10 Best Heated Outdoor Cat Houses 2019 [Buyer’s Guide]

Even though the temperatures are pushing upwards of 80 degrees and even over 100 here in NC, its hard to believe that in just a few short months it will be the complete opposite. Cold, muggy, snowing and miserable to those of use with warmer blood who prefer the heat (like me, haha!).

Most cats fall into the latter being adapted for desert weather. When cats find themselves astray in cold regions especially northern North America where temperatures stay below freezing constantly through the winter months, it can be quite dangerous to their survival if they don’t have access to warm shelter.

Luckily for them, we’ve got them covered. I’m going to be sharing with you the best heated outdoor cat houses there are so that we can all help give these cats comfortable dwelling in the cold.

10 Best Heated Outdoor Cat Houses

Note: 1-5 are heated but 6-10 do not come with heating yet they may be a better option for your outside kitties because they offer more shelter. Some have really great insulation which will trap the cat’s natural body heat very well. But if you want to get separate heating pads you can do that as well. We will discuss our heating pad recommendations in a separate article that I’ll link to the bottom when it’s done.

  1. K&H Pet Products Birchwood Manor Outdoor Kitty Home (Heated or Unheated)
  2. K&H Pet Products Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame (Heated or Unheated)
  3. PawHut Large Kitty Home Portable Water Resistant Heated Cat Shelter House
  4. Heated Cat House with Electric Heat Mat and Plug in Timer
  5. Petfactors Kitty House Heated and Unheated
  6. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House Weatherproof Play and Hide
  7. Cozy Cat Furniture Large Outdoor Cat House with Platform and Loft
  8. Kitty Tube The Gen 3 Outdoor Insulated Cat House – Feral Option w/Straw
  9. New Age Pet ecoFLEX Albany Outdoor Feral Cat House
  10. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House with Escape Door and Stairs

How To Choose A Good Heated Outdoor Cat House

Even though there aren’t too many choices when it comes to outdoor cat houses, you do have a wide range of styles to choose from. From the cute and cuddly to more bulky options, most are pretty comfy.

But what you have to remember is that your cat will be outside. That means it is exposed to elements and threats that you won’t have to consider when indoors.

This is why our #1 top recommended quality to look for in good outdoor cat shelters is safety. Then you want to consider a couple of other things after that so lets dive into more details, shall we?

Outdoor Cat House Safety

Although cats are pretty sassy creatures, being outside presents many dangers to their well-being. Some examples are:

  • weather
  • predators
  • other cats and dogs
  • environmental occurrences ex. falling trees, fires, etc.
  • and more!

Your cat’s house needs to be able to handle at least the most frequent circumstances that threaten their well-being. That would be weather conditions like storms, snow, rain and high winds.

Some areas will also experience heavy flooding for which you might want to consider a way to elevate the cat shelter. Some ideas that come to my mind right away are:

  • building a platform
  • placing the house on your porch or other raised parts of house/building/barns/etc
  • build stilts on the house (be sure it is sturdy)

One thing you don’t EVER want to do is hang the cat house from anywhere. Cats do not like unstable grounds. On top of that it can be dangerous should the house fall.

The other thing that you want to consider when setting up a cat tree are predators. Here in NC coyotes pose a real threat to outdoor animals period. Your cats and kittens are especially at risk without proper protection.

I’ve seen a coyote run off with a cat and it is not a pretty sight. But they are predators and looking for food too. So its our job to give our cats good dwelling places where they can escape predators.

Other predators you should be aware of are:

  • coyotes
  • raccoons
  • hawks
  • bobcats
  • foxes

If you know anything about these predators, they’re not small or weak. So the outdoor cat house that you choose for your cat needs to be:

  • sturdy
  • shatterproof
  • insulated
  • weather-proof

Often times these might not be the cutest cat houses out there BUT from your cat’s point of view and what is best for them, they really are the best options. There are some really nicely designed ones out there which we’ll get to later on.

Insulation

Even though cats are good at surviving (aka living for long periods of time without eating/drinking) they’re really not adapted for most climates in the world, especially in the winter. That’s because cats can not handle cold or/and wet environments since they are adapted to live in the exact opposite; dry and hot.

