Your Cat Will Love The Warmth Of A Radiator Bed
Radiator style beds are self explanatory – they fit over the radiator so that your cat can have a nice sleep while enjoying the warmth.
The most important thing you will need to consider is the size/ weight of your cat. Some of these sleep zones do have limitations of up to 5 kg. If you have a Maine Coon for instance, check the weight limits carefully. These hammocks will be loved by your cats.
Here are our top choices when it comes to these beds.
Too Small For A Ragdoll or Maine Coon, best for cats up to around 5 kg.
Strong metal frame with plush faux fur lining.
Collapsible when not in use and easy to hook over all types of rads.
Washable and comes in a choice of colours.
Made from bamboo and eco fibre.
480 x 395 x 330 mm kg100% bamboo with fur cushion inside.
Secure cat tunnel effect with the advantage of being off the floor.
Maximum weight of 5 kg.
Simple to use – hang over.
Soft luxury cover that is machine washable.
When we consider the safety of these style cat bedding we need to think about all beds that provide some form of heating. When it comes to heated sleep areas, there is some veterinary evidence that says a heated bed for your pet will help improve its immune system. This is particularly important in cats that are unwell or who are convalescing after being unwell or having an operation.
A cats body temperature is naturally higher than a humans, at around 102 degrees, meaning a cat needs more heat to help maintain that temperature. In short, any type of heated bedding is going to be safe for your moggy.
If you choose an electric type they will come with overheating protection and chew proof cords but do need to be plugged in.
This style bed is a cheaper alternative to buying a plug in heated bedding and there is no need to plug them in.
Be sure to check weight restrictions of each model, there are small, large and xl sizes so make sure you know the weight of your animal.
The most important thing you will need to think about is the temperature of the radiator and this is the one disadvantage. Do not turn your heating too high and ensure the heater remains at a stable temperature rather than going on and off and having your pet get too hot then too cold. This can be controlled by your thermostat so it is not a big problem, you just need to remember to set it correctly should your cat choose to sleep there.