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DogualCat Fri 10-Apr-20 16:09:21

Hi all! As much as Dougal is loving sunning himself inside during lockdown and is happy being an indoor cat I, on the other hand, am starting to melt.

I live on a second floor flat with Juliette balcony doors in the living room and spare bedroom. The windows are south facing so I have the doors open from April onward normally when the weather is nice.

I’ve attached a photo and am looking for advice, how do I cat proof the doors so I can open them? There’s no balcony on the other side, only metal railing which is covered in bamboo.

Would I need to cat net over the entire outside of the door? I doubt the leasehold allows me to drill into the brickwork so I’d have to glue hooks to the doors. What about netting?

He’s not a climber but I just want to make sure he is safe. Thank you!

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Appiandterri Fri 10-Apr-20 16:36:16

Balcony nets are a thing, would command strips secure it to the frame?

www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=13154059031&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&ie=UTF8

I see on one of the reviews someone used these

www.amazon.co.uk/Command-Decoration-Clips-for-Christmas-and-Fairy-Light-Clear-Value-Pack/dp/B0084M67LM/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_txt?tag=mumsnetforu03-21&ie=UTF8

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 10-Apr-20 16:48:12

Would flat cats have something?. You can’t be the only owner with a balcony like that.

DogualCat Fri 10-Apr-20 17:26:25

Thank you! I’ll have a look at the DIY netting and I’ve also sent an email to the maker of flat cats screens asking if they can by applied to the outside of balcony doors.

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