Cat Proofing can save
your flat cat's life
Proofing your windows or balcony is easy to do. Don't put your cat's life
at risk by not taking the time to do this. So many cats & kittens
fall from windows (and our families have been no exception). We really
don't want to risk adopting cat's out to people who aren't willing to
do this. Below find all the details you need to cat proof your windows,
you don't need to drill into any walls, so don't worry about whether you
need permission from your landlord. This is simple and effective. If you
think that your cat is safe (even from a first floor flat), you are unfortunately
mistaken. Cats are more likely to do themselves more damage from falling
from a lower height. However this doesn't apply to kittens, as they will
probably not survive the fall.
windows can be easily covered using Flexi-glass. An inexpensive effective
and asethetically pleasing way of cat proofing your windows. A wonderful
man Chuck designed these and has helped me install one at my flat to show
people. All material can be purchased in central. Big thanks to Chuck
for doing this!
First step is to measure your window. Then take into account 1 less inch
at the width and 3/4 less inches for the height. This allows space for
the rods, airflow and easier installment.The Flexi-glass can be purchased
Po Sang Glass & Framing
G/F 47 Wellington Street
(T) 2523 1374
Approx cost depending on size of your window, though for the size of my
window it was HK$160. The two rods (HK$70 each) and plastic pull ties
NB: The Plexi-glass should be 1/8" thick.
The holes drilled in the plexi-glass (for the pull ties to be attach to
the rods should be 3/16"). Note, holes should be drilled 1/4"
from the edge of the plexiglass at the top & bottom. Please see picture
below (drilled holes with rod ties are circled. You can ask George from
the Flexiglass shop to drill the holes for you). You will need holes at
the top at bottom sets of the flexiglass and two rod bars. The brilliant
thing about this is that you don't need to drill into your wall to fix
it to the window. As long as the rods can attach themselves to the side
of the window, they can be firmly adjusted so they don't budge.
The plastic pull ties are 2.5*102 mm.
The Rod & Plastic Pull ties can be purchased at:
G/F 53A Caine Road
(T) 2522 2870
When you want to open your window you twist the white rods which loosens
their grip to the sides of the windows, you can lift up the flexiglass
to open the window, but make sure you twist the rods again to fix it back
to sides of the window.
Goodluck if you need any help, please give me a call - though I may need
to ask the help of Chuck who helped me install this one.