How To Keep Cat From Jumping Fence?

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As much as I want my cats to roam around freely within my backyard, I just can’t. Although him jumping over the fence happened only once, it left me less confident that he will not do it again. A clingy cat-owner you might say.

Many people say they will come back even when they jump over the fence and into someone else’s backyard. Maybe so, but I’d rather just keep her within my sight. Free from risks or anything that may prevent her from coming back.

Keeping Your Cat Within Your Backyard

Inhibiting your cat from jumping over your fence can be awfully frustrating. You want them to be free, but not be free enough to be near that dog from beyond your fence.

You want them to explore the bushes and trees but worried about them damaging yours or your neighbors' plants.

So, what do you do? The best solution is going to involve altering your garden in small ways.

We’ve listed a few options for you that fortunately are easy to do and won’t cost you much.

Build A Higher Fence

Consider the height of your current fence. Is it very short that your cat can easily climb on and hop over?

If it is the current situation, it may be worth investing to put up a higher fence. Although it can not guarantee that your cat may not be able to jump over the new fence, it is still worth a try.

Installing a Cat-Proof Fence

Cat-proof fences are effective since they can work with almost any fence. It contends with the challenges of your felines being able to jump higher in the future.

Cat-proofing the fence will include netting or extending the fence that leans inwards at an angle of about 45 degrees.

This prevents your tabbies from being able to jump easily onto or over the fence. Plus, it is also a very cheap solution.

Attaching Roller Bars

Roller bars have the same principles as cat-proof fences. Roller bars placed on top of the fence can keep cats from climbing and jumping over from the top of the fence. This is because these rollers move as your cat’s paws come in contact with them.

However, there could be downsides such as a cat being able to balance over the rollers and still be able to jump over, or worst, the risk of injuring the cat.

Putting Anti-Cat Spikes

As blunt as it is named, anti-cat spikes sound worse than it is already is. These spikes are specifically designed to deter cats and other animals. 

They are blunted (but are sometimes sharp) and while they cannot actually hurt your cats, the sensation it leaves under their toes is enough to keep them away.

Then again, if the fence is not high enough, cats can still jump over even with the anti-spikes on.

Other Promising Solutions To Keep Your Cat from Jumping Over The Fence

Making adjustments to your garden can be the easiest and economical solution. However, it may not always be possible for a lot of reasons.

Renters, for one, are kept from making big changes to the garden. Some homeowners also have boundary issues with neighbors that they can’t just put up an alteration as simple as that.

Fortunately as luck would have it, there are still other solutions you can try to be able to have your cat explore outside without worrying about them jumping over the fence.

Creating An Outdoor Run

If you have the budget and the time to construct it, one of the most effective solutions is to build an outdoor cat run. It is similar to the idea of a cage, except it is bigger and cats can move and run around far lengths than within a cage.

This not only helps in keeping them from jumping over the fence but by confining them within specific parts of your garden.

This way, they can’t reach other animals (that may be disease carrier) and your ever beautiful garden plants, trees, and fixtures.

However, keep in mind that you may spend quite an amount on this. It may also need you to have the same consents to modify your fence.

That is if the enclosure you are building is a permanent one rather than a portable one.

Putting Cat Repellent

Cat repellents are easy to use. The easiest probably among the items we have on our list. Get a cat repellent and place it near the fence that you cats target to jump over. This stops them from even going near it.

There are different kinds of repellents and they range from ultrasonic ones to motion-sensor repellents.

The first mentioned gives off that annoying and irritating sound that only they can hear. The other one senses motion near it and sprays off something to scare cats (or other animals) away.

Cats and Fences

Before deciding which solution you want to do about your cat always jumping over the fence, you must understand the reason they do that in the first place. This will give you an idea of how you can address their behavior.

The main reason that cats tend to go beyond that fence goes back to their historic instincts to hunt.

While our cats are well-fed and they no longer need to hunt for food, they seem to still have these instincts retained within themselves that they seem to enjoy the process it involves. One of which is climbing, crawling and jumping over the fence.

The main reason that cats tend to go beyond that fence goes back to their historic instincts to hunt.

While our cats are well-fed and they no longer need to hunt for food, they seem to still have these instincts retained within themselves that they seem to enjoy the process it involves. One of which is climbing, crawling and jumping over the fence.

Basically, cats just want to explore. It may not be because of hunting or mating instincts. It is just in their nature to observe and understand everything around them.

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