The Best Cat Playpens

There are some times when you need to contain your cat. It could be because you are moving, or simply because you would like your cat to have some time outside, but don't want them on the loose, in case they get hurt. This is where a cat playpen comes in really handy. The great news is that there are plenty of designs, from fixed cages, to cat runs, to collapsible cat playpens you can use on the run, and don't take up much room when not in use.

This article looks at some of the very best, based on user feedback. They are easy to use, and easy to assemble (where needed). They are sturdy, and meet your cat's needs for fun.

 A variety of designs have been picked to give you a really good idea of the range available online at the moment. You'll be very pleasantly surprised at what you can get and the prices you will pay for them. All of these cat playpens are available online at Amazon, sometimes at greatly reduced prices.

IRIS Pet Wire Cat Cage

If you need to contain your cat for any reason, or if you have rescue kitties and want to have a safe place for them in your home while they are acclimatising, then the IRIS Pet Wire Cat Cage could be just what you are looking for. It comes in two and three tier models and is easily moved on the castors at the bottom.

Your cat can perch on the shelves provided and look outside or inside while not feeling too contained. The cage comes flat packed and you will need to assemble it. The good news is that you will not need any tools to do so. The whole unit clips together piece by piece. Once together it stays together!

This cat playpen is perfect if you want a permanent cage for your cat or cats, that is more like a home within a home.

Precision Pet Soft Side Playpen

If what you really need is a cat playpen you can fold and put away when not in use the Precision Pet Soft Side Play Pen may is a great choice. It comes in two sizes, medium and large. The playpen has is water resistant, if you want to use it outdoors, and for spills you can remove the top and bottom panels, and the bottom panel is washable. It folds easily for storage and also includes a carry case.


It is light, but has reinforced sides so that you don't have to worry about it collapsing when your cat is inside. It is also big enough that you can put a bed and food bowls inside when in use if you get the larger size. You'll also find that the playpen folds easily when you've finished using it.

If you want a collapsible but sturdy cat playpen, which is easy to use, this one won't disappoint.

Kittywalk Town & Country Pet Enclosure

If what you are after is a cat playpen for your cats to play in safety outside in then the Kittywalk Town & Country Pet Enclosure is definitely on the luxury end of the market. This playpen includes a deck and patio enclosure, more than one hammock, and gives nearly thirty cubic feet of play space. The roofing is a weather resistant canvas, so you don't need to worry about your kitties being too hot in the sun.

This cat playpen is part of a modular system of playpens, and can be used as the core module for an even larger play and lounging area. This is not a fixed piece, and it will flex. If you have bigger cats they may not be comfortable in it. Also, if you decide to have it out in the middle of the yard, you might find it is not very UV resistant. You are better off having it under some kind of cover or at least partially in shade, which will be better for your cats overall.

If you want a larger playpen, and have a place undercover, the Kittywalk Town & Country Pet Enclosure is worth the investment.

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