Cat furniture is becoming easier and easier to find. Why shouldn’t your cat have their own cat house or cat condo? Seems simple enough to me. You can also read Cat Furniture Part One for more insight into your options for cat scratchers and scratching posts.
So, you’re thinking about getting your furry friend a cat house or condo. Where do you start? Since there are so many options, I have listed my top choices that resulted from my research here in every category I can think of. That way, you can match your style, purpose and budget. Let’s lose ourselves in the magical world of cat houses and cat condos. Here we go…
Modern Cat Houses
Do you have a modern home? Do you want your cat house to blend in with your decor? Then look no further than the Pawhut 20″ Mid-century Modern Square Cat House.
Number of Cats: No more than 2
Reviews: The reviews on this product are generally good. It has 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon. The only consistent problem that people have reported is with the smell of the cat house. It will go away but if you have a sensitive nose, this one might not be right for you.
Notable Features: Modern design and sturdy.
Extravagant Cat Houses
Not everyone will have the space or the budget for the extravagance that is the 2 Story Outdoor Cat House by PetsFit. But, it’s just so cute. I think of it like the playground you might get for your kids. Except this one is all about cats. If you’re looking for something for your outdoor cats then this is a great option.
Number of Cats: 3 +
Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. People and (more importantly) cats love this cat house. The only small things reported are that it can be a little tricky to assemble, the paint wasn’t 100% consistent and one person was missing one screw. It probably depends on whether you are used to assembling IKEA furniture or not. Only one screw missing? That’s a win!
Notable Features: It’s weatherproof and can be painted to match your outdoor decor.
Cardboard Cat Houses
If you are looking for something temporary or seasonal, consider a cardboard cat house. They won’t last as long as the others but you get a lot more options of design and they tend to be more fun. Cardboard cat houses are generally lower in cost so if you aren’t sure if your cat will even like a cat house or cat condo then this is a good place to start. Here’s a few fun ones I found:
This is the Moggiez and Doggiez Cardboard Cat House Kitty Cab. This is the New York City model and they also have a London black cab and a British cab covered in union jacks.
Number of Cats: 1
Reviews: This kitty cab scores 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon. People generally love it – mostly for the cuteness and I have to agree. Think of all the photo ops!
Notable Features: Not a traditional cat house, easily moved and easy to assemble.
For another cardboard cat house option, why not try something festive? Check out this Companion Gear Holiday Gingerbread Cat House. A great Christmas gift for any cat owner or cat.
Price: $13.99 (a steal!)
Number of Cats: 1
Reviews: It seems that with this house house you either love it or hate it. It gets 3.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. the majority of people give it 5 stars. Others rate it lower because it doesn’t last. For the price, I still think this is worth a purchase. If it lasted for the month of December I would feel like I got my money’s worth.
Notable Features: Easy to assemble, easy to move and includes your cat in the Christmas festivities. It also has a dangling gingerbread man. We all know how much cats like dangly things.
Versatile Cat Houses
I’m a sucker for anything with a dual purpose which is why I absolutely love this Best Friends by Sheri 2-in-1 Honeycomb Hut. And the price is definitely right!
Number of Cats: 1
Reviews: This items is well reviewed in Amazon with 4.1 out of 5 stars. The only complaints relate to the size (for dogs) and that it can get faded after washing. This would not be enough to turn me off the purchase.
Notable Features: It transforms from a cat house to a cat cuddler/bed. Did I mention that the price is notable ie: cheap?
Premium Cat Houses
If you’re looking for something a little more stylish than the traditional cat houses, then the Meowfia Premium Cat Cave should be on your list. It’s a premium item, so expect to pay more.
Number of Cats: 1
Reviews: This is the best-reviewed cat house on my list. On Amazon it has 4.9 out of 5 stars. I could not find any real complaints about this product which is good since it’s a little pricey.
Notable Features: Made of 100% merino wool that antibacterial and easy to clean. It fits large (or portly) cats easily. They can sleep in or on the cave. Oh, and it’s stylish and comes in multiple colors.
Cat Houses for Multiple Cats
I only have one cat but I would have more if I could. I expect that many of you out there have more more than one and so I would be remiss if I didn’t include this Midwest Curious Cat Cube. I think it’s perfect for 2 cats but you could probably even squeeze 3 in there.
Number of Cats: 2 comfortably, maximum of 3
Reviews: This is another cat house that people are very happy with – it rates 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. There may be an issue with the included toys. One user reported her kitten’s claw getting stuck in one of the bells. Not to worry: the toys can be easily removed with clippers. Someone else had a more serious complaint and reported her kitten getting stuck in the cat house. If you have kittens, this may not be the right house for you.
Notable Features: Sturdy and easy to assemble. Scratching surface included.
If you have kittens or are turned off the Midwest Curious Cat Cube, another good multiple cat house is the Trixie Pet Products 3 Story Cat House. If you have the space, I think this would look cute in the kitchen. It can also be used outside.
Number of Cats: maximum of 3
Reviews: This is another cat house that people either love or hate. It gets a respectable 3.9 stars out of 5 on Amazon. Most of the negative comments relate to assembly and durability. It seems logical that one will affect the other. You need a drill ideally to assemble this so that it’s sturdy. It’s not as large as it may look so it may not be suitable for multiple LARGE adult cats. Great for kittens though.
Notable Features: Can be used inside or outside. A charming design with opening and closing shutters and multiple entrances and exits.
I hope you have enjoyed my list of the best cat houses and cat condos and that there is something here for you and your furry friend. Do you have any recommendations? What’s your favorite cat house/cat condo?