This bed has been a big hit in my household. I actually got it for my Chihuahua, since he is so fond of burrowing under blankets to sleep, but when I opened the box and set the bed up in my living room, my cat staked her claim to it. She's a very small cat, but I don't think any of my bigger cats would have any trouble fitting into the bed. Maybe someday she will let them try it out.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The red is much lighter than it appears on the site. It's almost pink.
When I first pulled this out of the box, I was a little surprised. It had been squashed into the packaging, but once out of the box it popped right back into shape. (A shape that, I was amused to find, strongly resembled a house-slipper...)
Its sides are very flexible, and it is filled with a plush, fleecy material that is very soft. The cushion is removable, but you'd probably only want to take it out for washing, as underneath the cushion is only a thin, uninsulated bottom. If you turn the bed over, the underside is lightly textured with 'bumps', presumably to prevent it from sliding around on the carpet or flooring. It's pretty light -- there is no real weight or substance outside of the cushion to make it bottom-heavy, and while the flexible sides will give your cat the illusion of enclosed security, it won't offer protection against, say, an enthusiastic pouncing puppy or toddler.
I read the dimensions, to the point of pulling out a tape measure, but even that didn't prepare me for the reality that it's.....shall we say, snug?
I have a 14-15 pound fluffball, and when the bed first came in, I tried to gently persuade her to get inside. Unfortunately, this ended badly, as I ended up trying to push her in headfirst -- and there we both became stuck, because she had no room to maneuver or turn around! I finally gave up and just left the bed lying out. Later, I found her snuggled up inside it, but I hadn't seen her get inside -- so aside from either backing herself into it or magic, I have NO idea how she managed. In this case, with a 15-pound cat, it ended well, but I still wouldn't recommend this for your Maine Coon or giant Ragdoll....they might find it uncomfortably tight. For a smaller cat, however, it should be VERY cozy and warm!
My biggest complaint isn't related to the quality of the bed, but that the bed's color on the site is not nearly as dark as it appeared on my monitor -- I picked this particular bed because I thought it would blend nicely with my red color scheme. The picture shown is a deep, reddish wine. In fact, it is far more like a lighter pinkish-brown, with an ivory interior. It has a velveteen 'nap' on the outside, which may account for part of it, but just be aware of this if color-matching is an issue for you.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Color very different, otherwise similar
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be fairly good quality, can't speak for long-term
Our cat LOVES this little cubbyhole! She couldn't wait 5 minutes after I got it to jump in it. She curls up and sleeps in it all the time. The other cat we have tried to get into it and a battle ensued~so funny. Would highly recommend this to any cat loverj!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect match
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality for such a low price.
I was excited about this to arrive, however, my 9 lb. Chihuahua wasn't as thrilled. It was a bit too small, and he only actually got in it about two times. He has more fun trying to pull the small pillow from inside apart. This would only be good for a small dog (smaller than 9lbs) or small cat.
My cats love this bed. It's cozy but large enough to accomodate a 16lb cat with ease. My tiny cat loves it too. She just curls right up. It looks like a clog. When one cat is in it, the other waits her turn. Great purchase, price and all that.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Made well with lots of padding
My cat tends to hide under beds, chairs, etc. so I wanted to find her something she can hide in and be comfortable. This is perfect for her. She weighs 10lbs and there is plenty room for her to turn around. Plus the cushion on the bottom is removable.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent