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Cat radiator bed - questions

23 replies

Slanket · 11/01/2012 20:57

Do you have one>

Does your cat use it?

Which make?

Would you recommend I buy one?

Love the idea, but have also wondered if they are shite.

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peggotty · 11/01/2012 21:01



Was a tenner from Argos.

Tbh it's not the best quality but my old cat quite likes it and sleeps in it fairly regularly. I knew he'd probably like it as I had one years ago and the cats used it then. I think radiator beds are very much hit and miss - the cat will either love it or completely ignore it and/or look at you on sheer utter disgust if you try and encourage them to use it by putting them in it.

LaCoccinelle · 11/01/2012 21:05

Yes, I have had a couple over the years and have always found cats to love them. Bought from Jollyes pet store for about a tenner. We don't use one at the moment because the bloody dog keeps jumping up at it to hassle the cat and the bed ends up all wonky and falling of the radiator (cat doesn't seem remotely bothered by any of this).

SoupDragon · 11/01/2012 21:06

My cats hated it :o

SoupDragon · 11/01/2012 21:07

Mine prefer to make their own by kind of sliding off the windowsill on the curtain thats tucked behind the rad and making a hammock for themselves. Whilst decking moulting all over the back of the curtain.

Slanket · 12/01/2012 04:19

oh lots of varied opinions on them.

u quite like the idea, but dont really want to waste my dosh.

will wait for a bit more feedback before i decide.

thanks all so far!

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SoupDragon · 12/01/2012 07:15

What sort of radiators do you have? The double ones can be problematic, depending on the style of radiator and bed.

kreecherlivesupstairs · 12/01/2012 07:29

I've got one each for my two.
they've never independantly jumped into them. DD often places them carefully on the beds. The boys just turn round, give her the look and get out.

eirikthered · 12/01/2012 12:19

Ours use them religiously. But cats do have a habit of finding their own places to sleep (witness the BEAUTIFUL igloo bed that looks so comfy even I wouldn't mind sleeping in it which has never been used by the little buggers darlings).

DontCallMeBaby · 12/01/2012 14:29

We have one, I can't find it online so I suspect the benighted thing is no longer on the market. It looks quite good, and one of the cats was very keen on it when we first got it (he watched the first six Harry Potter movies from his vantage point on the radiator). But it is an absolute bugger to take apart for cleaning, and now they no longer go on it, unless I decide 'that's it, it's going', upon which he will decide to live in it for three days.

The other cat prefers to lie monorail-cat-style along the hall radiator.

RightUpMyRue · 12/01/2012 14:32

They're a bit rickety. I've never had a cat who liked one. A really comfy bed isn't one you need to balance on.

Save your money I say.

JollyBear · 12/01/2012 14:32

My cats refused to go near it!

BendyBob · 12/01/2012 14:33

We don't have one, but do have two very swish wooden tubs for them which cost a few quid.

They use them sometimes, but tbh the all time favourite is my old canvas charity shopping bag which must be left out at all times for their convenience. Typical contrary cats Hmm

Kewcumber · 12/01/2012 14:34

I'd like one but am convinced that my cat will still prefer whatever pile of clean washing I haven't yet put away Hmm

MessNessPess · 12/01/2012 18:41

We have this one

FriendofDorothy · 13/01/2012 22:44

Our cats love their radiator beds! They spend most of their time curled up in them :)

tabulahrasa · 14/01/2012 15:42

I've got two, they use them, intermittently...

One's got fake sheepskin type stuff covering it, the other was bought after, to stop one cat hogging it, it's got fake fur type stuff - we might as well not have bothered with the second, the sheepskinny one is by far superior, going by the fact that if one's in that one the other sits there looking mournful rather than use the furry one right beside it, lol

of course if they're both empty nobody's interested Hmm blooming fickle creatures, cats

One was from instore, I think, the other from Lidl, both were about the £8 mark

Slanket · 15/01/2012 18:39

thanks all, think i will buy one, but will check it has sturdy hooks for the radiator. i have single and double rads. i will buy one and watch what they do. if they both like it i shall get them one each,

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PurpleKittyKnitting · 15/01/2012 18:46

We have never bought one, not sure if he would take to it, he sleeps all over the place, one of his recent favourites is on a little shelf thing where we keep shoes and coats!

Wolfiefan · 15/01/2012 18:49

My elderly cat loves it. She does have a habit of launching off the back of the sofa at it. I am a little worried she may eventually dislodge the radiator! She loves having a warm butt, secluded spot and her blanket on top.

AmberGreen · 21/09/2014 17:39

I came across this page while searching for a cat radiator bed so thought I would report back after some heavy research and then choosing to go with the Radpet cat hammock. It's offered in lots of sizes with a range of hooks to fit different radiators. This is the first one I have had which fits my radiators perfectly and doesn't wobble or clang alarmingly. Most importantly Charlie loves it and has all the room he needs and it even has special padding around the rim which he is resting his head on - he never did this with his old ones. It is definately a break through to be able to choose the width and how far it sticks out and the hook size for your radiator. It even has adjustable hammock tension. They also do different versions for different height radiators. I paid £35 for mine but it is the biggest and it is so sturdy I think it will last. Mine is in a neutral colour fleece for that price but there is a range of covers. I am absolutely delighted for the first time having been through several that have just annoyed me. They also look really good and hold shape - totally recommend - they are here //

Bonbonchance · 21/09/2014 23:33

I got one from Zooplus, a replacement to the first one which was just from a local shop. My cat loves it, she used to have a normal cat bed but refused to go near it after a while, but the radiator bed is constantly used. Even when radiators aren't on, I think she likes being up off the floor & where I have it in the kitchen she gets a good view of everything. She jumps up into it herself ok, and sits in it to groom quite a lot too.

It's leopard print furry stuff (the original was thin fleecy stuff that got ripped eventually when cat was pawing at it to settle down, she doesn't really do that with this one. I just Hoover it every so often & stick it on a hand wash cycle.

thecatneuterer · 22/09/2014 13:29

I've got two. No idea what make. They are very popular with my lot.

steppemum · 22/09/2014 13:34

cat loved it as a kitten in a cold cottage.
Then we moved and house was warmer and he grew bigger. (a lot bigger)

It now sits in the garage

It is sheepskin, washable.

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