The ultimate guide to setting up a cat-friendly balcony this spring

Safety first
Make sure the balcony is secure to prevent falls. Installing safety nets or balcony protection like the Catsafe solution is essential to transform your balcony into a safe haven for your feline.

Shaded areas
Create shaded spaces so your cat can enjoy the outdoors without being exposed to direct sunlight. Non-toxic plants can also provide shade and a pleasant natural environment.

Comfortable furniture
Place cushions or hammocks for cats, where they can rest and observe their surroundings. Make sure the furniture is stable and secure to avoid any accidents.

Games and stimulation
Include interactive items like scratching posts or hanging toys so your cat can play and exercise. This will keep him active and engaged.


  • “Cat Friendly Homes” by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, which offers tips for making outdoor spaces cat-friendly.
  • Ohio State University's "Indoor Cat Initiative," which provides information on creating enriching environments for cats.