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Is there anything i can use at a door to keep a kitten inside when the door is open?

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DiaDuit · 25/07/2014 19:21

The house is so hot that ive taken to opening the front door to get a breeze going through except it means putting the kitten in the back hall so he cant get out.

Is there anything i can use to stop him getting out?

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OorWullie · 25/07/2014 19:25

My dad built us a safety gate at his house which now is used to keep the dog in the kitchen at mealtimes.

he attatched wooden runners to the door frame and used a panel of mdf as a "gate" which just slots in. It's a bit of a faff lifting it in and out but it would keep the kitten in as there no bars etc to climb through

DiaDuit · 25/07/2014 19:29

Is it screwed into the door frame? I am renting this house and wouldnt do anything to damage the door frame. Also, i dont need anything permanent as the kitten will be able to go out in 2 months. I have an ordinary child stairgate to keep the dog in but the cat can get through the bars. I wonder if i could attatch wooden panels to that?

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Whereisegg · 25/07/2014 19:31

Can you somehow weave a sheet through the bars?

thecatneuterer · 25/07/2014 19:32

If you attached wooden panels to it then the cat would just jump over the top. They can jump huge heights.

DiaDuit · 25/07/2014 19:34

Ive been watching him to see what his jumping abilities are like and he doesnt seem keen on jumping but its not worth the risk that he suddenly would. Hmm. Will think on.

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Fuzzymum1 · 29/07/2014 22:10

I had my son's kittens to stay recently. I got a piece of plant support mesh and hooked it up using those hooks that stick on and peel off again. It ment we could have fresh air and they had their freedom.

RubbishMantra · 30/07/2014 02:02

I recently got one of these recently.

I'm pleased with it, attaches without screws, it sticks on with adhesive velcro. Fairly inexpensive, and they can custom make to any size.

givemushypeasachance · 30/07/2014 10:16

RubbishMantra - I've just bought a flat cat mesh for an upstairs window and they do seem well made, attaches firmly and flush to the frame with the velcro sticky pads so I don't think even a kitten would be able to squeeze through. You'd probably have to get one custom made to fit a door though - or use two overlapping ones, because otherwise the standard size fits a regular window but would leave a gap at the top - and a kitten might decide to try spider-cat climbing over it like a cargo net!

Might be a bit of a faff if you want to get in and out of the door yourself every five minutes, but you could always just use it now and then when you want the door open for a longer period of time.

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