The Best Cat Tents (2021 Reviews)

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If you want to save a lot of money on cat furniture or you think your cat would prefer to climb, purr, and play in a tent, then the cat tent might be the solution!

While a cat bed is nice while you are sleeping on the couch, a cat tent/house is fun for your kitty 24/7.

Cats, as you probably already know, seem to feel the need to crouch on the furniture, stick their paws in the trash, and do all sorts of strange things. A cat tent restricts them from doing those things but still gives them a private, safe, and comfortable place to sleep, play, hide, and cuddle.

The best cat tent will provide your feline friend with a place to get out of the sun, keep out of the pet hair, and it will keep your house clean.

Check out the best cat tents we found to buy in 2019 below!

NameCategoryProduct
Nala and CompanyBest OverallNala and Company
Kitty City Jungle Cat Cube ComboBudget PickKitty City Jungle Cat Cube Combo
DAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play HouseUpgrade PickDAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play House

1. Nala and Company

Our rating: 9 / 10

Nala and Company

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2. Outback Jack Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Our rating: 9 / 10

Outback Jack Outdoor Cat Enclosures

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If you’re looking for something that your cat can enjoy while you’re not home, then this tent-like cat tent could be it. This tent is made of sturdy, weather-resistant oxford cloth fabric. Just attach the four poles on the edges of the base, and stake it down on the ground. Then your cat can jump on the top of the tent and peer out the windows to get a better view.

The windows on the tent allow for a lot of light to come in. This makes a great refuges for cats to sleep or play during summer days.

This cat tent has a large tunnel that will be connected to the house. Your cat can enter the house and the tunnel from the tent. This is a great way to let your cat have some alone time.

3. MyDeal Pop Up Instant Kitty Play and Sleep Tent

Our rating: 9 / 10

MyDeal Pop Up Instant Kitty Play and Sleep Tent

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Pros:

  • Cat toy built-in
  • Comes in assorted colors

You can see above why the MyDeal pop up cat tent is the best-selling cat tent on Amazon. Your cat doesn’t have to stop playing and crawling around just because it’s time for bed. This gift allows your kitty to have a quiet place to sleep and also play. It’s also a great size for a small kitty and also will grow as your kitty grows.

MyDeal Pop Up is the convenient Instant Mini Cat Tent. It’s small and lightweight, foldable and portable, you can easily carry it anywhere.

The small size of this bed allows your pet to sleep comfortably throughout the night without getting in the way. It is a perfect choice for both your pet and your home. The material is pet mesh, which is safe for your pet.

4. Pet Tent Soft Bed

Our rating: 9 / 10

Pet Tent Soft Bed

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Of the many cat tents on the market, the Pet Tent produced by Best Pet Supplies stands out in several ways. Firstly the simple design which makes it very easy for your cat to get into it. The Pet Tent tent is also durable and the soft material is comfy and cozy for your cat. It’s made from durable cotton making it a long lasting addition to your home.

The color of the tent is a very bright feature. The Pet Tent comes available in two colors – blue and purple. Not only is it a distinctive color, but it’s also pretty, fetching, and feminine. The color is so bright and beautiful that it will certainly brighten up your home. Who knows, it could also brighten up your mood.

5. eenk Cat Toy Tunnel and Cubes Bundle

Our rating: 9 / 10

eenk Cat Toy Tunnel and Cubes Bundle

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If you’re looking for a simple, affordable cat tent that can be setup easily, then the eenk cat toy bundle with collapsible tube and foldable cube is the one for you.

It includes three main pieces – a tunnel, a cube, and a tube. The cube and tube can be used separately, or you can combine them with the tunnel for even more fun!

Speaking of tunnels, this one is a decent size, with a height of about 3ft and a diameter of about 1ft.

6. Kitty Obstacle Play House

Our rating: 8 / 10

Kitty Obstacle Play House

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This is one of the best tents for cats. It’s an obstacle playhouse for your little feline friend.