This means that if you live anywhere on the east coast USA, Canada, Alaska, UK, etc. your outdoor cat shelter is going to need some heat or be able to trap heat. Some good insulation materials include:

  • High quality, high R-value insulation
  • Wood
  • Carpet
  • Styrofoam (Not the best but in a pinch can work temporarily)
  • Fiberglass

The best insulation for your cat’s outdoor home is R-value insulation but aside from the Kitty Tube, it can be hard to find. Your next best options are wood and carpet though you want to make sure that they are both cat and weatherproofed.

Heating

Not sure why, but most outdoor cat houses don’t actually have insulation so your next best option is to add heating. Luckily for everyone involved, cat body temperatures run pretty high. This means that their own body heat makes a good source of heat.

The problem then becomes trapping the heat. So, as we mentioned earlier, you want to be sure the house has some sort of insulation even if it is just wood.

An alternative you have is to use a heated pad like the one you would put in a terrarium. Be sure that it is shockproof and water-resistant. If you live in rainy and/or snowy climates, this might not be a good option.

Because insulated outdoor cat houses are so hard to find, we have also included units that will help your cat(s) keep each other warm by using their own body heat. Honestly, our top recommendation for outdoor cat houses works this way.

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10 Best Heated Outdoor Cat Houses

1. K&H Pet Products Birchwood Manor Outdoor Kitty Home (Heated or Unheated)

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This outdoor cat shelter is simply made and comes in both heated and unheated varieties. Your cat will be safe as well since it is also predator-proof.

An interesting thing about this unit is that you can easily add your own touch to it because it is paintable. You can also add any decorations you like such as stickers, drawings and more!

Just don’t go too crazy though. Remember, we still want it to blend in with nature…at least somewhat 😉

Here’s the quick breakdown of the K & H Pet Products Birchwood Manor Outdoor Thermo Kitty Home:

Size: 13″ x 15″

Color: Natural Birchwood, no-stain

Other Options:

  • heated
  • unheated

Max # of cats: 1 cat

Price: $

Structural Material: Birchwood

Insulation Material: Birchwood

Heated?: Yes

Comes with:

  • Birchwood housing unit
  • Extreme weather kitty pad (heating pad)
  • Heating pad cover

Features:

  • Customizable design
  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Heating can be on or off
  • Front and back door with plastic covers

Pros:

  • Can be painted and designed the way you and your family like it
  • Birchwood blends in naturally with the environment if you choose to leave it as it is
  • Front and back door for an easy escape from predators or other threats
  • Made in the USA
  • Exceeds electrical safety standards so you can feel safe that your kitty won’t be shocked while in this unit
  • Works well in subzero temperatures (even – 20-degree weather)
  • Cats like natural wood better than other materials so they will be more likely to use it.
  • Wood is easy to clean!

Cons

  • Design might make it stand out more to predators
  • Only fits one cat

Certifications: MET listed for exceeding the USA and CA electrical safety standards

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

What people are saying about the K & H Pet Products Birchwood Manor Outdoor Kitty Home:

There are some good people doing some AWESOME things for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

Have a feral cat that has been hanging around for a few years. She looked thin and Iowa winters can be brutal, so bought the house. SHE LOVES IT!!! The house went together easily and we left it on lower deck next to the house without the doors. After 2 days of sniffing around she was sleeping in it. – excert from Spicyrunner

 

Our outdoor somewhat half-feral cat hopped in while we were still putting it together. He loves it! Plugged the heating pad in and stuck my hand in there and felt after he had been laying on it for a while and he was nice and cozy in there! – excerpt from J. A. Terwilliger on Amazon

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2. K&H Pet Products Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame (Heated or Unheated)

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This cathouse is both unique, adorable and functional. Your cat will enjoy the comfort of staying warm and dry especially during the wet, colder months of the year.

It easily blends in with most outdoor settings and spaces like barns, garages, and sheds. It fits multiple cats but can be a little small for full-grown cats.

