Radiator Cat Beds

One of the most popular type of cat beds is a Radiator Cat Bed. 

We all know that cats, and torties in particular, like warm and cozy places, and a radiator cat bed fits over the top of your heater or radiator to create a snug and comfortable place for them to sleep.

These sorts of beds are particularly useful in the winter, when it can be cold and dark outside so your cat will love to curl up and sleep over the warmth of the heater or radiator. You may find it difficult to get your cat to move if it is particularly wet and windy outside.

We have taken a look at some of the best radiator cat beds available and summarised them in the table below:

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Quality Pet Products Radiator Cat Bed

Rosewood Bamboo Radiator Cat Bed

Petlicity Radiator Cat Bed

Cleo Deluxe Radiator Cat Bed

Danish Design Komfy Kradle

What to Look For in a Radiator Cat Bed

Radiator Cat Beds come in a surprising number of different shapes and sizes, so it is important to make sure you select a bed that will be comfortable for your cat and suitable for your home.

Size and Sturdiness

The first thing to consider is the size and sturdiness of the bed, as it will need to be big and strong enough to comfortably support the weight of your cat.

The best radiator cat beds will have a strong metal frame, providing support for the cat and also making sure it is long-lasting.

Although radiator cat beds are limited in size by the heaters they clip on to, some beds are extra wide for double radiators and can support more than one cat. There are even some double radiator cat beds.

However, radiator cat beds are generally more suitable for smaller cats, and it is definitely recommended to check the weight of your cat against the recommended maximum weight each bed can support.

Comfort

Comfort is also an important factor, as if you cat is not comfortable then it is quite likely they will turn their noses up at it and refuse to use it. We all know that cats can be quite choosy, and this is especially so when it comes to places to sleep!

This means that the bed should be well padded with a fleece or other type of comfortable material. Radiator cat beds will naturally have plenty of supporting wires, so it is important they are covered and don’t disturb your cat.

The best radiator cat beds will have a thick layer of bedding, which means that your cat will love to settle down for a good old sleep.

Dimensions and Convenience

It is important to take the dimensions of radiator cat beds into consideration, as if you choose a bed which is too large for your living space you may not be able to use it.

Measure the area around the radiator or heater that will be attached to the bed, and make sure there is sufficient space in the surrounding area so that the bed doesn’t get in the way when it is in place.

Most radiator cat beds clip easily into place, although we have found that some beds stick out quite a long way into the room.

There is a fine balance between finding a bed which is big enough for your cat and making sure that it doesn’t take up half the room! Hopefully our guide will help you to find the radiator cat bed which is best for you.

Appearance

Radiator cat beds are available in a variety of colours and styles. You can choose from plain and simple neutral colours to leopard skin patterns and a number of other options.

Although your cat probably won’t mind what colour her bed is, it goes without saying that you should choose a bed that fits in with the style of the rest of your house.

Cleanliness

If you choose a good bed, then it is likely that your cat will spend quite a bit of time there. This means that the bed will get dirty, quite quickly so it is important to keep it clean.

The easiest way to ensure the bed stays as clean as possible is to make sure that it has a removable and washable cover which you can quickly pop into the washing machine while your cat isn’t using the bed.

Cost

Radiator cat beds are not particularly expensive, and some of the most popular beds cost less than £10.

However, if you would like a bed which includes more luxurious material and extra features then you could spend upwards of £25 or more.

Best Radiator Cat Beds

We’ve searched though many of the radiator cat beds available today, and chosen five different beds to compare.

Have a look through our reviews to find the best radiator cat bed for you and your cat.

Quality Pet Products Radiator Cat Bed


  • Strong metal frame
  • Warm and long lasting cover
  • Great value

This is a very popular cat radiator bed that is an excellent choice if you want to give this type of bed a try.

It has a strong metal frame which means it is very sturdy, and a warm and long lasting cover in a neutral colour is also provided.

Some reviewers have found the cover to be quite thin, so it may be worth adding a cat blanket or pillow to improve the comfort for your cat.

Overall, a great value radiator cat bed which is also easy to wash and keep clean.

Rosewood Bamboo Radiator Cat Bed


  • Made from bamboo slats and eco fibre
  • A completely different look to most radiator cat beds
  • Includes a comfortable fur cushion

We know that cats love to sit inside things, and this is one of the reasons why this Rosewood radiator cat bed is so popular.

It combines a bamboo exterior with a comfortable fur cushion inside, so your cat can get all cosy inside the wooden bed while enjoying the warmth of the radiator.

It fits most radiators and the fur cushion can be removed for cleaning purposes. A really popular option that your cat will love to spend hours inside!

Petlicity Radiator Cat Bed


  • Strong metal frame
  • Available in black or fleece
  • Includes washable faux fur cover 

The Petlicity radiator cat bed is similar in style to the Quality Pet Products bed reviewed earlier.

It includes a metal frame with washable faux fur cover, providing a warm and comfortable place for your cat to sleep.

Your cat may find the bed more comfortable with an extra blanket or pillow, and this would be a good choice if you would like more colour choices for your bed.

Cleo Deluxe Radiator Cat Bed


  • Large radiator cat bed
  • Suitable for larger cats or for two cats
  • Comfortable bed with a stylish design

The Cleo Deluxe radiator cat bed is a great option if you own a larger cat or if you are looking for a bed for two cats.

Make sure you have enough space for this bed as it sticks out 500mm into the room from the radiator.

This is a slightly more expensive option, but is a really comfortable radiator cat bed that your cat will love to snuggle up nice and get nice and warm in.

Danish Design Komfy Kradle


  • Available in standard or narrow size
  • A warm and comfortable place for your cat
  • Stylish Danish Design paw print motif

We love the design of this radiator cat bed which comes with the signature Danish Design paw print motif.

It is available in a standard or narrow size, and includes a thick and fleecy cover which provides more comfort than some of the less expensive beds.

Summary

A radiator cat bed is a small investment that could provide a warm and comfortable place for your cat, especially through the colder months.

There is a great selection of beds available, although some of the less expensive beds may require extra padding to ensure comfort.

If you found this article useful, then don’t miss our other review articles which includes details of Heated Cat BedsCat Heating Pads and Luxury Cat Beds.

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