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  • Dressage4251 commented on pdjinc.com's instructable Cat House2 years ago
    Cat House

    Your tips on building a cat house were wonderful! We bought a marine ice chest with 3" insulation (Coleman) on sale. We installed one cat door, but we have yet to close the door because the cat seems fearful of being trapped. We added two strands of Christmas lights ((not LED Lights), and provided a K&H Extreme Thermostatically controlled Extreme Heating pad. I just checked the temperature on the cat house, and it is 73 degrees in the cooler--house when the real-outside temperature is in the 20s in Michigan. So amazing! That's with the cat door open. I moderate the temperature by unplugging a light strand until the right temperature is achieved. I am so relieved to know the cat is safe in the cold northern winter.We also placed the chest on some limestone blocks so t...

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    Your tips on building a cat house were wonderful! We bought a marine ice chest with 3" insulation (Coleman) on sale. We installed one cat door, but we have yet to close the door because the cat seems fearful of being trapped. We added two strands of Christmas lights ((not LED Lights), and provided a K&H Extreme Thermostatically controlled Extreme Heating pad. I just checked the temperature on the cat house, and it is 73 degrees in the cooler--house when the real-outside temperature is in the 20s in Michigan. So amazing! That's with the cat door open. I moderate the temperature by unplugging a light strand until the right temperature is achieved. I am so relieved to know the cat is safe in the cold northern winter.We also placed the chest on some limestone blocks so the house is higher than the ground. We added a tarp to protect the house against rain and high winds. We never leave food near the house to discourage predators from bothering the cat. We took everyone's advice into account. It is truly a rewarding gift to help the homeless cat. I didn't pick the cat,, but he somehow picked us... Couldn't have kept him safe without your tips and help!!! Thank you!!!!Christmas strands.

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