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      28.04.2012 14:44
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      A great idea if you have a kitten/small cat that won't just turn up their nose at it! Well designed

      When we got our second kitten, Atari, she had been badly treated and was very nervous and she would get cold really easily. She would always curl up in a ball directly on the radiator and even though I was worried about her getting burnt it was also the only place she seemed comfortable and at peace so I went looking for something to cover the radiator with. I should mention that I had previously tried putting a blanket on the radiator and a towel but Atari used to pull them straight off and then curl up as usual! We found this radiator bed at Argos and for less than £10.00 we thought our problem was solved! We got one straight away and were quite happy with the quality and design. You get a metal frame which simply hooks over the radiator (similar to the radiator clothes dryers if you have even seen one) and a soft, cream fleecy fabric cover. It felt lovely and soft and we thought that it would be perfect for Atari as it would keep her snuggly and warm even when the radiator was not on. There is a kind of shelf/hammock thing going on which is where the cats are supposed to lie. It's a little wobbly and I don't think many full grown cats could use it. The problem with it for us is that Atari won't go near it. We tried placing her in it, coaxing her onto it with treats and just leaving it there and hoping for the best but she just wouldn't take it and was pacing a lot as her usual sleeping spot had been occupied by the radiator bed. I can't say for sure why she didn't like it; it could be that it reminded her of her previous home in some way, it could have been the wobble or it could have simply been that she didn't like the change. Our older (and bigger) cat, Tifa, tried it but at 3kgs it bent a bit and basically tipped her out. All in all I still think this is a good item, I know some people who have cats that love these beds and I gave ours to my Brother and his kitty loved it when they were a kitten. If you have a kitten or a sub 3kg cat then by all means give it a go, your cats might like it!

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        16.01.2012 09:41
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        A good idea but could be cheaper

        Cats are animals which do sleep a lot but they also have their own special places to sleep and unfortunately my two cats have places which are bad and annoying. One likes to sleep on the window ledge when the radiator is on and he tends to let his tail touch the radiator and it sometimes burns him yet he will go find another radiator and do the same thing. The other cat I have is a bit more laid back and prefers chairs and blankets to take his naps on. Before Christmas I did some looking around and got myself a radiator bed and it was for the hallway in my home it was a nice brand new radiator and would look great with a bed attached to it. When I got the bed it was already to use just had to place this sheepskin material into place over the metal bars and it was ready to use. I put it securely on the radiator and waited to see if the cats responded to it at all. The first thing I noticed was the measurements were spot on sometimes you get items you always wonder if they will fit perfectly onto a product and in this case it did. It looks safe and strong and yet if I pushed down on the material I kept wondering if one of my cats who we nickname Garfield due to his overweight look might actually go through the material. The first cat who loves radiators went onto the bed an seemed to enjoy it he was cleaning himself relaxing and thinking it was a nice location for him but the problem was he is a big cat and he seemed to lack comfort. It was like he was confused because this hammock type bed is designed for small cats it states yet when I put it on the radiator it seemed it would suit most cat sizes. My cat is a medium sized cat and he did fit on there but he seemed unable to move around much which he tends to do when he dreams. After a few weeks the novelty has worn off and he has no interest in the bed, I have thought about moving it around but he seems to be more interested in other place which is odd I found considering he loved it at one point. They do wash well I found when my dog decided to try and cover it in mud and when it came back out it did fit still around the bars but it was a very tight fit and this was on the 30 degree wash which is less than the maximum it can apparently take. I admit it does feel comfortable and soft for the cat to use I will not debate that point but I have two cats and I guess everyone has a difference of opinion here but my cats do not seem bothered by it. It has nothing to grab their attention and I wonder if in the summer when the temperature outside is warmer would they approach this item at all? My overall view is if you have had one in the past then great you know if your cat appreciates them but for £10 and for the cat not to use them it is kind of a waste of money.

