Sunny Seat Is A Suction Cup Cat Seat That Sticks To Windows

The Sunny Seat is a cat seat that sticks to windows with suction cups so you can create a horizontal raised surface for your feline without even having to know how to use a power drill.

In classic infomercial style, they put the “bad” “frustrating” product, in this case, a cat condo in black and white and put a big X for it. Try it. Watch any infomercial and they always use this editing technique.

I have not tried the Sunny Seat but it seems like a crafty person could make their own version at home.

(Thanks to GitEmSteveDave!)

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  1. leprechaunshawn says:

    And….????

    • joescratch says:

      +1. … For this I opened my browser?

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      This is at least the second commercial I have seen that uses the black and white shot w/cat scream technique that Ben points out. The other is for that Emery Cat thing, that I can recall.

    • kc2idf says:

      It is a very Lifehacker like headline and article. I suspect that Ben is feeling some sympathy towards Consumerist’s former overlords, given the data breach they have recently suffered, the mismanagement of the incident, and the embarrassment that goes with it all.

  2. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    I’m going to buy one and place a bucket of water underneath. It will be a guessing game as to which point the suction cups will give and my cat will hilariously splash around in water.

    Kitty Dunk Tank!

  3. obits3 says:

    If you call now you can get two lasers to screw with your cat!

  4. Pibbs says:

    My fat cat would never be able to use that. I have one that uses Velcro to attach to a window sill, then two curved legs below to provide support with rubber that leans against the wall. She’s already come close to breaking that, as the velcro provided was cheap and didn’t stick well.

    • Kestris says:

      Mine has broken that. Of course, it was because his brother wanted to sleep in it at the same time, as wel.

    • Patriot says:

      If your cat is so fat then you have no one to blame but yourself. Only leave out the amount of food your cat needs.

    • djkatscan says:

      I have the same window perch thing, and my fatty comes close to ripping the velcro off too. I hear it creak when he jumps up there.

      And for those who ask why? When cats are involved, one never needs to ask why. I, for one, am happy to have opened my browser :D

  5. Tim says:

    My cat LOVES tight strings. Those cables look strong, but he’d find a way to destroy them.

  6. DanRydell says:

    WTF @ the fake purring sound

  7. pinkbunnyslippers says:

    Industrial strength? Wonder if it’d hold my 20lb’er…

    • Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ã‚œ-゜ノ) says:

      Clearly we’re building bridges out of the wrong stuff. These are INDUSTRIAL strength suction cups.

  8. LadyTL says:

    What if my cat is too fat for the seat? She would pull the suction cups off the window just by jumping onto the seat.

    • obits3 says:

      That makes me think. Isn’t force multiplied as the cat jumps onto the seat? I would be more convinced if they would take the 50 lbs and drop it 6 inches above the seat =)

      • Brunette Bookworm says:

        Well, weight IS a force, i.e. mass x acceleration so yes, if the cat jumped above the seat and came down on it, it could knock the suction cups off the window. And now I’m going to sit here and try to figure that all out mathematically.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      It will hold up to 50lbs. If you have a 50lb cat, I feel sorry for your food bills.

  9. OSAM says:

    “Laser Cat Toy” is rather generous.

    • MikeM_inMD says:

      Not for my family. Danged fur-brain figured out we were controlling the laser the first time we used one. She just looked at the dot, and than at us with that smug, bored, “So?” expression that cats do so well. What she hasn’t figured out is that thing moving under the blanket is my foot and it will send her flying if she attacks it.

    • YamiNoSenshi says:

      It irks me. They have them at the pet store with special cat toy branding and they’re like $20. I can go to Target and get one for like $2.

  10. osiris73 says:

    If it comes with a remote control quick release function, I’m all in. And I would combine this with Loias’ brilliant bucket idea. Look out Youtube!

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      Glad to see I’m not the only one who enjoys screwing with their cats mentally. Would you also look all concerned when the cat emerged from the bucket, and offer them comfort like you had nothing to do with it? Mwu-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  11. SPOON - now with Forkin attitude says:

    good for cats that weigh 4 ounces or less.

  12. JennQPublic says:

    I had to have my kitty put to sleep yesterday (kidney failure). She would have loved this…

    :’-(

    • zrecs says:

      Condolences. But no worries, they have those in heaven!

    • Venus Blue says:

      I’m so sorry for the loss :(

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      My kittehs and I send our condolences. I’d send The Rainbow Bridge poem, but I cry every time I read even part of it, so I can’t even give you a link.

    • kethryvis says:

      i’m so sorry :(

    • Kate says:

      We’ve had to do the same thing for two of our cats in the last month – same problem – failing kidneys. I think it’s the cat food – not good for them.

    • Brunette Bookworm says:

      Awww, I’m so sorry. *hugs* My kitties give you purrs and face rubs to try and comfort you.