It’s made from a high-tear fabric, which means it’s super strong and most importantly, it’ll hold up to wear and tear.

The entrance is closed with a metal latch which automatically opens when your pet approaches the door.

7. Kitty City Jungle Cat Cube Combo

Our rating: 8 / 10

Kitty City Jungle Cat Cube Combo

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Pros:

  • Set up in seconds
  • Comes in three different sizes
  • Made from breathable fabrics
  • Solid construction
  • Cross-ventilation system provides fresh air for your cat
  • Litter box included
  • Shelves can be removed to make room for toys
  • Can be used as a cat house or a kitty bed

Cons:

  • Assembly requires some tools such as a screwdriver, scissors, a ruler, and a sewing machine
  • If you’re in a warmer area, the tent may not be warm enough

And House, Kitty House and Play House.

Summary:

If you have a cat, then the Kitty City jungle cat cube combo could be the perfect thing for you. It’s a house that provides cats with endless hours of fun and entertainment. Your cat may even enjoy having the tent as their bed.

8. little dove Pet Teepee House Fold Away Pet Tent Furniture Cat Bed

Our rating: 8 / 10

little dove Pet Teepee House Fold Away Pet Tent Furniture Cat Bed

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Pros:

  • Cat loves it! – I have a female cat that has destroyed anything she can get her claws into – she has ripped up carpet, destroyed bedding, clothes, and a large stuffed cat. I was concerned about leaving her alone for work, so I ordered this … she loves it!! During the day when she is not roaming the house, she now chooses this over the couch. She will even sleep here if i have to leave her to go to work or run errands. This tent has held up well
  • Exact cat tent I was looking for. I started using this when I put my smaller cat to warm up in my bedroom when she first came to live with me. She got used to it, so I decided to use it for my larger cat. She took to it right away and used it above her cat bed. I live in a small apartment and this tent allows my cats to have a safe space to escape if they so choose.
  • This was love at first sight! My cat just kind of sat inside it looking happy and I knew it would be a hit! He does scratch it but only here and there and he is a rambunctious cat. It seems to be really sturdy! I will be buying more to make a fort of them!

9. Outback Jack Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Our rating: 8 / 10

Outback Jack Outdoor Cat Enclosures

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If you’re looking for something that your cat can enjoy while you’re not home, then this tent-like cat tent could be it. This tent is made of sturdy, weather-resistant oxford cloth fabric. Just attach the four poles on the edges of the base, and stake it down on the ground. Then your cat can jump on the top of the tent and peer out the windows to get a better view.

The windows on the tent allow for a lot of light to come in. This makes a great refuges for cats to sleep or play during summer days.

This cat tent has a large tunnel that will be connected to the house. Your cat can enter the house and the tunnel from the tent. This is a great way to let your cat have some alone time.

10. LuckerMore Pet Teepee Tent Dog & Cat Tent Bed Small Washable

Our rating: 8 / 10

LuckerMore Pet Teepee Tent Dog & Cat Tent Bed Small Washable

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Pros:

  • There are end pockets with meshed window for ventilation and visibility
  • Every pet tent is hand-sewn in the USA, they are of top quality
  • They are durable, easy to clean and purr-fect for pets
  • Dreamy soft and warm interior with removable foam cushion
  • The fabric is waterproof, heavy duty and breathable
  • There is a drape door with dual zippers to let your pets in and out easily
  • There is a handy pocket to put your pet’s favorite toys
  • It is safe, handy and reliable for your pets
  • It is lightweight and portable
  • Professional pattern for your pet tents, and no color fading

Cons:

  • It does not include a play-pen net
  • The stitching is not so refined, you can see it in the photos
  • The outside fabric looks a bit rough, which is not good for kittens
  • The door drape can be a bit hard to fit through it, you may need to cut the fabric a little
  • This pet teepee is flimsy and not sturdy enough when you want your pet to play on there steadily

11. troppipets Large Cat Hideaway Bed

Our rating: 8 / 10

troppipets Large Cat Hideaway Bed

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For cats that suffer from anxiety or fear, the troppipets cat teepee is a good solution. It’s a cozy dwelling they can hide in anytime they’re under stress.

