The 15 best cat houses of 2020


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Comparison, opinions and buying guide


Throughout this post we will see the best cat houses. You will find the content divided into 3 blocks:

  • Quick guide: in which we provide an initial orientation of the booths by talking to you about their key points.
  • Analysis and opinion: where we give you all the details about each booth and our opinion about them.
  • Buying guide: in which we tell you the factors to consider when buying a house for cats.

Quick guide: a first look at the best cat houses on the market

 


  • Cardboard cathouse

  • Faux wood material
  • Easy to assemble without glue
  • Includes corrugated cardboard scraper

 


  • Cat cave house

  • Very warm and comfortable
  • Made of plush and foam cushion
  • Available in 3 different sizes

 


  • Two-storey cat house

  • With several rest and play areas
  • Very stable structure
  • Including scraper post

 


  • Cat house with scratching posts

  • Made of very soft and warm plush
  • With three sisal scraper posts
  • Large hut with two entrances

 


  • Cat scratching house (2-in-1)

  • Medium density wood structure
  • Sisal scraper mat outside
  • Visco-elastic foam cushion inside

 


  • IKEA Furniture Cathouse

  • Very elegant cubic design
  • Compatible with IKEA shelves
  • Made of polyester felt

 


  • Oval house for small cats

  • Modern and minimalist design
  • Easy to clean plastic exterior
  • Includes a mattress

 


  • Wooden cathouse

  • For indoor use
  • Made of high quality MDF
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble

 


  • Hygienic Cathouse

  • Can be used as a sandbox
  • Made of ABS plastic
  • Gridded walkway that collects sand from the legs

 


  • Outdoor cat house

  • Made of EVA material
  • Isolates from the cold and is water resistant
  • Two doors and removable mattress

 


  • Heated cathouse

  • It works by plugging it into the power supply
  • Water resistant and valid for exteriors
  • Very easy to assemble and disassemble

 


  • Plastic Cathouse

  • Made from 100% recycled materials
  • With removable gable roof
  • Easy to assemble and clean

 


  • Economical wooden cathouse

  • Elevated surface with four legs
  • Hinged flat roof
  • Waterproof

 


  • Raised wooden cathouse

  • Hinged roof with AIRTECH 1500 insulation
  • With Pet Safe door and polymethyl window
  • Ships assembled

 


  • Two-storey wooden cathouse

  • Roof covered with asphalt mats
  • With stairs and upper terrace
  • Resistant to rain, sun and wind

Indoor cat houses


If you live with a cat, you will know how much these little cats like to get into the most unlikely places: they can use a box, a suitcase or a cupboard, if the door is open. This is because, in spite of how much they like our company, from time to time our kittens love to take refuge in places that provide them with intimacy and tranquillity.

For this reason, it is a good idea to provide them with an indoor cat house: a place just for them, where they can feel protected, comfortable, and warm. Let’s look at some of the best we can find on the market, from the simplest to the most sophisticated.

Cardboard cat house : Jannyshop

 


Main features


  • Faux wood cabin
  • Easy to assemble without glue
  • Includes corrugated cardboard scraper
  • With lateral openings in the form of footprints


We all know how much cats love cardboard boxes, so if you give your kitty this beautiful cardboard cathouse, I’m sure she’ll soon make it her refuge.

The house is made of high quality cardboard, and on the outside it has an imitation wood pattern, which looks great. Inside it has a corrugated cardboard sheet, with catnip, which is ideal for the cat to give free rein to its instincts, and scratch.

The assembly of this little house is really simple and fast, and no tools are needed, nor the use of glue. On the front it has a door, and on the sides some small windows in the shape of a cat’s footprint, which will allow your little cat to spy while it remains hidden.


Who should buy the Jannyshop cardboard cathouse?


If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive house for your cat that is very easy to assemble.


The Jannyshop cardboard cathouse measures 40.2 x 40.6 x 40 cm (W x D x H), and it is recommended not to place it too close to radiators or heat sources. Of course, as it is made of cardboard, it is not advisable to clean it with water either. If you wish to see it in more detail, or decide to buy it from your pussy, you can do so through the following link:


Where to buy the Jannyshop

 

Cat Cave House : Leegoal

 


Main features


  • Very warm and comfortable
  • Made of plush and foam cushion
  • Available in 3 different sizes
  • Several models available


If there’s one thing that all cats love, it’s finding a place that not only provides them with a refuge to hide when they feel like being alone, but is also very warm, and this little Leegoal cat cave house certainly meets all the conditions to become your little cat’s favourite resting place.

