Keeping kittens INSIDE enclosure! Pls help!

Muchkin's Muffins

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Hi all,

I have brought an enclosure for my foster kittens (this one: Selecta Multi-Purpose Animal Enclosure ) it's walls are 80cm tall and I've got it covering a room like this:
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Do anyone have any idea of a cost effective way to keep the kittens out of this enclosure??? I would rather not cover the top or install a roof.

Thanks!
 

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How old are the kittens? If they're any older than about 4 weeks they're just going to climb straight over those enclosure walls. I think it's going to be very difficult to keep them inside without a roof of some kind.
 

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:yeah:

You'd have to get walls at least 5 feet tall with no place to grip to keep a kitten from climbing it. Even then, with corners they can wedge themselves in and shimmy up. Most foster parents I know will keep kittens contained until they climb the wall in their smaller area then take down the wall and give the kittens the full room. There just isn't a way without a solid door to contain kittens once they know how to climb.
 

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If you lined it with something they couldn't get a grip on (like this: https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/cardinal-gates-clear-outdoor-deck-shield-for-pet-safety-2603315?cm_mmc=PSH-_-GGL-_-SPP-_-PME-_-PET-_-AQU-_-0-_-PM_GGL_FY20_SBU04_SH6_PetCare_DogDwellings_PLA-SMRT-_-0-_-0&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7NKBBhDBARIsAHbXCB7h2EkxYy12Ch_kjzbiukuBAXDs3kNhFk9bXp53J_iQAYhdMT-MVRUaAnGeEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds), it might keep them in for a while. . .but they'll figure it out eventually, lol. And they'll be jumping pretty soon too. But it might buy you a couple weeks extra.
 

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I'm afraid the only way to keep kittens in is to cover the top.

What is your reason for not wanting to cover the top? If it's because you want to be able to see in, you could try something like a garden screen mesh. (Do a search at Home Depot or Lowe's). You'd have to figure out some way to secure it so the kittens can't get through any gaps.
 

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Would some sort of mechanism that kept cats out of fences work?

If it was maybe 1.2m tall?

It sure is hard to keep em in without a cover.
 
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