Last updated: December 26, 2017
When you are owned by a cat you realize in no time flat that you are in the den of a small but very fierce predator. Yes, he is small, cuddly and cute and takes full advantage of that fact. You might as well admit it – you’re his slave! But cats, while beguiling you with their soft, endearing charms, are still tigers inside, and they have an instinctive need to hunt. But where can he do this if he is an indoor cat? This is where a cat perch window perch comes in. Sure, you can get a cat tree in the middle of the floor where you can admire the wallpaper and the ceiling fan, but can you imagine dozing off in the sunshine in a comfortable padded bed with the sound of birds in your ears sitting watching them do their little bird things all day? Your cats can then fantasize to their heart’s content while the little guys outside get on with their lives. There are literally hundreds of different perches out there – one for every shape and size of cat in fact – so let’s look at the options.
Heavens! I’m beginning to wish I was a cat! The ‘Original Kitty Cot World’s BEST Cat Perch jumped straight out at me when I first began to look for these products. Just put your little tiger’s favorite blanket in with him and mmmm…purrfect! This clever design uses Giant Suction Cups to stick to the window and is fully washable with only soap and water. Its superstructure is 3/4 inch PVC Plastic Tube and fittings, and its cables are 1/8 stainless steel, which should last a very long time! Forever maybe? Its size is 14 inches x 26 inches and it is made of tough durable weather-resistant fabric. It can hold a very impressive 30lb of cat which means that even Maine Coons can get in there – and that’s saying something! In the Amazon ratings ‘Original Kitty Cot World’s BEST Cat Perch gained a total approval rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 991 reviews, and I think you will find that’s pretty cool! This is also approved by the American Humane Society. And its price is not too shabby!
PROS: Extremely strong suction if installed correctly.
CONS: Suction cups fail sometimes if windows are dirty.
Ooh-la-la! This kitty perch has ‘luxury’ written all over it! It comes with a snuggly bolster at the top so that your pussycat will always snooze in comfort. But remember that this is not a product which will withstand the elements, and is for indoor use only. It can support even 40lb cats (but hopefully there aren’t too many of those!) Its dimensions are 14″ x 24″, and only 2″ of the window is needed to affix the perch to it. It’s easy to assemble and set up – even I could do it! K&H Manufacturing Sill De Luxe with Bolster cover is available in two options, kitty print, and leopard print, and can be machine washed in cold water and hung out to dry. This cat perch is a thing of beauty.
This product’s approval rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,895 reviews. A definite vote of confidence!
PROS: Extremely durable, especially for big cats.
CONS: The velcro fastening is not strong enough according to some buyers.
However, this lovely affordable cat perch has a sister product with an added bonus. It’s HEATED! The K&H Manufacturing Thermo Kitty Sill Fleece has an internal heating pad that keeps moggy warm during all that strenuous bird-watching! It has a thermostat that adjusts to your cat’s body heat so he never overheats – and you can leave it plugged in all day since it uses only six watts of energy – just keep it inside, please! This 14″ x 24″ fleecy perch can carry 40lb of cat, so you can even put a Maine Coone or a tiger cub in there. Look! No tools! Even a child could assemble it, and the fleece cover can be removed, washed and hung out to dry. Last but not least, the K&H Manufacturing Thermo Kitty Sill Fleece has been tested by MET labs to conform to rigorous American and Canadian safety regulations.
This item scored 4.3 out of 5 stars in 375 customer reviews.
PROS: Cats love the heat!
CONS: Velcro is not strong enough.
I don’t know any 88lb cats, but perhaps you are raising small leopards or tigers, or you want to get two 44lb cats on at the same time. (Or even dogs!) Anyway, if that’s what you want to do, here is the perch for you!
(The name has now been changed to ‘Breathable Pet Window Perch’)
has been made to last and last and last. Its frame is made of steel, and the suction cups which affix it to the window are extra thick and extremely heavy duty. The beautifully thick, plush and breathable 23″ x 13″ cushion can be taken off and washed as often as you like – cats don’t like to be dirty – and it’s very comfy in winter. The fact that it’s ventilated means your cat won’t get too hot in summer either. This product has been given an approval rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 from 32 reviews.
PROS: Accommodates heavy cats
CONS: Occasionally loses suction
This is SO cute! It looks just like a little boat floating on a sea of glass. Not only is it practical and durable, but your kitty looks adorable in it! It contains a FREE K&H Amazin’ Kitty Pad and a one-year limited guarantee. It received 3.8 out of 5 stars from 523 customer reviews.