Because it’s made from cardboard, it’s a sturdy piece of cat furniture. Plus, it’s easy to assemble with a few simple steps.

You’ll be able to finish setting it up in about a minute. The laminated cardboard is also easy to clean, allowing you to maintain a clean and tidy environment for your cat.

12. Hi Suyi Portable Large Pop Up Pet Cat Tents Enclosures

Our rating: 8 / 10

Hi Suyi Portable Large Pop Up Pet Cat Tents Enclosures

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Indoor, Travel.

This portable pop up pet tent will provide your cat with a safe haven to play and hide in – no matter where they are. Set up is easy – take it apart and fold the sides flat. Then assemble it into a triangle shape with the whole pointed up.

This is made for outside or inside use – depending on your cat’s status. If they’re indoor cats, then this will be useful in addition to their regular cat bed/swing. If they’re outdoor cats, then you can use this as a portable home. One review pointed out that the design isn’t really made for outdoors. And that it could be quite difficult holding up if there’s any wind.

13. little dove Pet Teepee Dog(Puppy) & Cat Bed

Our rating: 8 / 10

little dove Pet Teepee Dog(Puppy) & Cat Bed

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Pros:

  • The “bedroom” of the tent is removable and washable, making it convenient for cleaning
  • The tent supports up to 50 pounds, and the height is adjustable
  • The pet bed tent has a decent size, which is bigger than most beds, and it’s perfect for most medium-sized cats & dogs.
  • Holds the dog(puppy) or cat inside
  • Durable material
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 23.5 x 28.5 inches – NW0155-19
  • Color: Multi Color
  • Material: High Quality 100% Cotton
  • The inside two layers of thick cotton flannel waterproof fabric and the third layer is super soft plush and well padded to make the bed super comfortable
  • Suitable for dogs(puppy), cats

Our reviewers’ notes:

  • 3-feet long and fits all animal beds
  • Can be set up over a pet’s bed if they don’t mind being separated from their beds
  • She has a couple of cats right now, and they seemed to love it
  • They do not scratch the material of the lodge

14. SportPet Designs Large Pop Open Kennel

Our rating: 8 / 10

SportPet Designs Large Pop Open Kennel

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You’ll love giving your pet comfort, security, and keep them safe with this kennel from SportPet Designs. The large (33.5” x 27” x 21”) steel frame can accommodate your pet’s bed or blanket.

What’s more is that this kennel comes with a removable fleece mat that’s designed to keep your pet warm. This mat can also be removed so you can clean and disinfect it.

The transparent plastic roof has an overlapping flaps that serve as vents for allowing air circulation, which can be useful if you are keeping your pet indoors.

15. PAWISE Cat Tent Bed Pop-up Pet Cat House Tent Castle

Our rating: 8 / 10

PAWISE Cat Tent Bed Pop-up Pet Cat House Tent Castle

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Pros:

  • Strong, safe, and durable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Has a wide opening for easy access
  • The material used is water-resistant
  • Comes with a scratch post
  • It’s not as expensive as some similar models
  • Great for cats with claws
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes in different sizes
  • Great for indoor and outdoor use

Cons:

  • Doesn’t collapse as easily as other similar models
  • Not very suitable for little kittens
  • A bit noisy

Playhouse + Cat Scratch Post, Great Gift Idea.

Why does your cat need a cat tent? According to specialists, cats enjoy having their own little cave as well as a secure place to hide. They may hide in a corner or under a chair to escape from any distraction, to use the restroom, but many also like playing in their ‘tent’.

