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I was just wondering how cats are on Balchonys are they aware that there is a big drop below?? I dont have a cat that goes on a balchony and i dont have a balchony but i just wondered how they were.

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personally i wouldnt risk it, id expect that if something either spooks, or excites the cat (a bird or something) it can cause them to accidently go over.
 

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I don't worry about Sabastion on the balcony because he's afraid of heights and doesn't like being near the edge. However, he's different than a lot of cats. If I still live in this apartment when I get a new cat I will get some chicken wire and run it the length of the balcony. Even then, I won't let the kitten out because I don't want him/her jumping on or over the railing. The chicken wire is just a cautionary measure in case he/she gets out.
 

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My sister lives on the first floor and her cats sometimes jump from the balcony! My dad made a cat-ladder (like a chicken-ladder, a piece of wood with small strips across it for the cat to put his feet behind when he's climbing or descending it) for them and they do use it.
 

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Cats on balconeys

Hi there. LilMiz Tnker

There's some more info on this and related subjects in the thread 'Paw Marks on Walls and Suicide' if you want to have a look.

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Two of my cats like to go out on the balcony--but I only let them go when I am out there to watch them. One day I turned my back for a second and Sophie had managed to slide between the wood bar thingys and was standing on the other side of them looking at me! It scared me--I thought she would either jump off and get hurt or run away and I wouldn't be able to catch her. Thankfully when I yelled at her, she came running back inside. I learned my lesson--she is not allowed out there by herself.
 
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