We bought the run when a feral cat (Tom) who had adopted us was seriously injured. We were able to trap him and get him to the vet for treatment. He lost vision in one eye, but his leg healed completely. Unfortunately, Tom was diagnosed FIV positive and couldn't be released back into the colony. He was otherwise healthy, and had socialized enough to periodically allow us to pet him.
After much research, we contacted Omlet. They were very helpful and worked with us as we designed a run and shelter for Tom that could be tailored to his needs and our space. The run we purchased in 9'X24' and gave us room to build a playground full of spaces to get on or under. We love the height of the run that allows cats to climb, and offers ease to us when entering the run to care for him.
We were concerned about finding a run that could be secured in our uneven clay ground and withstand our high winds. We've had more severe storms in one month than we usually have in a year and the run didn't budge even though a large part is enclosed with the Omlet covers - which lasted through small hail.
With the repurposing of the Omlet Eglu Cube and several run and coop covers, Tom also has a weather proof and safe shelter.
The Omlet run is very well made, adaptable, secure, and should last a long time. Everything we ordered from Omlet has been the highest quality and easy to assemble.
We have nothing but the highest praise for Omlet products and customer service! They helped give a new life to a kitty who otherwise might not have had that chance. Tom has a place to live out his life in peace.
We are so happy with this "investment" that we will be purchasing a home for Tom's new neighbor - another feral captured from his old colony.
Love fast delivery ups and excellent quality goods no damage. Very pleased . Cat n rabbit love it although I would recommend concrete base as bunny dig out . Probably dismantle winter if heavy snow.overall worth the money.
This cat run has proved a godsend for our 2 diva Ragdolls, as it maintains their safety while allowing them freedom to outdoors.
Low maintenance run....we built access tunnel from our sunroom window to cat run, so they happily come and go throughout day via cat flap!
Bought covers both clear and green which have proved useful in all this summer rain, allowing them to still go out.
Well worth the money spent, and excellent service/delivery.
Absolutely love this cat run!! This has given our two cats an opportunity to enjoy the outside world whilst staying safe... I quite enjoy chilling in there with them too
I am delighted with my outdoor cat run. Fitting perfectly on my balcony, it has given my rescue kitten some safe outside space and she loves it. As mentioned in other reviews, a bit fiddly to put up but a masterpiece once in place! I'd have another for the back garden if I could find a way to connect it to a catflap in the house- Omlet, please design us a cat version of your bunny zippy tunnel!!!!
Customer service excellent as well. Very impressed.
This has turned out to be great solving the issue of letting the kittens be outdoors but also keeping them safe if I cannot watch them. Was fairly easy to set up. Needed two people for sure. Besides the plastic snaps that hold it together I did wire tie it in several areas to be sure.
For some reason the wire caging is small on the bottom - but larger on top. For kittens is would be better to have it all small since they can stick their head through it. Maybe provide a option if you want order all the small caging?
I continue to add things inside for them to climb and keep busy.
I would recommend it for sure and it looks nice as well.
Our 2 Russian Blues, Marlow and Doey just love there run. They spend hours in it watching the birds other cats and playing with flying insects. I has changed there lifestyle from being indoor cats to being in and out cats. Photos to follow
This review follows up on our earlier one of 2 June. The weeks of use have confirmed that this was a very happy purchase. We have one outdoor Bengal and two kittens which we will keep to the house and run for safety and peace of mind. They are in and out of the run constantly through a cat flap tunnel and play very happily. All cats seem to like sleeping as high up as they can get and always choose the highest perch for their frequent siestas.
I think a roof is massive advantage to enable its use in all weathers. For this there is a choice between spending time or money. The excellent Omlet covers will obviously be the quickest solution, but you need one for each section. A single sheet clear tarpaulin will be the cheaper option if you have the inclination and ability to cut to size, and re-do the hems - not the easiest of tasks. Fitting micro guttering is a fiddly task but the result does keep most rainwater off the pen floor.
I will try and post some further photos.
Purchased this cat run as we are re-homing a couple of indoor cats. We surveyed what was available on the internet and this company seemed to provide the most versatile kit assemblies. We decided that it would be good to allow the cats to have the run of the house with the option to go outdoors if they wanted. We assembled the run without the door close to our patio door to enable them to exit the house when they wanted. The run is sturdy enough when assembled to stay in position, but I have added a few straps anchoring it to the patio as we live in a windy exposed position.
The run arrived very promptly after ordering in a number of boxes. However it was not possible to check that all items were delivered correctly because the panels and clips etc. were packed in different boxes and the checklists on the Omlet website did not seem to correspond. In the end we decided to go ahead and assemble the run and hope that any missing parts would be delivered as quickly as the original order. I did ask Omlet for some extra clips as we seemed short in this item. The assistant I spoke to was very helpful and sent on what I asked for very quickly. Assembly of the enclosure was not straightforward because the mesh panels were in different boxes and we had to unpack and sort the items before assembly. This took a fairly large area because of the size of the run. However, once we started the assembly it was fairly easy. We did in the end have enough clips in the original order and all the parts required were included.
I assume the boxes were packed by Omlet in a way to enable the different size runs to be quickly identified and shipped. However, the assembly instructions do need updating to make things more straightforward. It took 2 people (senior citizens) about 8 hours over 3 days to assemble.
We have had one gale since assembly and the structure has proved to be very stable and didn't move.
Very pleased with the finish and overall quality of the run. We are awaiting the cats and will pass on their opinion later!!
Not cheap but the quality is excellent. The wire is heavy gauge and should be long-lasting. Delivery was very speedy and all was complete. Although the instructions supplied are reasonably clear, I found it of great benefit to view the excellent Omlet cat run construction video available on YouTube. This video is very helpful and should be given more prominence.
Not intending to move the run at all I built a wooden base using value decking. I constructed exactly as per the instructions but then came to the conclusion that if the run is on a solid surface then the skirt around the perimeter serves no purpose at all. So I removed it and found the spare mesh very handy in constructing a tunnel to link the run to a cat flap a metre from the run.
Once all the uprights were vertical and symmetric, it seemed a good idea to give rigidity by fixing them solidly to the base. I found I could do this by carefully inserting a screw through the tube clip at the base of each pole. I will try and upload some photos.