How to give our cats an outdoor screened porch experience?
September 14, 2013 5:08 PM Subscribe
We're moving from a place with a screened porch to an apartment with a balcony. Our cats love (love, love, love) sitting out on our screened porch and basking in the sun. They only get to do it supervised during the daytime, but it is their favorite thing, EVER. The new place has no particularly obvious way to screen the balcony and nothing that we can really secure screens. Any suggestions?
posted by arnicae to pets & animals (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
deal solution would be something that we could attach to the doorway so we could open the door and the cats would be able to go in and go out that is quite resistant to feline curiosity particularly given that our balcony is 10+ stories up (we currently use a porch screened in metal-core petscreen).
We've thought about the "cat tubes
", but our cats are NOT fans of being stuck in one place (e.g., we put them outside for their outdoor time). Additionally they are both quite big so we need something that will accommodate plus-sized cats (yes, my cats ARE bigger than your beagles).
We're not open to anything that would allow our cats free access to the outdoors (immunosuppressed cats, injuries due to falling and potential depredations on native bird populations are among our concerns). Thanks!