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Does your cat have a cat bed?

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Twiceover Tue 25-Oct-16 17:01:55

We bought a cat bed for our cat when we first got her 13 years ago. She ignored it and slept wherever the fancy took her. Eventually we got rid of it.

She has favourite sleeping places and she changes them up regularly. Her current one is on top of a board game box someone has left in the living room.

It doesn't look very cosy or comfortable for an elderly moggy so I thought I should buy her a proper bed.

If your cat has their own bed do they actually sleep in it?? Thanks.

Heathen4Hire Tue 25-Oct-16 17:06:07


PoppyPicklesPenguin Tue 25-Oct-16 17:06:32

I have three cats and three cat beds

One goes nuts for a cardboard box, I put something soft in the box - he took it out. He loves his box, when Amazon arrives he waits for everything to be remove and then sits in his new box.

One sleeps in their cat tree, just hangs about in it, like she owns the place she owns the place

And one will sit wherever I am, so currently curled up by feet on the sofa.

They will also sit on clean washing, towels and one likes the sink in the summer. They also strangely like their pet carriers but never when I want them to sit in them and visit the vets.

But never in the very beautiful very expensive fluffy cat beds I purchased them.

Your cat has already decided smile

BuddyC4t Tue 25-Oct-16 17:07:22

We have several. Does she sleep on them? No!

Floralnomad Tue 25-Oct-16 17:10:21

My mum has an indoor Ragdoll , he has several beds and a cat tent and he uses all of them at different times of the year , he also sleeps on the settee in the conservatory and on armchairs in the lounge but he would never sleep in a box , infact he's the only cat I know who has no interest in boxes . He very occasionally goes on the beds .

smEGGontoast Tue 25-Oct-16 17:10:24


It's king size and has a pretty duvet cover on it.

It also happens to be the bed that we sleep in too. Funny that grin

PolterGoose Tue 25-Oct-16 17:11:56

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LordPeterWimsey Tue 25-Oct-16 17:12:47

No. She has a lovely comfortable cat bed, but she sleeps on DD's railway layout!

cozietoesie Tue 25-Oct-16 17:13:20

Mine. grin

PinkiePiesCupcakes Tue 25-Oct-16 17:13:35

I bought 3 cat beds for our kitten, a round one that was quite expensive, a cheap blue triangular affair and one shaped like a house. He sleeps on an ancient pillow we left on the shoe cupboard one day. It was meant for the bin but he got on it and claimed it.

Wolfiefan Tue 25-Oct-16 17:15:10

Yes. A super king. Sometimes we get to sleep in it too!
They like:
Back of the sofa
Outside DS's door
Tall cat tree

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Tue 25-Oct-16 17:18:06

2 cats, 2 cat beds.

They're mainly used by next doors cat.

PosiePootlePerkins Tue 25-Oct-16 17:23:44

I bought ours a bed, then a few weeks later donated it to the rescue centre where we got her from! She much prefers doorways, beds, or sofas. And stretching out. grin

Twiceover Tue 25-Oct-16 17:32:36

Thanks. Maybe I'll just leave her to choose her own spots then. She clearly knows best!

I think she actually prefers hard surfaces as it's always a box or table or wooden floor, never the soft furnishings- which is lucky given how much fur she sheds!

cozietoesie Tue 25-Oct-16 17:34:52

If she's getting on, maybe think about getting her something heated? (I think you can buy heat pads for cats.) It seems to be a comfort to old bones. smile

Arfarfanarf Tue 25-Oct-16 17:37:41

Yes. She's got a bed

Arfarfanarf Tue 25-Oct-16 17:39:49

However, she has also claimed a variety of locations...

ThornyBird Tue 25-Oct-16 17:40:51

Yes! 2 cats love their beds - Boy Cat has 2 radiator bed things that he alternates between, Scaredy Girl Cat has a massive plastic dog bed thing under the breakfast bar that is her No1 spot and a cardboard box with a blanket on an Ikea storage doodad at night when I turf her out of the kitchen.

Evil Girl Cat prefers to sleep on the actual radiator in winter and on chair arms in summer. She is too important for a cat bed wink.

cozietoesie Tue 25-Oct-16 17:41:11

Right. So the 'sleeping in her bed' was just coincidence? grin

Wolfiefan Tue 25-Oct-16 17:44:32

Completely missed the older cat thing. Our old girl had arthritis. I bought her a whelping pad. Put it on the back of the sofa where she sat anyway but switched on for 10 mins and you could see her visibly relax. It was known as the heated butt warmer. If you don't want to switch on and off there are some you can microwave but awkward at would settle on it and of want to move so we can microwave her butt warmer!!

SweetChickadee Tue 25-Oct-16 17:45:10

Our older cat loves her beds - she has 3

Young cat doesn't dare use them. He prefers the back of the sofa or DH's chest. Whichever is available.

BuggersMuddle Tue 25-Oct-16 17:46:48

Yes, he has a lovely fluffy bed as befits an elder states-moggy.

Doesn't use it very often although he did recently leave a dead rat down one side, which was good of him hmm

Can usually be found hogging the human furniture and pulling blankets down which he then commandeers (woe betide you if you try to get it back when he's paying attention grin )

Twiceover Tue 25-Oct-16 17:48:04

Wow, that's quite a bed smile

Twiceover Tue 25-Oct-16 17:50:46

I will look into heat pads too, great idea.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Oct-16 17:50:50

Huge, 6ft cat tree with a bed at the top, wicker laundry basket in the dining room padded with a fleece blanket, padded donut on our bed and cosy blanket on the chair in the front room- sleeps on them allsmile

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