16. Miss Meow Cat Dog Tent Triangle Bed Removable Cushion Cover Two Way Conversion

Our rating: 8 / 10

Miss Meow Cat Dog Tent Triangle Bed Removable Cushion Cover Two Way Conversion

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Pros:

  • The cat bed loops onto most standard sized doorframes
  • It collapses easily for travel
  • It’s small and packable; don’t take up a lot of space
  • Can be easily washed

Cons:

  • Results differ depending on the cat
  • Some cats might not like the material
  • The cat needs to be coaxed to enter the bed
  • For some cats, this bed feels small

The Miss Meow Cat Dog Tent is a neat, affordable solution that gives your kitty their own space to explore.

She can either take refuge in the cat tent or use it as a vantage point from which to survey her domain from on high.

The tent also works when placed on the floor, like a cozy cave your cat will love coming to.

17. Sterling Premium Comfort Pet Beds

Our rating: 8 / 10

Sterling Premium Comfort Pet Beds

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Pros:

  • Premium quality
  • Durable
  • Can be used as a bed or a mat
  • Dimensions are 35 x 24 x 3 inches
  • Can be used by dogs, cats, and other small animals
  • Can be placed in bedroom, living room, or any other room in your home
  • Comes with 5 pet beds
  • Can be placed in a car or truck

Cons:

  • Can’t be washed in a machine or a washing machine
  • May not withstand a dog’s claws

5 Pack.

A product from Sterling, the dog and cat tents are perfect for any pet. They come in 5 different styles: round, square, quatrefoil, star, and hexagon. They also come in different colors: blue, gray, black, brown, pink, red, and white. Each of these comes in a 3-pack. The sizes run from small to large.

The lightweight and portable dog and cat beds are made with waterproof PU leather and Tear-resistant polyester fabric. They come with a non-skid bottom that prevents the beds from slipping. It also reduces the noise the dog or cat may make … those who like to scratch and make noises while sleeping.

18. Hollypet Self-Warming 2 in 1 Foldable Comfortable Triangle Cat Bed Tent House

Our rating: 8 / 10

Hollypet Self-Warming 2 in 1 Foldable Comfortable Triangle Cat Bed Tent House

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19. TORDES Dog Bed Washable Shark Cat Bed Covered Cave House

Our rating: 8 / 10

TORDES Dog Bed Washable Shark Cat Bed Covered Cave House

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Pros:

  • Great for indoor cats
  • Lots of space for cats to play, you could even squeeze two pets at one time
  • Comes with a tent and cat scratcher
  • Sturdy and easy to clean
  • Affordable
  • Available in 7 sizes

Cons:

  • Too small for very large cats
  • Dim lighting
  • The zip door may flip backward

The Tord is an innovative bed that any cat will love with its space saving design and small footprint that doesn’t take up much space. This bed has a detachable cushion, a 3D tunnel, and a scratcher along with a removable top, which makes it possible to be washed.

It also comes with a tent, which can be zipped closed, so your cat will have some place to escape. This tent is also great for cats that are prone to anxiety.

The holding cradle on top also serves as a hider for the cats. The cat will feel as if they’re hunting when they’re hiding.

20. MEOWFIA Premium Cat Bed Cave

Our rating: 7 / 10

MEOWFIA Premium Cat Bed Cave

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When it comes to finding the perfect cat tent, you don’t need to look any further when the Meowfia cat bed cave is your top choice. This incredibly comfortable bed features USA made 100% luxury fiber chosen for its non-shedding, hypoallergenic, ultra-soft and silky tactile textures.

The Meowfia cat bed cave contains a filling of 100% virgin, eco-aligned, Ultra-soft, USA made Wool that is anti-mite, allergen resistant and comfortable for your cat. The fill materials are designed specifically to provide support for your cat’s joints.

