Where does your cat sleep? On your bed? On your chair? On your clothes? On your pillow? On YOU?
Some people think it's outrageous to let your cat sleep in bed with you. Others simply wouldn't have it any other way. But even if you do let your cat cuddle up with you at night, at one point or another Your cat will probably be on the prowl for a napping spot all their own.
One thing that most benefits a cat is a sense of privacy. They can be especially sensitive to this in places such as their litter box and, yes, even their bed. And since cats sleep 13 to 16 hours a day, they're going to get PLENTY of use from that bed!
How can you know what type of bed your cat likes? Take a look at their normal behaviors; I think you'll learn a lot about your pet. Some cats love sitting on windowsills and watching the world go by. Others prefer cozy nooks in closets or hampers and enjoy a softer place to nap away their day.
When it comes to sleeping spots, it's nice to give a cat plenty of options. That's why I recommend having more than one cat bed in your home. During the day, a nice sunny window might be your cat's spot of choice for a nice catnap. In the evening, your cat may prefer to cuddle up closer to you.
Here are three of my all-time favorite cat beds.
• Sunny Seat– This is a really cool invention. This comfy window bed attaches directly to your window (NOT the window sill), so you can mount it just about anywhere. It uses industrial strength suction cups that can hold up to 50 lbs. so it's very sturdy. This revolutionary design allows you to mount the seat up high on the window to give your cat a better outside view. (Cats like nothing better than surveying their territory from a high perch.) And because this window bed doesn't mount to the sill, you can even use it on your sliding glass doors with absolutely NO damage to your home! Cats just love this versatile bed. I think it's a brilliant idea.
• Thermo-Kitty Sill Heated Window Bed– This window bed is heated to keep your cat snug and warm in colder weather – and the energy-efficient heater can be removed during warmer months so your cat can enjoy this attractive perch all year round. It attaches to the windowsill, and the removable "bed" section can be separated from the mounts and used as a regular bed anywhere in your home. The soft fleece cover is removable and machine washable. This is a great bed. Your cat will love the cuddly warmth and you'll love the elegant design.