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post #1 of 14
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My cats love to lay on the window sill and look out. My problem is that Tiger, is getting too large to lay on the sill any longer, and keeps falling off. I've seen alot of different window seats, was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. Thanks!
post #2 of 14
I had the cat hammock, but eventually that got totalled, so I dont reccommend it. We now have one that is plastic on the sides and a press board bottom, with a foam pad that has a removable cover for washing. It has lasted awhile. It also has a attachment for toys on the side. My cats aren't using as much anymore b/c our new house has a lot of window ledges, and the downstairs windows are crank outs, making installing one very difficult, so it is in a upstairs bedroom.
post #3 of 14
i have a perch from forster and smith, i really like it, Marsh too

post #4 of 14
I got one from petsmart.com that Zissou loves. It has a faux fleece cover that's washable and a nice soft cushion. It screws on and is sturdy enough to hold well over a couple good sized cats. Its called "orthopedic kitty sill window perch". I would NOT recommend trying to use the velcro though, so it's only good if you can screw it in.

She sleeps on it all day waiting for someone to come home.
post #5 of 14
I also use a cat perch. Abby loves it. I had picked up a small one when we first adopted her, but she has outgrown that. We recently bought a much larger one.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
I had the cat hammock, but eventually that got totalled, so I dont reccommend it. We now have one that is plastic on the sides and a press board bottom, with a foam pad that has a removable cover for washing. It has lasted awhile. It also has a attachment for toys on the side. My cats aren't using as much anymore b/c our new house has a lot of window ledges, and the downstairs windows are crank outs, making installing one very difficult, so it is in a upstairs bedroom.
see, my experience is the exact opposite! i prefer the hammocky perches. the pressboard one i had scratched the paint off the wall, & the cats drug the foam pad out & tore it to pieces. i just replaced it with another hammock one. so they have 2. here's a pic: cat hammock
post #7 of 14
My cats don't seem to care what is under the window as long as they can sit on it. a bench, a chair, a small cat tree, its all the same to them.

Marshmallow looks really pretty and that shelf looks nice too. I going to go look at those.
post #8 of 14
We made a shelf out of a varnished pine board and attached it on the window frames with angle irons about 1ft above the bottom frame in our old apt. The cats liked it very much. Now our window sills are wide enough for cats.
post #9 of 14
I made a couple window ledges and a ladder to get up to one of them. I have a picture of the one with the ladder...


You can't really see how the ledges work, but they have industrial velcro at the top (it's actually really strong, so don't worry about that), and from the side, the top and sides look like this:
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The window and wall would be on the right side of that drawing. Edit: My little drawing isn't working... pretend that those diagonals are touching top to bottom to form a large diagonal.

I used pine boards, and cedar 1x2's. I put a bit of molding around the side of the platform, and stained it. The kittens absolutely loved them, and if I hadn't moved so soon, I would have sewn little cushions for the ledges.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by RarePuss
i have a perch from forster and smith,
How is it attached? I like it too.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by laureen227
see, my experience is the exact opposite! i prefer the hammocky perches. the pressboard one i had scratched the paint off the wall, & the cats drug the foam pad out & tore it to pieces. i just replaced it with another hammock one. so they have 2. here's a pic: cat hammock
Thats the one that got totalled in less than 6 months! I guess things really depend on your cats!
post #12 of 14
I am in the UK and I have quite a generous windowsill I am currently toying with the idea to cover it in fleece via velcro strips on the bottom,
post #13 of 14
We bought a ledge for our girls too. It's made out of heavy duty plastic with a press board bottome and has a sponge cushion covered in faux fur. The kitties absolutely LOVE IT! It screws into the window sill as most do and can hold up 25 lbs. of cat.
post #14 of 14
I also use carpet tape with ours. Its only a couple dollars and any extra reinforcement helps.

My problem is the cats jump on them or off like a springboard.
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