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Heated beds for cats
A heated bed for cats that is weather proof and economical to operate.
The cats heated bed is fitted with an automatic cut of control.
Power will switch the heaters on only when your pet rests upon the cat bed. As soon as your pet moves from the heated cats bed the heaters will automatically switch off.
Another feature that makes the operation of the cat bed very economical is a power supply that is operated from a small transformer or battery* power.
A thermostat is fitted to the heating circuit of the cat bed heaters. The thermostat is fully automatic and will regulate the heated pets bed temperature and maintain a comfortable preset heat setting.
To clean the cats bed a simple wipe over with a damp cloth will result in a fresh and hygienic resting area.
The cats bed is very light and can be transported from a cats enclosure to another resting area with ease.
Dimensions of the heated cats bed are, width 300mm (12 inches) and a length of 450 mm (18 inches).
The cost of the heated cats bed is a very economical $49
Free cat enclosure plans
Plan for a cat enclosure
The free plans for a cat enclosure and how to build a cat run are easy to build and economical. A heater that is suitable for a cats enclosure and cats run is available on this web site.
Heating the cat enclosure and heating a cats run will help in acclimatizing your pet in the cold weather.
If in doubt as to the ability of your cat to withstand cold weather a visit to the veterinarian will help in your decision.
The plan for a cat enclosure.
The sleeping area of the cats enclosure plan will have a detachable roof to help in maintaining a hygienic area for your pet.
The roof will have a rake of about 10% to channel water or snow to the back of the cats run.
A heater for a cats enclosure that is very economical to operate and weather proof. The heater for cats and pets can be positioned under the cats home to warm the interior through the floor or positioned within the cats resting area.
The heaters dimensions are approx 90 mm round ( 3.75 inch )
and 20 mm high ( .8 inch ) The cat enclosures heater will warm the interior of the home to a comfortable and safe level.
The heater operates from a low voltage transformer or battery* and will warm the cats home safely for long periods of time and at a very low cost.
A1 and A2 will be the ends of the enclosures sleeping area roof.
A3 and A4 will be the sides of the enclosures sleeping area roof.
A5 and A6 will be the ends of the cat run base.
A7 and A8 will be the sides of the cat run base.
B1 and B2 will be the ends of the cat enclosure side one.
Plan for the cat run sides.
B3 and B4 will be the sides of side one.
B5 and B6 will be the ends of side two.
B7 and B8 will be the sides of side two.
C1 and C2 will be the ends of the cat run back.
C3 and C4 will be the sides of the cat run back.
C5 and C6 will be the ends of the cat run front.
C7 and C8 will be the sides of the cat run front.
Plan for a heated cats enclosure.
Warming the sleeping area and resting area of the cat enclosure or cats run will ensure that your pet is warm and safe on winter days.
A1 and A2 are equal measurements to each other but larger than A5/A6 by approximately 20%.
A3 and A4 are equal measurements to each other but larger than A7/A8 by approximately 40%.
A5 and A6 are the same measurements, both measurements are equal.
A7 and A8 are the same measurements, both measurements are equal.
Cat run plan.
The base of the cats run is the first piece of plywood that is cut to size.
The plans on how to build a cats run can be modified to allow a safe small heater to be fitted to the cats resting enclosure that will give your pet a comfortable home in cold weather.
Small low voltage heaters suitable for pets can be found at this heating site. The waterproof heater can be built into the cats enclosure or positioned free standing in a safe area.
The measurements for the cats sleeping enclosure base will be guided by the size of your cat.
Allow an area that is the size of your cat and add the extra dimensions that you think will make a warm resting area for your pet.
Do not make the dimensions of the cats run sleeping enclosure to large.
A large sleeping area will not be economical to keep warm.
When you have determined these sizes, apply them to the base of the cat house and this will become
the guide to all the remaining measurements of the cats run plan.
Plans for a heated cats run
Heating a cats run will help to conserve your cats energy in winter. A cat uses a great deal of energy in the cold season just in maintaining the correct body temperature.
Having a heated cats run will help in your pets enjoyment of its new habitat.
The following are suggestions for the measurements of the plans for a heated cats run. The pet owner will make the final decision as to what is a suitable size for the cats sleeping area.
B1 Will be the height of your cat plus 20%.
B2 Will be the height of B1 plus 20%.
B3 Draw a line connecting the edges of B1 and B2 after putting in the B4 measurement.
B4 Equal measurements to the A7 and A8 edges.
B1 and B5 .. B2 and B6 .. B3 and B8 .. B4 and B7 Equal measurements to each side of the cats house.
Cut out the first side of the cats enclosure plan, B1, B2, B3, B4 and use this side as a template to make the
second side B5, B6, B7, B8.
If the plywood you are using has different grades of surfaces
on either side make sure that the template pattern is marked on the correct side.
