How to Make a Cat Condo
Now that the weather is turning chilly, it’s important to provide your community cats with adequate shelter to keep them warm. Cat condos are an excellent way to provide your cat with a place to stay warm when it gets cold outside.
First, you’ll need some materials. Purchase a large, dark-colored, plastic storage container.
Then for insulation, buy one roll of silver milar house insulation, brand name Reflectix Insulation. It looks like quilted tin foil and can be purchased at home improvement stores, like Lowes. Finally, you’ll need a roll of silver Venture Tape UL181A-P/UL181B-FX. It is important you buy this brand, as it is the only one which will work. Also get some straw from your local gardening store.
Now that you have all your supplies, take a sharp knife or razor and cut a cat-sized door at one end of the container. If there is a natural indentation on the container, it will make the perfect door, so cut that out instead.
Take the Reflectix Insulation and line the inside of the container, on both the side and the bottom. Tape it down securely with the Venture tape. Tape off all the seams, as well as line and tape the top of the container.
Place some straw (NOT hay, blankets or towels) on top of the insulation, and then place the lid of the container on top. To check if your cats are using the condo, lift the life and check for a cat-shaped indentation.
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