21. HI SUYI Portable Cat Playpen Outdoor Enclosures -4 in 1 Folding Play Tent Tunnel Cube Compound Pet House

Our rating: 5 / 10

HI SUYI Portable Cat Playpen Outdoor Enclosures -4 in 1 Folding Play Tent Tunnel Cube Compound Pet House

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Pros:

  • Made for kittens, cats, and pets
  • Easy to set up and fold
  • Includes one tunnel and seven plastic balls (3 on each of the axis)
  • Can be used to play and to exercise – both indoors and outdoors (weather-resistant)
  • Great for new kittens and growing cats
  • Perfect for anyone who enjoys watching their pet play and exercise
  • Comes in fun colors and patterns; comes with a carrying bag
  • The cube is made from high-quality thick and flexible material
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Good value for the price

22. DAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play House

Our rating: 4 / 10

DAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play House

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Pros:

  • Multi-functional design for the different types of small pets
  • If you have more than one pet, or if you just want convenience, then the 3-in-1 play package might be perfect for you
  • The top hatch provides the best access to small pets, and it gives you access to the inner tent of the playpen
  • Hanging toys like balls, bells and thread toys can be added for your pets to play and run
  • The playpen comes with connectors to assemble the 3-in-1 play package together

Cons:

  • You cannot dismantle the playpen, because if you kill your pet by mistake, then you are still responsible
  • The two tunnels are super snug, but they’re not as tall as the play package, so large pets might not be able to play in there
  • The tunnel might be too tight for velociraptors and other giant pets.

Guinea Pig.

This play tent is for the different types of small pets like pets that chew and those who scratch and those who are afraid of heights.

This playpen comes with three shelter levels to satisfy your pet’s jump, crawl, scratch, and sleep needs. With a removable cover, it can improve ventilation and be washed easily.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best house cat to get?

A Bengal cat is a great choice for a family cat if you are wanting a loving and energetic pet that is great with children. We love our Bengal cat, who is now 15 years old, and still acts like a kitten.

Possible breeds to consider are:

  • Bengal
  • Maine Coon
  • Siamese
  • Persian
  • Russian Blue
  • Himalayan
  • Japanese Bob
  • Abyssinian

Where do cats like to be touched the most?

Touching their head and back are pretty high on the list (in fact, just pet them anywhere really because they will love it). That said, and while most cats love being petted anywhere on their body, there are some other favourite spots, according to a website detailing the most popular cat touches.

Is it better for a cat to have a companion?

If you want to get a dog for your cat, you should read this: Cat and Dog: Getting Along

However, if you want your cat to have a veritable playmate (as opposed to someone who might steal a snack here and there), the ideal companion is another cat.

Even if you have an indoor cat, the right cat companion will provide social activities, exercise, and entertainment.

Why having a cat is the best?

Why having a cat is the best.

Cats are natural predators, stalking prey quietly before pouncing. They usually go after mice, but they’re equally happy with the family cat pedigree, including your pet kitten. They naturally use their instincts to hunt.

We like cats because some of them play hard to get, as if they were deciding whether or not to accept your affections. However, it is important to keep in mind that too much play can result in your cat becoming aggressive and territorial.

Your little kitten can quickly get his claws sharpened on all four paws, and nobody has ever said, “Wow, what big claws you have!” Your kitten will kill his prey with a swift, sharp, painful bite on the neck, sometimes breaking the skin. Needless to say, proper training is essential in order to keep your kitten in check.

Conclusion

If you’re ready for some serious camping with your cat, you’re probably telling yourself, “How can I bring myfeline friend with me?” First of all, any cat or kitten or cat at heart would love “camping.” Mostly because you don’t have to feed them while you are outside, plus, they get plenty of attention and love. So all you need to do is make sure you provide them with the right products for the best cat camping experience.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Nala and CompanyBest OverallNala and Company
Kitty City Jungle Cat Cube ComboBudget PickKitty City Jungle Cat Cube Combo
DAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play HouseUpgrade PickDAPU 3 in 1 Compound Pet Play House