This beautiful little house is super warm and comfortable, and I’m sure your cat will fall in love with it as soon as she sees it. It is made of high quality plush, and inside it has a high density foam cushion that is covered with an artificial hair cover, which you can take out and wash in the washing machine when necessary.

Leegoal’s cat house is available in four fun and original animal-shaped models (leopard, lion, cow and goat), and is available in three sizes, the dimensions of which are as follows:

  • Size S: 38 x 36 x 30 cm Suitable for cats up to 36 cm long and 3 kg.
  • Size M: 42 x 40 x 35 cm. Suitable for cats up to 45 cm long and 6 kg .
  • Size L: 48 x 45 x 38 cm. Suitable for cats up to 50 cm long and 9 kg.


Who should buy Leegoal’s cat cave?


Whoever wants to give their little girl an original, comfortable and very warm house to enjoy during the winter months.


Leegoal’s cat cave house is delivered vacuum packed, so it is advisable to take it out about six hours before using it. To see all their models and sizes, or to buy any of them from your cat, click on the following link:


Where to buy Casita Leegoal

 

Multi-functional and two-storey cat house : CO-Z

 


Main features


  • Two-storey cat house
  • With several rest and play areas
  • Very stable structure
  • Including scraper post


Your cat will be delighted with this practical two-storey cat house, as it’s multi-functional: it’s a place for her to play, hide, sharpen her claws, and as a resting place for her long, numerous daily naps.

And this fantastic cat condo has it all. In the lower area there is a large space where your kitty can hide, entering and leaving from the front, as well as from any of the circular windows.

In the area above, it has a comfortable bed with a warm plush cushion, so you can rest very comfortable and warm. In addition, there is a velvet ball hanging in the entrance, which you will have a great time playing with.

Finally, on one of its sides, this complete cathouse has a scratching post lined with sisal rope, where your cat can sharpen its claws.

The structure of the house is made of PVC tubes, and the rest areas are made of Oxford 420 fabric. It is very easy to assemble and disassemble, and very light, so you can transport it effortlessly.


Who should buy the CO-Z multi-functional cat house?


Whoever is looking for a home for their cat that provides different areas, so they can play and rest.


The two-storey, multifunctional cathouse from CO-Z has dimensions of 40 x 80 x 70 cm (width x depth x height), and weighs 2.4 kg. If you want to see it more in depth, or you want to buy it from your cat, you can do it through the following link:


Where to buy the CO-Z house

 

Elevated cat house with scratching posts : CO-Z

 


Main features


  • Cat house with scratching posts
  • Made of very soft and warm plush
  • With three sisal scraper posts
  • Large hut with two entrances


If you’re looking for a kennel for your cat, but also need a scratching tree, this beautiful CO-Z cat house may be just what you want, because with it you’ll have it all in one product, and your fellow cat will certainly love it.

This beautiful tree house for cats is placed on a raised platform, which rests on three posts that are lined with strong sisal rope, ideal for your cat to stretch and scratch as much as he wants. In addition to these three poles, this complete cat condominium also includes a staircase, and a large lower platform that gives the complex great stability.

All the materials used in the manufacture of this raised cat house are 100% ecological. The sisal covering the three sturdy posts is anti-mildew and anti-bacterial. As for the little house, the stairs and the platforms, they are covered with first quality short velvet, very soft.

The house itself is quite spacious and has two entrances, so your cat can come and go, as well as a small round window. The assembly is very simple, and the product is delivered with all the necessary materials to carry it out, as well as with precise instructions.


Who should buy the CO-Z cat elevated house?


If you want to buy your cat a house that is also a scratching tree.


The raised cat house with CO-Z scraper posts has dimensions of 60 x 45.7 x 90 cm (W x D x H), and weighs 12.2 kg. If you wish to see it in more detail, or decide to buy it from your cat, you can do so through this link:


Where to Buy the CO-Z Elevated Home

 

Note: If you are looking for a scratching tree for your cat, you can see more options in our specific cat scratching article.

Cat house with scratching area outside : Catit Vesper Minou

 


Main features


  • 2-in-1: house and scraper
  • Medium density wood structure
  • Sisal scraper mat outside
  • Visco-elastic foam cushion inside


In every house where a cat lives there should be a scratching post: ideally, we should have several, placed in different places, so that the cat can give free rein to its scratching instinct, without our furniture suffering. That’s why this original cat scratching house from Catit is great, as it allows you to kill two birds with one stone.