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          13.09.2011 02:34
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          bit of a waste

          Fed up of cats sleeping on your favourite sweaters and making them all hairy? You log onto the Argos website and type in "cat beds" and are offered an array of beds; bean bag filled beds, little hidey-hole beds, complicated maze-like beds with various scratching posts velcro'd to the side and then of course there are the radiator beds... Fantastic, they look cozy and almost like some kind of hammock for cats, right? So you order one in, feeling all smug that you've somehow landed on a piece of engineering that you're going to brag to all your cat-loving friends about. Your cats are happy once the bed arrives, they snuggle in, they make it their new spot and your sweater is hairless. It's a win/win scenario. Then, suddenly, the wee buggers won't sleep in them any more! Or, at least, all of the above has been my experience with these blasted radiator cat beds. Currently they are £9.99 - does the price reflect the quality? For two rather pampered cats that's £19.99 - we'll call it £20 to make things simple. The interior of the bed is a nice fleecy sheep skin material (apparently it's genuine sheepskin) and is washable at 40 degrees. My cats do indeed love to cosy up to a warm fire and so the idea of radiator beds seem genius - they can be cozy and comfortable. Well they certainly seemed to be that but then gave up on the beds when brought out for the next winter season - and looking on eBay I see a lot of these beds on the rejection pile, too, and all because cats gave up on them completely! I also think it's a bit ridiculous to have a cream interior bed - why not offer different colours to reflect the different colours of cats who will inhabit the beds? The cream ends up looking very mucky after a few days, especially with malting cats. From reading various reviews on the Argos site it appears that not everyone was entirely happy with the fitting onto the radiator - I haven't found this a problem at all. A few people have also reported that the paint chips off easily, again, not a problem I have encountered. The only problem is that cats seem surgically attached to them for three months and then give up on them...not sure what that's about! Overall would I recommend them? In short, no. One of the cats ends up in the dog bed (with the dog!) and another sleeps in the cupboard with towels. I'd say save your £9.99 for buying a dog-bed style cat bed, that way you won't feel cheated when they stop sleeping in these!

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            03.08.2011 14:08
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            A great bed which I imagine all cats would be grateful have in their home.

            Like most, if not all, my cats will only settle in a warm place. It's normally my bed which, whilst cute and nice for cuddles, can be very annoying as they often leave no room for me! One of my cats took to sleeping on top of my Virgin Media TV Box which kept causing problems as his fur would get into the fan and so I needed something like this to solve my problems with heat searching cats. I found this whilst browsing through the Argos Catalogue and for just £9.99 I couldn't resist buying it. It fits onto my radiator fine and will do for all standard sized radiators and is very secure once fitted. I have four cats and only one of these but the size allows for two cats to easily share. (Mine haven't quite got the hang of that though and fights normally break out)! I have this attached to the radiator in my bedroom and you can guarantee there will always be at least one cat on it, I don't recall it being empty since I brought it. Apparently this bed is quite comfortable even without the heat as my cats are more than happy to to sleep on it when the radiators are off and generating no heat. I have not been able to find any information as to what the maximum weight it can hold is but I have two of my standard sized adults cats can fit on it safely with no problems. The bed can be washed in a washing machine at maximum temperature of 40 degrees which is fine for getting out cat hairs of general dirt from day to day use. It can also be dried in a tumble dryer or simple pop it back on the radiator to dry! My only problem with this bed is that it is made of sheepskin. I normally try and stay away from products made from or tested on animals but in this case I decided to let it my morals slide seems as it was for my cats rather than myself. Obviously, if that kind of thing doesn't bother you than this is, as far as I can see, a product with no negatives at all!

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            25.01.2011 12:42
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            Treat you cat with this luxury bed for them to sleep in!

            My cat always loved lying in front of the radiators in our house to keep warm so when i spotted this car radiator bed when browsing through the Argos catalogue i thought it was a genius idea! I must confess i do spoil my cat rotten so the £9.99 price tag wasn't a lot to pay for me. The bed itself has a removable sheepskin cover and it is so soft and i imagine comfy, my cat certainly seems to think so! The bed is very easy to attach to your radiator and you can fold it away if you do need to store it. This is pretty much the only place my cat will now sleep! If he's in a playful mood he also likes biting and pulling bits of the sheepskin off with his teeth, so it has even made a nice toy for him! This keeps my cat off the furniture which now minimises the amount of cat hair that there is lying around which is good because i have a young son. I'm not sure whether this cat bed would be suitable for big chunky radiators, mine is quite narrow though so it fits nicely. If you're a cat lover you'll love this little bed!

