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.
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
Love your idea and Rachel the Cat would love it! Am going to see if I can find a handy neighbor (or a kind apartment maintenance person) to cut the board and staple the carpet for me. I can hang the brackets myself. LOL ;-)
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.
Alot of great ideas here. Just wanted to tell you, your cat is beautiful. Love the colors and markings.
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!
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.