaps shut behind her.

Some cat flaps have a microchip reader that only a certain cat can open, while others are electronic and can be opened by someone pushing a button on the inside of the house.

A cat flap tunnel is a tunnel that attaches to a cat flap and extends out from the house.

This provides an easy way for your cat to enter and exit your house, regardless of how thick your walls are.

By connecting your cat enclosure to a cat flap with a cat tunnel, you create an experience that is secure and easy for both you and your cat.

Cat Play Tunnel

A cat play tunnel is a type of toy that can be used both indoors and outdoors.

It is usually made from a lightweight, durable fabric such as nylon or polyester, and has a series of connected tubes or chambers.

Some tunnels also have built-in toys, such as crinkly fabric or jingle bells, to further stimulate your cat’s senses.

It’s designed to provide your cat with a safe place to play and exercise, as well as a way to relieve boredom or stress.

Most cat tunnels collapse flat for easy storage, and some even come with a carrying case.

They can be used alone or combined with other toys, such as climbing towers or scratching posts, to create an even more stimulating environment for your cat.

Your cat can hide inside the tunnel, peek out of the holes, or chase toys through it. It’s a great way to encourage healthy physical activity and mental stimulation.

And, because it’s so portable, you can take it with you when you travel.

Cat Play Tunnel
So, Do Cats Like Tunnels

So, Do Cats Like Tunnels?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as cats can be quite individual in their likes and dislikes.

However, many cats love the independence tunnels give them. They can come and go as they please without needing your help!

If your cat is unsure about using a tunnel at first, there are a few things you can do to help.

For starters, determine if the tunnel is big enough for your cat to move around in comfortably. If the tunnel is too narrow, your cat or kitten may avoid it all together.

If your cat is hesitant to use the tunnel, try placing treats inside or throw her favourite ball toy through. This will hopefully spark her curiosity and encourage her to use it.

When your cat uses the tunnel, reward her with praise and pats, to let her know she is doing the right thing.

With a little trial and error, you should be able to find a cat tunnel that your cat enjoys and feels secure using.

Are Cat Tunnels Safe?

Yes, cat tunnels are safe for cats to walk through.

However, it’s always important to monitor your cat’s activity and ensure that the tunnel is high quality. Some things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the tunnel is big enough for your cat to move around comfortably.

  • Check that the seams and corners of the tunnel are securely joined together and won’t fray or come apart over time. A broken tunnel could cause injury to your cat’s paws.

  • Ensure the tunnel is securely attached to both your house and the cat enclosure. If they are not joined properly, it could allow your feline friends to escape.

  • Keep an eye on your cat when they’re using the tunnel and remove the tunnel if there are any of the above issues.

Are Cat Tunnels Safe
Make sure the tunnel is big enough for your cat to move around comfortably

How Big Should Cat Tunnels Be?

There’s no set size for cat tunnels, as it will depend on your cat’s size and personality.

Some cats prefer smaller, more enclosed spaces, while others like larger tunnels with more room to run through.

As a general guideline, most experts recommend a tunnel height of at least 30cm for cats.

This will give an average sized cat plenty of space to move through, but won’t be so large that it becomes overwhelming.

When choosing a tunnel for kittens, make sure it has a solid base. Some tunnels have netting or wire mesh on the floor.

However, this is unsafe for little kitten feet that could fall through and get stuck.

What Are The Best Cat Tunnels?

A cat tunnel is a great way to help your cat move from A to B safely.

Some good features to look for in a cat tunnel:

  • Sturdy construction: the tunnel should be strong enough to support your cat’s weight.

  • High quality material: the tunnel should provide security and your cat should be unable to escape.

  • Easy to clean: make sure the tunnel is easy to wipe down.

  • Portability: if you plan to move the tunnel around often, make sure it’s easy to carry.

In summary, a cat tunnel is an easy way for your feline friend to independently move in and out of an outdoor enclosure. So if you’re thinking about getting an outdoor cat tunnel, go for it!

Your cat will love it.


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