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Old 22-04-2008, 12:38 PM
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Question Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

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Can you help? We have 2 indoor cats but as it's now getting really warm, especially at night we want to open windows at home....unfortunately an open window is an invitation to escape. Only once before has one of the cats flew from the bedroom window and onto the (soft) soil in the front garden - unhurt (luckily) but shaken.

Any ideas for cat-proofing? Our windows are split 50:50 and the top half opens outwards. If only we had tilt-and-turn windows we wouldn't have a problem!

Any suggestions welcome!

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Old 22-04-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

This may sound silly, but is there anywhere to tie string to the window to allow it to open just enough to let a breeze through but not allow the cats to get out? Im lucky i have safety catches on mine, they open a few inches and are locked unless i take off the catch.

Failing that.... do you know anyone who installs air conditioning lol

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Old 22-04-2008, 01:38 PM
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

The only thing you can really do is to fit mesh window guards,or build a run in your garden,so you can put them out on warmer days/nights and enjoy having your windows wide open!
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

There's alway new windows!!!! Only joking
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

Clare7577's hubby made me a run that my cats can acess through the kitchen window, this was the cats have a safe area, and i can have fresh air!
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

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Hi everyone/anyone

Can you help? We have 2 indoor cats but as it's now getting really warm, especially at night we want to open windows at home....unfortunately an open window is an invitation to escape. Only once before has one of the cats flew from the bedroom window and onto the (soft) soil in the front garden - unhurt (luckily) but shaken.

Any ideas for cat-proofing? Our windows are split 50:50 and the top half opens outwards. If only we had tilt-and-turn windows we wouldn't have a problem!

Any suggestions welcome!

Thanks

Tracybunnies

hi we've the same problem so i'm having some mesh frame made for windows. last year used string to tie window but cats just chewed
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

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Hi everyone/anyone

Can you help? We have 2 indoor cats but as it's now getting really warm, especially at night we want to open windows at home....unfortunately an open window is an invitation to escape. Only once before has one of the cats flew from the bedroom window and onto the (soft) soil in the front garden - unhurt (luckily) but shaken.

Any ideas for cat-proofing? Our windows are split 50:50 and the top half opens outwards. If only we had tilt-and-turn windows we wouldn't have a problem!

Any suggestions welcome!

Thanks

Tracybunnies

My husband once made a simple wooden frame and chicken wire screen as we lived in a flat and fostered CPL kittens. It stopped many a curious little kitt leaping to its death, but still allowed us to stay cool indoors!

Hope this helps.
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Old 22-04-2008, 10:53 PM
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

We just let ours outside! Gonna duck now!
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We just let ours outside! Gonna duck now!
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Old 22-04-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: Stop indoor cats escaping through Open windows!

I'm still on the floor!

Thought you told me they wouldn't wanna go out after they'd been done? We kept them in their room upstairs for 24hrs after they got home and once they were released they ran straight downstairs and out the door just as usual!
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