If your tortoiseshell cat (or any other cat!) needs somewhere warm and cosy to sleep, then a heated cat bed is a very good option. These types of beds are really growing in popularity as the technology improves and they become cheaper to run and operate.
A heated cat bed will provide somewhere warm for her to retreat to all year round, and it means that you don't have to leave the central heating on all night or during a cold winters day!
We have found some of the most popular heated cat beds available today, with the details provided in our helpful table below:
|Heated Cat Bed||Picture||Price|
|Heated Cat Bed with Leopard Print Design||£39.59|
|Round Red Heated Cat Bed||£34.99|
|Petnap Electric Heated Blue Dome||£34.99|
|Petnap Blue Oval Heated Cat Bed||£34.99|
Heated cat beds are particularly good options for elderly cats, as the bed will warm their joints and keep them nice and toasty. They can help older cats feel less pain if they have arthritis and sore joints, and they can soothe sore muscles and release tension. Don't be surprised to find your cat flat out on their new bed for most of the time if you decide to treat them!
You can buy cheap microwaveable pads which retain heat for up to 30 minutes, but we think that it is worth spending a little bit extra for a more luxurious and comfortable bed. Thermal cat beds will reflect the heat of the cat back into the bed, and the best option is an electric bed that is plugged into the mains supply and releases a constant heat for your cat.
Best heated cat beds
There is a wide choice of heated cat beds available, so it is really tricky to find the best one. However, we really like this heated Cat Bed with a Leopard Design.
This bed is available in several different sizes, and includes an internal thermostat so that you can monitor the temperature. It can be left on permanently, and has an extra strong cable for any cats (or dogs!) that might take a liking to it.
The bed is soft sided with padding, so it is really cosy and will make a great place for your pet to snuggle up and get nice and warm.
The medium sized bed measures 70cm x 60cm and is about the right size for a normal cat, although some torties are on the small side so may prefer the smaller bed.
This heated cat bed with a leopard design is available for around £34.99
Round Red Heated Cat Bed
This bed is also manufactured by Petnap, and it makes our list of recommendations due to the smart red and paw print design and cosy nature.
The bed contains an internal thermometer, and similarly to the Leopard Print bed it can also be left on at all times.
If you are worried about power usage, it uses a similar amount of power to a small lightbulb, so even if you leave the bed on during the winter months this will be a much cheaper optio than leaving the heating on during the day or at night for your cat.
The heat pad within the bed provides the power, and although some reviews find there is not enough padding in the bottom of the bed there are cats up and down the country that have enjoyed a warm and cosy sleep in one of these. It is a very similar price to the Leopard Print bed at £34.99.
Petnap Electic Heated Blue Dome
For something a bit different, try the Petnap Electric Heated Blue Dome. Your cat will love to climb inside this soft and furry dome, which includes a heat pad and internal thermometer.
The pad gives out a constant, low heat so cats don’t overheat inside, and as cats are very private animals this provides a great place for them to take a nap.
The dome is available in either blue or pink and is priced at £34.99
Treat your tortoiseshell cat (or any cat for that matter) to a warm night sleep with any of the heated cat beds that we have reviewed here. All of the beds are warm and cosy and perfect for a cold winter night.
Radiator cat beds are another option for a warm night’s sleep. These beds hook over most domestic radiators, and provide a comfortable place to sleep using the heat of the radiator. We have reviewed some of our favourites on a separate post.