The design of this beautiful cat house is inspired by the very anatomy of our little cats, with ears on the front entrance, and a stuffed ball hanging from a rope on the back entrance, simulating the tail of the cat, which will serve your pussy to play.

The materials used in the elaboration of this original cathouse are of first quality. The structure is made of medium density wood with an oak laminate finish, and on the upper part of its rounded exterior, it has a very resistant sisal fabric mat, on which your cat can scratch and sharpen its claws.

The good thing is that it is possible to replace the sisal mat without any problem, once it is very worn out, so you have a little house for a while. In addition to all this, inside the house there is an excellent viscoelastic foam cushion, where your pussy can rest in the body of a king. What more could you ask for?


Who should buy the Catit Vesper Minou cat house?


Whoever wants to kill two birds with one stone and get, besides a kennel, a scratching post for his cat.


The Catit Vesper Minou cat house with scraper has dimensions of 36 x 40.6 x 36.5 cm (width x depth x height). If you want to see it more in depth, or decide to buy it, you can do so through the following links:


Where to buy Catit Vesper Minou

 

 

IKEA furniture-friendly cat house : PiuPet

 


Main features


  • Very elegant cubic design
  • Compatible with IKEA shelves
  • Made of polyester felt
  • It gives the cat privacy


Living in a small flat is no excuse not to provide your kitty with a refuge just for him, something you will achieve with this practical cube-shaped cathouse, which can fit perfectly into any shelf in the KALLAX or EXPEDIT collections from IKEA.

This is an elegant little house with a minimalist design, whose dimensions are designed to fit perfectly into the gaps of those popular shelves, and which is made of high quality polyester felt in grey. It has a soft cushion inside, where your cat will be comfortable.

Of course, while this handy cathouse has been designed to fit on IKEA shelves, you can use it even if you don’t have one, as it can fit on other types of shelves, or in any space – your cat will love it anyway.


Who should buy the PiuPet IKEA cat house?


Anyone who has a shelf from the KALLAX or EXPEDIT collections from IKEA and wants to take advantage of one of its holes to put a house for their cat.


PiuPet’s IKEA furniture cathouse measures 33 x 33 x 37 cm (W x D x H), and its entrance has a diameter of 17.5 cm. To see it in more detail -or buy it, if you like it- click on the following link:


Where to buy the PiuPet house

 

Oval-shaped kitten house with modern design : Karlie Doonut

 


Main features


  • Oval cat house
  • Modern and minimalist design
  • Easy to clean plastic exterior
  • Includes mattress


Our kittens love to hide indoors and in the dark, where they are safe and secure, and so it’s only natural that they’ll love Karlie’s Doonut oval cathouse.

It is a small house with a very modern and minimalist design, which will become your cat’s favorite refuge, which will come to rest quietly and relaxed, because inside it has a soft mattress with a soft and warm velvet cover, which will be super comfortable.

The material used for the manufacture of this house is a non-toxic, very resistant and durable plastic, which is very easy to clean. As for the cushion, it can be machine washed at a temperature of 30ºC.


Who should buy the Karlie Doonut cathouse?


Anyone looking for a home for their cat that is comfortable for them, and has a modern design that will look good anywhere.


The modern oval Karlie Doonut cathouse measures 49 x 46.3 x 25 cm (W x D x H), and the cushion has a diameter of 36 cm. To see it more in depth -or buy it, if you liked it- click on the following link:


Where to buy the Karlie Doonut house

 

Wooden cathouse (for indoor use) | EBTOOLS

 


Main features


  • Wooden cathouse
  • For indoor use
  • Made of high quality MDF
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble


If you want to buy your feline companion a high quality kennel, this stylish wooden cat house, specially designed for indoor use, may be just what you’re looking for.

The hut is made of medium density wood fibres or, what is the same, MDF, and is really robust and resistant. All the pieces that make it up come gently rounded. The ones that form the walls are of a warm brown color, while those of the roof are of black color.

Assembling and dismantling this beautiful wooden cathouse is very simple, and you won’t need any tools, as all the parts fit together perfectly. It has a door on the front and a couple of holes on the sides to allow air to circulate inside.

Please note that a mattress is not included, but you can put one of the appropriate size inside, or a cat blanket, so that your kitty is comfortable and warm inside.


