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Question DetailsAsked on 8/17/2017

I have a cyclone fence that's a little over 3 feet tall. can I add a 3 foot overhang and keep my cats inside my

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Unless they are some of the gorssly overweight ones on Youtube, goodluck with that - I have seen cats (both domestic and cougars) go over 12' security fences with overhanging fencing and razor wire without thinking twice.

I would google some cat resources, about loose-hanging netting like deer fencing - cats generally do not like insecure fencing that moves around a lot and makes them feel like they are going to fall. We have for 2 years put just a 4 high loosely hung (using cheap carabiners off 1/2x3 wood lath corner posts) vertical wall of it around a vegetable planter and it has 100% eliminated the neighbor's cats using it as a litter box.

This product as an example - has to be loosely hung (carabiners or widely spaced cable ties for instance, but not drawn tight) to work - also has to be weighted or fastened with battens or such at bottom so they cannot climb in under it -

There are extension arms designed to provide overhanging fencing (usually used to the outside for security, but inside in your case - come up to at least 24" long, I think I have seen 36" ones for 6-wire electric fencing on top of a chain link fence - look like this and probably about $15-20 per arm in that length (About $4-7 ea in 2 foot length, which mightn or might not do the job), one per fence post (replace existing post cap) -

Here also is a link on a greater length extension arm - note the company name, might have suggestions for cat containment too -

You could probably also, for domestic size cats as opposed to dogs, just use very heavy duty cable ties to fasten a bent piece of #3 or #4 rebar (3/8 or 1/2" diameter) to the post, cantilevered out several feet to the inside of the fence.

But for cats who have been used to roaming wild, in addition to possibly having to block alongside and especially under gates (or put large rocks under the gate or lower the gate), they will do anything necessary to get out, so may take fencing an area of your yard with house access, then putting bird/deer netting over that entire area.

You may also have to extend the netting to the house to prevent them going up the siding (if rough) or downspouts,, and put a good screen on the fireplace, because I have heard of cats which have been newly confined to a house after a life of previously being allowed to roam, taking off up the chimney.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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