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            09.12.2010 18:48
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            A fantastic radiator bed which serves it's purpose well and keeps the place clutter free!

            As we have a kitten it's fair to say that we have significantly increased the amount of purchases we have coming to the door lately. Everytime one of us sees something online that we think the little ball of fun may like then it's out with the debit card! Our kitten now has three or four areas in the house that she loves to sleep and one of them has been on drying washing on the radiators. This is what prompted us to find her a radiator bed and having a £10 Argos gift voucher promptly made our decision a lot quicker! The radiator bed is white in colour and the usual selling price is £9.99, however, it was recently 1/3 off meaning it was on sale for just £6.66 which was too good an opportunity to pass up! The bed is 27x51x44cm (HxWxD) making it a very reasonable size and leaving lots of room for our kitten to grow big and strong and still be able to enjoy her new bed. The bed hangs over the radiator very easy and while it did not look particularly supportive for the kitten she is loving it and I haven't noticed it sagging down at all although she is still quite light so I'm sure that's something we will notice in the future. Overall I would say that this bed is well designed. It hangs over our radiators (new, thinner style ones) with no problems at all. There is a lovely, soft, fleecy style cover over it which can be removed if you want to give it a wash (at temperature of up to 40 degrees). Our kitten seems to love sleeping in this and it means that she is no longer clawing her way up towels or our clothing to find somewhere nice and warm to snuggle down for a snooze. The blanket retains a generous amount of heat but not so much that our kitten is fried, even with our thermostat up high and our radiators on the hottest setting. As our kitten is quite small we have placed this on a radiator by one of our sofas so that she is able to jump across and then find a nice snug position. However, if we were to put this on another radiator she would be quite small to try and jump up as it's not particularly well designed for clawing your way up, not even for a lightweight kitten like ours! Our kitten absolutely loves this and will happily while away many an hour having a little sleep in it. Sometimes she just sits in it to watch the world go by (when the curtains are actually open!) and she seems to thoroughly enjoy it. The first day that it was there she didn't really notice it at all but once I placed her in it she realised that it was warm and settled down for most of the evening. At the full price of £9.99 I would say that this radiator bed is a fantastic buy and one that I would happily make again once she is bigger to give her more vantage points around the house.

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              03.10.2010 20:16
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              My cats love this bed, try it!

              Argos Cat Radiator Bed Description: Manufacturer: Argos / Type: Cat Beds. You can buy this cat bed for £9.99 from Argos and in my opinion, this is an absolute bargain. My cats absolutely love theirs and the size allows them both to snuggle up in it together so if you have 2 cats, there is no need to buy 2 beds, unless they don't like to share! There are more expensive versions of this bed available on the market but this one has proven itself to be perfect and so when the time comes to replace it, I will not hesitate to buy another of the same. The bed basically comprises of a plastic coated wire frame and a snuggly faux sheepskin type cover. It is designed to fit neatly over the top of your radiator (this bed is meant for the type of radiator that is pictured above so wouldn't be suitable for other kinds of heater) allowing the cats to lie in the hammock style centre, soaking up all the heat from the radiator. If may be worth ensuring that your radiator isn't too hot before using this bed, ours is on at around half the strength and the times system means that it comes on 4 times a day. Except in summer when much to the cats disgust, we switch it off! Now that the weather has turned cooler though, the heating has been switched back on so they are once again to be frequently found curled up in there. Another benefit of this cat bed is the fact that the cover is removable so you can easily pop it in the wash to keep it clean and fresh. This is handy because the cream colour does get a little grimy looking so it is good to know that you can keep it as clean and hygienic as possible. Overall, this cat bed is cheap, easy to care for and an absolute hit with my cats. It is also a great way of keeping them off your bed because no matter how comfy that might be, my Siamese still prefer the option of being warm!