Who should buy the EBTOOLS wooden cathouse?


Anyone who wants to provide their cat with a high-quality wooden kennel in which they can take refuge inside the house.


The EBTOOLS wooden indoor cathouse measures 51 x 38 x 52 cm (W x D x H). If you want to see it in more detail, or you want to buy it, you can do it through the following link:


Where to buy the EBTOOLS booth

 

Hygienic Cathouse : LF Stores

 


Main features


  • Hygienic Cathouse
  • Can be used as a sandbox
  • Made of ABS plastic
  • Gridded walkway that collects sand from the legs


This LF Stores cathouse is not really meant to be your kitty’s resting place, but I’m sure you’ll both love it.

This is a semi-enclosed litter tray shaped like a house, which will give your cat the necessary privacy when she goes to the toilet without any bad smells coming out, and it will look great wherever you put it, as no one will know it’s really a litter box.

The house is closed with a semi-transparent plastic on the side where the litter tray is, and on the other side it has a corridor through which the cat will access the interior, whose floor is made of a grid so that, when the cat leaves after finishing his things, the sand that may have been left on his paws will fall into a container, and will not stain your floor or your furniture.


Who should buy the LF Stores cat toilet?


Whoever is looking for a sandbox for their cat that is practical, original and decorative.


The LF Stores hygienic cathouse has dimensions of 51 x 46,5 x 36 cm (width x depth x height), and capacity for 7 litres of litter. It weighs 6.9 kg, and is delivered with a free shovel. If you want to see it in more detail, or you want to buy it, you can do it through the following link:


Where to buy the LF Stores

 

Note: If you want to see more litter trays, be sure to check out our specific cat litter box article.

Outdoor cat houses


Whether it’s because you want to give your home-grown cat a place to rest or play in your garden, or because you’ve made friends with a stray kitten who keeps showing up on your doorstep demanding food and you want to provide her with a safe place to take shelter from the cold and rain, an outdoor cat house can be a great fit.

In this section we will see a selection of some of the best outdoor cat houses you can find in the market. I’m sure that among them you’ll be able to find the ideal one for that special pussy in your life.

Indoor and outdoor cat house : PUPPY KITTY

 


Main features


  • Made of EVA material
  • Isolates from the cold and is water resistant
  • Very easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Two doors and removable mattress


This excellent cathouse will serve you both indoors and outdoors and, wherever you put it, it will look great because of its simple but elegant design.

It is made of high quality EVA material, lined with fabric, which makes it a lightweight, yet durable stand. It is also warm and water resistant (although to some extent).

It is IP64 certified, which means your interior will stay dry if there is dew or light rain, however, if it is pouring and you are not in a protected location (such as a porch), you will not be able to protect your interior from water.

The assembly and disassembly of the PUPPY KITTY cathouse is very easy. You won’t need any tools at all, as everything is done with velcro and zippers, and it takes just a few seconds to get it ready.

The house has two entrances/exits, something that comes in handy especially if you want to keep it outside, since that second door gives the cat an escape exit in case it is cornered by another cat or any other animal.

To keep the heat in, it is possible to put transparent plastic curtains on the doors, which will allow the cat to see the outside, while insulating it from low temperatures.


Who should buy the PUPPY KITTY cathouse?


Anyone who wants to provide their cat with a shelter, either indoors or outdoors, that is lightweight but sturdy, and that protects them from cold and damp.


The PUPPY KITTY outdoor and indoor cattery weighs 2.2 kg, measures 36 x 52 x 42 cm (W x D x H) and includes a removable mat. If you would like to see it in more detail, or wish to buy it from your cat, you can do so via the following link:


Where to buy the PUPPY KITTY

 

Heated cat house (outdoor and indoor) | K&H Kitty House

 


Main features


  • Heated cathouse
  • It works by plugging it into the power supply
  • Waterproof
  • Very easy to assemble and disassemble


All cats love the heat, so this heated cathouse is a great idea, whether you’re looking for a resting place for your cat inside the house or providing a warm refuge for your cat outside.

The K&H Pet Products house is made of 600 denier nylon, with vinyl reinforcement, which makes it waterproof, protecting the cats from rain, snow and wind. Its roof protrudes slightly, so that the two entrances it has (one on the front and one on the back) are protected and kept dry.

Assembling and dismantling this practical cathouse is very simple and is done in the blink of an eye, thanks to its system, which includes zippers and Velcro.


K&H Outdoor Kitty House (Heated and Unheated)

But without a doubt the star feature of this excellent cathouse is that it includes the Lectro-Soft heated bed, designed to keep your cat at an optimum temperature, as it includes dual thermostats that ensure that when the cat lies down on the bed, it reaches the right temperature.

The heating bed has a soft artificial sheepskin cover, which protects the mattress while allowing the heat to pass through. And, of course, your kitty will be perfectly safe, even if it’s wet, as it’s a waterproof cathouse.

Obviously, for this fantastic cathouse to do its job, it needs to be plugged into an outlet at all times, but don’t worry, because the electricity cost is minimal. The plug-in cable provided is approximately 1.6 metres long.


Who should buy the K&H Kitty House?


Anyone who wants to provide a place for their cat to take refuge, either indoors or outdoors, where it’s warm and dry.


The K&H Kitty House heated cathouse measures approximately 45.7 x 55.8 x 43.1 cm (W x D x H), and the heated bed measures 35.5 x 45.7 cm (W x D). To see it in more detail -or, if you like it, to buy it- click on the following link:


Where to buy the K&H Kitty House

 

Cattery made of 100% recycled plastic : Rosewood Eco

 


Main features


  • Hut made of plastic
  • Made from 100% recycled materials
  • With removable gable roof
  • Easy to assemble and clean


If you’re looking for a sturdy, durable and cost-effective cathouse for your cat, this plastic model from Rosewood could be great for both indoor and outdoor use.

The hut is made from 100% recycled materials, and has a removable gable roof to facilitate cleaning the interior. It has a small door on the front, which is positioned to the side, so your kitten will feel completely hidden from all eyes, and very protected, when she’s inside.

The dimensions of this practical cathouse are as follows:

  • External measurements: 60 x 50 x 41 cm
  • Internal measurements: 41 x 31 x 39 cm
  • Door: 23 x 13 cm


Who should buy the Rosewood Eco plastic cathouse?


Whoever wants to provide their cat with a kennel that is durable without spending too much money.


The Rosewood Eco plastic cathouse includes two grids, one on each side, to ensure good ventilation. If you want to see it in more detail, or decide to buy it from your cat, you can do so through the following links:


Where to buy Rosewood Eco

 

 

 

Cheap outdoor cathouse made of wood : VivaPet

 


Main features


  • Great value for money
  • Elevated surface with four legs
  • Hinged flat roof
  • Waterproof


If you prefer wooden cat houses, but your budget is not too high, this nice house from VivaPet may be just what you are looking for, as it offers good quality at a really affordable price.

As the hut has four legs, its floor is not in contact with the ground, keeping it dry and allowing air to circulate underneath. It has a ramp, through which your cat can climb, which also serves to close the door if, for some reason, you have to. Its roof is flat and can be raised completely, which makes it easy to clean the interior.

Although you can put this cathouse inside the house, it is specially designed for outdoor use, as it is water and weather resistant, so it will be very good if you want to put it in the garden, or on a terrace, for example.


Who should buy the VivaPet cathouse?


Whoever is looking for a wooden cathouse for their cat, but does not have a high budget.


The dimensions of the VivaPet’s cheap cathouse are 42 x 50 x 43 cm (width x depth x height). It is delivered disassembled, although its assembly is not very difficult. To see it in more detail, or to buy it, click on the following link:


Where to buy the VivaPet booth

 

Outdoor, Wooden and Raised Cathouse : The Hutch Company

 


Main features


  • Roof with AIRTECH 1500 insulation
  • Pet Safe door and polymethyl window
  • Ships assembled
  • Includes free catnip toy


Your kitty will love this wooden outdoor cathouse from The Hutch Company, because it has a unique design that makes it especially cozy and warm, as well as being spacious enough for two cats to use at once.

Thanks to its roof fully lined with AIRTHECH 1500 insulation and the possibility of raising it, by means of the four legs it includes, this building is designed to keep its interior warm, keeping the cold and humidity outside.

It has a Pet Safe door, which has a hinged door that opens inwards and outwards and is closed by a magnet system, so that the cold does not enter. In addition, it also has a window with a one-way polymethyl door, meaning your cat will be able to get out through it, but not in.

There are also holes in the back to ensure proper ventilation, and the roof can be opened completely, making it easier to clean the interior.

The legs can be left on, but they can also be folded up, if that suits you better. The kennel is shipped fully assembled, and is delivered with a special Japanese catnip toy, which your cat is sure to love.


