For many cat owners, the thought of their pet sleeping in a bed is a delightful one. A soft surface to rest upon and a warm spot to curl up in these are the things that make a bed special. Some cats like to sleep in high places while others prefer soft cushions on the floor.
Additionally, some cats sleep all day long and others wake up every few hours. Knowing what to look for when buying a cat bed can help you choose something your cat will love.
When choosing a cat bed, many owners think about comfort and security first. A cat bed should be soft, warm and safe for your kitty to sleep in. Some owners also consider the material their cat will most likely sleep in whether it be plush or firm fabric.
Some beds are made for multiple cats and have extra space for kennel areas underneath so multiple kitties can sleep together in one spot. Other beds have extra holes so cats with different fur types can sleep together in harmony. A high-quality cat bed will make your feline friend feel comfortable and secure while she sleeps.
Next on your list should be consideration of your cat’s preferences when choosing a sleeping spot. Some cats like to sleep high off the ground, while others prefer to sleep on the floor or on cushions. Especially if your cat sleeps during the day, he may also prefer sleeping on the floor rather than in a cat bed.
Your caged pet may also prefer sleeping on hard surfaces like tile or cement instead of cool, soft materials like satin or velvet. This preference may change as your cat ages; some old cats still prefer sleeping on the floor instead of a cat bed.
Plus, some older cats enjoy resting on soft fluffy material instead of hard surfaces. If your kitty is one of these types of cats, you know that soft beds work best for her when she is getting some much-needed rest at night.
Another consideration when buying a cat bed is whether your pet likes to sleep or play in his bedding. Many cats love to nest in their beds and will spend hours playing and sleeping there every day. Other cats like to sleep but spend most of their time playing in their beds or spots within them.
They may also move their beds around or play with them incessantly before they lie down for the night. If your cat likes to sleep or play in his beds, look for ones that allow him to do both without getting stuck or hurt during his antics.
If you want to know what type of kitty your pet is, you can learn by considering his sleeping tendencies as well as his likes and dislikes regarding sleeping surfaces.
If your cat is an active animal who loves to play throughout the day, he may want his bedding near him at all times so he can play with it frequently. He may also want his sleeping spot away from you so he can rest without worrying about disturbing you while he sleeps.
On the other hand, if your kitty is a couch potato who only wants to eat and drink and then take a nap- she may want her sleeping spot right next to her food bowl so she doesn’t even have to leave it for restful sleep!
Taking all these factors into consideration when choosing a new kitty toy can help you come up with something that meets all of your pet’s needs, preferences and desires regarding his sleeping area.
Last Updated on January 17, 2023