The Best Self-Warming Cat Beds: 2018 Reviews

The variety of cat bed options available on the market is great, but it also makes it complicated to choose. In this article, we’ll help you discover some of the best self-warming cat beds on the market. We take a look at what self-warming cat beds are, how they work and the benefits of owning one. 

Quick Navigation: The Best Self-Warming Cat Beds in 2018

ProductWhy we like itQualityEditor’s rating
Aspen Pet Self Warming Pet BedHigh quality productA4.8/5
K&H Self-Warming Lounge SleeperGreat product and cool designB+4.6/5
Easyology Premium Pet Bed MatCheapest optionB4.5/5
K&H Self-Warming Round Comfy SleeperSidewalls provide feeling of safetyA4.1/5
Pet Magasin Self-Heated Bed For CatsGood warrantyB-4/5

*More information about each product below*

Self-Warming Cat Beds vs. Heated Cat Beds

Self-warming cat beds are the alternative to heated cat beds, which we looked at in a previous article. The main difference between the two is how they are heated. While heated beds use electrical elements to heat up, self-warming cat beds don’t require any energy supply. 

Instead, self-warming cat beds use heat reflective technology to reflect back the heat that your cat emits! Pretty clever, right?

One of the most common materials used to achieve self-warming is a polyester film called BoPET. The material is placed in one or more layers inside the cat bed. 

While the biggest difference between these two options is how they are heated, there are several other features that set them apart. Below you will find a comparison table that highlights important differences that we think you should know about.

Quick comparison: Self-Warming Cat Beds vs. Heated Cat Beds

Self-Warming

Heated

Electricity needed?

No.

Yes.

Price

Generally cheaper than heated ones.

Price varies a lot. Generally more expensive than self-warming alternative.

Safety

Always safe.

Safe when certified.

Location

Can be placed anywhere, even outside if waterproof.

Requires an outlet near by. Most beds aren't suitable for outdoor use.

Attracts cats naturally?

No.

Yes. The heat that is emited from the bed attracts your cat to it.

Suitable for all cats?

Yes!

Yes!

Why choose a self-warming cat bed? 

The biggest benefit of a self-warming cat bed is that it doesn’t require any electrical energy. It doesn’t add any cost to your electrical bill and it can be placed anywhere, regardless of where your electrical outlets are placed. Self-warming cat beds are also very safe to use and don’t require any supervision.

Why choose a heated cat bed? 

The biggest benefit of these ones is that they can attract cats. How this works is that whenever the cat isn’t laying in its bed, the bed will emit some heat and hold a temperature that’s a bit warmer than the ambient room temperature. This attracts the cat to its bed, as they tend to seek out warm surfaces. 

As you can see, both heated and self-warming cat beds have benefits and drawbacks. It all depends on what you want. 

The Best Self-Warming Cat Beds: 2018 Reviews

1. Aspen Pet Self-Warming Bed

Size: Available in 5 different sizes and shapes.

The Aspen self-warming bed features built-in thermal technology, similar to what’s used in space blankets. No electricity needed. This special technology works by absorbing and reflecting the cat’s body temperature. Along with that, the bed is constructed with a soft lambswool surface to promote comfortable sleeping. 

In addition, the bed is lightweight and its portable design allows your cat to get comfy anywhere. The bed avoids slipping or sliding across the floor as it’s supported by a non-skid layer on the bottom. 

The bed comes in multiple shapes and sizes as well as three different colors. Because the bed is machine-washable, it’s pretty simple to clean. It can also be hand-washed. 

One thing that some customers don’t find amusing about the product, however, is that it makes a little crackling noise as the cat gets in. The noise is caused by the metalized film inside, that’s part of the self-warming technology. 

  • Efficient self-warming
  • Easy to clean
  • Lambswool assures great comfort
  • Light weight and portable
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Available in multiple sizes and colors
  • Can make some noise

2. K&H Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper

Size: 16″ x 20″.

Made with good materials like polyester and cotton, the K&H self-warming lounge sleeper is designed to withstand years of use. 

The construction consists of several layers; one with metalized insulation to absorb the body heat and another to reflect it back to the cat. It also includes a super soft surface and comfortable elevated sides for the cat to rest peacefully. 

The non-skid layer built into the bottom of the bed provides a stable setting. Another benefit is that the bed is eco-friendly as the fill is made using recycled plastic bottles. 

If you need to clean it, you can simply place the entire bed into the washing machine. Wash using cool water and let it air-dry afterward. You can also use the air-fluff cycle to dry the bed. 

The bed is available in three color combinations including gray with blue, sage with tan, and mocha with green. 

  • Efficient self-warming feature
  • Easy to clean
  • Eco-friendly design
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Warranty
  • Bed can become lumpy after a while

3. Easyology Premium Pet Bed Mat

Size: 31.5″ x 17.3″.

Designed with an internal thermal pad, the Easyology pet bed mats are useful for both indoor and outdoor cats. The mat is housed by a plush exterior coating that encourages the cat to curl up on the top. Because of its generous size, it’s possible for two grown cats to share the mat. 

In addition, the mat is lightweight so you can move it throughout your home without any hassle. The mat can fit on top of a bed or couch, for when you want to keep your cat close. Also, it can act as a barrier to prevent fur from getting all over your furniture. 

We especially recommend the Easyology pet bed mat for owners with cats that shed a lot. Hair is easily removed with a vacuum cleaner. The cover can safely be washed in a machine as needed, just remember to remove the reflector pad inside.

No toxins or BPA is used making the Easyology pet bed mats. 

  • Easy to clean
  • Can be used outside
  • Perfect for cats that shed
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Can be slippery

4. K&H Self-Warming Round Comfy Sleeper

It’s hard to resist watching your cat curl up into a little ball as they’re going to sleep. The producer, K&H Manufacturing, provides lucky cats with a cozy place to sleep with this self-warming cat bed.  

The Round Comfy Sleeper has several similarities to the company’s other product, the Lounge Sleeper. It’s constructed with an insulation layer and a layer to reflect the heat. 

The surface is built like a cushion and is packed with soft polyester fibers to make it soft. The bed also features high sidewalls made with foam, to keep your cat feel safe and peaceful. The sidewalls are thick and sturdy, which can be an advantage for kittens that like to fool around. 

With a 18 x 18 x 8 in. dimension, the sleeper should have enough room for your cat to stretch out. It’s also available in a larger size with a dimension of 24 x 24 x 8 inches, if you really want to secure that your cat has enough space! 

  • Non-skid bottom
  • Soft, velvety top cover
  • Hypoallergenic foam
  • Warranty
  • Can be difficult to clean

5. Pet Magasin Self Heated Bed For Cats

Size: Available in two different sizes.

The final product(s) of this review is a practical self-heated bed from Pet Magasin. With this one you’ll receive two mats; one large and one smaller-sized. With the combined power of built-in mylar technology and super soft fabrics, these self-warming mats can attract and reflect body heat from your cat. 

The top layers are made using velvety fabric of high quality. Hypoallergenic foam is used for the cushioning. The anti-slid bottom made of rubber helps prevent sliding and also provides stability for your cat. And as mats like these tend to end up on the floor at some time, the non-skid bottom could also help if someone steps on them.

The large mat is convenient to place on a couch or on the floor. The smaller mat can be placed on more obscure places like on a shelf or in a drawer. This way, your cat won’t have to be uncomfortable or cold in any of its favorite hangouts. 

The manufacturer includes a two-year warranty with purchase.

  • Two for one
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Hypoallergenic foam
  • Two year warranty
  • Some have found it difficult to clean
  • Some reviewers found that the pads need more foam
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