Cat Baskets & Cat Dens
Cat dens as hiding places and play furniture
Cat dens are an easy and effective option to make your cat's life indoors more pleasant and interesting. Cats can use dens either as a hiding place, play furniture or a combination of the two. At bitiba, there are numerous cat dens to choose from in different designs, which you can conveniently order online for home delivery. Some look like half-opened mussels. Others resemble round or square baskets, boxes or igloos.
What is the difference between cat dens and cat beds?
Cat beds are usually an open area, whilst cat dens are closed on all sides apart from the entrance. So as a direct comparison, dens offer greater separation from the environment. If a cat wishes to rest, a den is the perfect place to retreat. Cat dens of course also make a great playful hiding place, especially if you own several cats. Another benefit is that cat dens offer excellent protection from draughts. If the opening doesn't point in the direction of a stream of air, comfort inside the den is perfect.
Felt, plush, willow or wooden car dens: Does the material play a role?
Wooden cat dens are particularly robust and withstand sharp claws on the inside with no issues. However, the hardness of the material also means that the den should definitely be lined with a cushion, blanket or other soft materials. Willow or rattan cat dens are similar and come second in terms of stability. Plush dens are wonderfully soft and warm, but are more likely to show signs of scratching or biting. The same is true of felt cat dens.
What should I look for when buying a cat den?
Along with size and material, you can consider other points when buying cat dens. Most models are designed to be placed on the floor. In such cases, adding anti-slip nubs underneath makes sure that the cat den stays in its spot. There are also cat towers with several dens at different heights, as well as dens to fix directly above the floor. Some dens are foldable and are also suitable for use on the move.