Bought this for our little (6 lb) cat who loves curling up near the radiator but her big (18 lb) brother immediately decided it was his. It fits on our new radiator perfectly and holds the big guy with no problem. The little one won't go near it, just happy it's getting used!
Good - but beware that the dry heat causes skin issues
I purchased the XL version of this as my cat is very large. It was well made and sturdy.
HOWEVER, a word of warning. My cat has been using it for 6 weeks and we've had to discard it as his skin has gone dry and flaky. This is due to his skin being totally dried out by laying on the radiator. He is scratching, over grooming and twitching all over. We've had to get a spray from the vets to ease the itching. Wish I'd never purchased it
I had to convince my cat to use it as she ignored it for a few days, I've used a catnip and just put her on it. However then it became her favourite place for a nap - warm when heating is on and cosy. She loves it.
It may seem light but our 7 kgs cat has been using it for 2 years now (winter and summertime) and so far so good...
The only con; the fabric is not claws friendly and start to "shed" after a little while...
Tip: invert the cover and give it a little longer life before replace it.
Yes, the radiator bed is too large to fit over the average radiator --BUT it fit perfectly over the banister like a balcony in the stairwell outside our bedroom. Yes, the original fleece fabric is thin; but I got a synthetic, luxurious sheepskin (meant as a small throw) from IKEA and draped it over the bed and banister, and it looks quite decorative -- the cat LOVES it, naps there much of the day, especially in winter. The white polyester sheepskin washes easily, and spares the original cover wear and tear.
A fairly good quality item, with nice plush fleece. Not as big as expected. My 18 month old Savannah already seems too big for it. It could do with being a bit deeper. Wood buy again if bigger, my cat thinks it's a toy at the moment so it gets attacked before sleeping in it.
I bought this when my cat was about a year old. He didn't pay a lot of interest to it in the first place (I think he didn't like where I had put it) but when I moved it to the side of my loft bed he was in it all the time! He has had this bed for 6 years now, sometimes he will not use it for weeks, then he will be in it day and night. The zip broke after a few years lol because my cat is now a bit on the chubby size but the bed is still usable, just doesn't look as nice as when it was brand new (understandably). I now add a small hot water bottle in the liner and my cat couldn't be happier. My cat is currently fast asleep against the radiator in his bed in our new home. I have been recommending this cat bed to all my friends!
fantastic item.after hours of searching found the best.fits over a double radiator no problem.easy to remove cover which is plush has a zipper and machine washable.strong/sturdy.i find all trixie products first class.many thanks.
My cat loves it, but I can only put it in my living room, where there is a windowsill overhanging the radiator, which holds the cat bed in place. Without the windowsill the bed would not stay up at all. It's designed ti fit a very deep radiator, which is not a standard in the UK. So, if you have standard radiators this cat bed won't work unless you take a metal saw and cut the metal frame to size...
Also, I had this cat bed for a few months and have to get a new one as the fabric cover on the old one just fell apart.
My cat still loves it, but if you are looking for quality and good design, this product is probably not for you.
I was a bit worried if my hyper bengal boy would like it as he totally ignored other cat beds or trees i bought him and insisted sharing my bed. In fact, the minute I put him in, he lay down and started to groom himself as if he'd been doing it for all his life! Finally there is a solution for us both to sleep well.
I was thrilled when I found out about cat radiator beds and stayed up all night to find the best one. When I did, I was a bit disappointed to find that the furry lining was NOT AT ALL worth the value of the price. However, my two persian kittens LOVE this product, and regularly use it for their afternoon naps. I think I shall have to buy another though, becuase my kittens are now huge!! Wait! One tip: on cold winter nights, I would suggest placing a warm blanket on the bed as maybe the radiator might not be warm enough!
I bought this bed a few months ago and never thought it would be good!!! however when it arrive my new kitten jumped on it straight away and wouldnt get off it. the only problem i have with it is that when i want to wash it my kitten wont let me and if i do somehow take it she moans and tries to get on the radiator although there isnt anything there. thankyou zooplus for the great product!!!!!
my kitten loves he sleeps in it 24/7 he will not come out he even loves to play in there he never used to sleep for the hole night but now he does.it is even better than most beds because it is warm for the kitttens in winter love it love it