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I'd like to make a small outdoor cat enclosure for my cat. I shouldn't have any problems securing it on the tops and sides but i'm curious if anyone has suggestions for securing it to the ground? The bottom will be touching dirt and I want to make sure that my cat cannot get out AND that no critters can get in. Suggestions?

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Dig the side walls into the ground like 1 metre deep so it cant dig under it like Karl said. Animals, are well.. animals. – ppumkin Aug 12 '11 at 14:52
@Abe Miessler, agree with "ppumkin" above suggestion of burying the side walls into the ground. In North America 2ft (600mm) is deep enough to keep any critters out, though I am saying that from a gardening prospective, so going down even deeper might not be a bad idea... – Mike Perry Aug 12 '11 at 15:13
Especially since cats are some sort of liquid apparently. youtube.com/watch?v=Wp4ZD0lMtAY&feature=related – Doresoom Aug 12 '11 at 15:44
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Cats are just as capable of digging as dogs are. Dogs are capable of digging to get to a trapped and tasty treat.

The best thing I can recommend, after years of work to contain psychotic dogs when they're outside, is to have a full enclosure -- top, bottom, all four sides.

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