Building a Catio for my Cats (From Start to Finish!)


In this video, you'll see the entire process of building a custom catio from start to finish -- and get tips from the one and only CATIO GUY! You can follow him on social media at @catioguy and visit his website here:


  • Kitten Lady
    Kitten LadyVor Monat

    Anyone else here have a catio? TELL ME ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS!

  • Carole Joyce

    Carole Joyce

    Vor 7 Tage

    I built mine last year , the best thing I ever did . Did it with no help all by myself during lockdown . It’s 6ft long 7 ft tall .I am expanding it to 10 ft long this summer . Everyone should have a catio

  • Cezza


    Vor 7 Tage

    I've been dreaming of one for my puss-cats! One day 😅



    Vor 16 Tage

    it is there..... And 9 cats are lived there...

  • Space Cat

    Space Cat

    Vor 16 Tage

    @ANJANA GOPINADH Was it there when you moved in or put in after and do you haf cats?



    Vor 17 Tage

    I'm from India... My husbands home have a catio. That was found in the balcony area.

  • randomgirlxrulz
    randomgirlxrulzVor 12 Stunden

    This video gave me SO much serotonin

  • Charizard
    CharizardVor 17 Stunden

    I love your energy ☺️

  • Rithvika Sree Thirumalai
    Rithvika Sree ThirumalaiVor 17 Stunden


  • L Arcturus
    L ArcturusVor 18 Stunden

    This is a cat lovers dream! I want to build a cat walk in my home and have a catio outdoor area too. 😊

  • nzonic
    nzonicVor Tag

    because of winter here, can't have a cat door

  • Vera Fang
    Vera FangVor 3 Tage

    Kitten lady, you are my favorite youtuber. Such an inspiration!

  • Tom AZ
    Tom AZVor 3 Tage

    Mask up for YT! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Matthew Jenkins
    Matthew JenkinsVor 6 Tage

    Y’all are wearing masks in your backyard.... disliked

  • Matthew Jenkins

    Matthew Jenkins

    Vor 3 Stunden

    @A Autumn nope never wearing a mask or social distancing for something that does no harm

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 3 Stunden

    @Matthew Jenkins It. Does. Not. Harm. Your. Oxygen. Intake. Your sources are going to be nothing but anti-mask nonsense. It's been proven masks do not harm oxygen intake. Get over yourself. Wear a mask. Social distance.

  • Matthew Jenkins

    Matthew Jenkins

    Vor 4 Stunden

    @Delta do I need to provide sources that the sky is blue lmao

  • Matthew Jenkins

    Matthew Jenkins

    Vor 4 Stunden

    @Delta google it ton of info

  • Delta


    Vor 8 Stunden

    @Matthew Jenkins any sources?

  • Midnight S2
    Midnight S2Vor 7 Tage

    I would love to get one for my cats.

  • Julius Thompson
    Julius ThompsonVor 8 Tage

    *Scoffs* What day you make this video? Caturday? *Plays cheesy canned laughter*

  • 4K Cat Games
    4K Cat GamesVor 8 Tage

    I cant leave my eyes of that cats its SO CUTE

  • Blood Orange
    Blood OrangeVor 9 Tage

    This is cool...haven’t finished the video yet. Snakes can get in?

  • Virginia Brocato
    Virginia BrocatoVor 9 Tage

    Why the heck are you wearing a mask? I don’t think you can catch a virus by watching a video. Not that a mask will do anything to stop anyone from getting any virus. Smh

  • 57 Year Old James Bond

    57 Year Old James Bond

    Vor 6 Tage

    You didn’t notice the other builders? Get a grip.

