I’d never actually seen a radiator cat bed before moving to the UK. To clarify, I still haven’t seen one in person, but I guess what I mean to say is I’d never even seen this product in a pet store – online or “offline” – in my life before moving to Bournemouth a couple years ago.
To be fair, back in Toronto, I would never have had the opportunity to use one of these. Growing up, the only place I’d ever seen a radiator is in my elementary school. I’ve never walked into a home in Canada’s-largest-city that uses anything for heating besides central air. I know other Canadians more frequently use radiators for heating – especially our French-speaking neighbours up North in Montreal and Quebec – but not in Toronto.
I keep heading back to the listings of these silly, yet way-too-adorable looking things and each time I do, I can’t help but think they must be the coziest damned cat beds I can imagine. I mean, they’re mostly all fluffy, they’re slightly elevated (which we all know cats love), they’re bound to be evenly warm up the back and even along the bottom thanks to the heat from the radiator, what could be better?
You can tell by the fact that cats definitely didn’t need to be photoshopped into the pictures for the product listings that cats are likely to immediately fall in love with these things. I think they may be the one cat product on earth that a cat will almost certainly like more than the cardboard box it came in. Crazy to even think that such a product could possibly exist, but it’s likely true.
Anyway, here are a few cat radiator beds – some of bamboo, some of a metal frame covered with soft fleece – I absolutely think would be the comfiest things on earth for any kitty cat.
Ever tried one? Please-oh-please let me know if your cat(s) approve in the comments!
Radiator Cat Beds: The Pinnacle of Feline Coziness?
More often than not, this is the cat bed I come back to. I don’t think I can imagine a happier place for a cat nap than one of these. Warm up the back and the bottom, that comfortable as hell looking fleece. It’s even a material I’m sure my own cat would be ever-so-happy to knead in. And considering Avery loves to knead, that’d be a huge bonus.
Bamboo radiator cat beds are by far the most unique looking of the bunch. They’re like a cross between a cat tunnel and a cat bed – and are pretty much all nicely lined at the bottom from what I’ve seen. While they’re typically big enough for more than one cat to comfortably fit in, I’ve seen a few pictures of people putting up two bamboo radiator beds right next to each other on super-long radiators so their cats can run through and there’s plenty of room for plenty of feline friends to snuggle up together in such a cozy space. This one’s got a lovely little hole at the top, so it’d be easy for a cat to take a peek at what’s happening in the room without even leaving. Too perfect.
Similar to the first, but comes in a lot more colour options, which may come in handy if you prefer the cat hair left on these cat beds to camouflage with the bed itself. Comes in black, white, and grey, and the fleece is apparently really easy to take off and throw in the wash.
While I don’t think this radiator bed could at all be worth the enormous price tag, I did think it was too cute not to share. Quilted pink padding, faux fur lined, it’s dead on princess-themed, and if money was no object, I’d be tempted to grab it for a princess-personality cat.
Yet another cat tunnel/cat bed hybrid, this time made completely of fleece, skipping out on the bamboo. Looks ever so comfortable to me. Doubt any cat could resist making this his or her new favourite napping spot.
Made by Trixie just like the princess themed cat bed, but I think this one is way more bang-for-buck worth the money. It’s also very unique looking, being more like a little saucer than a hammock or tunnel. I think I would get this one over the others if I had two or three cats who loved to cuddle together. It would give them ample space to snuggle in – as well as giving me a perfect angle to shoot some pictures of them together!
Thoughts on Radiator Cat Beds?
Ever seen radiator cat beds before? Do you have a radiator in your home, and if yes, would you ever try one of these?
Don’t they look like the most comfortable things in the world for a cat to be snuggled up in?