Tilting window guard for cats at the Maxi Zoo online shop
Tilting window guard for cats – a small component for a lot of safety
Once they have an idea in their heads, cats have difficulty changing their minds. These furry felines have no notion that they might endanger themselves in the process: if exciting things are taking place outside in front of the window and if their owner is not paying attention, a tilt window can become a tempting gateway to freedom. If the cat slips and falls while climbing, this may have fatal consequences or at least cause injuries. With a tilt window guard for cats, you can prevent your purring adventurer from having a climbing accident involving windows.
Why are tilt windows dangerous for cats?
The opening of a tilt window has the shape of a pointed, downward-facing triangle. If the cat now tries to climb to the outside through a tilted window, an accident can happen very quickly. If it loses its hold on the smooth window frame or the pane, it glides into the tapering gap, can no longer free itself and slips into the trap more and more deeply when trying to escape the problematic situation. The consequences are difficult to picture: if the cat goes into that gap headfirst, it can choke or break its neck, it may damage its spine, bones or can bruise internal organs in the trunk area, in the abdomen or can injure its back legs. The blood supply can also be restricted. If the cat is not discovered and rescued immediately, permanent damage such as paralysis is unavoidable. Tilt windows are so widespread as the cause of accidents to cats that vets refer to this source of injury as ‘tilt window syndrome’. A cat who has had such an accident must be taken to the vet immediately.
How do I use a tilt window guard?
A tilt window guard can save the life and health of your cat. A window wedge can serve as a tilt window guard, requiring no drilling or other manual inserts. This type of tilt window guard is inserted into the window opening so that a smooth, horizontal edge is created between the frame and the window wing. The cat can no longer slide into the narrowing window area. A window wedge is milled from a solid plastic block, is compatible with all window sizes and can be used as required without fixed installation. On the other hand, a metal window grille is a permanent tilt window guard for gluing or screwing to the window frame. This will cordon off the window opening to prevent anything from slipping out through the window. Together with a cat protection net, a tilting window guard for cats is a useful measure to protect your furry friend from accidents. Tilt window guard systems are available from companies such as Trixie.