    • ellemdee says:

      Aw, so sorry to hear that. :( My family just lost a dog to kidney failure and it’s so tough to watch them go through it.

    • foofish says:

      I’m sorry :(
      I lost a kitty to chronic renal failure last year. It’s sad :(

    • dotkat says:

      Awwww. So sorry to hear about the loss of your precious kitty.

    • eakwave1 says:

      Awws and sorrys from our home to yours. We just lost our kitty baby too, and I’m sure they’re curled up in kitty heaven taking a nap together in the sun right now.

    • outshined says:

      So very sorry.

    • Boo LaRue says:

      So sorry to hear that, Jenn. Losing a pet is like losing a family member.

    • Lendon85 says:

      Oh, so sorry for your loss. I lost my favorite cat ever, a 20 year old Siamese, two years ago on Christmas Eve to kidney failure. I also lost a 14 year old cat this past August for other health reasons. I adopted a kitten from a local feral cat rescue agency, and now I’m fostering some other kittens for them which is great fun and has taken my mind off the cats I’ve lost.

  13. donjumpsuit says:

    Only $20! But wait, $20 for both!?!?! how can that be?

    Oh yea, it costs 12.95 for shipping and handling, and you will get your product in 6 to 9 weeks.

    If you want to “rush ship” and get your product in 2 weeks, you can pay $29.99 S&H for each.

  14. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    The little black heart of this cat exterminator is warmed by all of the suggestions of quick-releases and kitty dunk tanks.

  15. leemikcee says:

    I would love to see if the darn thing is actually functional… Suction cup tip for all the doubters: use a very thin coat of vegetable oil on the suction cups before sticking them to the window (which should be clean). Works far better than lick ‘n’ stick, though it won’t keep the suction cups up there indefinitely either.

  16. HogwartsProfessor says:

    My kitty is an outside kitty so this wouldn’t do for her. She can’t take it if I do the slightest thing to change how I have stuff outside. She would be sooooo suspicious if I added something new to her little world. She wont’ even come in the garage, or I’d put a little pet door in.

    I put a little sheet of Mylar under the top layer of her blanket so it will reflect heat back. She’s got a small plastic doghouse insulated with a towel covered in canvas, and it’s up off the patio on wood blocks so she should be fine.The biggest problem I have is trying to keep her water liquid. I need to get an outside electrical plug installed so I can get her a warming bowl.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      I found hunger is a great training aid when it comes to the outside kittehs. Putting in a cat door and then food on the other side helps a lot. I recently cut a hole in the door of our hay trailer, so they didn’t have to squeeze into it through the broken/crushed part. They love going in there to curl in the hay and keep warm. But I find they also find other places to keep warm, like the 8 inches between the house foundation and the bilco door frame, or on top of our hoods when we park our cars, or mixed in amongst the horse leg wraps/blankets.

    • segfault, registered cat offender says:

      Put some antifreeze in the water to keep it liquid.

  17. Kevinsky says:

    I just don’t have this much faith in suction cups. They only stick when I’m trying to pull them off.

  18. LeonardoLeonardo says:

    As someone whose cat almost died getting tangled up in a blinds pull-cord, I’d be very concerned about those suction cups coming off and wrapping around the cat’s neck as it’s standing there.

  19. yaos says:

    I don’t know of any cat that would not rip those things off the window while playing with the string.

  20. Nyall says:

    why would I want to use a power drill on windows?

  21. fsnuffer says:

    You could also place this on the outside passenger window of your car and accurately mesuare the terminal velocity of a cat

  22. TheGreySpectre says:

    Industrial strength suction cups actually can hold a lot, they are often used for carrying and positioning large panes of glass and some can carry nearly 200lbs. For example: http://www.powrgrip.com/cgi-bin/powrgrip/glass_hand_cups.html

    That being said those really don’t look like industrial suction cups in that picture to me so I feel it would only be a short period of time before the seat collapsed.

  23. cash_da_pibble says:

    Dood, you know what happens when you buy something for a cat…
    don’t you?

    THEY IGNORE IT.
    Like scratching posts and pet beds and fuzzy mice.
    Mine prefer couches, the dirty laundry hamper and bottlecaps.

    In my home this would quickly become a $20 POS that I’ll try and pawn off on some stranger at a garage sale.

    • JayDeEm says:

      Catnip. Sprinkle a bit of catnip on the new scratching post or scratchy pad, or toss the toy mice in a bag of catnip and shake it up a bit. They will be content to play with the product’s packaging while you do this.

      • VOIDMunashii says:

        My wife’s cat is not impressed by catnip. About the only things he likes with any consistency are his scratching post/perch at the end of the bed and yarn; everything else gets ignored once the novelty wears off.

  24. JulesNoctambule says:

    My cat’s a fatass. This would probably make me lose a window.