  • S•P•I•C•E シ
    S•P•I•C•E シVor 9 Tage

    °•~Please read~•° I love how she treats her *cats* like her children. I also love how she treats the foster *kittens* just like her own cats 😔🖐️

  • Lps SparkleBaby
    Lps SparkleBabyVor 10 Tage

    hey, how are your cats liking the catio are they used to it now:)

  • Starla Kelsey
    Starla KelseyVor 12 Tage

    I see you use the same automatic watering system I use. I had 2 one had pump failure and I decided to replace it with one that was smaller. You have to get one of the ones I got. It is so much easier to clean plus all 3 of my cats prefer it over old blue. Round plastic reservoir with a metal housing top with a daisey on it that makes many different flows of water coming out of top. It has a light inside plus it cuts off when system runs dry. You can purchase extra filters cheaply and replace every 2 weeks. So much easier to clean. Got mine from Amazon. Just look there and you'll see them. Your cats will thank you.

  • Presents of Now
    Presents of NowVor 12 Tage

    You are such an inspiration Kitten Lady! I will definately see your video many times to check all details mentioned! Warm wishes form Greece, Maria

  • Nerdy_Math_Mum2
    Nerdy_Math_Mum2Vor 13 Tage

    omg I hope to be able to have a home one day and have a really nice cattio.

  • akeleven
    akelevenVor 13 Tage

    Too narrow. Why not use the whole deck so you can sit outside with them.

  • 57 Year Old James Bond

    57 Year Old James Bond

    Vor 6 Tage

    Nope, it works perfectly.

  • Abu Mostafa
    Abu MostafaVor 13 Tage

    I always wanted a cat and I am researching a lot my mom said when I am in college sooooo I have to wait a while but that is fine

  • Lucia Seacreature
    Lucia SeacreatureVor 13 Tage

    so fun ! I need the Catio guy do you think he could make me something that can wrap around my balcony ? I am trying to figure out how to keep my kitty safe inside (she loves being outside but I am worried about birds that like to visit and sometimes fly by)

  • Bakugo’s Dog
    Bakugo’s DogVor 14 Tage

    Wait is American cats smaller than uk cats? Yours seem older than mine and mine is BIG same with other cats

    INK STORIESVor 15 Tage

    When I get a house maybe I can get a Catio. My Astro is an indoor cat after a scary experience from the outside world. After 10 years he was still afraid to go out and top of all of it he's Asthmatic. I want him to experience the sunny days while watching the world and just enjoy the sun and be a cat. Thanks for the idea! I'll keep that on mind.

  • Bambuskus505
    Bambuskus505Vor 15 Tage

    Why is she wearing a mask when she's alone in her own backyard?

  • Delta


    Vor 11 Stunden

    @Bambuskus505 Hey there. From New Zealand. We don't wear masks now because we did when we *had* covid. Masks work, get over yourself.

  • Teresa


    Vor 5 Tage

    @A Autumn Oh look, she's here to spout more mask rhetoric

  • 57 Year Old James Bond

    57 Year Old James Bond

    Vor 6 Tage

    @Bambuskus505 What would liberals/democrats have to gain, though?

  • Bambuskus505


    Vor 13 Tage

    @A Autumn this has nothing to do with harming my rights NOW. This has everything to do with opening the door for them to do it in the future. Also take into consideration that not a single liberal/democratic, not one SINGLE one of them, can answer a question directly, unless it's a question that fits their narrative. If happens all the time. If a government leader cannot answer a question, or at least provide a valid reason why they can't, instead of just rambling about something that's not even part of the current topic and pass it as an answer, simply... is. Not. Worthy. Of trust.

  • Bambuskus505


    Vor 13 Tage

    @Dulce Boi so how do you explain Canada, while having the highest of restrictions, also has the highest mortality rate, the highest unemployment rate, and the highest suicide rate, if the government isn't somehow staging everything? Places like Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Taiwan, Singapore etc etc. Are all basically living as if Covid doesn't exist. No one enforces masks. The only ones enforced are Social Distancing and Self Isolation. The two that actually work, and all of those places have really low mortality rates per million. When you have stuff like that floating around, and your ares as dense as bricks, or just entirely brainwashed, it becomes REALLY hard to trust the government who has placed these rules in place. Especially when the rest of the world is literal proof that all of this is just a liberal/democratic scam

  • Melissa the egg
    Melissa the eggVor 15 Tage

    @Kitten Lady

  • The Gohan Dog And Cats
    The Gohan Dog And CatsVor 15 Tage

    I love the shot of the workers

  • C MP
    C MPVor 15 Tage

    What was the total $$$ cost?