This will result in a quality finished appearance to the cats enclosure exterior.
C1 and C2 are equal measurements to A5 plus twice the thickness of the plywood being
used for the sides of the plans to build a cat run.
C3 and C4 are equal measurements to B1, B5. All of these measurements are the same.
C5 are C6 are equal measurements to A5 plus twice the thickness of the plywood being used for the sides of the cats house.
C7 and C8 are equal measurements to B2 an B6. All of these measurements are the same.
Cats and cold weather
Selecting the correct building material for the cat enclosure plans is important for your pets health.
The cats run will be exposed to the weather and the building material will need a weather proof coating.
Be careful not to select a plywood for the cats house that has been
treated with any chemicals which may be toxic for your pet.
Cats have been known to chew or claw on their housing.
When the plywood has been treated with any chemical it may be absorbed by your cat and possibly make it ill requiring a trip to the veterinarian for help.
Easy access to the cat run for cleaning and replacing litter trays will be required. The cat run plan can be modified to fit a suitable entrance.
If insulation batts are to be used for insulating the cats enclosure do not use any insulating material that has been treated with a pesticide.
Cat enclosure plan
Building a cats enclosure plan will require only basic tools.
Select timber for the cat house framing that is approximately two inches square.
This is suitable for a large cats house or enclosure.
The amount of timber framing for the cats home that will be required is enough to line the inside of the base plus the sides and the four corners of the cats house.
Allow a bit of extra timber to use as guides to reposition the roof of the cat house and also for runners
under the floor of the cat house base to keep it of the ground.
Cat run plans
Metal fittings that are to be used in the building of the cats run plans can be galvanized or zinc plated to protect them from rusting.
Use only galvanized nails and screws or any that have been protected from rusting on any joins that are exposed to the weather.
Parts of the cats run plan can be glued together.
A contact adhesive that is water proof can be used in the construction of the cats house frame.
Painting for the cats run should be done with paint that does not contain lead in it. If a pet chews on the habitat or claws it there is a possibility that the cat may ingest some of the paint.
Building a cats enclosure
To start building the cats enclosure we start with the base.
Line the interior borders of the cats house base with the timber. Remember to cut out a
section of the front framing that is the same size as the door opening.
Screw, glue and nail the sides to the cat house base keeping the plywood side flush
with the bottom underside of the base.
Fix the upright corner pieces of the timber framing to the side edges of the cat house.
Position and fit the back of the cats house next. Ensure that the back plywood sits flush to
the outside of the plywood sides and flush to the base underside.
Then fit the front of the cats home keeping the edges flush with the sides and base underside.
Now place the roof of the cats house in a position that is suitable for the enclosure and fit the roof guides to the underside of the cats enclosure roof.
Building a cats run
Building the windows for the cat run.
Use any timber left over as runners under the floor to keep the enclosure of
To fit a window or windows to the cat house use a piece of cardboard that
is the approximate size of the window required.
Draw the shape of the window onto the cardboard and cut along the drawn
Hold the cut out shape against the cat house wall in the position that you
require the windows to be placed.
With a pencil draw the shape onto the selected wall area and then cut out
the shape. If the window is large and there is movement in the wall, make
a frame for the window and pin it to the wall to strengthen it.
Insulating a cats enclosure
To insulate the cats sleeping and resting area a tar paper can be used to line the interior of the cats home. Insulation batts can also be used for the cat house insulation but they must be cut to fit in between the cats house framing.
Both forms of insulating material will need a liner to prevent the cats house insulation from attacks.
Some cats are allergic to insulating material and veterinarian assistance may be needed before building the cat run plans.
When you are happy with the structural strength of the cat house, sand back any rough areas,
and paint the new cat house.
To build a cats enclosure the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the pets home.
The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic to your pet should be avoided.
Animals cannot be constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to chew or claw their enclosure.
Any cats home that you build should not have the enclosures floor resting on the ground. This can create mildew and make the enclosure cold and damp. Rodent control will also be difficult.
Face the opening of the cats encosure away from any prevailing winds.
When using any tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times.
Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area.
Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised.
The free cats enclosure plans supplied are for personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate.
Please contact me at [email protected] if a problem in building the project occurs.
The plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk.
The choice of the cats enclosure plan and any other building plan placed on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is entirely
You agree to indemnify dog house plan from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building projects from the cats enclosure or any other dog house plans that you may commence.
All the free dog house plans are for personal use only.
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Cat enclosure plans are presented in a easy to understand format.
Cat home plans are free for personal use.
Enclosure plans are plans for pets.
Cat houses are economical to build.
Build a enclosure plans have easy to follow plan designs.
Homes for cats have adjustable measurements.
Cats enclosures have a list of required fixtures.
Building enclosures describe the finishing steps for each of the pets structure.