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Simple DIY Cardboard Cat Home

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Obtained a bunch of cardboard bins hanging round your own home? Only a few straightforward steps can flip a field into a comfy hangout in your cat.

What you’ll want:

Giant cardboard field that’s large enough in your cat to suit comfortably inside (the one I used measured 16 by 16 by 16 inches.)
Giant piece of additional cardboard for the roof
Utility knife
Lengthy metal ruler
Glue and/or sizzling glue gun


Tape the underside of the field closed, leaving the highest open.
Lower a gap for the door that’s large enough in your cat to suit by simply.
Lower home windows in two or three sides of the field.
Measure the middle prime level of the entrance flap, and draw straight strains to the decrease exterior corners of the flap. Repeat with the again flap. Lower off the 2 outer triangles on each flaps to type the roofline.
Fold the facet flaps up and in, then tape them to the roofline.
Measure the highest of the home and one sloping facet of the roof. Onto the additional cardboard, draw
a rectangle the width of the highest and twice the dimensions of the size of the sloping facet. Add 1 inch or so on either side for overhang. As soon as it’s reduce out, use the utility knife to attain alongside the middle line to divide it into two halves; then fold it. Glue on the roof.
You may also embellish it any means you need. I stored mine easy with a enjoyable Fourth of July banner.

Concerning the writer:

Annie Butler Shirreffs has labored within the pet business for 20 years and is presently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was just a little woman, she has at all times had feline buddies in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California dwelling with their 4 cats, Agatha, Alastair, Jack and Mathilda, and an ever-changing clowder of foster kittens, all of whom get pleasure from being testers for cool, new merchandise.

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  • Adam Johanson

    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.