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Window perch?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
For those of you who have them, do your cats use them? i am experimenting and put a book shelf against the window with a pillow on it and he isn't he least bit intersted. I am wondering if the perch would be
worth it.
post #2 of 22
I have a cat tree by nearly every window in my house and they are always occupied. Before I had all the cat trees, I had window perches and they used those all the time. I do have to say that living in the country, I have a lot of birds outside that they love to watch thru the windows.
post #3 of 22
Whats a window perch, a window sill?
post #4 of 22
We have windows sills at our house that the cats like to lay on, is window perch like something you specially buy for a cat?
post #5 of 22
I have two windows in the kitchen that my cat loves. One is just a sill that he perches on quite happily, 'coz he can keep an eye on me inside from there, too. But if I'm not an issue, he likes the other window where he curls up in the curtain on a little kitty perch thing (made for kittens to climb in, but he's outgrown that) that is at the perfect height due to the old PC cases under it that I won't move 'coz that would get rid of his nesting spot. ^_^
post #6 of 22
Is it something like this?!. If it is it's what we call a windowsill and my two love it!.

This is from their room so you can see how big the tree is outside.

post #7 of 22
Aw great pic Susan!
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
We have windows sills at our house that the cats like to lay on, is window perch like something you specially buy for a cat?
Yes, you can attack them to the side of a window for the cat to watch the outdoors.
post #9 of 22
Cleo loved hers and I got DeeDee one now too and she uses it alot to watch the birds outside. I have it in the backroom/computerroom where we don't have windowsills.
post #10 of 22
All the boys have one (they don't like to share it so I had to get one for each of them). They spend most of their time sleeping on it or watching the birds outside. I would recommend getting one.
post #11 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marge
For those of you who have them, do your cats use them? i am experimenting and put a book shelf against the window with a pillow on it and he isn't he least bit intersted. I am wondering if the perch would be
worth it.
Marge,

Both Miss Kitty and Samwise love their perch, even 'tho it is not the heated variety. They sit at the window and chirp at the seagulls on the beach. In the afternoon they get the greatest sunbeams on their perch. Actually they have two perches -- one for each -- on two windows not more than one foot apart. Being cats, they never use one, and both use the other. Go figure.

This gives Ann the other perch as a place to pile up more quilting fabric.

Here is a photo of them sharing their perch, although, as you can see, Miss Kitty is more on the window sill. Samwise pretty much fills up the perch.

Give it a try.

Jim
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I got him one today! So far he hasn't shown a lot of interest but shall see if that changes. He did sit on it for a minute but got off pretty quick. I put some cat nip on it so that might help too.
post #13 of 22
Another great pic Jim!
post #14 of 22
Dakota uses hers all the time. She'll either sleep on that or sleep in her carrier. Montana has free reign of the couch.
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
We have windows sills at our house that the cats like to lay on, is window perch like something you specially buy for a cat?
Hi, Sam,

You can find a photo of the perch Miss Kitty and Samwise use here. They are available through numerous pet-goodie sources here in the 'States. Just Froogle "cat window perch" and you should be able to find a source nearer home.

If you really want to spoil your Persians you can get one which is heated.

Cheers,

Jim
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marge
For those of you who have them, do your cats use them? i am experimenting and put a book shelf against the window with a pillow on it and he isn't he least bit intersted. I am wondering if the perch would be worth it.
i think you could say they like them.... these are of Cable & Mouse in the bedroom window seat... it's sort of like a hammock - a frame with a sheepskin covering. they seem to like it best.


i also have one in the dining room that's a hard board covered with a faux fur... Cable likes to hop on it to look at the deck, where the ferals live, but she doesn't ever lay on it... Mouse used to, tho


the soft bedroom one is definitely the most popular. i got it a wal-mart for about $17.00 or so.
post #17 of 22
At my parents' house, Meeko and Esmeralda had one, and they both loved it and used it all the time, especially Meeko. Here there's no need for one, since the windowsills are very wide and they can just lie on those.
post #18 of 22
I've got one that hooks over a radiator, they love that. Our house has wide windowsills, and the upstairs ones get lovely sunshine on them, so I have put a comfy cat bed on each sill, then there is always a place to sit. THEY LOVE IT!!! Especially the ones where they can see the bird table.....

Here's Daisy on the sill:


Sue
post #19 of 22
Now i'm going to have to put a blanket on Rosie and Sophies window sill for added comfort while they view!
post #20 of 22
Here is my window "perch". A cat tree with 3 perches pushed up against a tall window. My windows are narrow but they start about knee level and go up above my head level. The cats Muddy, Koko (black ones), Dakota, Sage (grey ones) and Spanky in the pic.

post #21 of 22

Here's one of Jamie's perches - it's a padded board which screws on to the sill. He really likes it in winter, because it's right above the radiator. He has another one in the kitchen window. We put bird feeders outside the windows, so he sits or lies there for hours watching the birds.
post #22 of 22
Hi,

I have one for Pickles, got it last year, he didn't know what to make of it. He didn't appear to really like it too much, I could put him up on it and he would jump down, but he wouldn't jump on to it. I think he was afraid it would colapse. Plan on trying to use it again this spring. Hope this helps.
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