PROS: Very sturdy and can accommodate two cats at once
CONS: Occasionally the suction cups fail.
This lovely cat perch holds kitties up to 30lbs, which means that even your fatties can sit here! Its size is 22″ x 12″ with 23″ stainless steel cables. The diameter of is suction cups is a fearsomely huge 3.3″! The breathable Oxford fabric of the hammock is manufactured so that your precious moggy won’t overheat while all that strenuous birdwatching is going on! This product comes with a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee, with a one-year limited warranty and a lifetime of great customer service and help! It scored 3.8 out of 5 stars from 522 reviews
PROS: Nice and big!
CONS: Very smelly, and a few problems with the cords breaking.
There is nothing worse than a cat who is bored stiff and sleeps all day because he can find nothing better to do! Or you may have the kind of cat who loves to go out there and hunt something down just so that he can give you a ‘present.’ Either way, your cat is not exactly being the cat you want him to be, but what can you do? Try giving him something to keep his mind occupied. Cats are intelligent and curious creatures, and they need some mental stimulation, so let him enjoy the outside world without getting into trouble!
This cat perch is the answer. It’s made from Heavy duty PVC pipes with a cotton canvas hammock and rubber-coated steel cables. Do you have a BIG cat? Don’t worry – because this perch holds cats of up to 40lbs! It is 19″ long, x 11.7″ wide, and comes already assembled, so you don’t have to do anything but take it out of the box and hang it up. When the hammock gets dirty, just chuck it in the washing machine!Even though this lovely product is not that expensive, as a bonus, Purrlala has thrown in 2 extra suction cups and a free Breakaway cat collar! So you don’t have to worry about kitty getting snagged on anything as he goes about his business. These products are valued at $10. Isn’t that nice of them? As if that weren’t enough, Purrlala is so confident of their product that it offers 100% money back guarantee or a replacement if you are not completely satisfied! No wonder this item got a 4.4 out of 5-star approval rate from 32 reviews!
This beautiful cat perch has ‘comfort’ written all over it. As well as the usual features of a window mounted perch, it has a fully washable padded cover with extra strong suction cups which can hold cats of up to 50lbs! So bring on the Maine Coons and Savannahs! It also has a bonus cat teaser toy which usually retails at $8 but is free with this perch. The thing I like best about it is that even the clumsiest person like me can figure out the easy assembly directions.
It comes with either a blue or a brown cushion at a price of $18.95, or without a cushion at $17.95. It’s a snip! It scored 3.5 out of 216 customer reviews.
PROS: Good price, easy assembly.
CONS: Suction cups occasionally fail.
This perch is quite unique. It comes in two adjustable levels so that both your kitties can be accommodated. (Then they can decide who is the Top Cat!) This strong perch is held in place by six suckers, and you can adjust the height between the levels to 34cm (13.4″) 32cm (12.6″) 30cm (11.85″) or 28cm (11.25″) This perch can accommodate a weight of 25kg (55lbs) strong enough for two reasonably big moggies. It has a cat-face, strong metal skeleton. Its mattresses can be removed and tossed into the washing machine for a quick and easy wash. You can use separate the seats so that you can use one only or both together if your cats like to sit near each other. This product unfortunately only has one review so far – however it was a five star one! Maybe you can add one of your own.
This is a stunning little perch for your kitty, giving him the best of all worlds! Cats love to squeeze into small tight spaces, and the tent-like walls of the condo enclose him so that he feels comfy and safe, while there are plenty of windows for him to look through and admire the view from all sides. It’s big enough and strong enough for two kitties at a time due to the incredibly strong and durable suction cups which affix it to the window. It also has a wide ledge so that your cat’s entrance and exit is completely safe and as easy as pie. It got 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews (Actually if they made them a bit bigger I must confess I’d try one myself!)
PROS: Cats love its ‘cozy’ feeling.
CONS: Only one! The cable broke.
So there you are! I’m quite sure that you can find something for your fussy furry feline friend out of that lot! But even if he has to sit on the window sill without any of these beautiful products he will still know that you love him!
Hi! I’m a certified cat lover and an unapologetic writer! That’s why I created SweetieKitty! Born in Connecticut, one sunny day of April, during the most interesting decade of past century! Nowadays I live in South Carolina, with my three tomcats! I’d love to read your comments on my article!