Discover the Best Cat Houses, Condos & Lounges to Buy
Cats love to lie around. They have unique sleeping habits. They love to chill and stretch around and just lay down in weird positions. It’s what they do. And since we love them so much, we want to offer them the best places for it. There are a lot of choices on the market – boxes, houses, condos, hammocks, lounges. Prices may vary, but your cat’s needs do not, so we reviewed some of the best ones out there, here are our best picks….
What to look for:
Primary use: Always keep in mind why you’re buying a piece of furniture for your cat and that will help you narrow your choices. Is it a resting lounge? A comfy and insulated outdoor house? Does it hide your cat’s litter box?
Materials: Is it something your cat will enjoy? Is it good for your cat’s health? Can it be cleaned easily? All cats love soft and comfy cushions, but not all of them enjoy the smell of recycled plastic.
Design and quality: Many cat boxes and lounges look amazing, but are difficult to assemble or clean. They should be really sturdy and safe if you’ll be moving them around often.
1.PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge
Made out of Eco-Friendly materials this scratcher lounge is the ultimate piece of cat furniture that fits into any home. With its huge lounge area and no assembly required you can just put it anywhere and see your cats relax or play, that is sharpen their claws on it and not your favorite sofa.
- Looks gorgeous
- Made out of sturdy materials, strong and durable
- Large lounge area, great for larger cats
- Made from Eco-Friendly materials
- Still see no downside
Conclusion: To be perfectly honest I was a little worried about getting this as it’s made out of cardboard, sure it’s eco-friendly but still, cardboard? But the material is strong, it’s sturdy and I have a feeling it will last a while. My 2 kittens took to it right away, my larger feline needed some cat nip encouragement but now lounges on it all day. Overall, an excellent bang for your buck.
Serving double duty both as a comfortable lounge area and a cat scratcher, PetFusion Jumbo will keep even the most finicky of your felines entertained and coming back for more. Made from dense cardboard and non-toxic starch glue, means it lasts way longer than other scratchers. Perfect for households that have more than one cat.
- Eco Friendly
- Great for multiple cat households
- Good packaging
- Sturdy and strong
- Smell of glue can be off putting with some finicky cats
Conclusion: I’m a big fan of no assembly lounge scratchers. When you have poor craftsmanship skills like me, loungers like this are a blessing, you just take out and that’s it. As soon as I put it down Puddles and Bean took to it right away. They lounge in it pretty much all the time, ow and yeah, they scratch it up, which is a relief. The price is a little steep tho, but if you have more than one cats I think it’s totally worth it.
This K&H outdoor cat house is at the very top of our list and for good reason! It’s spacious, comfortable, water resistant, and strong, basically everything you need for an outdoor cat home. It comes in two versions, heated and unheated. The heated model uses 20 watts of electricity and it provides a bit more warmth for those cold winter months.
- 2 models, Heated and Unheated
- Water resistant
- Two protected exits
- Doesn’t require assembly
- Heated version could heat a bit more
Conclusion: I got this house for one stray cat that hangs around my yard and she instantly fell in love with it. The interior is comfortable and spacious, so the cat could lounge and move freely inside. The dual entrances are a great addition, since it gives the kitty a sense of security due to the fact that she doesn’t feel trapped while inside.
Merry put a lot of effort into this classic cabinet design and it payed off. Solid wood, natural wood grain details and stainless steel hardware are definitely suitable for any indoor décor. This pet house comes in three colors and offers useful shelf space.
- Classic, beautiful design
- Hides litter box
- Keeps thrown litter off the floor
- Different storage options
- Not sturdy, doesn’t feel like high quality wood
Conclusion: I love this design because it fits perfectly into my bathroom. It’s easy to clean and I keep almost all of my cat’s gadgets on it. Luckily, I’m not planning on moving, but if I did, I’m not sure the pet house would survive that process.
The Favorite Soft Portable Opening Cat Play Cube combines your cat’s need for a comfy bed with his desire to be safe and hidden away in a box. It features a lightweight but durable construction that is easy for you to move and carry but sturdy enough for your cat to climb on. It’s multifunctional – besides being used as a cat house, it can be used as an ottoman for footrest.
- Stable Construction
- Easy to assemble
- Cats love it
- Would be nice if it had a window
Conclusion: Both my cat and my dog love this cube bed. The cube is easy to put together. Its lightweight and sturdy construction make it perfect for all sorts of activity, such as running, jumping and scratching. The lid is very plush, similar to memory foam material which makes for a great laying space. Looks nice and blends well with my living room furniture. The price/quality ratio seems fair, making this a fine choice for your cat.
Kitty Tube is a great house for an outdoor cat. It stays warm during the winter, cold during the summer, has a pet bed and is entirely made of recycled contents. It is extremely durable and guaranteed for life to never crack.
- Extremely durable
- Keeps rain and winds away
- Completely insulated
- Possible ventilation options
- Made of recycled materials
- Black color only
Conclusion: We have two outdoor cats so we figured this cat house would be OK for them. Turns out it’s great! They sleep together inside – it’s warm enough during winter, so we don’t have to use an electric heater. We just wash the cushion regularly. It also works great as an outdoor coffee table.
This Petsfit Cat House consists of durable weatherproof roof, solid wood construction and a fashionable look. It is made of natural cedar and treated with a water-based paint which is safe for your cat. An ideal shelter for outdoor cats.
- Easy to set up
- Cats love it
- Looks nice
- Not suitable for bigger cats
Conclusion: I have three cats and one of them weighs about 18 pounds and this house is too small for him. Nevertheless, Petsfit Cat Shelter is cute, well built and it’s completely weather resistant. It’s made of natural cedar which is perfect as it will keep the bugs away. Your felines will have tremendous fun with it. Overall this is a sturdy and nice looking outdoor house for smaller cats.