Who should buy The Hutch Company cathouse?


Whoever wants to provide their kitty with a high quality outdoor shelter where it is perfectly protected and warm.


The dimensions of this excellent raised wooden cathouse from The Hutch Company are 71 x 51 x 65 cm (width x depth x height). If you want to see it more in depth, or decide to buy it, you can do so through this link:


Where to buy the house The Hutch Company

 

Wooden cat house with 2 floors : Dibea

 


Main features


  • Roof covered with asphalt mats
  • With stairs and upper terrace
  • Door with PVC curtain
  • Resistant to rain, sun and wind


This beautiful wooden cat house from Dibea is a real luxury, since it has two floors and, therefore, your cat will be able to enjoy a closed area where he can take refuge when he is colder, or wants to enjoy total intimacy, and a little terrace upstairs, for the warmer days, or when he feels like seeing the world while he relaxes.

The wood used for the manufacture of this wonderful cat house is of the highest quality. It is treated with a special water and sun-resistant paint, while the roof is covered with asphalt mats, so that no water can enter, even if it is raining heavily.

In addition to all this, the house also has legs, which raise it slightly from the ground, isolating it even more from possible humidity, and from the cold. Its assembly is very simple, and all the elements necessary to carry it out are included, as well as an instruction manual.

The closed area of the kennel is accessible through a door, which has a tilting curtain of transparent PVC slats, so your cat will be very easy to get in and out, but will be able to see the outside and will be protected from the air and cold.


Who should buy the Dibea cathouse?


Whoever lives with one or more cats and wants to give them a luxurious outdoor kennel, with two floors.


The Dibea two-storey cathouse measures 77 x 50 x 73 cm (width x depth x height), and is available in two colours. To see it in more detail -or buy it from your cat, if you like it- click on the following link:


Where to buy the Dibea stand

 

Shopping guide: how to choose the right kennel for your cat


All cats love to get into small, comfortable places and hide inside for hours. For example, I’m sure that if you live with a cat, more than once and more than twice it has been inside the cardboard box that came with anything you bought, or inside the closet, if it catches you with the door open.

You have also lived the experience of looking for him everywhere without finding him, calling him without receiving any answer, until you get worried and start thinking if he has escaped a few hours ago, when you opened the door… and then see him leave so quietly from the most unsuspected place, as if the thing was not with him at all.

Personally, my cat Ronno has taken his good naps inside my bedroom closet on more than one occasion, even sometimes without me being aware that he had gone inside (and only realizing it when I start hearing him meowing or scratching at the door).

He’s also a big fan of cardboard boxes, but he has to compete for them with my dog, Rufus, who doesn’t want them to get into them, but to destroy them (although that’s another story…).

The thing is, you don’t always have a good cardboard box handy, and it’s not like a cathouse made of cardboard boxes looks very aesthetic in the middle of the living room, does it? And the closet thing may be fine, but you run the risk of your pussy being locked up inside and unable to get out when he needs to.

For all this, a cathouse is an element that will be very practical for you: your little cat will have a refuge only for him, where he can relax and hide, isolated from the world, when he wants, but you can also be absolutely calm, as it will be a totally safe and suitable place for him.

Currently, we have in the market a great variety of cat houses, made with different materials and shapes. In order to choose the most suitable one for you (and of course for your cat), you’ll need to consider several factors. Let’s see them.

Your cat’s size

Obviously, the size of your kitty is a factor to consider when buying a cat home. It is imperative that it is large enough for the cat to move comfortably, stand up, rotate 360 degrees, and change position easily. However, keep in mind that if it is too big for him, he will keep less heat.

Another thing to consider is how many cats will use it, if you have more than one kitty and they like to sleep together, then you should buy a more spacious house, so that they all fit. You also have the option of getting one that has more than one room, so that each one has its own space.

Place where you’re going to put it

Once you have determined the ideal size of the house, it is essential to take into account the place where you are going to put it, because, obviously, it is not the same as a house that you are going to have inside your house, than one that you are going to put in the garden, the porch or the terrace.

Indoor cat houses

An indoor cat house can be very useful, because, as I said in the introduction, cats love to have comfortable places where they can take refuge and isolate themselves from the world, when they feel like being alone.

Cats that live confined to the inside of a flat, with no access to the outside, need extra stimulation, so they can give free rein to their instincts and not get bored. So, if you’re going to buy a booth, you can choose to get one that includes a scratching area, or something you can play with.

