Product Type: Argos cat accessories
Newest Review: ... 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 r... more
Radiator Cat Bed
Argos Cat Radiator Bed
Member Name: Donnabroom
Argos Cat Radiator Bed
Advantages: Cheap, reasonably well made
Disadvantages: Our cat didn't like it at all and it's only suitable for light weight cats
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!
Summary: A great idea if you have a kitten/small cat that won't just turn up their nose at it! Well designed