The best cat beds 2020

30 January 2020

best cat beds

It’s no secret that our feline friends can be a little picky about, well, everything. So how do you avoid spending a small fortune on a cat bed that your furry overlord will sniff once and then dismiss forever? You ask Mumsnetters of course.

Me and My Pets Super Soft Donut Bed, £10

Me and My Pets Super Soft Donut Bed, £10

A cosy bestseller that won’t break the bank, this extra plush donut bed from Me and My Pets is made with thick padded sides and base to ensure your cat is as comfortable as possible throughout their snooze. Ideal for cats that like to curl up tight (or wedge themselves into odd places) for security and comfort, this round bed is big enough to give your cat space, but snug enough for them to feel protected. It's also machine washable so you can easily keep it clean.

“Donut beds are the only cat beds mine will settle in. I think they like how safe they make them feel.”

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Banbury & Co Cosy Cat Bed, £22

Banbury & Co Cosy Cat Bed, £22

Cats love to tuck themselves away in secret spots – and this hooded igloo bed offers them the chance to do just that in comfort and luxury. With a faux-shearling lining for extra comfort and warmth, this igloo cat bed also has a dangling teaser toy for lazy play before or after sleeping. The neutral colour palette of grey and white ensures it would look stylish in any setting.

“My girl always goes for the hooded cat beds. I think she feels safe in there.”

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Related: Not a cat person? Take a look at our list of the best dog beds instead.

Zooplus Relax Scratch Bed, £8

Zooplus Relax Scratch Bed, £8

Two things cats love? Snoozing and scratching – which is why this scratch bed from Zooplus is such a favourite with Mumsnetters. Made with corrugated cardboard, the shape and size of the cat bed ensure it’s comfortable enough for sleeping while the material offers plenty of opportunity for cats to keep their nails strong and healthy. Eco-friendly and recyclable, this bed also comes with a sachet of catnip, which can be sprinkled into the bed for an extra treat.

“These are weirdly successful with my cats. They don’t look as cosy as some other cat beds on the market but they’re definitely a hit.”

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Fineway Radiator Cat Bed, £9

Fineway Radiator Cat Bed, £9

Easy to fit and remove, this radiator cat bed might be simple but it offers a great combination of height, comfort and warmth for your cat. Made with a strong and durable metal frame, it can safely hold the weight of your cat as they snuggle up for a snooze on the soft, faux fur lining. Cats love how the radiator heat adds extra warmth to their bed, making it a popular option in the colder months.

“My cat absolutely loves her radiator bed, especially in winter. And as it's basically just a fleecy blanket over a frame, it can be thrown in the washing machine every couple of weeks and dries really quickly.”

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Bunty Wicker Cat Basket, £40

Bunty Wicker Cat Basket, £40

Stylish for you, extra-cosy for your cat – this wicker basket is shaped with a hooded roof and small entrance, ensuring your cats feel safe and snug inside. With a soft, fleecy cushion, this cat basket is the perfect spot for a nap, while the useful carry handles make it easy for you to move around without disturbing your snoozing kitty.

“The wicker cat beds are cool and look really natural. I think my cat likes the feel of the wicker and it offers a lot of cosy darkness inside too.”

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Petlicity Self Heating Cat Bed, £7

Petlicity Self Heating Cat Bed, £7

This large and comfortable cat bed has heat-reflective core insulation, meaning it can conduct heat without the need for batteries or electricity by reflecting your cat’s own body heat back to them. With a machine washable fleece cover for added cosiness, this heated cat bed works well as a standalone sleeping area or when tucked inside an existing bed.

“I’ve used a self heating cat bed for poorly stray cats as well as my own pets and they’re always well-used.”

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Zhuotop Tipi Cat Bed, £46

Zhuotop Tipi Cat Bed, £46

If you’re looking to really treat your cat, this luxurious (and very pretty) tipi cat bed from Zhuotop is as comfortable as it is stylish. With leather straps and wooden buckles to secure the front curtains of the bed, it is durable and sturdy while still being comfy. Made from 100% cotton canvas, the tent is breathable and spacious but the squishy base cushion keeps your cat snug.

“My gorgeous girl, Mia, loves her tipi. It's lightweight and she loves hiding inside.”

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Pueblo Cat Den, £32

Pueblo Cat Den, £32

Ideal for multiple kitties (provided they get on) as well as treating just one, this cat den from Zooplus is exquisitely detailed and has two floors for snoozing, hiding and relaxing. The bottom floor is sheltered, making it a great spot for cats wanting to hide away, and the top floor is open – ideal for when your cat wants a comfy spot to keep an eye on their surroundings.

“This cat den is like a bunk bed for my two cats. They definitely each have a preferred floor and it’s lovely to give them their own space but still have them close to one another.”

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