Outdoor cat houses

If you live in a house and your cat has access to the outside, putting a kennel in the garden, or on your front porch, can be a great idea. Cats are independent animals with a free spirit, and on many occasions they will love to be outside the house, in their own personal shelter.

On the other hand, an outdoor kennel can be useful if there are stray or feral cats in your area that like to roam your garden, especially if you usually feed them. These types of cats may enjoy your attention, but in many cases they will not adapt to living inside your house.

If you put a good kennel for feral cats in your garden, your garage, etc, you will provide a place where they can take shelter from the cold and rain, and where they feel protected.

Of course, an outdoor cattery has to meet a number of conditions that are not necessary in indoor catteries, as it is essential that they are water and weather resistant. It is also recommended that they have a certain elevation, so that they are not in direct contact with the cold and humidity of the soil.

And you can even consider buying a heated cathouse, so the kitty will be warm on the coldest days of the year.

Material of the cathouse

This point is actually very related to the previous one, because the ideal material of the stand will depend on whether it is going to be located inside or outside the house.

If you’re looking for an indoor booth, the variety is enormous: you can find them in wood, or plastic, but also in cardboard, or lined with fabric.

If, on the other hand, you want a house to put outside, the best thing to do is to choose one that is made of plastic or treated wood, although you can also have them made of other materials, such as nylon or EVA, as long as they are properly waterproofed and insulated.

Ease of cleaning

Cats are very clean animals, by nature, but it is still convenient to clean their house frequently. That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure it’s easy to clean before you buy it. Look for cat houses that can be raised or easily dismantled for easy cleaning.

Assembly of the cathouse

In most cases, the cathouse you buy for your cat will arrive unassembled, and you will have to assemble it yourself. Sometimes it will not be so easy to figure out how to make a cathouse and get it assembled!

Try to find cat houses that are easy to make (especially if you’re like me, someone with not a lot of do-it-yourself skills). Some are very simple to assemble, which do not require the use of any tools, but in other cases you will have to put some screws and it will take a little more time.

Consider your abilities when choosing: handmade cat houses can look great, but you must have that “handyman” ability!

Number of cathouse doors

This is a topic to be considered, especially when talking about outdoor cat houses. Many of the outdoor shelters we have seen in this article have two doors, and this is because having a door in the back can provide extra security for your kitty, in case it has to protect itself from predators, as they provide an escape route.

Not all outdoor cat houses have two doors, however. Choosing one type or another will depend a bit on where you live. If the house is going to be in a garden that is well enclosed or on a terrace, for example, it is unlikely that your cat will be exposed to these types of dangers.

Where to put your cathouse

The best place to put your cat’s new home will depend, above all, on whether you want it for the interior or the exterior of your home.

If you’ve bought a kennel to put inside your home, put it in a quiet place where there isn’t normally a lot of traffic, because after all, one of the goals you’re looking for with a kennel is to give your cat a place to hide, feeling totally safe and relaxed.

If the booth is for the outside, it would be ideal to have a space that is sheltered. A porch would be ideal, as the hut would be very well protected from rain and air. Also, if you have a garage that doesn’t normally close, or has an access point, it might be a good place to have a kennel for your cat.

If you do not have any of the above, try to find a site that is as sheltered from the wind as possible and that provides some protection from the rain.

How to get your cat to use her new kennel

As I said before, cats are free spirits… and quite unpredictable. You may have bought him the most wonderful box in the world, but let him pass it on olympically and, instead of going inside, decide he likes the box it came in better. Yes, cats are like that, but that’s part of their charm, isn’t it?

However, it may only be a matter of time before you realize that your new house is a wonder. And you can help him realize it sooner with a few simple tricks.

For example, you can put that blanket she likes to hang out in inside her new booth. This way, you will perceive a familiar smell, which may encourage you to go inside.

Another possibility is that you put some of his favorite toys, or that you sprinkle some catnip inside. You could even try some candy that he really likes. If you put some inside, it’s quite possible that he’ll decide to come in, and find out he likes it.

And so much for our review of some of the best indoor and outdoor cat houses we can find on the market today. I hope I have helped you find the one that best suits your needs, the one that will become your pussy’s favorite resting place.

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I love animals, especially those that live with me: my dog Rufus and my cat Ronno. I like to give them the best, and I want to help you choose the right accessories for your pets.

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