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                03.10.2010 19:26
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                Great bed for cats who love to be warm and cosy

                I've wanted to get my cat a radiator bed for ages as she loves snuggling up to you and under blankets to keep warm. She always curls up in her bed under the radiator so I thought she would love one of these. After seeing them in pets at home for £20, I thought that was a bit steep, especially if she ended up not bothering with it. When I saw this one in Argos for just £9.99 I thought it was a bargain at half the price of pets at home so I decided to buy it. I have also since seen it selling in Tesco's for the same price too. My cat absolutely loves this bed! As soon as the heating is on she gets in it. And even if the heating isn't on she sometimes sleeps in it. The bed is made up of a sheepskin cover which is really soft and cosy to touch, this is removable which is handy so you can wash it. It hangs on the radiator no problem, although it does feel a bit flimsy. Luckily my cat is a very small cat so she is fine in it, but I think it might be a bit poor quality for a larger cat. It looks like it might break if a heavy cat jumped into it. This radiator bed folds away really easily, and is easy to set back up again, so you don't have to have it out all the time. I would highly recommend this cat radiator bed for small cats, however maybe not if you have a larger cat, I would go for a bit more expensive one as I don't think it would hold a large cat, it doesn't feel sturdy enough. But it is perfect for my cat, she loves it and I will definitely purchase another one if I needed to in the future.

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                29.09.2010 22:35
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                A nice idea but didnt work for us.

                As you will see from a previous review Layla has her own bed in our bedroom, the Donut Cat Bed, however this was not our first choice of bed for her, when we got poppy and Daisy I was in Argos one day and saw this cute Radiator Cat Bed, it looked so cosy and loved the idea of it keeping them warm in the winter and decided to buy one, Poppy and Daisy were not overly impressed with the bed so we thought maybe Layla would like it, again her opinion was the same as theirs, needless to say this was one of our least successful products. The Product The Radiator Cat Bed comes in a cardboard box with a picture of the assembled product hung on a radiator with a cat looking very comfortable curled up in it. Upon taking the bed out of the box we discovered that there was a minimal amount of assembly required, nothing too difficult, just unfold and you're ready. The Bed consists of a frame which has 2 arms coming from it, these are curved at the ends allowing you to hook the bed safely and securely over the top of the radiator. There is a simulated sheepskin cover which goes across 2 poles which stick out from the radiator and up the 2 poles which hook onto the radiator, the sheepskin cover forms a chair type shape for you cat to lay in. The back of the bed goes up against the radiator to protect your cat from burning itself when the radiator is switched on. The cover feels lovely and soft to touch and is reasonably thick meaning it will hold the heat from the radiator keeping your cat warm and cosy. The bed is of a reasonable size measuring at (total structure) 27cm (H) 51cm (W) and 44cm (D), the internal measurements (actual bed area) are 48cm (W) 38cm (D) meaning that it will suit any size cat. The sheepskin cover is removable and washable at 40 degrees, this is particularly helpful should you cat decide to jump in it with muddy paws!!!! You do not have to have the radiator bed out all of the time as it is easily removable from the radiator and can be folded up for easy storage. Price The Radiator Cat Bed can be bought from most pet stores, we bought ours from our local Argos and it cost us £9.99, I felt this was a reasonable price as normal basket type beds for your pet can be just as expensive and this one has the added luxury of being able to be placed on the radiator for extra warmth. When we bought the bed for Poppy and Daisy we put it straight on the radiator, to start with they didn't really take much notice so we picked one of them up and put it in the bed, we tried this with both of them and each time they both just stood there looking a little nervous at being suspended from the radiator, they did wobble around a bit before jumping straight out. We tried several times to get them to settle in the Radiator bed but neither of them were keen. We gave up after several attempts hoping that they might show some interest on their own, unfortunately they didn't and the bed ended up being put in the cupboard. After getting Layla we thought we would try her with the bed as soon as she was big enough to be able to get out of the bed on her own, now Layla is a bit more out going and nothing seems to frighten her so I was hopeful she would take to the radiator bed. Although she did show a little more interest in it and did lay in it once (only after we out her in it) she too was not keen on it. I think the problem we had was that the base of the bed (sheepskin material) felt unsteady under their paws, whilst the material is perfectly strong enough to hold them it did move slightly as they moved inside the bed and none of our girls seemed to like this. Needless to say the radiator bed is now folded away in the cupboard. Durability I cannon really comment much on the durability of the bed as ours had had hardly any use, however when assembling the bed all of the parts felt strong and sturdy, and when attached to the radiators the whole structure did feel securely in place. The simulated sheepskin material felt of excellent quality and had it of been used more often it felt like it would have lasted a long time without showing signs of wear and tear. Whilst our radiator bed did not get enough use to test its durability, from the feel and appearance of the product I am sure it would have been long lasting and hard wearing. Well I cannot really recommend this product as our cats seemed to hate it and it not like the feel of being suspended from the radiator, however I'm sure there are hundreds of cats that would love a bed like this. Had our cats have liked their radiator bed I would have said it was an excellent product that was reasonably priced and very well made. I think this is the sort of product you have just got to go for a buy and hope your cat will like it. The idea is good as cats love to be high up and see what's going on around them, the radiator bed allows them to do this but in a warm and cosy way, its just a shame Poppy, Daisy and Layla did not think this.

