K&H Extreme Weather Kitty Pad™ & Cover - Outdoor Heated Cat Beds
To keep my outside cats and ferals warm I purchased several Rubbermaid 48-quart ice chests (which are already insulated. some also have a little drain hole at the bottom if water does get in). I bought a 6" round drill attachment to cut a hole (halfway up)on one end. For the inside I put some polyester pads (filter pads for hvac units). Polyester holds in the body heat and keeps the cats warm. Purr pads would work also. I do like the idea of straw as well and will be trying that out as I am having 2 bales delivered today. Make sure you tape the top of the chest to keep it from opening. I then place the units in a shed or under a covering to keep the elements from getting in. If this can't be under a covered area you may want to purchase 6" round tubing (plastic or pvc) at your hardware store and cut off a 4-6" piece that can be secured into the hole at the end. If you are able to cut it in half length-wise and secure it at the top of the hole that is best. (acts like a roof over the hole) This will keep the elements out yet still allow the animal access. Try to place it off the ground if you can. Cats prefer higher places. My cats have the option of coming into the heated garage or staying outside in one of these units. Half of them come in and the other half prefer these "cat chests." (I am a cat rescue person in Arizona.)
Can you read and comprehend? It is a feral cat. It doesn't like humans(me, you, people). The cat will not come in the house. It has not been tested and could have FIV. I have an insulate box on my porch with a heating pad and straw and the cat gets food three times per day.
Many people place self heating pet pads in areas where feral cats frequent, as they allow the cats a warm place to sleep without freezing to death.This is the inside of the Feral Villa with the heating pad and straw in it. Again, the straw is pushed to the side. I’m pretty sure Dash doesn’t share it with any other cats, and leaves if Doggy Woggy the opossum is in there, and vice versa.Yes, I also have feral cats that I use "self-heated cat cushions". They are sold by Drs. Foster & Smith, or you may be able to find them elsewhere. The pet stores don't seem to carry them. My feral cats bury themselves under them on my front porch love seat. It is too funny! I think they fight over them and in the morning they are on the ground in front of the chair. I also put them in the cat shelters. They can be washed and you don't have to worry about electrical fires. There are also pet heating pads that are electric and made exclusively for outdoor use. The cords are wrapped with coil and are safer to use than a regular heating pad. DO NOT USE human heating pads for the cats/kittens. There is always the chance they will get burned or, cause a fire. Best of luck caring for your cats this winter! Small cedar insulated outside cat house with raised lounging deck. Buy a Small Animal Heating Pad and transform this cat outside house into a heated outdoor cat house, keeping your kitty cozy and warm during the coldest of months. It's perfect cat furniture for the neighborhood feral that is adamant about staying outdoors or for the indoor kitty who insists on hanging out near you while you're in the garden. - PRICE: $185.50 - #outsidecathouse #outdoorcathouse #catoutsidehouse4. This next shelter requires either purchasing the shelter from Feral Villa or building your own. My wonderful husband and son built this for Shadow and then modified it a few years later to add a window and remove part of the wind break. With this shelter you can stuff it with straw or place a heat pad inside. It has an entrance and an exit for safety as well as a wind break. The lid is hinged for easy opening to clean. This shelter is not very big inside. My two ferals cannot both fit comfortably inside. This shelter was built when Shadow was first here, but he never took to it. Unfortunately a raccoon did! I do use this shelter outside on a table and during bitter cold nights, I leave a small amount of dry cat food inside. On occasion one of the ferals will get inside and rest for a short time. You can find information on how to build this shelter on Alley Cat Allies. It is called Alley Cat Allies Inexpensive Cat Shelter. There are also other instructions on this for building other types of shelters Here is a link to . Here are two pictures of the shelter my husband and son built. You can also view more pictures of this shelter on my site.Have an itty bitty kitty? Check out the , our all-new heated cat pad with a smaller footprint. It's perfect for diminuitive outdoor and feral kitties.