Using Rollers on your fence - keep cats in yard

Do you have a cat or several cats that like to enjoy the outside but you're afraid they will get hurt if they leave your yard! Rollers on your fence may help!

Not going to lie, keeping your cat in your yard can be tricky! There are alot of fence variables and objects they can use to help them get over, and most cats are very athletic, clever, and can have sharp claws to assist them.

Unlike coyotes, companion animals are often confined to a small area and have lots of time on their paws to try multiple attempts at getting over your fence. Careful consideration must be taken prior to deciding this is the way to protect your kitty.

Look for the following:

Is your fence at least 6 ft tall? Most domestic cats can simply hop over a fence that is 4 feet tall without ever touching the top.

What is your fence made of?  Vinyl is the best type of fencing as cats cannot use their claws to dig into wood or climb wire fence styles. Sometimes you need to use secondary tools to help keep your cats in, even with rollers on the fence.

What landscape objects are near the fence? Things such as trees, rocks, BBQ's or anything near the fence that a cat can climb first, then jump over a fence needs to be moved, or mitigated.

How fit and agile is your cat(s)? This can play a big part in your cats ability to run and jump. You cat may be older and arthritic or maybe you have a young Bengal.

How do you plan to install Rollers? In most cases, Rollers are installed at the TOP of the fence, but for cats (only) some customers find they work best when installed at on the side of the fence (at the top). The type of bracket you choose can support this on any fence style.

As you can see it is imperative to survey YOUR situation to decide if they will work for you. What works great for one person, may not be a good solution for another. Each case is different. It is more cost effective to review these things, before a purchase. We want your cats to be safe!

 

 See our other article about keeping pets in the yard. 

 

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