Based on 139 Verified Reviews
outdoor cat run
25 July 2016
Excellent, the cats love it. I have other runs but made of wood which will need upkeep. I like the idea of a quick hose down every now and then. As I have a large garden, I have bought a plastic dog kennel to put inside the run, in case we have a downpour, the cats can shelter until I can get to them. I will definitely be buying another one soon.
13 June 2016
We are very pleased with our purchase once we had ticked off everything we should have and put into separate piles it was quite straight forward. and the cat can be safe and sound in his cage which he seems to like very much.
Fits the purpose beautifully
12 June 2016
We use the run for a stray cat we got from the vet. Having been partially feral she craves the outdoors but is quite compromised being deaf with very poor sight. We are on the isle of Skye and there are numerous raptors about; she would not survive long. The run seems to be a good halfway house for her when we want to keep the doors of the house open. The run was well packed and instuctions were easy to follow. My wife is 68 and I am 71, yet although it took about 2-3 hours to put up, it went up easily.
14 June 2018
We have the 9 x 15 enclosure for our rescued girl. She now can get fresh air, hear and watch the birds, and play ..... safe and secure! It was easy to assemble, and was worth every minute and dollar. I highly recommend! Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 3 x 4 x 2
So far so good
17 May 2018
We bought the low-level cat run to try it out, thinking that, if our indoor-only cat (he's deaf) liked it we would extend upwards. As we weren't sure exactly where to site the run we made it up to only half the depth to try it out (it's about double the size of a dog crate at the moment). At this size we can move it around the garden (two-handed) and put it on the patio to mow the lawn. There is enough space for Murphy to walk around and to sit and watch the birds and insects, and the other cats when they are out. We cover one end for shade if the sun shines and give him a mat, water and toys. So far he's not a big fan - he doesn't seem to see the point - but as time goes on he may come to enjoy his outside time; it must be good for him to get some sunshine on his fur and some fresh air in his lungs and we can add to his space with the panels we have left over if we want to.
We found it fairly easy to put together (a flat surface helps a lot) and being green and lightweight it doesn't look too out of place in our small garden.
Four stars not five because the middle t-shaped supports don't seem quite tall enough. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 2 x 1
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Still work in progress
15 May 2018
Have not erected it yet as my husband is constructing a runway through from conservatory to cat run. When it is complete we will hopefully send photos if Ginny enjoying herself, Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 3 x 3 x 2
Highly Recommend Cat Run
10 September 2017
So glad I bought this product.Got 3x4x2 metre cat run and really pleased with it. My cats are safe and secure- it did take them few days to get used to it, but they love being in it now. Have put in few pots of herbs and cat house to shelter in. Fairly easy to assemble - needed two of us to build it and took about 4 hours. Very strong and secure and blends really well into garden.
Bought one heavy duty cover and have just ordered another. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 3 x 4 x 2
5 September 2017
just brought one of your runs love it the kittens loveit well done great product a bit daunting at first but once you get started quite easy to put up definitely need two people looks good too Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 3 x 2
Superb product - love it!
29 August 2017
Just wanted to thank you for the excellent product and fantastic customer service.
The Omlet Cat Run arrived quickly and on time, in just 2 days. My husband erected it, and although fiddly for one person, he found it relatively easy and the finished pen looks fantastic. Our cat was a little wary at first not having ever ventured out, but now after a couple of days of short bursts in it he absolutely loves it. I am so glad he is now happy in the back garden and nice and safe.
The ladies in customer service were so helpful and very efficient, when he had to phone due to a missing bit, and broken hinge which were sent out on next day delivery. I will be ordering the covers when in stock, and probably extending the run, and I have no hesitation in recommending the cat run to anyone looking to keep their pets safely in the garden. It is sturdy and made of good materials and looks pleasing to the eye in the garden blending in well, and not obtrusive at all. Thanks so much Omlet for great service and a great product. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 2 x 2
A solid, good looking product, but not easy to put together
25 August 2017
Although there was an initial delay in getting the product delivered, the electronic communication sent by Omlet was good, and the delivery arrived OK as stated.
At first I was rather dubious about the product when it arrived in 4 flat boxes. It did not seem that all the parts could fit in there, however as we laid all the parts out, everything was accounted for. Two fairly practical people ( although novices to erecting cat runs) commenced proceedings. Three and half hours (and many expletives later) the 'cat castle' was in place. Once the roof was put on, it all made sense, and it became a sturdy construction.
We found several difficulties however:-
1) The clips were difficult to locate together
2) The small illustrations in the manual did not make much sense to us, and we had to guess and improvise some of the clipped together parts.
3) The floor skirting part only sits together if the ground is perfectly flat. We have situated the structure in a rural field setting, and although relatively flat, again we had to improvise to make the construction work for us.
4) For some reason, we made a hash of putting the door together, and had to look at this several times. Perhaps you could add an idiot's guide page to your manual on how the door fits together.
My co-worker with this project observed that it might have been better for the poles to be spiked so they could be driven into the ground initially. However I realise for an urban patio or decking this feature would not be of much use, but it might be something to consider on lawns.
One observation I would make is that this structure was purchased to keep a cat safe, but also to spare the lives of numerous birds in the nesting season. I notice that the size of the holes in the wire on the second tier of the structure are larger than the bottom tier, and small birds can fly through. Although it may add to the cost a little, could the wire gauge be smaller throughout to assist in bird preservation?
We are very pleased with the final result. We like the dark green finish, which I feel works in most gardens.
The structure looks good and would work for any garden space. We have put cut branches around the enclosure and hung up feathers, scratching logs etc, to give a more natural feel for the cat. It is roomy and open, and the cat is slowly getting used to it.
Obviously, if we had to do this over again, we would probably have gone about this a bit differently. The 4 stars overall represent the product itself and our experiences in erecting it. I would certainly recommend Omlet to other people who wish to give their feline friends both security and some freedom as well. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 3 x 2
Yet to start erecting cat enclosure
14 July 2017
I have hired a handyman to help me put the cat enclosure together but we haven't started yet. I would have found it very helpful for there to be a list of quanties of the various items given on each page in the manual for each level of the cat run as there are 10 boxes to open to get things out of and that means spreading items everywhere. It would also be helpful for a table to say what quantities of items were required for each level from each box too. That's as far as I have got so far. I'm looking forward to having the enclosure built. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 3 x 2
Outdoor cat run
18 May 2017
Excellent product and easy to install. Our indoor cat now enjoys being outdoors and is safe. Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 2 x 1
Excellent - once put together
12 May 2017
I was quite nervous before I came to assemble the run as I was doing it on my own and had read that others had struggled. I laid every piece out in order (I had the 6' x 9' x 6'8" model) and I did struggle with the clips, even though I soaked them in water, but that was mostly because it was a cold day. It took me 6 and a half hours to do but I'm so please with it, it looks wonderful in the garden, very tasteful. I added Astro turf, a kennel and 4 tier outdoor cat tree and voila! Awesome! Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 2 x 3 x 2