This unit is best for mama cats with kittens. Just be sure not to leave it completely outside because it is not sturdy and will collapse easily.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the K&H Pet Products Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame (Heated or Unheated):

Size: 35″ x 20.5″ x 20″

Color: Chocolate

Other Options:

  • heated
  • unheated

Max # of cats: 1-4 cats

Exits: 2, front and back covered with plastic flaps

Cord Length: 5.5 ft

Price: $$

Structural Material: Waterproof fabric

Insulation Material: Waterproof fabric

Heated?: Yes

Comes with:

  • Waterproof housing unit
  • Medium K&H Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed.
  • 5ft cord

Features:

  • Customizable design
  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Heating can be on or off
  • Front and back door with plastic covers

Pros:

  • Easily fits in garages, sheds, barns, etc.
  • Designed to keep your cats warm and dry
  • MET safety listed heated pad exceeds USA/CA electrical safety standards
  • Suitable for sub-zero temperatures

Cons

  • Collapses easily
  • Heated pad might have technical issues

Certifications: MET listed for exceeding USA and CA electrical safety standards

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

What people are saying about the K&H Pet Products Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame (Heated or Unheated):

There are some GOOD PEOPLE doing some WONDERFUL THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

Several cats were left behind by a neighbor. I couldn’t bring them all inside so I bought 2 of these houses to keep them warm. It took a day or 2 to to get used to them…Two adult cats can easily fit in this, but more than that would be tight. I’m so glad I found this product. It gives me a lot of peace of mind! – excerpt from a review by NES

 

previously built an insulated box for some stray cats I’ve been feeding and although the kitties would use it occasionally, the mama cat would not. The mama cat went in and loved this heated tent right away. She and her 2 kittens will all nap in it together, so it can fit at least 3 smaller cats comfortably. They are hanging out way more often now that they have someplace warm to stay. Highly recommend if you have outdoor or stray cats. – Chelsea H.’s Review on Amazon

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3. PawHut Large Kitty Home Portable Water Resistant Heated Cat Shelter House

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There’s nothing like coming home to a warm, soft bed after a hard day’s work…or maybe hunt. The thing is, cats don’t have that luxury unless we give it to them

This house provides exactly that. A warm place for cats to retreat after doing what they do outdoors. This one is good for cats to cuddle up in as well.

The only thing you want to mindful of is that since it is softshell, it won’t stand up to weather conditions like snow and can be easily collapsed by cats or other predators/threats.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the PawHut Large Kitty Home Portable Water Resistant Heated Cat Shelter House:

Size: 30.75″ x19.75″ x 20.5″

Colors: Brown, Grey

Other Options:

  • heated

Max # of cats: 1- 2 cats

Exits: 2, front and back, no doors

Cord Length: Not specified

Price: $

Structural Material: 600D Oxford Cloth, Pearl Wool

Insulation Material: 600D Oxford Cloth, Pearl Wool

Heated?: Yes, heated cushion

Comes with:

  • Heated outdoor house
  • Heated pad

Features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Two exits
  • Lightweight, foldable and easy to transport

Pros:

  • Portable
  • Great for indoor/outdoor spaces like porches, garages, etc.

Cons

  • Collapses easily
  • Doors are not included
  • Not safe for open outdoor areas
  • Heated pod might be faulty

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 3.4 out of 5

What people are saying about the PawHut Large Kitty Home Portable Water Resistant Heated Cat Shelter House:

There are some AWESOME PEOPLE doing some AWESOME THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

I feed all the feral cats in the neighborhood and some just live on my wrap around porch but it has been super cold here it is 7 degrees has been as low as -4 I was afraid the cats would freeze to death I ordered two of these…put them outside and plugged in the heating pads and within 10 minutes there were 3 cats in one of the houses. – Excerpt from Annette Callesto’s Amazon Review

 

The heated pad stopped working after a week…This house, like others is not something I would suggest for outdoor weather conditions unless you are planning on using on a covered porch or in a garage…too soft to hold up to any snow and has no flaps to close in the two exit doors. – Excerpt from Martie Tompkins

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4. PetYella Heated Cat House with Electric Heat Mat and Plug-in Timer

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Of all the outdoor shelters we’re going to look at today, I must admit that this is one of the cutest! It comes with everything you need to keep your cat warm but also tools, like a timer, to help you manage your electricity bill each month.

I really love that it comes with a corded heating pad AND an extension cord because sometimes cats prefer the house in one spot better than the other so this combination allows you to have some freedom to place the house where you need it to be.

