I'm curious if anyone has any experience or insight into this. I am completely missing having pets and I badly want a cat. However I live in a high rise building and if the cat ever got bold and jumped from the balcony there is absolutely no chance it would survive, nor would it want to. I'm not sure if I can live with that constant worry because I am sure that balcony door will be open plenty in the summer time. The balcony front is glass (and there are windows everywhere, including two perfect cat height windows that don't open) so the cat could definitely see down. If you get a cat as a kitten, do they learn spacial/height awareness and get the idea that jumping would be the last thing they ever did? I am considering getting a ragdoll because they are notoriously mellow cats and have no issues with being kept indoors to lounge about. An overactive cat may have bigger and more hyper ideas about jumping. At least that's my theory and hope... should we make the decision to get a cat. Obviously I would be devastated if the worst happened so I'm hoping there's a positive story or two about this. And if the contrary is true, I need to know that as well. Thanks MRers.