This took several hours over days to fit together in spite of my partner being very used to this kind of thing. It was cold and so the plastic clips were tougher but even so, we were surprised.
Omlet Says: Thank you for your feedback. I´m sorry to hear that you found the assembly difficult, should there be any questions regarding assembly or use of any of our products, please don´t hesitate to contact us. We are very happy to help with any issues you may experience.
To make the clips easier to use in cold weather, it´s an excellent tip to soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes before use. This makes the plastic a little softer and the whole process of using them quite a lot more comfortable.
I hope you and your cats can now enjoy the run for years to come.
I managed to get this larger version of the walk in cat run assembled on my own (and I'm not a fit or strong person at all) only with the help of my 90 yo dad to hold one end of roof when I connected the other... so to say the least, this is a simple and straightforward way to assemble lightweight yet sturdy materials for a cat run. Its spacious enough for our plastic garden table and four chairs, along with a lounge chair, so we can keep the cats company on nice days.
Looks very neat and professional too... not an eyesore in your yard. And our access to get in and out is simple yet secure too.
Excellent value for money I think... and I feel very secure that my cats won't be getting out of this to roam the streets!
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.
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.
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.
A bit confusing at first but completed in 2 hrs.large anough for our cat and all her toys and bits. Very good value.
Excellent product! Keeps the cats safe while allowing them to enjoy the sunshine, smells and sounds of outdoors. Plus, keeps the birds safe!
Bought this product as being a small charity that runs entirely from our own home, we needed to be able to allow our cats the freedom of some fresh air but in a safe enclosure.
Our back garden is so small building outdoor cat runs is proving challenging and yet we need something.
So we bought the standard product to try it out and although yes at first it takes a bit of figuring out how to put it all together, once erected, it is surprisingly cat proof and yet not as noticeable because of the green plastic coated mesh so does not look horrendous as wooden framed monstrosities might look.
Now just need to figure out what to buy next so I can extend it to provide more play area for the cats.
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.
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.
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.