Oxford PhD Student Creates Cat Ladder to Overcome Cat Flap Ban

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Tariq Khoyaratty, an Oxford PhD student, lives with his girlfriend in a Grade II building with their cat.

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In the UK, Grade II buildings are historically important, and thus are protected. There are particular regulations that go along with such protection. Making any alterations to the building is pretty much forbidden, leaving Tariq to think of a creative way to let his cat come in and out of the house.

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Alas, the cat ladder was born! Tariq, for less than $30, created a seven meter ladder for his cat. The ladder goes from the bedroom window to the ground outside. The upstairs, bedroom window is left open so that the cat can hop onto the ladder.

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While apprehensive as to whether or not the cat would give it a try, a little coaxing (and a few treats!) had the cat, Nelson, more than happy to use the new ladder. Now, this ladder is Nelson’s main way in and out of the home.

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The ladder worked for the landlord, made life easier for the owner, and made Nelson one happy, exploring kitty!

Check out this video of Tariq’s ladder creation!

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