Post Published on June 13, 2017 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Kittycentric Felted Cat Cave Review
Over a month ago, we were sent three felted cat caves from Kittycentric to review. Since Charlie and Trigg had already reviewed two cat caves, I thought it might be fun to see how other Ragdoll cats, like Caymus and Murphy (12-year old cats who live with my parents) and Addie and Ash (3-year old cats who live with my sister) responded to them.
So this review process was more substantial with a total of 6 cats checking these out.
These caves are beautifully handmade with natural fibers – using a thick wool felting. The thickness of the felted wool helps them keep their shape and position you leave them in. And each cave has a nice size opening – as you can see in the videos, the cats had no problem entering and exiting the caves.
100% New Zealand Merino Wool
Yes, these egg-shaped cat cocoons are handmade from 100% New Zealand Merino wool that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
I can’t attest to this, but Kittycentric says that “The natural lanolin in this material rub off on your kitty’s fur creating a protective barrier that makes them itch less and smell better”
As you can see in the videos below and the photos, the cats had no problem going in and out of the cat cave – the hole was definitely big enough.
Cave or Bed?
The cave can be flattened into a round mat instead! In fact, all 6 cats seemed to like to use it more like this – but might like the cave feature more in the winter months (it was the Spring rolling into Summer when we reviewed this)
One of the things I learned early on reviewing cat beds is that it’s all about placement of the bed. Cats sometimes will not use a bed if it’s not in the right spot. My sister said her cats weren’t using the bed – and one weekend (during the review process) when she was out of town, I had to go by and check on her cats a few times. I couldn’t find her cat Addie when I arrived, so I phoned my sister to see where she would be. Amy said she likes to sleep in the guest room closet – so I checked in there and sure enough, that’s where she was. So I grabbed the Kittycentric Cat Cave, compacted it down to a bed and put it in the closet. My sister sent me this photo when she returned.
You can hand wash it with a little water and a mild wool-friendly cleaner. I did not try this – as we did wash a felted cat cave (another brand made of the same material) on cold water in the delicate cycle and had no problems. My experience has been as long as it is not exposed to heat, it’ll stay it’s shape – but that’s at your own risk.
As a reviewer on Amazon said, “An added plus was the toy ball, which disappeared into the alternate universe where cats hide their stuff.” – I totally agree and could never sound as clever as that!
All 6 cats loved the bonus toy – but none of the human owners know where those toy balls are now! Knowing my two, it will resurface again.
Overall, I think the Kittycentric Cat Caves are a great cat bed option for Ragdolls and other kitties. If I was getting a kitten, I would start with one for a bed because it would be a great place play and sleep…and could help with a little one that is teething. I would also get one for Trigg because he loves enclosed spaces. I like that it’s safe – free of chemicals – so I don’t have to worry about my cats laying on it.
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We received the Kittycentric Cat Caves for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.