Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Bed Cave
The Meowfia felt cat cave has a premium look and feel at an excellent price. It is a true cat cave, being almost fully enclosed and providing your cat with a high amount of security. We think this bed has great potential although you may need to add a few personal touches like we found we had to. Nonetheless we’ll break down the details in this review and explain why it could be one of the top ranked cat beds.
Material and Construction – 4/5 beans
Overall, this cat cave does indeed look the part of a premium bed. Meowfia mentions on their website that every bed is constructed of “eco-friendly New Zealand merino wool.” Merino wool is known for being soft with fine strands. They also mention that each bed is “hand made by artisans in Nepal and one of a kind.” That is pretty impressive. The pattern on the cat cave we received ironically matches Socks’ coat, but we’d imagine this is the pattern varies from bed to bed. Aesthetically, this bed fits in any contemporary style home as it looks very high-end and modern without looking goofy. In relation to the overall size of this bed, we purchased a size medium, but that is because our cat, Mr. Socks, is a smaller kitty. That being said, he barely fits within the bed, so if your kitty is a chonk or has a larger build you may want to up size to the large. In regards to cleaning, the bed itself is vacuumable and has the ability to be hand-washed. It must be air dried. If your bed shows up a little stiff, like ours did, you can also use a steamer to restore the bed’s original ovular shape.
Comfort and Security – 3/5 beans
Being made out of merino wool, you know you’re getting a soft and warm cat cave. Your kitty will definitely be toasty in this bed. Being a true cat cave, this bed is enclosed except for a single circular entry/exit port. Socks ended up using the edge of the entry circle as his personal head rest with the assistance of his feet propped on the edge. For security, there really isn’t much more you ask for with a cat bed of this style. Your cat will feel protected on all fronts, while keeping a small open spot for their eyes and ears to keep a vigilant watch for those pesky humans. Our only complaint about the comfort and security of this particular cat bed is that there is no padded floor. This may not be an issue for some cats, but for others, they want some padding and cushiness to lounge on. We had to add some makeshift padding inside the bed, but this obviously ended up shrinking the inside space, so we settled on a sweat shirt for some additional floor padding without sacrificing interior space.
Value – 5/5 beans
Since this cat cave is hand made and constructed of such premium materials, we’re giving it high marks for the price point it is being marketed at. We’re not sure how Meowfia can offer something hand made at such a price and still make a profit but we’re thankful they do! It’s made another nice nook for Socks to run into if he wants to nap. The ability to wash this bed without the chance of ruining it if it becomes dirty is also an underrated bonus. They offer full refunds if your cat just isn’t into it. There is also an underrated double feature that this cat cave has hiding up its sleeve, which is the fact that your cat can jump on top of the cave. It will collapse down into more of the traditional donut style cat bed. So you’re basically getting a two-for-one special here.
When we first opened the box and set this on the floor, Socks’ initial interest was peaked…you could almost see the thought bubble above his head going, “what the heck did these people just put in front of me?” Upon initial inspection, he poked his head in and decided it wasn’t terrible, but he wasn’t fully sold yet. When we added the padding blanket, he still turned his nose up at it. Once we took the blanket out and added one of our pre-worn shirts, he immediately went inside the cave and promptly fell asleep. Go figure. We’d say this is Socks Approved.
Overall Rating – 4/5 beans
Overall this cat cave earns a four bean rating mainly because of the premium feel and aesthetic at such a low price point. Is it the absolute best bed on the market? No. But it is pretty dang good. Couple that with the ability to double this bed as a traditional donut style cat bed and you have a versatile, very high-end looking bed that will blend well with any household atmosphere and more importantly give your kitty a nice, cozy spot to hunker down in.