  • Shauna
    ShaunaVor 16 Tage

    Hoomans: Lets get started! Cats: Make it fast hoomans. We dun have time to wait.

  • merrellscarols edits
    merrellscarols editsVor 16 Tage

    My mom sent me this video lmao

  • LPS Panda Productions
    LPS Panda ProductionsVor 16 Tage

    My dogs go everywhere mostly on top of the couch and the go on the table i think they need a catio but for dogs

  • Rachael Hoving

    Rachael Hoving

    Vor 10 Tage

    just take ur dogs on a walk or smth

  • Ginny W
    Ginny WVor 16 Tage

    my god this video came out at exactly the right time! our outdoor cat suffered acute kidney failure last week but miraculously managed to make almost a full recovery. we are now looking into building our own catio as we cannot let her go out anymore and this video is a perfect starting point.

  • Lesbian Cookies
    Lesbian CookiesVor 17 Tage

    Can we please get live catio feed every so often?😭💕🙏

  • Fudsicle678
    Fudsicle678Vor 18 Tage

    Love this video. My kitty loves it too.

  • Purple StrawBerry
    Purple StrawBerryVor 19 Tage

    That cat tree is..😘 Chefs Kees *kissy mwah*

  • Redjem 333
    Redjem 333Vor 19 Tage

    Yes.. But how much did it cost?? 🤷🏼‍♀️ That's my problem, now that I need a catio..

  • Mary Elyse
    Mary ElyseVor 19 Tage

    Shelves should have a board running behind them on the outside of the wire. You never want a gap between the shelf and wire. Dangerous. Been doing cat runs, aka catios, before they were a thing, all the way back to the seventies!

  • Mary Elyse
    Mary ElyseVor 19 Tage

    Wood screws with washers are better then staples. Staples will push out and make it hard to remove or replace the wire. Staples literally will fall out as the wood ages. Voila, loose cats.

  • Mary Elyse
    Mary ElyseVor 19 Tage

    WARNING!!!!! Do NOT use 2" openings or y brackets. Feet and legs can go thru and get hung. Also snakes , lizards and birds can get in. 1" or 1/2" hardware cloth only.

  • Michele Lee
    Michele LeeVor 19 Tage

    Love this and your adorable cats! I just bought a house as well and am looking into creating a dream catio for my 4 cats.

  • frostdragon64
    frostdragon64Vor 19 Tage

    I hope the construction guy was able to get a kitty from you or a rescue~

  • evelyn sanoy
    evelyn sanoyVor 20 Tage

    That’s so cool I love it 😻 I wish I can build a catio for my cats 🐈❤️

  • Kyle 0
    Kyle 0Vor 20 Tage

    The catio guy is ripped! I was worried everything was to big but the end result is amazing 😍. If your ever thinking about upgrades you should think about a high up loop walkway around the palm tree.

  • Ziral
    ZiralVor 20 Tage

    this video was so helpful, thank you!! could I possibly get a link to eloise's cute pink bed? it looks right up my Mr.Mitten's alley. he loves fluffy beds!

  • Panos Msx
    Panos MsxVor 20 Tage

    whats up with the masks ....

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 20 Tage

    What part of hired workers being there do you fail to understand? You really must not care very much about your own health or the health and safety of others. At least Hannah and Andrew DO care.

  • Chastity Lampkin
    Chastity LampkinVor 21 Tag

    Sending so much love to this lady sweet cats !!!!❤️❤️❤️🌈🤗🤗🤗🥰💜💜💚💚💚💓💙💜❤️❤️🌈🌈😻😻💚💞💖💖🥰🌈🌈💚💚❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜 I love all sweet animals !!!!.

  • Valeria.
    Valeria.Vor 21 Tag

    That's a really cute they'll want to be outdoors all day now

  • TexRobNC
    TexRobNCVor 22 Tage

    Super impressed with their engineering, ingenuity, and general thoughtfulness in design.

  • Lialy
    LialyVor 22 Tage

    this is so beautiful😭😭😭😭 I love it and omg I love tour garden!! what a dream place

  • B K
    B KVor 23 Tage

    Omg! I’m so happy for you and your cats! Having a catio is my dream, too. I hope I will be able to have one in the future. Hope to see more of them hanging out in their new space!

  • Alicia Balchin
    Alicia BalchinVor 24 Tage

    What super catio builders, your cats will love it. It's given me ideas.

  • Thea Baverstock
    Thea BaverstockVor 24 Tage

    I live In Ireland so my cat can go outside whenever cause there aren't many threats to him apart from feral cats and cows and cars but I live in the middle of nowhere so there are not many cars and cows just get spooked when they see him

  • sissyrun
    sissyrunVor 24 Tage

    What made you choose the small mesh size? I would want to keep snakes out if they are in the area. You should hang a couple of hummingbird feeders nearby. One of my cats will sit on a patio chair and watch them for hours. Great job. Just love it.

  • Rebecca Hagen
    Rebecca HagenVor 24 Tage

    We have one!! This is so awesome!! Your catio is much more custom than ours, but the cats definitely love it!

  • Some Random
    Some RandomVor 25 Tage

    You should set up mini cameras in the catio to see what they're doing even when you're gone!! I'd be a nice perspective for videos!

  • Mira_Cherrii
    Mira_CherriiVor 25 Tage

    How old are your cats cuurently?

  • عالم القطط الذكية
    عالم القطط الذكيةVor 25 Tage

    ,,,,😻,,,, If you love cats in the channel and support us, thank you. ,,, 💐🌼🌺

  • Sharlene Anderson
    Sharlene AndersonVor 25 Tage

    I won't be so rude as to asl you how much yours cost. If you could give me a general idea how much a catio like that runs, it would save me from getting ripped off in the future.

  • Sharlene Anderson
    Sharlene AndersonVor 25 Tage

    What was the roof material called (Poly ?)?

  • JTium Productions
    JTium ProductionsVor 25 Tage

    cat shelf cat shelf cat shelf

  • nett d
    nett dVor 25 Tage


  • Gimmeyourdonuts
    GimmeyourdonutsVor 25 Tage

    This is so awesome! If I ever had one built I think I’d want it a bit wider for easier access. Seemed pretty narrow. But anyway, her kitties were clearly very pleased. ❤️

  • Aries Of Dat Ram
    Aries Of Dat RamVor 25 Tage

    I aspire to be like this woman.

  • Mary
    MaryVor 25 Tage

    This is SO COOL!!!!!

  • Beth Spencer
    Beth SpencerVor 26 Tage

    I absolutely love this video!! your cats are gorgeous!! Where did you get the giant cat tree? I've been looking for one like that for ages and struggle to find anything similar!

  • nada Gabri
    nada GabriVor 26 Tage

    Why the mask ur out side. Ugh. Later

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 25 Tage

    @nada Gabri How about you just stop spreading your idiocy? My family has lost both friends and co-workers to COVID. Get your tinfoil hat off and wear a mask.

  • nada Gabri

    nada Gabri

    Vor 25 Tage

    @A Autumn regurgitating what your tv told you. Would not expect anything less or should I say more

  • 57 Year Old James Bond

    57 Year Old James Bond

    Vor 25 Tage

    @nada Gabri Can we get some proof for your claim?

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 25 Tage

    @nada Gabri Your tinfoil hat is on way too tight.

  • nada Gabri

    nada Gabri

    Vor 25 Tage

    @A Autumn I hear a face pillow has 100% efficiency. Maybe you should try it. Covid is a hoax. .