Since it is soft-shelled, it isn’t going to be good for direct weather conditions but makes a great cat home for porches or other sheltered areas. It is a little smaller than the other houses we’ve looked at but the cords are chew proof which means your cats will be safe and not destroy the cord.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the PetYella Heated Cat House with Electric Heat Mat and Plugin Timer:

Size: 17″ x 13″ x 17″

Colors: Blue Scene

Other Options:

  • heated

Max # of cats: 1- 2 normal cats, 4 small cats

Exits: 2 doors with flaps

Cord Length: 3 ft (1m)

Price: $

Structural Material: not specified, soft shell

Insulation Material: not specified

Heated?: Yes, heated cushion

Comes with:

  • Heated outdoor house
  • Heated pad with cord
  • 13 ft extension cord

Features:

  • Two exits
  • Chew-proof cords
  • Lightweight
  • Portable

Pros:

  • Portable
  • Placement flexibility
  • Cute design that won’t look out of place in areas like porches or gardens where you want to have that ‘cute’ factor

Cons

  • Collapses easily
  • Doors make it difficult for cats to get out
  • Not safe for open outdoor areas

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

What people are saying about the PetYella Heated Cat House with Electric Heat Mat and Plug in Timer:

There are some WONDERFUL PEOPLE doing some CARING THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

I bought this for a stay [stray] cat that I was hoping would just go away, but she didn’t. She wants inside the house so badly she lays in front of my patio doors in the rain, snow and sleet instead of taking shelter. I couldn’t stand it any longer so I bought her this house and put it in front of the door where she lays. She loves it!! She’s not fond of the doors though so I left one side of the roof unattached… – Excertp from Angie’s Review on Amazon

 

I bought this for our neighborhood feral cat, who hangs out in our backyard looking to be fed…I took off the door on one side, took the whole thing out back in the cold rain, and plugged it in (as noted by others, the timer is not rated for outdoor use, so I skipped this part). I put a small dish of food out in the kitty house, and within about 10 minutes, my skittish little buddy was inside eating and enjoying not being wet and cold! – Excerpt from Susan Rathgeber’s Review on Amazon.

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5. Petfactors Kitty House Heated and Unheated

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If you’re like me and like a lot of controls and options, this is a good outdoor cat house for your cats. The heated mat produces soft heat that can be adjusted at 7 different levels between 77 and 131 deg F. But of course, cats’ favorite temperature range is usually between 96 and 106 deg F since their body temperatures are so high.

It is also PVC fireproof and IP67 waterproof and dustproof with a removable cover for easy cleaning. It is still soft-shelled but if you live in an area with pretty mild weather, the camouflage will really help the unit to blend in with the surrounding grass and trees. Or if you are a fan of camo, just put it wherever you want under a sheltered area.

It’s easy to put up, easy to take down and my favorite among the heated cat houses. Your cats are going to love it!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Petfactors Kitty House Heated and Unheated:

Size:22″L x 18.5″W x 16.5″H

Colors: Camouflage

Other Options:

  • heated
  • unheated

Max # of cats: 1- 2 normal cats

Exits: 2 doors; no flaps

Cord Length: 9 ft

Price: $

Structural Material: PVC fireproof material

Insulation Material: not specified but it has insulation

Heated?: Yes, heated cushion for heated option

Comes with:

  • Heated outdoor house
  • Heated pad with cord

Features:

  • Two exits
  • Easy Assembly
  • Three working modes
  • 7 temperature levels

Pros:

  • Portable and sturdier than other options
  • Very customizable so you can find the right settings for your cats
  • Has an insulation layer so that heat is trapped inside the unit keeping your kitties warm and cozy
  • Low voltage heating pad so it won’t harm your cats
  • Several safety certifications to ensure you cat is safe in this cat house
  • Waterproof and dustproof

Cons

  • Some find the colors a bit bright

Certifications: MET listed heating pad

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

What people are saying about the Petfactors Kitty House Heated and Unheated:

There are some GOOD PEOPLE doing some FANTASTIC THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

Bought this for a stray that showed-up and has now become family. My husband and I put it together. Seems like the canvas, zippers, doors, etc are durable and still simple to put together. She loves her house and that makes us happy. – Brandie Riley

 

This is absolutely genius! It has been cold here for a few days now and my kitty just loves her new house.
So happy I have somewhere where she can stay out of the elements and stay warm. – Teresa McCoy

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6. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House Weatherproof Play and Hide

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Now we’re getting into the non-heated outdoor cat houses that are insulated and better suited for being outside in the elements. This unit is weatherproof and on stilts so that the rain or snow won’t penetrate it.

