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lucyinthesky Thu 15-Mar-18 15:51:01

Any recommendations to prevent a cat from jumping out of a flat window? We live quite high up and Gertie is an indoor puss who loves jumping on window sills!

Alima Thu 15-Mar-18 16:36:54

We bought some window restrainers from Amazon. (Probably available elsewhere). Came in very handy to stop Harry the adventurous cat leaping out of the converted loft windows.

Charleygirl Thu 15-Mar-18 16:40:34

Tara is around 13 and I still have to keep upstairs windows firmly closed or her out of the room and the door closed or she would do a high flying act.

shysal Thu 15-Mar-18 16:42:29

I have the perfect answer for you! Gransnetters recommended the Flat Cats site to me for my Kamikaze cat. The window screens are perfect and very strong. I was lucky to find standard sized ones for my upstairs windows, but they do custom sizes too.

lucyinthesky Thu 15-Mar-18 20:32:52

Thanks shysal!

HAZBEEN Thu 15-Mar-18 21:11:42

We have used child safety window restrictors the sort that are cable covered in vinyl and lock. They sell them on Amazon, just make sure you get the ones for UPVC windows if yours are. They are also extra security as the windows cant be forced.

lucyinthesky Fri 16-Mar-18 11:26:34

Hazbeen these look as if the gap is wide enough for a cat to slip though?

HAZBEEN Fri 16-Mar-18 15:07:39

It depends where you place the bit on the frame. My OH measured the cats head(!) and then fixed the lock bit so the gap wasnt too wide, The cat can only stick his nose out to the widest part of his head! We live in a downstairs flat so the problem wasnt the flying leap but he has always been an indoor cat and we live near a very busy main road.

grandtanteJE65 Sat 17-Mar-18 10:19:42

Years ago, I bought ordinary hooks in an ironmonger's slightly shorter than the width of the cat's head and fitted these, so the window could be opened to let air in, but the cat could not get out.

Alternatively, we used a metal grid (actually an Ikea shelf) that just happened to have the same dimensions as the window.

On board our motor boat we use strong nylon fly screens, and when we discovered that the one cat had worked out how to open them (!) we added a small hook at each side of the door frame and a loop of strong sewing elastic from the fly screen round the hook. To date that has defeated both cats. They quite approve of the screens as they can see out through them, but dogs walking past in port can only smell them, not see them!