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Making a Cat Window Perch

Making your cat a nice, wide window perch will undoubtedly gain you some kitty points. With a few materials and some time you can easily make your cat a perch. This is a guide about making a cat window perch.

Young cat on carpeted window perch.
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December 6, 2011 Flag
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To make a cat window sill perch, cut a board as long as your window sill, and as wide as you want the perch to be. Take a piece of carpet, cover it, and staple excess under the board. Put 2 shelf supports under the perch screwing it to the bottom of the perch, and the other side of it to the wall. Make sure the screws do not go through the board all the way, or it will scratch kitty. To clean just roll a lint remover over it. Kitty will be sitting in the window waiting for you to come home and greet you.

By Southernbelleklb from Jefferson, LA

April 4, 2008 Flag
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My cat just loves to look out the window (especially at night). I have screens in the windows for safety. My problem is that my window sill is narrow and he barely fits his fat butt on it. I would like to extend my window sill by maybe a few inches. Any ideas how this can be done? Thanks.

Linda from New York City

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April 8, 20080 found this helpful

Clamp a thick & wide piece of wood to the sill on each end of the window. (Perhaps 1/2" thick plywood cut the size of the window would support his body weight and lumber yards always have extra unwanted pieces that are unsold laying around or ready to purchase.)

By the way, what a handsome cat you have. We had the same problem but was able to put a kitchen chair up to the edge of the window sill for our kitty to look outdoors as they were the same height.

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April 8, 20080 found this helpful

Alot of great ideas here. Just wanted to tell you, your cat is beautiful. Love the colors and markings.

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April 8, 20080 found this helpful

There are cat seats that fit over windowsills. They are carpeted. I have one, and my cats love it! You wouldn't need to do anything to your windowsill this way. You might look in Carol Wright or similar catalogs, or check at a pet supply store. Good luck! PS Your cat is beautiful!

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April 9, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Everyone,

Finally a beautiful day in New York City.

Thank you all so much for your suggestions, some really great ideas, really helpful.

Even "boobaluba" appreciated it (l0l).

Just wanted to say thanks and have a great rest of your week.


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January 13, 20090 found this helpful

HI, just go to pet co. They have shelves that hook onto the windowsill, actually on top of the sill. They have brackets that press against the wall below and the seat is 8 inches wide and the width of a regular single window. I have two for Jerry.

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