Apartment Cat Ladder

Cat ramp for apartment living cats

A few years ago some friends asked my husband if he could help them build a cat ramp so their cat could safely exit their 2nd floor apartment. And that is what my sweet husband did for a very lucky cat.


apartment cat ladder

Letting cats go outside, especially in a city has its advantages, dangers and controversies. Here in Switzerland almost all indoor cats have access to the outdoors and owners go to great lengths to allow them to get outside whenever possible. Alyssa, from Bengal Cat Love did a 3 part video series about the pros and cons of letting your cat outside and shared her personal experience of letting her Bengals outside. Watch Part 1 here.

apartment cat ladder

This is a rented apartment so the landlord just asked that the cat ramp be done in respect to the style and colors of the building.

apartment cat ramp


apartment cat ladder

This apartment is on the second floor. But I have seen many cat ramps going up to 3rd, 4th and 5th floor apartments.

apartment cat ladder

Joey loves his access to the outdoors and takes multiple trips a day outside but still spends most of his time indoors. A few times neighboring cats have entered but Joey defends his home and scares them away.

apartment cat ramp

The fact that a landlord allows their tenants to carve out a whole in the wall and drill large ramp structures to the outside of the apartment building demonstrates the culture of acceptance of allowing cats to go outside in Switzerland.

Do any you have cat ramps or cat doors to let your cats out? I’d love to hear about it!



  1. Marci Koski
    October 28, 2015 / 4:54 am

    What a pretty kitty Joey is! And what a lucky boy to be able to use the cat ladders! :)

  2. The Swiss Cats
    April 11, 2015 / 7:43 am

    The landlord is really cool to accept something screwed on his house ! Your husband did a great job. Purrs

  3. April 11, 2015 / 1:54 am

    That is so neat! Great landlord.

  4. April 10, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Wow! Those ramps are really cool. Those are some spoiled kitties :) Great photos!

  5. April 10, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Dat’s purretty cool.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. April 10, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Wow that is amazing and we bet Joey loves it!