  25. Joeypants says:

    If you have several windows next to each other, you can buy a few of these and make a Mario–type platform game.

    Although like someone else said, cats never play with the toys you buy them. And they don’t like to do what you expect.

  26. VOIDMunashii says:

    I can’t even get my suction cup soap dish to not fall off the bathroom wall, I don’t see my wife entrusting her cat to some suction cups (although it would be funny to watch it fail). Also, I don’t like the idea of putting that much pressure on the glass of a window like that.

  27. Razor512 says:

    the laser pointer looks exactly the same as the $1 laser pointers with free shipping from china that ebay seems to be flooded with. I have a few (got them when my ebay bucks coupon thing was about to expire)

    The laser pointers kinda suck as the tiny button cell batteries get drained too quickly (but a quick wiring up to a aaa battery allows these less than 1mw lasers to last a while.

  28. Slave For Turtles says:

    My heartfelt condolences. :-(

  29. PercyChuggs Was Found At JFK Airport says:

    I thought The Consumerist doesn’t take ads?

  30. kethryvis says:

    Err… i clicked on this hoping to see some reviews or testing that CR had done on the thing. You’re not telling me anything that i haven’t already seen 20 times during my copious daytime viewing of Animal Planet.

    More infos, plz! Testing, SOMETHING! This post needs some actual content.

  31. Chairman-Meow says:

    As a person who owns 3 cats, just let me say this for the record:

    If this product ever failed underneath any one of my precious furballs, they would likely try to kill me in my sleep.

    Most likely with the suction cups.

  32. dotkat says:

    Ben, please test this on Tigre and post pics. We haven’t had our fill of Tigre pics, lately. I really doubt that this perch will hold my 15 lb. Bengal.

  33. ridbx says:

    The Sunny Seat looks like a As Seen On TV version of the Kitty Cot [www.kittycot.com]. Our local animal shelter [www.hssv.org] uses Kitty Cots in the cat rooms and after seeing them hold up some big cats and asking the shelter staff if they really did stay in place, I bought one from the shelter’s store. It’s great, it’s been in our window for the past 6 months and hasn’t budged. Our biggest cat is 17#, she’s often joined on the cot by one of our 12-pounders. I dunno how good the Sunny Seat is but our Kitty Cot is awesome.

  34. arualflower says:

    Even if my fat kitty gingerly crawled onto that, I see it falling down instantly.

  35. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot says:

    I’ll just wait for the videos to show up on YouTube and America’s Funniest Home Videos of cats falling when the suction cups fail.

  36. Griking says:

    This Consumerist Post was brought to you by the Sunny Seat corporation.

  37. shthar says:

    I forsee many, many youtube videos.

  38. Kestris says:

    The cat shown is about a third of the size of my cat.

    I highly doubt my fat cat could sit in that and have it still stick to the window. Besides, he prefers my desk.

  39. describe_one says:

    Wow! The picture for this weirds me out on so many levels!

    My sister has a cat that looks exactly like that named Sunset. We call him Sunny. I guess Sunny will be getting a Sunny Seat for Christmas, but the picture just gives me the willies. The willies like how ‘teh internets’ are stealing ideas from my life. And selling them. Then being featured on Consumerist.

  40. qwill says:

    My kitty is a lightweight at 6 lbs but I would still worry about her on this… but if it worked she would love it. She might even get out of the baby stroller to try it.

  41. BytheSea says:

    No way in hell will that hold all three of my fatasses, at once. They don’t sleep in turns…

  42. thelauhingsun says:

    Haha…”some cat beds cost up to $40″…uh huh, and some cost $2 and some cost $100. I’m not buying that this cat trapeze is worth as much as the arbitrary price you’re quoting, Mr. Infomercial. In my perspective, you can make the same thing with some duct-tape, cardboard, and a piece of felt – making it a $7 value at most.

  43. cheesekeeper says:

    This really just looks like a great way to scare the heck out of your kitty when the suction cups give. I’d be afraid of mine getting hurt. I would never buy this – I care about my cats too much.

  44. RubberKeyhole says:

    I would probably lifehack this and use it in my tiny apartment on my patio door to put plants on…I buy the suction cup shower baskets for plants and make my own ‘greenhouse.’

  45. suez says:

    I’ve yet to find any suction cups that I would trust worked well enough to support that kind of weight. Particularly not the kind shown in the pic above.

  46. ericlewis91 says:

    where can I buy this.. serious

  47. retafwife says:

    We have 3 cats. We purchased 2 sunnyseats in July – our cats loved them! But I’d like to add that the sunny seat that we had on our new for only 2yrs front window broke when my husband was putting up the lower part of the sunny seat. Shattered and $300 later we got a new window. Need I say where the sunny seats are today. So yes a great idea – but not at the expense of our windows!