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Kitty cot, window cat perch

Kitty cot, window cat perch

One of our readers sent us a link to this commercial product, the Kitty Cot, a cat window perch, and writes:

Window + suction cups + cloth + PVC = So MAKE-able.

Kitty Cot: World’s Best Cat Perch

16 thoughts on “Kitty cot, window cat perch

  1. Andrew says:

    Plus, it’s hilarious when the suction cups fail.

    1. Nate says:

      Seriously. The cats in those pics are pretty tiny. I think my kitty could easily outweigh two of them combined.

      It says it “holds up to 30 pounds of Cat”, but I don’t buy it. Maybe out where they are, it would, but suction cups on a window exposed to the Phoenix sun don’t stick all that well.

      …then again, maybe I do want to see Sir Chubs take an unexpected topple. He is pretty funny during flight.

      1. Ivan Stavros says:

        It actually holds amazingly well. After 6 months of heavy cat use, it has never failed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    At least it’s giving me some ideas for my next cat perch.

  3. TD says:

    My main concern would be the weight you could safely apply to the glass. I love PVC stuff and I have a cat so maybe I’ll try this anyway. The cat won’t get hurt if the thing lets go.

  4. blundo says:

    I’m sure Mr. Kitty will simply land on his paws unscathed if the suction cups failed.

  5. Dylan says:


    Made it last night and finished this morning. Need to make a new sturdier fabric sling for the fatty but it works pretty good. Only two failures: Dirty window and Reno peeling a suction cup off making himself fall. Both times he landed safely.

  6. Alison P says:

    I volunteer at a cat shelter and we love our kitty cot…and so does 15 lb Sheba! She hangs out all day, enjoying the view – it is adorable! I know, I was as surprised as anyone but we have had no problems. All of the cats love it and we’ve had no tumbles! I wish I understood how it works but it does. Our window is inside but is placed under an outdoor overhang so there is no direct sun – maybe that makes a difference? Who knows, but I can’t recommend it enough!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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