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                  28.09.2010 19:13
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                  Argos Cat Radiator Bed

                  The one that didn't work: Argos Cat Radiator Bed We have finally succeeded in our quest to find a suitable nice and warm bed for our cat that he could and would sleep in during the night. Unfortenately it wasn't this bed that helped. He normally slept in our bed what was sometimes very annoying because he would wake up before me and make a lot of noise with his running around and screaming. I still know he only did it out badness because the moment I stood up he went back to sleep! The problem we have is that we have a wooden floor that can feel actually quite cold at night when the heating is off. I normally hate to walk on it with my bare naked feet and I can imagine that he doesn't like to sleep on it with a normal bed. It always feels cold. So in our quest to make sure he didn't want to sleep on the bed anymore was to buy this Argos Cat Radiator bed. We thought that this way he would stay warm next to the radiator while sleeping. At Argos this bed is around 10 pounds which is really cheap and we have seen more expensive ones. This bed is great because it doesn't lie on the floor but you hang it up to the radiator so that's solved the problem with the cold floor. It's quite easy to fit on the radiator and it feels quite sturdy. The covering of the bed feels nice and soft and is white. Overall the bed looked really good and something that he would love. Well of course we were wrong and he didn't touch the bed for like a week. The first time he jumped on it but almost fell off and that was it. We tried to put him on a few times but he just followed us the moment we walked away. This is such typical behaviour with cats because one cat would love this bed and the other one would just hate it. Well our cat just can't be bothered with it so after a month we gave it to a friend to try it out and you guess it her cat loves it... it's certainly not a bad bed especially not for the price. The fabric is ok but a little bit cheap so that's why four stars.

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                    28.09.2010 01:50
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                    A nice little cat bed thats up out the way.

                    When I had my first ever cat I purchased a normal cat bed that sat on the floor, my cat very rarely used it, and preferred like most cats to sleep on the back of the sofa!! I didn't want her to sleep there, as I really didn't want her too scratch the sofa. After weeks of trying to get her to sleep in the bed with no avail I had a look around for a new bed, thinking maybe it was the bed that was the problem, I came across this in the Argos catalogue. You get a plastic coated wire frame and a faux sheep skin type fleece cover to go over it. The bed is then hung over a radiator and that is that. My cat jumped into it and loved it. She pretty much became very lazy after getting this bed, so much so, I used to have to take it down for a few hours every day, just to get her up and about!!! The cover is easily removed for washing, and you can even slip in back on the frame whilst still damp as it will dry off pretty quickly on the radiator. I think these beds are a fab idea, as cats do generally like to be out of the way and these provide that, and another thing I liked was that I didn't have a big cat bed on the floor as it's up out of the way. They are only small too, so they don't get in your way. Not too small of course, there's plenty enough room for your cat to stretch out but it isn't sticking way out.