  • Rrruby
    RrrubyVor 26 Tage

    I love how eloise is just loafing in the sun at the end :D

  • Ximena Garzon
    Ximena GarzonVor 26 Tage

    Hey! So I'm fostering some babies and her mom right now (7+1) and I am kinda worried because a couple of them seem to have crossed eyes. My own cat is a beautiful crossed eyes, but his eyes are lightly crossed towards his nose is adorable and seems like he doesn't have any problem with this. But this small kittens have the eyes crossed towards the outside, one of them looks sometimes like Perry the platypus. Is there anything I can do for them? Is that a real problem?

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 26 Tage

    Veterinarian. Not youtube. A vet can tell you if you need to be concerned or not. The wide eyed thing CAN be an indication of something wrong. Only a veterinarian can say for sure.

  • Karen Boyce
    Karen BoyceVor 26 Tage

    Yes we do and at the moment glad of them . We live in Penrith NSW Australia. And it's flooding all around us . Every one of our doors open out to one . Even our garage is attached to the house via a 35 ' outside catio . I'm looking after 3 little one week Olds there mother was hiding in a bad place that was flooding we couldn't get her and one kitten but we know she is ok . I'm leaving food for her in my green house it's dry but she is to wild to get her yet but I'm not giving up on her . I've just fed the babies and the rain has started again . Worst in 50 yrs . You are a beautiful person and your house I'm glad is like mine cats first . Bye from Karen Animal Welfare league Australia and my 14+3 fur babies eldest mamma 12 all rescued .💕🇦🇺🐱

  • Chelsea Smith
    Chelsea SmithVor 27 Tage

    This is goals for my future for all my fur babies! 🤩

  • Ian Harbjorn Bagol
    Ian Harbjorn BagolVor 27 Tage

    I badly needed a catio😿

  • doinyomom
    doinyomomVor 27 Tage

    Im glad theres 1 real animal rescuer on youtube. God made a special place in heaven just for you.

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 27 Tage

    You should check out Cole and Marmalade if you need a little more cat advocacy goodness, their pet parents also have a rescue specific channel.

  • Operation Search Gate
    Operation Search GateVor 28 Tage

    Pretty lady here

  • MiharuChan2
    MiharuChan2Vor 28 Tage

    I wonder about catios in places with all 4 seasons. It would definitely go through more wear and tear, and for sure only usable for such a small amount of time.

  • Jennifer Harris
    Jennifer HarrisVor 28 Tage

    We literally built our entire house around the comfort of our 5 cats. We live on 10 acres, lots of wildlife. Our home is a plantation style two story with a 360 wrap around porch on the second floor. We completely screened it in. Now they can observe their kingdom from a comfortable, elevated and safe location.

  • Cassidy Fischer
    Cassidy FischerVor 28 Tage

    We just build a catio in our backyard and it’s SOOOO worth it!

  • Dollie
    DollieVor 29 Tage

    I love Alan’s company’s logo. Check their shirt!!! Well done guys, the catio looks amazing!

  • Megan Garnett
    Megan GarnettVor 29 Tage

    My dream is to have a house with a big enough catio that I can fit people furniture and safely chill in the sun with my babies 🥺✨💕

  • Megan Garnett
    Megan GarnettVor 29 Tage

    I would be so scared of snakes getting in 😭

  • ray ray whitty
    ray ray whittyVor 29 Tage

    Hi! Love all of your videos. I took in a stray mama and her kittens are just 3 days old. They’ve just started to hiss at me? But it looks like panting. I’m not really sure if that’s what they’re doing. They seem healthy and are gaining 20+g per 24 hours. Mama is super attentive. Is the pant/hiss normal? Thanks anyone that can help

  • ray ray whitty

    ray ray whitty

    Vor 29 Tage

    @A Autumn thanks! I figured that was what they were doing. But, being new to kittens, it was a little alarming. I’m glad to know that they are normal lol!

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor 29 Tage

    All kittens are born feral and become tame through handling. The hiss is normal. At that age the hisses will stop pretty quickly with lots of love and handling.

  • Linda Burt
    Linda BurtVor Monat

    I had to build a catio because my neighbor kills cats. I want to expand it so they have more room to get around.

