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chickenfuckingpox Thu 02-Jul-15 14:16:44

my friend has two cats and has unfortunately moved to an area with a lot of cat poisoning goes on (it was an emergency move she had no choice over the area) so she has decided to keep her cats as indoor cats they are more than happy with this (the one refused to go out anyway) anyway the recent hot weather has caused a problem she can't open the windows for fear the younger one will go out its absolutely sweltering in the house we tried to shut them in the one room today while we worked upstairs with the windows open however her autistic daughter accidentally opened the door and caused a mad panic when we couldn't find where the younger cat was does anyone have any bright ideas what we can use so we can have open windows and safe cats as we will soon be decorating the house and i don't think i will end well unless we can sort something!

SisterMoonshine Thu 02-Jul-15 14:32:23

We got our kitten last year and spent last summer having to be careful about doors and windows until she was neutered etc. I don't think I could live like that all the time.
Is it a temporary residence, or permanent?
They might have to consider the possibility of rehoming the cat that wants to go out if it's imperative it can't.

googoodolly Thu 02-Jul-15 15:20:29

Get some wire mesh screens and put them over the windows (similar to fly doors in Australia/USA). We have them over every window and they make a huge difference.

givemushypeasachance Thu 02-Jul-15 15:36:22

You can get these things called flat cats which are mesh window screens, I've got one and it's very useful, or DIY an equivalent.

RubbishMantra Fri 03-Jul-15 01:52:46

Another fan of the FlatCat. They'll make to measure, or do standard sizes. Little Monsieur likes to fling himself at it and hang on with his claws, reminiscent of those Garfield car window decorations. So he's proved they're sturdy.

chickenfuckingpox Sat 04-Jul-15 19:54:02

its a permanent move the cats are happy to stay in i just think she is terrified the youngest will decide to explore and get out by accident and get hurt i was thinking she could secure her garden so they couldn't escape from it and she could let them out is that even possible?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 04-Jul-15 22:27:16

Yes, i suspect youtube will show you how.

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