Tips for Creating a Favorite Cat Perch


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Consider a window perch for your cat. Cats love to look outside and watch what is going on around them.

There are several styles of window perches available including some that slip next the window seal and create a platform so they can look out the window. Measure your window and see what style works best. Consider a window with a "view" such as of trees, a bird feeder or people passing by. A window perch can be a simple as moving a piece of furniture that is at window height to the window and offering a comfortable bed for your cat. Before you finalize your window perch, make sure if the window opens that the screen is good and secure.

For more tips on enriching your cat's environment, please read Selecting the Right Environmental Enrichment for Your Cat

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.