What is Oscillot®?
Without the Oscillot® System, cats can generally escape over any Colourbond®, timber or even masonry fence regardless of height. In fact, most cats can clear up to five times their own height in a standing jump!
The Oscillot® Ali-Kitty®Paddle System is a unique cat containment product consisting of a series of four-bladed paddles which are mounted along fence lines between end posts containing bearings that allow the paddles to spin freely when touched. As soon as a cat trying to scale a fence places a paw on the Oscillot Paddle, it acts like a step which then begins to spin. The cat cannot get traction and drops back to the ground.*
The Oscillot System was invented in 2007 by a South Australian Film Maker who saw the apparent lack of viable options for containing pet cats whilst filming a documentary about companion animals. Since then, the Oscillot brand has steadily gained momentum and is now one of Australia's preferred methods for containing pet cats to their own property.
The Oscillot Ali-Kitty Paddle System is made in Australia and comprises of two main components, the Paddle and the Dual Knuckle Post Kit. The spinning part of the System, the Paddle, is made from quality aluminium and is professionally powdercoated to ensure strength and durability. The Dual Knuckle Post Kit is also built to last, it is made of acetal which is a very strong thermoplastic charecterized by its durability and resistance to chemicals.
Did you know...
The average lifespan of an outdoor-only cat (feral and non-feral) is about three years; an indoor-only cat can live sixteen years and longer. Some cats have been documented to have a longevity of 34 years!
*Some fence styles may require some modification or additional components added to the fence to assit with effectiveness.g. polycarbonate sheeting