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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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No Sun for Squeakers

My husband, Squeakers, and I are moving to NYC from Philly. We bought an apartment with Northern Exposure, so no more direct sunlight like we have now with Southern Exposure. Squeakers will be, as she always has been, a completely indoor kitty. It's a done deal, but I was starting to feel worried that she will for at least the next few years never get to bask in the sun! (My husband thinks I've lost it). I feel so bad for her! Do you think it might be deterimental to her health to not have any more direct sunlight? Any recommendations?
Also, we will have a small balcony. We will be on the 4th floor. Do you think it's safe to let her go out there? There is only a railing.
As if buying an apartment wasn't stressful enough!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 12:57 PM
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I don't think there'll be any detrimental effect on her health. Cat food is well-supplemented. If anything, there's too much vitamin D in cat food. If she has a place where she can look outside, I'm sure she'll be happy. As for the balcony, YES it's dangerous to let her out there. Pets fall from balconies often enough that there's even a medical term for it: "High-Rise Syndrome." I suggest you either keep her off the balcony, or figure out some way of protecting her. Some people have built outdoor enclosures for cats that contain them on top and all sides. Maybe you could do that.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 09:08 PM
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I agree with Tim. She'll be fine but I would NOT let her out on the balcony without completely enclosing it somehow. I enclosed mine with a very fine deer fencing that I got from a company called Gardener's Supply Company. I chose it 'cause it was the finest one I found and is almost invisable. But I have a top frame to my balcony so it mde it a little easier. You may be able to do a sort of lean to (sp?) affect sloping it up from the railing to the wall of the building. Anyway, just some ideas.
Enjoy NY! It's a great city.

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