Not everything in life has to cost a fortune! Especially when it comes to taking care of our feline family members. You don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost. The cheap cat beds featured in this article aren’t cheaply made, won’t empty your wallet & your four-legged kiddos are sure to adore them.
It’s a fact: On average, our felines sleep between 12 to 16 hours each & every day! Their internal clock has a perpetual snooze button – until you want them to be asleep that is! With sleep being such a critical part of kitty’s life and well-being, we want them to be comfortable. They are family, right?
Some cats will choose your bed as the clear winner for sleeping. While others prefer the sunniest, brightest window in your home. Then there are those who prefer their own space, away from all the hustle & bustle.
Cat Care Solutions is all about presenting solutions to common issues with cat parenting. Saving money on their care is a big part of that equation! That’s why this post focuses on cheap cat beds that won’t wreck your budget or disappoint you with a lack of quality.
No matter the personality type of your feline, there is a well constructed, comfy, and cheap [affordable] cat bed to fit your needs!
What Are The Different Types Of Cat Beds?
If you have been shopping any time in the recent past for a human bed, you know there are almost endless options to choose from.
Our bed options however could never compare to the overwhelming amount of cat beds available for sale. Forget “lucky dog” – our cats are by far the luckiest in my book! 😀
Here are a few of the most popular varieties:
Heated: We have electric blankets. They have heated beds! These heated beds range from pods, semi-enclosures, mats and more. You will find some that are electric and will require a nearby outlet. Others are activated by the body warmth of your cat. You can even find ones that are microwavable similar to those therapeutic body beads for us.
Homemade: If you are the crafty, creative type, you can do similar to what Tim from Off Center & Not Even has done for the ridiculously adorable kitties, Loki & Spunk.
He made the cats their very own hammocks! Those photos are guaranteed to make you smile! I simply can’t get enough of seeing Loki all sprawled out in his hammock, clearly hamming it up for the camera!
Cardboard boxes are a perfect example too. Cats absolutely go wild over boxes and it’s incredibly easy to transform a box you already have into the perfect cozy spot for your cat.
Have a look at this video below for inspiration. This guy makes his cats some wild stuff out of boxes you likely already have sitting around the house!
Hill’s Pet also has some cute ideas as well for very simple, DIY cat beds.
Kitty hammock example:
Window seats: A long time favorite in the cat world, these window beds give your cat the ability to keep an eye on their neighborhood and feel the warmth of the sun through the window pane. Usually these comfy beds have some type of soft lining, making them all the more inviting.
Enclosed: These beds are for our cats that like a bit more privacy while snoozing. The semi-enclosed spaces provide warmth, safety and comfort. Enclosed beds come in a wide selection of options. They could be kitty condos, pods, wool beds, etc.
Most cats enjoy hiding away throughout their day at some point to escape other animals, noises in the home or simply just needing some solitude to recharge. Enclosed beds offer them the chance to embrace this part of their nature with style and safety.
Affordability and fun in one example:
Mats: These “traditional” style beds have been around a very long time. Possibly created first for the beloved dogs in our lives, this type of cat bed is used in many homes. Often, people try this option if they’d rather their cat not get fur all over their bed linens or furniture. (No promises made there, though!)
Example for mats that can be placed anywhere:
Cheap Cat Beds You & Your Cat Will Love
These handmade 100% Merino wool kitty beds are gaining popularity for a reason. Your cat will love the coziness they offer and your budget will thank you too!
These beds come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit just about every possible need.
This adorable (and functional) 2 story kitty condo is perfect if you have more than one cat who likes to hang out.
Ultra plush material keeps your sleeping beauty peaceful. On the backside is a sisal rope scratching surface that will help keep your belongings safe.
Cat parents are really enjoying this one, for good reason. Most cats love to sit in their favorite windows. Not only will this comfy bed help them do that, but it is also heated! (There is a non-heated version as well)
K&H prides themselves on offering quality at affordable prices. I can honestly say they do.
Cats are going nuts over this bed/tent! It has more memory foam than many of our sleeping spots 🙂
One of the nicest things about it? It is convertible. You can cause it to lay flat as well. Miss Meow’s tent is both versatile and a superior value financially. I think you’ll love it.
If you are low on space but want something your cat can hang out with you in, this might be a good fit for you.
The hammock style bed is great for our more chunky kitties. It even doubles as a scratching post, making it all the better for small spaces.
Cat Care & Budget Can Get Along
We all know that vet bills, food bills and other expenditures for our pets can really add up. Staying within a budget while also providing what our cats need can be challenging.
Thankfully, as you can see, that doesn’t always have to be the case! There are some great cheap cat beds out there that won’t fall apart 3 weeks later.
What’s your favorite type of cat bed? Do your cats have a favorite in your home? Let me hear from you!
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Sending each of you love. I look forward to hearing from you! ♥
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I'm Holly. Devoted wife to my amazing husband, Bill. Faithful woman of God. Introverted and Introspective INFJ (MBTI). Lover of nature and animals (especially cats). I love writing and research, especially on topics of nature, plants, faith, and cats! My hope is that people feel encouraged, comforted and supported after interacting with me. Especially fond of who society deem the "underdogs," I love helping people see their God-given beauty and celebrating it!