Where to put a cat’s bed
Does your furry feline peacefully snuggle up next to you in bed or insist on sleeping on your pillow? Or do you have a designated spot for your cat to claim as their own, yet they still prefer the back of your sofa? There are pros and cons to sharing your bed with your cat, and even though a bit of bed-hopping might be fun, having your own place to rest your sleepy head can’t be a bad thing. In this article, we’ll explore some kitty-approved places and find out where to put a cat’s bed.
Your cat’s perfect bed
The Maya Donut cat bed offers the perfect place for your cat to relax, and with a plush, faux fur finish, it’s completely irresistible. Plus, its easy-to-clean removable cover means a hygienic home for you and a clean sheet feeling for your cat. It comes in a variety of beautiful colours to suit any boudoir, too. Choose to have it without feet so you can place it inside your Maya Indoor cat house – a modern and stylish piece of furniture that can be placed anywhere in the home. The cat house acts as a sheltered and cosy spot so your cat can snuggle up and have a peaceful snooze away from the hustle and bustle of a busy home.
Likewise, a few felines really like to rest high up, so for the more intrepid explorers, you may find your cat has more of a head for heights and likes to be well out of the way and off the ground. In this case, you can accommodate this personality with an incredibly versatile Freestyle floor to the ceiling cat tree. As a customisable piece, you can add whatever you want to make this a fun entertainment and napping zone all in the comfort of your own home.
Where to put a cat’s bed
Resting is a fundamental part of a feline’s life and they give plenty of time to it. Cats ordinarily pick their most loved snoozing spot(s) themselves and it can be challenging to encourage them to choose somewhere else. To expand the possibilities of your feline utilising the bed you have picked, you can at least ensure that it is set in a peaceful spot, away from any drafts. A warm spot, close to a radiator or in the sun, is typically great and should get the seal of approval.
Choosing to have your cat’s bed in a specific spot not only provides them with security, but also gives you peace of mind knowing that they are comfortable, and hopefully where they should be. That’s not to say that the odd sleepover in your bed won’t happen though!
So, where do you put a cat’s bed that ticks the boxes of these very selective customers?
Here are a couple of suggestions, recommended by cats for humans:
- On your bed (with or without you in it)
- On the window sill, preferably south-facing
- In the utility room when the tumble dryer is on
- In the laundry cupboard on nice warm towels
- Curled up on my snuggly Donut cat bed
- Occasionally on your laptop
How much sleep does a cat need?
How long a cat sleeps and how often will depend on the age and personality of the cat. They are renowned for having mid-morning or afternoon siestas or it may seem as though they just sleep all day. Got a nice warm spot by the window? Then you’ll most likely find your cat there. Warmth and quiet are key to blissful nap time. Cats on average spend 12-16 hours per day snoozing, so that spot has to be right. Most of us envy cats who always seem to find the most comfortable place in the house and can sleep most of the day, and while we’re working or doing chores our cats always find time to enjoy a peaceful slumber. Cats can grow irritable and restless if they don’t get enough sleep (a bit like their pet parents). This could be because their bed isn’t in the right place and they are not comfortable.
Sharing your space
Occasionally sharing your bed with your favourite snuggle puss is no crime! In fact, most cat owners will have done this once or twice. Cats definitely benefit from being close to their pet parent and the feeling is mutual. It secures a bond and provides companionship.
Most cat owners know that cats are more active at night, even though they love to snuggle up to you to start with. Once they’ve had enough sleep there is always a possibility that they will pounce when your foot twitches or will come and plonk themselves on your pillow right next to your head. Even though it’s adorable, it can lead to a sleepless night (for you).
Creating an area in your bedroom for your cat could be an option, so that if they do become a little more active or start fidgeting they can always relocate themselves to their luxury cat bed that’s so soft you’ll want to curl up on it yourself – ideal for the pampered puss.
Where not to put a cat bed
A cat will not be very forgiving if you place its bed in a cold or damp spot. You should also make sure that it’s away from potentially drafty windows or a particularly noisy spot. For example, if your living room or kitchen faces a high-traffic zone, then this will not be favourable to your kitty and they will most likely seek out somewhere more quiet to rest.
Don’t shut them away
You may have a house full of pets, children or antique furniture in which case you might be tempted to shut away your cat at night. This isn’t recommended, given that they are most active at night, this is valuable playtime for them. It doesn’t mean they should roam the house completely rogue, but allowing them some space to explore is important to their development and ultimately their happiness.
Omlet and your cat’s bed
Providing your cat with their own space is key to stability, space and a routine that your cat is happy with. Having favourite napping spots is perfectly okay and your cat will undoubtedly choose their own whether you like it or not, but knowing they can call a place a home of their own with the Maya Donut cat bed and Maya indoor cat house will make them perfectly happy and adjusted. A stable home environment is paramount to your cat’s happiness, you can read one of our recent blogs Why do cats run away? which outlines the importance of a peaceful and secure home environment.
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