What is the best cat basket?
What makes a good cat basket?
All cats love a comfortable, cosy place to sleep. Since a cat usually sleeps up to 20 hours a day, the focus in the selection must clearly be on the quality of the lying surface. She wants to feel safe and secure while lying comfortably and conveniently. It should feel so comfortable that it always likes to retreat voluntarily into its basket..
But our cats don't really care what the cat basket looks like or what colour it is. However, since our house pets live in our family, the cat owner already attaches importance to the fact that the affiliation is also reflected in the appearance. After all, the cat basket should not feel like a foreign body in our living environment.
So choose a basket for your cat that has excellent lying properties, is of outstanding quality, is easy to clean, and if it also looks good, you have made the right choice.
What are the most important selection criteria for a good cat basket?
Here you will find all the important information about shape, size and condition. We also give valuable tips on the right place to put it and how to clean it. And the importance of a cat basket that is sustainably produced in Germany is described in more detail in our text.
1. How do I determine the optimal size and shape for the cat basket?
Before you start looking for a suitable cat basket, it is best to first intensively observe the sleeping behaviour of your pet.
There are cats who prefer to sleep curled up tightly and love to take a nap, secure and held tightly on all sides. If she loves to lie down in a shoe box or squeeze into another far too small package, then the BOOX cat bed by pet-interiors or also the BLOOM cat basket is perfect for her. Originally, the basket in this size was not intended for series production at all. Due to a communication error, a basket was made in this size, which we then gave to our Gisela. And lo and behold, it is now her absolute favourite place because it gives her a feeling of support and security. Even when the outside temperature is 34° Celsius, our Gisela doesn't miss the opportunity to curl up blissfully in her BLOOM basket. That's how the best things come out of mistakes.
Does your cat prefer to sleep stretched out on its back? Then we recommend a cat cushion DIVAN or LOUNGE or a cat basket like the BOWL. The cushion can also be placed on a cupboard or window sill so that your darling can observe life from above or the world outside.
If your darling likes to sleep in both positions, then the Arena or Mila cat basket is recommended. With the additional pillows, she has support and protection in the back, but can still stretch out for a long time. If you have the possibility, you can of course provide your darling with both versions. Then your kitten can decide where she takes her well-deserved nap, depending on how she feels.
2. Where is the best place to put the cat basket?
Cats love to lie somewhat elevated. If possible, somewhat hidden, so that they can lie protected and have everything in view. They also like to be warm and cosy, some of them even on quite hot days.
A preferred sleeping place is the windowsill. The heating warms from below and the kitten can watch life outside and especially birds. Our LOUNGE and DIVAN cushions are ideal for the windowsill. If there is no suitable size in our portfolio, just ask us for a special size. We will be happy to make you an offer.
A cupboard is also often used as a sleeping place. Here, too, you can place a suitable cushion or basket for your pet. The sleeping place should be stable and stand firmly on the surface so that it does not tip over or fall down. Our Gisela is very fond of her BOOX basket, right on top of the filing cabinet. She enjoys her privacy in it, has a good view of everything, or sits blissfully in front of it.
If your cat is already a senior and no longer moves so well at height, place the basket on the floor in a quiet place protected from draughts. It is nice if she can observe the world outside through floor-to-ceiling windows.
You can tell whether the place for the cat basket is perfect by the fact that your darling likes to retreat into it on its own to find a well-deserved sleep.
3. What is the best cat basket?
The most important criterion for buying a cat basket is the quality of the sleeping surface. Since cats sleep and rest up to 20 hours a day, the sleeping surface should be orthopaedic and ergonomic if possible. You know yourself how awful it is to have to spend the night on a thin, inferior mattress. Our orthopaedic latex filling and also the viscoelastic pillows in the Rondo ensure that your pet's sensitive joints and spine are supported in the right way. The ergonomic filling of our lying surfaces ensure optimal relaxation and contribute to regeneration. In this way, the right cat basket becomes a wellness oasis for your pet. We have already had enquiries as to whether there are cat magnets in our cushions, because the animals no longer crawl into bed with their owners :-).
A cat basket with a high back is very gladly accepted. Such a support as on the ARENA or SIRO cat bed offers the kitten protection and security. A cat basket that is closed all around, such as the BLOOM or BOOX cat bed, is also a classic that will convince even the most sensitive cat.
Of course, the cover of the cat basket is also important. Cats love it especially soft, cosy and above all clean. We offer replacement covers for all our products. They have a zip and are therefore easy and quick to clean and change. So you can change the covers depending on the season, your needs and new colour preferences. The cosy fleece or velour for the winter, the cooling, soft cotton for the summer. You can also order incontinence covers for all our products. This protects the cat basket should a small mishap happen.
4. Is the cat basket easy to clean?
Who does not know this? When our beds are freshly made, our cat is the first to help and enjoys the clean bed before we do. You can also offer your kitten this luxury in its own cat basket. At pet-interiors all covers are machine washable and there is a matching replacement cover in three different materials for every basket and pillow. Even on the BOOX and BLOOM cat basket, the fabric-covered border can be removed and washed. And if a small mishap should happen, the latex cushion filling can also be easily cleaned in the washing machine at 40°. Our mite-resistant, ergonomic latex filling dries super fast in the sun and is ready for use again the same day.
5. Cat basket - made in Germany?
It is essential that you pay attention to where the cat basket for your pet was manufactured. This is the only way you can be absolutely sure that it is not unnecessarily contaminated with chemicals. Basically, almost all cat baskets and cushions come from Asia. They are transported to Europe in container ships. To ensure that the products do not start to mould on the high seas due to the resulting humidity and temperature differences, the containers are fumigated with appropriate chemicals before departure. And again, so that insects or smaller animals that have settled in the containers do not survive the transport and are not imported to Germany.
6. What is a sustainably made cat basket?
We at pet-interiors can justifiably claim that our products are sustainable. We manufacture all products in Lichtenfels/Bavaria. All necessary components are also sourced from the region. A centre of the upholstered furniture industry has developed here on the Obermain. We benefit greatly from this and can purchase all components, from foam to shipping cartons, in our region. This means that distances are short and nothing is transported halfway around the world.
Our products are made by skilled workers using the best materials and with great attention to detail. This means that our cat baskets, cat cushions and cat beds will last at least a cat's lifetime. So you don't have to buy a new cat basket every year and dispose of the old one. From the very beginning, your pet will have a cat bed with excellent, ergonomic lying properties, which will not lose any of its quality right up to the end. It is not uncommon for the cat basket to be spiced up with a fresh cover and made available to a new 4-legged family member.
Make your cat happy by providing it with a cat basket of the best quality. This will make you the happiest of all, because almost nothing is as beautiful in the world as watching your pet blissfully slumbering and being healthy and content by your side for a long time.