It is much larger than the houses we’ve discussed so far with two doors for an easy escape if needed. And I like that it is made from natural cedar and painted with animal-safe paint.

If you wanted to add insulation to it, you could easily do so with foam boards because being it is made with planks of boards you might find that there are some spaces between them. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea since it allows airflow but it also lets in some cold at the same time yet cedar is a good insulator in itself.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Petsfit Outdoor Cat House Weatherproof Play and Hideout:

Size: 27.5″L x 17.5″W x 20″H

Colors: Grey, Wine red

Other Options:

  • unheated

Max # of cats: 3 – 4 normal cats

Exits: 2 doors; only back has flap

Price: $$

Structural Material: natural cedar

Insulation Material: natural cedar

Heated?: no

Comes with:

  • Housing unit

Features:

  • Two openings
  • Pretty Straightforward Assembly
  • Weatherproof

Pros:

  • Portable
  • Weatherproof
  • Sturdy
  • Can house a good amount of cats

Cons

  • Some units might not have holes that line up properly
  • Wind might be able to penetrate the sides through the boards

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

What people are saying about the Petsfit Outdoor Cat House Weatherproof Play and Hide:

There are some DOPE PEOPLE doing some DOPE THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

Super easy to assemble, adorable, well worth the purchase. I have a feral cat that lives outdoors, needed a place to protect her from the elements (rain and fog) and this is it…my feral cat took to it on the first night. – Excerpt from Amazon Colleen A Barbour

 

I bought this and another Petsfit cat house for a small colony of feral cats that live outside my house last winter. I was concerned that they might not use it, because, well, feline cliches, but within the week all 3 of the feral cats had claimed their own “house” in the tiny community we set up on our back porch and they continued to use it as the weather improved. It also keeps them out of the rain so I’m sure we’ll have use for it well into the summer. – excerpt from Dawn Summers’ Amazon Review

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7. Cozy Cat Furniture Large Outdoor Cat House with Platform and Loft

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When it comes to anything to do with cats, whether its a cat climbing structures, outdoor cat houses, or other structures, you can NOT go wrong with natural cedar. That’s EXACTLY what this cat shelter is made of.

Cedar is one of the best insulators you can find, it smells great, and cats LOVE it! This unit is awesome because it has a mini porch and its own shelter so your cat can be indoors or outdoors without being exposed to rain or snow.

I really like the top tray because it acts as a catchment in the muggy seasons but in the warmer seasons, cats will enjoy sunbathing in it like a sunbed. It is sturdy and MADE to withstand tough weather conditions.

This unit is also bigger than the image makes it look so don’t be fooled. Its a decent sized home for a couple of cats to cozy up warm and snug out of the elements.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Cozy Cat Furniture Large Outdoor Cat House with Platform and Loft:

Size: 24”D x 23”W x 20”H

Colors: Natural Cedar

Other Options:

  • unheated

Max # of cats: 3 – 4 normal cats

Exits: 1 but you can request a back door to be added with a flap

Price: $$$

Structural Material: Natural cedar

Insulation Material: Thermal-ply

Heated?: no

Comes with:

  • Housing unit

Features:

  • Therma-ply
  • Waterproof
  • Thermal-ply

Pros:

  • Waterproof
  • Perfect for Summer and Winter
  • Sturdy
  • Can house a good amount of cats
  • Natural wood is always the best option for cats
  • Paintable

Cons

  • Not really much to complain about here, to be honest

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 4.9 out of 5

What people are saying about the Cozy Cat Furniture Large Outdoor Cat House with Platform and Loft:

There are some BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE doing some WONDERFUL THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