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                    28.09.2010 00:54
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                    Elevated cat bed that hooks to radiator

                    When we got our new puppy my cat began to feel very left out and refused to go near her old bed. She resorted to sleeping on the couch as I searched for another bed to create harmony in the house again. I came across this radiator bed after trawling through the argos catalogue and I knew it would be perfect. Not only could I place it anywhere I needed to in the house but because this bed is actually raised off the floor our cat could also relax without the worry of our excited puppy jumping all over her. The bed cost just 14 euro so it was a bargain too. The bed is cream in white in colour and is made out of sheepskin although it feels like a rough towel to me. It reminds me of a beach towel on a coat hanger to be honest! There are hooks than hang off the radiator and it was really straight forward to attach and it feels really secure. My cat was a bit wary of what it was at first but once I put her on it and she realised it was comfy she slept for hours! The material cover can be removed and thrown in the washing machine which is essential because of the light colour of the cover. My cat likes to go outside and can get a bit grubby so I need to clean this cover at least once a week to keep it looking fresh. I hate the sight of this grubby cover hanging off the radiator! Im not sure about leaving this on during the winter because the radiators do get quite hot and I also would need the space to dry clothes but for the time being it is great while our cat gets used to our new puppy and she feels she has a place to go that she can be on her own. Just be careful that you keep the receipt for this one because it will not fit all radiator models. I would recommend this bed because my cat does love it and its nice if you dont have much space in your house either.

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                    27.09.2010 14:44
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                    Our two kittens are incredibly spoiled, with all kinds of toys, lots of lovely nibbles, and all the fuss they could ever want. We really look after them, and buy them anything we think they will need - some purchases are successful, and others, like this cat bed, are not . We purchased this shortly after getting the kittens . It's a bed that clips behind your radiator, and when your radiator is on and your house is toasty warm, the warmth spreads through the fleecy cover of the bed, making that nice and toasty, and a lot like a warm lap. At least, that was our reasoning, that whilst we were both out, this would mimic a nice warm lap for our kittens to sleep on, and it would almost be like we were home. The bed itself seems sturdy - it fits easily onto my radiators, and the covering is nice and soft. I was a little surprised that the main 'sleeping' part of the bed wasn't suppported underneath, but overall the bed seems well made. Having touched it myself both when the radiators are on, and when they are off, I cansay that the covering seems comfortable enough to me - soft and strokable- and does seem to keep warmth in well once the radiators are on . The cover is removable for washing if needed, although I've never done this yet myself. In theory this bed should be brilliant - but neither of my kittens have taken to it as a place to sleep - they much prefer our bed when we are out, or our laps if we are in, where they can be lavished with all the love and praise they've become used to. I did try leaving a worn t-shirt of mine on the bed at first to give it a familiar smell, and this didn't work . I also rubbed it with catnip, thinking this might attract them - it did, but only served to make them hyper, at which point they began using the bed as a launchpad. At 9.99 this is not an expensive buy, and had it worked for my cats would have been excellent value for money, but sadly they just didn't like it . It has since been donated t a neighbour with an elderly cat, and he adores it, so it works for some cats and not others. Fussy Felines! I'm still giving this 4 stars, even though my cats didn't like it, as it is an excellent design, and other cats do enjoy it .

