Cats love their snooze time so much that they typically spend 12 to 16 hours a day sleeping. That’s why getting your feline friend their own bed is always a good idea. Whether you have one or more cats, there are many different types of cat beds you can choose from. While they can sleep in almost any place they want to, it’s beneficial for them to have their own bed.
Providing them with a bed to sleep on will encourage them to sleep in one specific place. Having a comfortable bed to go to every time they feel like it’s time for a nap, allows your cat to become happier and more relaxed. Also, it can be very helpful if you are moving to another house as their bed will give them a sense of familiarity and lessen the tendency for stress and anxiety most cats have when moving.
Different Types of Beds for Cats
Donut Cat Beds
These beds are soft, round and comfortable, ideal for a cat to rest and sleep on one. A donut cat bed typically features raised sides, so the cat can sleep in the middle of the bed and curl up while sleeping. We, cat parents, know how much cats like sleeping curled up and the donut bed allows them to sleep in their favourite position and feel warm, cosy and comfortable at the same time.
Cats love to have their own place in the house and in a donut bed they can feel secure thanks to the raised edges where they can rest their head while sleeping or simply watch the world go by, which is one of the cats’ favourite activities from time to time. You can choose a donut cat bed for your feline friend regardless of your cat’s age. It’s a great choice for a kitten bed as well as it’s so soft and secure.
A donut bed can have a calming effect as well because cats love to knead their sleeping spot before they settle down to take a nap. A cat will knead when it’s feeling happy, which can result in better behaviour and improved health. Kneading is one of the reasons why cats need blankets, so investing in a cat blanket is also a good idea if you want to make your furry friend feel happy and comfortable.
Cat donut beds are stylish and modern beds for felines and choosing one can provide your cat with a great place to rest, but also it can become a beautiful addition to your home interior. Make sure you choose the right size and colour and you will have a cat bed that suits both your pet and your home aesthetics.
Choosing the right size of bed for your cat is important because if you buy one that is too small, then it won’t fit in it, but if you buy a bed that’s too big, they may get lost in it and not enjoy the full benefits of being able to snuggle up to the sides.
Cat Cubbie Beds
This type of cat bed is shaped like a kennel and makes for a perfect foam house for one or two kittens or smaller cats. They can curl up freely and enjoy their sleep time.
Cat Igloo Beds
For cats that love to hide and enjoy their free time, a cat igloo bed is a great option as well. It gives them the opportunity to feel safe and secure and rest comfortably as it offers a lot of space and stability. There are many ways in which an igloo bed is good for your cat and one of them is that it’s very easy to clean and maintain.
A cat igloo bed can easily turn into a sleeping oasis for your pet because most of them are made of high-quality materials that will keep your feline friend warm and comfortable at all times. This type of cat bed is sometimes referred to as a cat cave because it’s enclosed and your cat can enter through an opening. Once inside its cosy bed, your furry pal is fully cocooned and since there is only one entrance, it makes them feel safe and sound.
How to Ensure Your Cat Will Use the Bed You Choose
Cats like warm and cosy spots and that’s how they choose their sleeping areas. To ensure your cat will sleep in its own bed, make sure you place it in a quiet corner that is close to the area where your family usually gathers around, whether it’s the living room or the kitchen. Avoid high traffic areas of your home as well as the front or back door and any cool or damp spots. If you prefer having your cat sleep closer to you, you can place their bed in your bedroom, but make sure to keep their night habits in mind before you make that decision.
Once you’ve selected the perfect spot, it’s time to introduce your cat to their new bed. Breaking a cat’s sleeping habits can be a quite challenging task, so make sure you adjust the bed to their sleeping habits. If your cat has a sleeping spot already, make sure you only upgrade the spot, without changing it. On the other hand, if your cat is a new member of your home, then it’s a good idea to find a place that’s not in the way, so they can still peek out and look around from a safe distance until they get familiar with the surrounding area and all the family members.