This cat house is very well made. All the holes are predrilled and hardware is provided. The walls are insulated and the loft addition adds even more protection from snow and rain (I opted to add an escape door and the vinyl flaps for extra protection as well). It was super easy to assemble and carry. I bought a self-warming blanket for the floor so the cats have added warmth. I cannot recommend this company enough. [I have to agree!!] They also have prompt customer service. We are all content and ready for inclement weather. Since I’m in Minnesota, that is going to happen. – A. Johnston’s Amazon Review

 

You need this house! My cats love these. I wanted all four cats to get a house the same day. Lil’ Bit, Tiger, Gray and Baby love to play chase and run from house to house. The loft is a popular place to rest and watch birds. – Lisa Keith’s Amazon Review

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8. Kitty Tube The Gen 3 Outdoor Insulated Cat House – Feral Option w/Straw

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The Kitty Tube is another favorite around here. Its built to keep your cats and feral/strays safe and warm in the winter (and safe and cool in the summer).

You don’t have to do much to it. There are options to add extra insulation and you can have it come with several different beddings. I like the straw option for this guide because straw will add even more insulation.

We have written an entire review on this unit, that’s how awesome it is and we like to recommend it if you are looking to buy multiples because it is cheaper than say a Cozy Cat Furniture outdoor cat shelter yet it is still just as good if not better. Which is also good if you are looking to buy multiple units for cats because some populations, like the one in my area, are very large.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Kitty Tube The Gen 3 Outdoor Insulated Cat House – Feral Option w/Straw:

Size (L x W x H): 24″ x 24″ x 23″

Colors: black

Other Options:

  • Feral comes with straw instead of a pillow
  • Door awning
  • Pet Pillow
  • Double Insulation (more on this later)

Max # of Cats: 3

Price: $$

Structural Material: Heavy-duty, post-consumer recycled material

Insulation Material: High quality, high R value (insulation that does not let heat escape)

BEST INSULATED OUTDOOR CAT HOUSE ON THE MARKET!

Heated?: No

Comes With:

  • removeable clear flap door
  • awning (overhanging door umbrella/shelter)
  • fully insulated floor, sides and roof
  • custom , machine washable pillow/bed

Features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Adjustable ventilation and airflow
  • Adapts to the heat and cold
  • Built-in lifting handles
  • Free shipping

Pros:

  • Adapts to temperature changes so it keeps your kitties the perfect temperature whether its hot or cold outside.
  • Designed to protect your cats from predators especially coyotes and dogs which are their main threat, hence no second door
  • Can install extra insulation to keep your kitties warm in extra cold, negative degree conditions
  • Easy carry handles make it easy to lift and move
  • Made in the USA so when you buy it you’re supporting the economy, local jobs, local businesses and so much more!
  • Guaranteed not to chip, crack or fade for its entire lifetime so you won’t have to buy a replacement for these reasons.

Cons:

  • Door is low and water may splash in at times
  • Can not get a full refund after purchase

Certifications: Alley Cat Allies and Feral Fixers approved!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

What People Are Saying About the Kitty Tube The Gen 3 Outdoor Insulated Cat House – Feral Option w/Straw:

There are TONS of AMAZING stories on Amazon about how this cat shelter has helped cats so be sure to click the button below and read them 🙂

Our little feral cat loves this house. He is safe and warm and best of all I can rest easy knowing he has a dry place to sleep. He is in it always!! – Tim D.

 

Our cat is an outdoor cat who HATES to come inside, even when it’s cold. We tried making cat houses out of rubbermaid tubs and such, but he never liked them, preferring a cardboard box. He LOVES his kitty tube! Even in 20-30 degree weather, you can stick your hand in the tube and it’s warm if he’s in there. – Exert from Ann M Guthrie’s Review on Amazon

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9. New Age Pet ecoFLEX Albany Outdoor Feral Cat House

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Despite its appearance, ecoFLEX is actually a comfortable, soft but still sturdy material. It’s kind of rubbery and you will love that it is made from recycled plastics and wood! (Or you should be excited about that, LOL!) It also has a 10 YEAR warranty so with a bold statement like that you KNOW its got to be good.

That makes it very good to be out in the elements because it won’t rot and is weatherproof keeping your cat safe during all seasons. This unit will also stay warm in the cold but cool in the summer.