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                      23.09.2010 21:32
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                      the argos radiator bed

                      I have bought so many different beds for my cat over the years including furry ones, ones with hoods etc and still he insists on sleeping on the bed or the laundry depending on his mood. The only time he will actually use a bed all the time is in winter when the radiators are on and then I can't get him off of his radiator bed. I bought the bed from Argos for £9.99. Now I didn't think this was that expensive especially as I had seen one previously in the local pet shop for £20 which is where I got the idea to buy one in the first place. Of course Argos being the wonder store that it is had just the thing I was looking for when I looked through the catalogue. The bed is made up of an internal metal frame that is covered with a synthetic sheepskin material. The bed hooks to the radiator by way of two hooks that simply fit over the back of your radiators. Once attached they are extremely secure which is surprising considering it doesn't look like it will be when you first attach the bed. Dashiel will jump on the bed from the floor or the table which is quite a distance away and the bed has never come loose although I've had a few heart in mouth moments thinking it might. Now there is a reason that the one in the pet shop was double the price of this one and that is the quality. Whilst the Argos bed isn't bad quality it doesn't compare to the other one I seen in terms of the actual fabric which is a little thin and flimsy and not as luxurious and fluffy as I would have liked. A great selling point is that the fabric is completely removable from the frame and machine washable and it can also be put in the dryer with no problems. Other than the poor fabric choice it also sags a lot when the cat is in it and the top half of the sheepskin is forever sliding down off the radiator However these are things which irritate me and not Dashiel and he absolutely loves it and doesn't notice the cheap material or how flimsy it looks. I did consider replacing the bed with a better quality one but he is so fussy and has taken such a shine to this one that I think he might be upset if I threw it out. I keep the bed on the radiator all year round just for convenience of not having to store it away but he never looks at it until the cold weather starts coming in and I turn the radiators on and he is straight into it and barely leaves it until the spring. I keep my radiators turned down quite low so it is comfortable for Dashiel but if you have your radiators turned up high remember the material is thin so it may not offer enough protection for your cat. Also don't consider this if you have storage heaters or the new thick radiators as the hooks will not fit it and I wouldn't want anyone to waste their money buying something that they can't use. The Argos cat bed is a great product in theory but the quality lets it down but it was only £10 and Dashiel loves it so for me personally it has been a great buy.

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                        16.09.2010 18:51
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                        My cats love to lounge about and they love to be snug and warm too so we decided to purchase them a cat radiator bed each from Argos. The beds cost £9.99 each from Argos and they are still currently selling at that price. The beds measure (H)27x(W)51x(D)44cm and do not require any assembly. It is just a case of unfolding them and hanging them on the radiator. It says that these beds are actually capable of fitting on most radiators. I think the only ones you would have a bit of trouble hanging the beds off of would be the newer style radiators which have the grates over the top. The bed isn't the greyish white it looks in the picture, it is more beige and neutral in colour and is much more appealing. The quality of the actual sheepskin cover isn't as good as I thought it would be. It is alot thinner than expected and doesn't look nearly as cosy or as snuggly. I am not saying it is of bad quality though, it is pretty good quality for the price but I did find myself expecting a bit more from it. The sheepskin is completely washable which is handy as my cats both have the habit of eating their dry food in bed (they jump down and get a mouthful and spit it out on to the bed an eat them one at a time. I don't know how they manage it! And the other is that they molt something terrible! I must admit when I first hooked the two beds on the radiator I was worried that the weight of the cats would pull them off and they would end up hurting themselves but I am pleased to say that once the radiator beds are in place, they do not budge. I don't even notice them moving when either of the cats jump into the beds. The hooking system is made of a black steel like material and is very sturdy. I do find that it sags a bit when our male cat gets in his. His is fairly big for his age but he is only 8 months old so only time will tell if this will stand the test of time as he gets bigger. He fits in it nicely. Our female cat fits nicely into hers and it doesn't sag as much but I am assuming it will start to as she gets older. Neither cat has any trouble jumping up and into the bed and they are not really that high off of the ground. I do tend not to leave the beds out when the radiators are on though as I don't think it does cats a great deal of good to get overly hot. It is very easy to store away as it just folds flat and can go on the top of a cupboard or slide inside one. Both of my cats love their beds and they do prefer to jump into the beds once I hang the beds back on the radiators after the heating has been turned off. The heat is a real pull for them. Highly recommended but knowing how strange cats can be, I cannot say that your cat will love it like my ones do!

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