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Every cat is different. Take it from me, I have three of them! And each of my three cats prefers a different type of sleeping surface.
Iggy likes a bed with walls he can lean against. Richie likes a heated bed to curl up on when it’s cold outside. And Margot likes to sleep on my dirty laundry…but I have a cozy cave bed for her, too.
Whether your cat prefers a plush mat, a fleecy hammock, or a simple blanket, you’ll find a suitable cat bed for purchase online. We’ve scoured online reviews, and our own homes, to find the 10 best cat beds for 2019.
Let’s start with the basics: this round bolster bed has a fleece lining, a durable canvas bottom, and is machine washable for easy cleaning. It’s perfect for cats who sleep curled up. And small dogs can share it, too.
Helpful review: “Our cat took to this immediately and now we have created a monster in that we can’t get her out of it. We literally don’t see her much anymore because she wants to go upstairs and sleep in her bed.”Buy Now on Amazon
My cats love heated beds, but I don’t like to leave them plugged in when I go out. But this handsome corduroy cat bed uses heat-reflecting technology similar to Mylar space blankets, so your cat’s own body heat warms them up—no cords required. Plus, it comes in lots of colors to match your decor.
Helpful review: “Just buy it, it’s perfect. The cat flops out one side, but she doesn’t care. It’s super warm and heat reflecting, super big and soft, great price. Best find all year, the cat immediately loved it.”Buy Now on Amazon
My cat Iggy is obsessed with combination scratcher/cat beds that let him get his scratch on and roll over for a nap all in one place.
The Omega model comes with three layers of “Ripple Board” treated with catnip oil to entice your kitty. When one layer wears out, just remove it to reveal a fresh scratch pad! It’s the perfect multi-tasker for cats who prefer cardboard to pillows.
Helpful review: “My cat Logan LOVES to sleep in cardboard boxes. This is a great alternative that he likes and that looks better sitting on my sofa—makes us both happy!”Buy Now on Chewy
It’s a self-warming cat bed. It’s a cuddly cat cave. It’s whatever your cat wants it to be! This convertible cat bed can be set up in four different configurations to match your cat’s mood. And it’s machine washable, too.
Helpful review: “I LOVE it. It’s large, soft, and the perfect “cave” for both my cat, Audrey, and chi, Tommy. Tommy uses it during the day, Audrey uses it every night when Tommy is in his crate. They both love it. It’s a perfect gift for a cat or dog who loves to root under the sheets.”Buy Now on Amazon
Is your cat a hider? This tent bed with a removable pillow makes it easy for them to cozy up in private. The anti-skid base keeps it in place, and the whole thing can be tossed in the washing machine for cleaning.
Helpful review: “My cat enjoys this bed so much it’s borderline irritating. She really rubs it in my face by staring directly in my eyes while making a big show of rolling around and basking luxuriously inside of it. I’ve never seen her enjoy something so thoroughly before. My only complaint is that this doesn’t come in a larger size. All I have is my sad flat human bed.”Buy Now on Amazon
Some cats just love being cradled. This easy-to-install hammock hangs under chairs and side tables, providing an out-of-site spot for your feline family member to relax. Reviewers note that it’s best for small cats.
Helpful review: “My mom got this hammock for my kitty. She loves hanging out in it and it’s perfect for my small apartment! Very secure and a great little hidey place for her.”Buy Now on Amazon
I literally can’t handle the cuteness of this shark cat cave! And it’s not just adorable: the removable plush pillow and waterproof lining make it a practical choice for cats who love to burrow.
Helpful review: “The cats were all over these the minute I put them down…they’re having a great time with these, ambushing each other and dragging them around the room. I have two and each one has a sleeping cat in it at night.”Buy Now on Amazon
In colder months, the optional hood and plug-in heating element keep them warm. And in summer, just remove the hood and don’t plug it in.
Helpful review: “My two large Oci boys love this bed! It doesn’t even have to be heated for them to snuggle in it. They will often prefer it to our big bed. It’s also really easy to wash and clean. I am so glad we found it.”Buy Now on Chewy
Sometimes you just have to buy a cat bed because it’s cute. Luckily, this banana bed also has high ratings for quality and comfort. Reviewers especially love how roomy it is. I know it’s going on my wishlist!
Helpful review: “This is the best purchase I’ve ever made. Arthur is a 23lb cat and finding a bed with a cover that fits him has proved challenging. This is fabulous material/quality and he loves it.”Buy Now on Amazon
Of course, the actual best cat bed in the world is the one your cat likes best. Whether that’s one of the cool cat beds on this list, or your folded-up college sweatshirt, the important thing is that your cat is happy!