They’re a little bit on the small side but still can fit 2 cats comfortably. An added bonus with this one, in particular, is that bugs don’t like the ecoFLEX material which means you, and your cats, won’t have to deal with them or spiders getting into it.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the New Age Pet ecoFLEX Albany Outdoor Feral Cat House:

Size: 21.8″ x 19.1″ x 20.2″

Colors: Brown

Other Options:

  • unheated

Max # of cats: 1 – 2 normal cats

Exits: 2

Price: $

Structural Material: ecoFLEX

Insulation Material: ecoFLEX

Heated?: no

Comes with:

  • Housing unit

Features:

  • ecoFLEX

Pros:

  • Waterproof, Rot-proof, Bug-proof
  • Perfect for Summer and Winter
  • Sturdy
  • Eco-friendly, sustainably-made
  • Slanted roof helps rain and snow run right off
  • Material is animal and skin safe

Cons

  • Small

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

What people are saying about the New Age Pet ecoFLEX Albany Outdoor Feral Cat House:

There are some TERRIFIC PEOPLE doing some GREAT THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

So far this is working out well for our outdoor kitty. Gives them a place to hide, and it stands up to the high-humidity of Florida. Bugs don’t like it and spiders can’t find a place put a web with how smooth the walls are. – T-‘s Review on Amazon

 

I’ve had the product for about one month now, and it is a quality product. It took a lot of waiting for the cat to use it, but it did for the first time today when we had a light snow. – Excerpt from Ann’s Amazon Review

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10. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House with Escape Door and Stairs

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Out of all the units we’ve looked at, this one is the biggest and the only one with 2-stories. It is rainproof and made with pet-friendly materials.

The asphalt roofing makes sure the rain runs off and snow doesn’t stick to it. It is perfect for a mother and kittens because the stairs give the kittens somewhere to play without having to stray away from the house.

It is perfect for summer and winter. Cats love to sunbathe and even on sunny, cooler days, they all can stretch off together and enjoy the sun.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the Petsfit Outdoor Cat House with Escape Door and Stairs:

Size: 30″ x 22″ x 29″

Colors: Grey, Wine Red

Other Options:

  • unheated

Max # of cats: 1 – 3 cats up to 18 lbs

Exits: 2

Price: $$

Structural Material: cedar

Insulation Material: cedar

Heated?: no

Comes with:

  • Housing unit

Features:

  • anti-rot cedar
  • pet-friendly paint and wood
  • 2-stories
  • Stairs

Pros:

  • Rot-proof
  • Perfect for Summer and Winter
  • Sturdy
  • Safe for pets

Cons

  • Not chew proof
  • Only the roof is waterproof
  • Not weatherproof
  • May be hard to put together

Certifications: N/A

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

What people are saying about the Petsfit Outdoor Cat House with Escape Door and Stairs:

There are some GOOD PEOPLE doing some GOOD THINGS for kitties with this unit. Here are some highlights:

My outdoor cat loves this house. He prefers to lay on the “deck” on top, and sometimes on the roof. This way, he can keep an eye out on what is going on in the neighborhood. When a storm comes, he goes to the “indoor” compartment. Two cats fit on this nicely also. I highly recommend this cat house. – Excerpt from RN Funeral Director’s Amazon Review

 

Perfect shelter for our neighborhood feral cats. It was easy to put together, taking less than 30 minutes. We placed it next to our porch during the summer, semi-protected, and it seems waterproof and comfy. Also, looks very nice sitting on our front porch for the winter. Several of our feral neighbors have used it for shelter. We put a heated water/food feeding station on the upper level, which they also used and appreciate. – Lehman’s Amazon Review

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Now I hope that you have found a good heated outdoor cat house for your outside, stray or/and feral cats. If you don’t live in extremely cold temperatures your cat’s body temperature is sufficient to warm up the cabin as it can run upwards of 100 deg F.

If you live in extremely cold temperatures, you can add a heating pad or extra insulation if necessary. Just make sure you take your own due diligence to find the right, safe choice for your situation.

I hope this information was helpful. I know it was a lot but I wanted to make sure that you got the best information I can provide. If you have any questions, feedback or more information to add to this, please be free to engage in the comments box below.

Talk to you soon!

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