The 10 Best Elevated Cat Beds

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Felines love to perch, from spotted leopards in the wilds of Africa to the adorable orange tabby that purrs at your feet. It's how they watch for prey, stay safe from predators, and display their superior status. A raised cat bed is a great way to provide a comfortable roost with a view for your little tiger. Many of them include extras like scratching posts, hanging toys, and cozy hiding places. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Go Pet Club 72

2. AmazonBasics Hammock

3. K&H Penthouse

Editor's Notes

September 24, 2020:

Cats are instinctual hunters and climbers that are generally more comfortable looking down on the world around them than they are looking up. If you don't provide a perch for your feline friend, it will probably find one for itself - on top of your bookshelf, your refrigerator, or your kitchen cabinets.

Give your kitten a high-rise haven of its own with one of these elevated lounges. There's a huge variety of raised beds available, from massive, multi-cat structures that take up entire walls to subtle hideaways that fit into a corner of a room. We've tried to represent the best of each style on this list.

For smaller animals, homes, and budgets, the Made4Pets Plush and the AmazonBasics Hammock both do the trick with a simple, suspended seat on a frame. The MidWest Curious Cube is good for cats that like to hide as well as perch, thanks to its box-style cubby and padded loft on top. The Kitty City Condo also has a two-level design, however, it's completely open-air and can be attached to a larger play structure. Perhaps the most attractive on our list, the PawHut 28 lets your furry companion hide and perch at the same time.

If you're looking for a taller roost, consider the Catry Tree for a basic option or the 6-foot-tall Go Pet Club 72 for a deluxe hang-out. We've also included the bushy On2Pets Tree House on our list; it's a bit pricey, but its jungle-inspired design makes it a standout.

Window seats like the Kitty Cot Original and the K&H Penthouse are a distinct style of raised beds that attach to glass with strong suction cups. They give your friend an outside view of the world along with a safe place to sleep.

For snug winter retreats, check out the best felt beds and bed warmers. If your cat ventures outdoors, there are also some great backyard shelters.

Special Honors

Tuft + Paw For a sleek, designer perch that won't clash with your ultra-modern furniture, the MiaCara Torre fits the bill. With clean lines and a posh style, the tower has a chic ash veneer and long-lasting felt to scratch on. It's available in two heights and three colors: black, white, and natural wood.

4. Made4Pets Plush

5. MidWest Curious Cube

6. Kitty Cot Original

7. On2Pets Tree House

8. Catry Tree

9. PawHut 28

10. Kitty City Condo

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