Jump to content

Cat-proof fly screen


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 OscarAndTilly

Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Hi,

We have a sunroom that is colour bond and fly screen that the 3 cats spend a lot of their time in.

The screen has now been ripped and needs to be replaced.

Would bunnings have fly screen that would be cat proof?

Or if not does anyone know where I could get some from and what it's called?




#2 Appletree25

Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Try a metal mesh instead. Can be purchased from Bunnings & Masters or any larger Hardware stores.

Cats can still climb it but will have great difficultly damaging it.

#3 sir_mix-a-lot

Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Crim Safe is definitely cat proof, I'd give it a big thumbs up too. Don't think it's available in your average Bunnings though. Have a look on Google  original.gif

#4 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

You can buy pet proof fly screen mesh. It's called something like "Pet Proof" and Bunnings used to sell it although you can probably get it cheaper from a window maker.  It's not as tough as Crimsafe but it's a hell of a lot cheaper!

#5 Justaduck

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

There is a thicker metal flyscreen mesh you can buy - it is a bit pricey but will do the job. Otherwise if you use normal mesh but don't give it great tension it is harder (but not impossible) to be ripped up

#6 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:26 AM

I tried that metal one and found that while it was tougher, when the cats did manage to rip it, it would rip all the way down. The one we have now is the pet proof one and it feels quite plasticky. It's a bit thicker than normal fly screen and after 2 years still looks as good as new.

#7 The Old Feral

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:37 AM

QUOTE (~Karla~ @ 08/02/2013, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can buy pet proof fly screen mesh. It's called something like "Pet Proof" and Bunnings used to sell it although you can probably get it cheaper from a window maker.  It's not as tough as Crimsafe but it's a hell of a lot cheaper!


We use this,  Bunnings still sell it.  The cat claws her way up and down all day and the dog scrabbles at it to get in,  and it doesn't get damaged.

#8 Just Another Cat

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

You can get hard metal screens from security door companies. Similar to the crimsafe stuff but there are cheaper types.
We have this on our door and even our very strong dog can't rip it when he paws at the door.

#9 Duck-o-lah

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:01 AM

Forget metal. Unless you get something like crimsafe ($$$) it wont stand up to kitty claws.
I second the pet proof stuff. As a pp said, it is quite thick and plasticky, but it is extremely resilient.

I have metal on one screen door. Has been there for just over a year and it looks like swiss cheese. The pet proof stuff has been on for as long as I've had my kitties (2.5 years) and still looks brand new. And we're talking insane, jumpy, climby kittens here!

#10 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

Thanks everyone. I'll look for the pet proof one. Is it really expensive?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.