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Old 22.03.2011, 21:26
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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

I had a cat and lived on the 3 flr too.I would personally take her every evening for a walk till she got to know her surroundings.
Once familiar she used to sit by the house door wheneverr she wanted to go out and i would let her go out and would come up to the flat door via a small window in the cellar and then mew outside my flat doortill I let her in.
i could also call her back home by whistling..i think she mistook herself for a dog...lol.

have a great time with your kittey.
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:37
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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

Okay. So. Getting past the indoor vs outdoor cat thing, I HAVE seen cats use special cat ramp / stairs (I think it was a long board with some ladder type steps screwed on with carpeting covering the upper surface, so pretty much a DIY affair), so they do get used.

The thing that makes me hesitant about it, picturing my own environment, is the question of how high are you really? How steep would it need to be in order for it to reach from your balcony (or window) to the ground? (Would it actually be "safe" for the cat?)


Another thing to consider:
How do your neighbors feel about the potential for YOUR cat making itself at home on THEIR terraces?

I find it amazing how strict people behave with regard to dog leavings but yet others let their cats roam freely to do their business wherever they may. This thread comes to mind: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony
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Old 25.03.2011, 09:40
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A cat on a leash? If I put a leash on my cat, he will probably never speak to me again!
Lol,we have the same problem,third floor apartment and a very large cat who loves being outside. The harness walks work very well,he is getting very confident now and we may even venture into the woods behind the apartment, i do feel they gain alot from this exercise. My boy was getting very fed up with being indoors but will sit by the front door now while I put his harness on and take him out.

Hope you work it out. There is a company that does spiral cat stairs,if I find the link I will pm it to you, it is a sectional piece of equipment and they do deal with apartments on third floor. You would need your landlords permission for this though.

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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

all the cats i have kept like freedom. they would not allow me keep them in all day! usually i just let they go wherever they want to go. and they always know when to come back, though i sometimes dont know how they get in.
as you are in 3rd floor, i think it's ok. you should give your cat time to adapt to new environment.
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Old 27.03.2011, 12:40
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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

I have two cats which are both indoor cats and are both very happy. They spend thier days sitting watching the birds feed from the bird huose on the balcony and now they sit under it waiting for the birds to fall ( im sure). We started off with one cat but we found she was getting bored so we got her a play mate, a younger cat. We live on the3rd floor and the littleone decide to take a jump over the balcony (she is fine so dont worry) when we went to check the older cat was looking over the balcony down at the younger one ( we was sure she pushed her and she was laughing) but they get on great now. They are very happy with thier cat trees and many toys scattered around the home. As for taking them out on a leash, i tried this but they were having none of it.
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Old 27.03.2011, 14:51
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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

I am a little late to the thread, but wanted to showcase our neighbor's spectacular cat ladder. The kitty took almost one year to learn how to use it, but now he's up and down daily. It is really solid and sturdy. (The ladder is hard to see through the trees but it starts at the balcony with the bamboo net


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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

Quite a few cats around in my apartment block.
Sometimes I meet a cat in the elevator on the way down and one another day a cat in the elevator on the way up. They even know where to get off.
Then I meet one in the stairs, on the way up or down, most of the time fleeing though.
Then there is the cats waiting in front of the door, either to come in or to go out.
Quite amusing.
They seem to easily just adapt and go about whatever is on their mind.

Sometimes there are no cats at all. That rather worries me then ...


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Hello everyone,

I moving, and the only suitable option that I have found is on the third floor. I also have a cat and she is used to coming out, so I am looking for ways on how to let her out.

Now the question to all those people who have cats and their cats go out from the floors higher than the 2nd.

Can you please tell me about your experiences and the technologies that you use. Do you use just the cat stairs, or the cat just sits by the door and the neighbors let your cat in? I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you very much
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My cat has grown up inside, but he really wants to go outside and hunt, which is difficult because we live on the 5th floor in the city and have no balcony. So we've decided to take him out for walks on a leash. He's very funny, he trots like a little dog! I'm letting him rub against everything in the building and outside so he'd be able to find his way back if it ever comes to the point where he leaves in the morning and comes back in the evening.
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Old 27.03.2011, 19:58
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Cat with polenta is quite popular in these parts!

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Re: Cat and third floor. how?

I haven't used this personally, but it could be something useful, for when you are at home and want to let Puss out for a while.







For information about it read here.


I saw it on the German site and there was only one review.
It said that the buyer found it to work perfectly, except the cat kept losing the collar that is part of the system.

Our last flat, we just let him out when he wanted and our kind neighbours were kind enough to let him in if he was waiting at the main entrance door.

We practically never locked our flat unless all were home and accounted for, so they could just open our door and let him in, even if no-one was home.
Worked wonderfully for us, even after he had a "whoopsie" underneath the stairwell, poor boy. The house carteaker even cleaned it up for us, I was very embarrassed about that, both for me and the Cat.
It was after this, that we let everyone in the building know (it was only a six family appartment block and we all knew one another well), that our door was always open, so it would never happen again.

Perhaps in time you will have this same chance, everybody happy then, good luck to you and your velvet pawed friend.
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