Product Type: Pets At Home cat accessories
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A great cat bed for timid cats
Pets at Home Faux Sheepskin Hooded Cat Bed
Member Name: jillycat
Pets at Home Faux Sheepskin Hooded Cat Bed
Advantages: Easy to clean comfortable to sleep in ideal for a more timid cat
Disadvantages: Expensive mistake if your cat doesn't like it and not suitable for our brazen cat
Cat beds in our house are something that never seem to work out the way we hope but I always keep trying different ones in the hope that our cats will like this new one rather than our beds and sofa's etc. I bought this one over a year ago when we had 2 cats and before our beloved Sooty passed on.
The bed itself is made from faux sheepskin ours is a different colour to the picture on Dooyoo but exactly the same in all other ways. The outer is a soft suede type material that is easily cleanable with a wipe or in some extreme cases we have used some foam carpet cleaner and this has always removed any dirt or scuff marks. The inside of the bed is a soft sheepskin type material that is lovely and soft to touch and nice and cosy. The base inside is reversible one side being the suede design and the other the fleecy faux sheepskin. We mainly have it with the sheepskin up wards as this is how both cats have preferred it. The base has been in the washing machine on a low temperature several times and still looks as good as new.
Now it doesn't really matter how well it cleans or how comfortable it looks, the important fact with cat beds are they used and in our house I can't really give a definitive answer. When she was alive Sooty used to love the bed in the winter months and used to love the fact it was a hooded design as this seemed to protect her not only from any draughts but meant she could only be approached by our son from one direction and this seemed to make her feel nice and safe. She was a cat that would get into the most awkward type of places to sleep such as under cupboards or wardrobes on occasion anywhere she felt cosy so the hooded designed suited her to a tee. Our other cat Sweep has always being the more dominate of the pair and would of if she wanted stop Sooty from going places or push in front of her at times but she had never shown any interest in the cat bed whilst Sooty was alive meaning that Sooty got it all to herself. After Sooty died I gave the bed a good clean and tried placing it in several places I knew Sweep liked to sleep to see if she would take to it. These were in front of the airing cupboard, in a bedroom by a radiator or just in a cosy corner in the living room. These all failed really and she really has never taken to it at all and I can probably count on both hands the amount of times she has actually slept in it.
If I had being buying this just for Sweep I would of being disappointed as it clearly like most cat beds doesn't suit her personality or wish for a bed she seems to prefer a chair or the floor. However Sooty who was a more timid cat loved it for the short time we had it with her she loved the cosy nest like qualities of the bed and for this reason I am giving it 4 stars as it provide a lovely safe haven for her and was very cleanable. At £20 for the bed it isn't a cheap cat bed but it is of a high quality and is standing up the test of time including my son making a bed for some of his soft toys on occasions. However it could be an expensive mistake if your cat doesn't like it and I would only recommend this for cats who are a bit more timid and like to find places to hide and snuggle down in as our more brazen cat who doesn't mind laying on her back exposing her tummy when she sleeps doesn't find it suits her personality at all.
Summary: A great cat bed for the more timid cat who likes the hooded design protection and cosy nest style
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