  • Aniya
    AniyaVor Monat

    Someday, I'll have this too.

  • Ольга Говорко
    Ольга ГоворкоVor Monat

    It's great idea! In my mind I will make it bigger, the more there is a space :) P.S. Here in Lithuania we have a house and letting cats go outside without problems.

  • Catherine Thompson
    Catherine ThompsonVor Monat

    Love it I think I met him at the cat convention 2 years ago Thanks for sharing that is my goal to havoc audio and great place to put it in a nice house Your cats are beautiful

  • Kyle Xavier
    Kyle XavierVor Monat

    Dear kitten lady , I wanna thank you for making all of these videos , they really helps me in taking care of a 2 weeks kitten that I got with no prior notice, your videos help me , A LOT 💙, THANK YOU SO MUCH 💙

  • stoplisteningtothestatic
    stoplisteningtothestaticVor Monat

    when do foster kittens start to become available?? im signed up with shelters in LA but none have contacted me yet:/ im soooo eager to foster

  • TgPlayz
    TgPlayzVor Monat

    PLEASE tell me somebody here thought of Evan and katelyn? Somebody?

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor Monat

    Catios have been a thing responsible cat owners make for a VERY long time. Please stop. No one "stole" the idea.

  • Fernanda Pena
    Fernanda PenaVor Monat

    Can you make a video on how you quarantine your cats for two weeks and what materials you need or when too.

  • Smilla Celeritas
    Smilla CeleritasVor Monat

    That cat door wouldn´t be so easy here in Germany... all the houses are made of complete concrete :D

  • Wreavyn
    WreavynVor Monat

    Whenever I have my catio, I'm also going to put a screen on the outside of the mesh, about 3" away from the mesh so their claws can't shred it. Living in the south we have massive mosquitos and bugs that could make the cats sick and find their way into the house.

  • Wreavyn
    WreavynVor Monat

    That has to be a dream job, building catios.

  • MyCatFamily
    MyCatFamilyVor Monat

    This is literally a dream and a goal for me right now!

  • Penny Zahurones
    Penny ZahuronesVor Monat

    Hello Hannah, my name is Penny and I have become aware of a cat and dog meat market in Vietnam. Is there anything we can do to get it closed. Thank you.

  • B
    BVor Monat

    I would never trust a person who doesn't love animals!

  • Nuka
    NukaVor Monat

    How much do these run for?

  • Believe only what you Can prove.
    Believe only what you Can prove.Vor Monat

    I just love eloise. This is just lovely

  • Jayda Weatherspoon
    Jayda WeatherspoonVor Monat

    Wellll after that i sure want one i have a baby oittein she loves to play and always wants to go outside but she cant cuz shes to. Young We dont want her to run away or get hurt but with. Catio. She can play outsde ij her catio all the time

  • ciera57yr
    ciera57yrVor Monat

    Why the hell are you wearing masks outside?!?

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor Monat

    What part of hired workers being there do you not understand? You must really not care at all about the health and well-being of others. At least Hannah and Andrew DO care. They made sure it was safe for themselves and safe for the workers they hired.

  • StickyBananaSky
    StickyBananaSkyVor Monat

    I feel like most of these things are a copy of things evenandkatlyn made.

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor Monat

    Responsible cat owners make catios or use harness training for safe outdoor play time. It's been done for a very long time now. No, they didn't "copy" anything.

  • Mrs UwU and Gacha demon kitty
    Mrs UwU and Gacha demon kittyVor Monat

    "CATIO" me: *v̵̯͓̒̽͝ȩ̴͍̳̑̓̉r̶͔̍y̵̢͚͔͝ ̸̡͈͖̅̏m̴̡̀̑ͅȃ̴͎͈̭͂͝d̴̫̤͊͒̐* also me: you stole an idea and did not give credit UnU

  • A Autumn

    A Autumn

    Vor Monat

    Catios have been a thing that responsible cat owners make for YEARS now. No, they didn't "steal" an idea.