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Genius Cat Realizes He's Too Smart to Use a Cat Door

One clever cat owner installed a cat door, but underestimated just how smart his cat actually was. 

Cat doors are wonderfully convenient things that allow your cat to come and go as they please. But if you've spent any amount of time around cats, you know they have a way of proving us wrong, no matter how smart we may think we are.

Buy them a brand-new cat bed, and they'll sleep in the box it came in. Get them the latest cat toy, and they'd rather play with a ball of paper.

This cat's owner has purchased and installed a brand new cat door. But he's in for a surprise.

Well, so much for the idea of the cat having his very own door. Seems he's already got the door thing worked out all on his own.

If you do decide to get a cat door for your cat, look for a door that securely latches from the inside so you can prevent other creatures from getting into your house during the night. Many doors now come with sensors so that they'll unlock for your cat, but won't let other animals in.

Want to give your cat some outdoor time without letting him roam around on his own? Consider a catio! These patios for cats allow your cat to explore the outdoors safely.

Has your cat taught himself any unusual tricks? Tell us about them at our Wide Open Pets Facebook!

This article was originally published December 3, 2017.

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