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Verified Reviews for Omlet Catios - Large, Spacious Outdoor Cat Enclosures

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Lousy instructions, good product - Kerri, Avon,

I am only not giving five stars because the description of 'one-and-a-half hours to assemble' ended up costing me another $800! I told the carpenter it would be quick; I could not assemble it on my own and hired him to help. I read the terrible instructions many times over in preparation, having seen on forums that these were badly presented. They weren't kidding! Wow! For example, the images do not show if the screens or the poles should be on the outside; you have to figure that out for yourself. Terrible graphics that are most unhelpful! The method of packaging also makes for much more time lost, as I had a large run and the parts were not separated into their categories, but rather in their components for small, medium and large runs. Helpful for the sender; terrible for the receiver, as I had to sort it all out on my end. I did all that before carpenter arrived. I knew what to do. I was ready! Eight hours later. And he didn't finish it completely, he left me to do the rest of the clips. $800 for his help. I declined to use a catnet company that installs for you because of cost and went for DIY. But now the cost is about the same, and my run is a lot smaller than I would have had. I would suggest that you make a panel available for tunnel connection. The carpenter had to cut a hole in mine to connect the run to the catflap in the window. The option to add a tunnel to a panel would be fantastic. I'm planning an additional run with net, but cannot see how I can connect a tunnel to the Omlet one without having to cut it again, which I'd rather not do. The product? Lovely. Stronger than net, so I'm happy with that. Nice green camouflaged, easy viewing out for the cats. Nice height for climbing, which they need. I will say that the door latches are weak and the bottom one keeps coming out of its socket as we use it; that's a bit of a pain. I do wish the clear cover was actually wide enough to keep rain off. Disappointed that it covers only one third width. I'd rather pay a little more for a wider one. Well, that's it so far. I'll see how well it lasts over winter. The cats are loving it.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 9ft x 13ft x 6ft 2

Omlet Says: Great to hear your cats are loving it. I will email you about the door as we can send you a replacement socket. Also for reference we do have the connection panels, which are designed to fit an Eglu house onto the enclosure but could be used to connect a tunnel etc.


Great product - Carol, Wiltshire,

Easy to assemble. We placed the run around a tree so the cat had a scratching and climbing pole. Has been much admired by visitors and the cats are happy to play for hours.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 9ft x 6ft 2


We found cat run easy to assemble. - Maryanne, Down,

Easy, straightforward to assemble. Access perfect for cats with the 2 doors. Able to relocate around the garden. The cats love it.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 6ft x 6ft 2


Product is quite good but instructions are useless - Kathleen, Down,

Once you learn how to assemble it then it goes together quite well and the end product is quite good but the instructions are hopeless. Needs a video on YouTube and some clear photos. Rethink your instructions from scratch.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 6ft x 6ft 2

Omlet Says: Sorry to hear that you had problems Kathleen, we are working on an instruction video.


Small cat enclosure - Gail, Gloucs,

This is a marvellous product, which I'm hoping to extend on next year. When I'm also hoping to get another cat. Thank you
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 6ft x 3ft 2


What are you trying to do to me? - Eric, Warwickshire,

I ordered a 3x3x2 cat cage on the Monday thinking I would have a couple of weeks to prepare a site. The pack arrived on the Friday; just four days to get to the east coast of Tasmania. My wife was over the moon, not only that; she read somewhere in the instructions it would only take one and a half hours to construct. I would like to meet the person who wrote that. The instructions were easy to follow, and plastic fasteners used to hold the cage together were quite simple to clip on – they can be clipped using just one hand which is useful while holding the cage panels together with other hand, in fact after a while I was able to clip the fasteners with my eyes closed, which turned out to be useful when finishing the cage assembly late into the evening. I would so like to meet that person who reckons one and a half hours. This cage has been designed for a perfectly flat base while most sites would have some slope or other. I used earth sods to build a level footing – will it last? – I believe Offer’s Dyke was built with earth sods, (I wouldn’t recommend sods for chicken enclosures; chickens are the ideal machine for breaking up sods) but I digress. Because of the raised footing, I dispensed with the perimeter base mesh, and instead used some 70x35 treated pine attached to the cage by means of some simple home made screwed clips. To summaries: [1] Instructions, - Adequate. [2] Tools & Fasteners; - Only tool required is a philips head screw driver for the gate latch, - More than enough clips for the job [3].Quality, - Workmanship on the whole generally good, welding a bit sus around the gate latches. [4] Product – No pieces missing, Good quality coating. The plastic clips are not described as UV stabilised – surely Omlet wouldn’t overlook this, would they?. Also there is a design challenge here for a structure that can be built on sloping ground. Here’s a tip for potential cat cage owners: Because this is a lightweight cage I would suggest that any covers (shade or rain) be used, they should not be attached only to the cage, for a decent gust of wind could see it in the neighbour’s garden.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 9ft x 9ft x 6ft 2

Omlet Says: Hi Eric, No we haven't overlooked the clips they are UV stablised :) Lara


re cat run - Michele, Down,

Hi We purchased a cat run about 3 months ago and our cat loves it. He waits at the back door to go outside, its fantastic we can look our our windows to check on him. It is so secure that I know he can not get out. our cat is nearly 8 years old and up until now we haven't let him outside. He enjoys watching the birds,seeing the sunshine and all the noises that come with being outside. I would recommend it to any cat lover and you have the piece of mind that it is very secure. Michele williamson (Adelaide)
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 6ft x 6ft 2


Fantastic cat run - Sue, Down,

We bought this run for our indoor cat so that she can spend some time outside and enjoy the sunshine and the birds. It is very sturdy and was easy to put together. We feel confident that we can leave her outside in her run and go out and she will be safe. Excellent product
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 6ft x 6ft 2


Best thing ever bought - Cate, Wiltshire,

This cat run is just perfect. Most of all the cats love it too - we only have to open the back door and our two Maine coon cats walk straight in and spend virtually all day in it. If we were to purchase again I would pay for this to be assembled though as it was hard work trying to assemble this with the help of a 3 year old - but we did it! Love the fact the run can be moved and knowing the cats are safe and secure. Thank you Omlet!
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 9ft x 6ft 2


Perfect Cat enclosure - Christine, Wiltshire,

Delivery was excellent , with recyclable boxes. Hubby and son built it over two days ,having read and reread the plans it all fell into place. It's very sturdy (despite gales ) The stable door really helps keep our cat Tassimo in whilst we put stuff in and out. She's a Brown Burmese and is safest as an indoor cat and so this enclosure is perfect for her especially now that i have some structures inside that she can climb up on and watch over the garden wall. I bought a metal rose arbour which we put up inside the enclosure and it just fits ; it has bars that I've been able to put planks accoss and with the addition of a step ladder has given Tassi lots to clamber about on and a lovely bench for me to sit on too. I spent months researching what would work best and rather than spend two and a half thousand on having a fence built enclosing the end of the garden , this has been a brilliant alternative. We've been using this for about a month now and Tassi is happy to be left in it whilst we potter about the garden.
Review for: Omlet Outdoor Cat Run - Catio - 6ft x 9ft x 6ft 2

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