Cat houses & cat huts in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Weatherproof cat houses: protected feel-good area for outdoor cats
Outdoor cats love to roam around outside. However, even roamers need a weatherproof refuge to rest. Since not every cat can flexibly walk through a cat flap into the house or apartment, cat houses & cat huts for terrace, balcony or garden are a good alternative. There your cat is protected from rain, wind and sun, can sleep or observe the surroundings and simply withdraw whenever it wants. Whether during the day or at night, a cat house offers a well-protected place of retreat for your velvet paws.
Browse the Maxi Zoo range online and choose a suitable cat house for your four-legged friend, from the multi-storey villa to the simple hut. Order directly online and have everything delivered conveniently right to your door.
Which cat houses are available?
Cat houses & cat huts for outdoors are available in different designs. In addition to a cat cave on the lower level, double-storey houses also offer a covered viewing platform with a shady area for observation. Cats like to sit a little higher and watch the area for hours. On this small viewing platform of the cat house, the cat is protected from rain and direct sunlight.
The cat cave on the lower level, on the other hand, is suitable for hiding and sleeping. If the cat house is insulated, it also protects your pet from snow, cold and wind. Some cat houses also have a door flap made of transparent plastic: so there is even more warmth in the hut in winter or at night.
How do I furnish a cat house?
In principle, it doesn’t take much to make the cat house cosy. A cat blanket or a suitable cat bed already transforms the interior of the hut into a cosy sleeping cave. For a basket or pillow in the cat house, the dimensions must be suitable. It is also advisable to use durable fabrics that are ideally washable. After all, your cat will occasionally go into the cat house with wet or sandy paws. As additional insulation in winter, you can also put straw under the cat blanket. Note, however, that some cats particularly like the scent, others don’t like it. So simply test whether your cat likes a warming layer of straw.
You should not place food or water bowls directly in the cat house. However, if your cats are outdoors a lot, it makes sense to take care of them in the vicinity of the cat hut. Do not use metal bowls, especially in winter: they get very cold.
What material should the cat house be made of?
As the name suggests, outdoor cat houses must be weatherproof due to their location. They should therefore be made of weatherproof wood and be coated with a protective coating to withstand moisture and sunlight. It is important that the materials and coatings used are free of pollutants. Make sure that you have a good finish so that the refuge for your cat lasts as long as possible. Covering with weatherproof bitumen roof cardboard is suitable for insulating the cat house roof. Feet under the cat hut prevent the house from standing directly on the floor. This protects the underside of the cat house from moisture and cold. Adjustable feet also compensate for an uneven surface so that the cat house is safe and doesn’t wobble when your cat jumps on it.
How can I insulate a cat house in winter?
If you want to offer your cat a protected retreat outdoors in winter, you can go for cat houses & cat huts that are specially insulated. The walls and floors of these houses are double-walled and covered with Styrofoam so that the interior is protected from the cold. A cat flap or plastic swing door also prevents cold air from entering the cat house.
All you still have to do is select a suitable location. Set up the cat house in a place that is protected from the wind as much as possible and align the entrance to the cat hut so that it is protected as much as possible. Near a house wall or under a carport, a cat house is usually particularly safe.
How big should the cat house be?
When buying a cat house, it is important to pay attention to size. Your cat must be able to get into the house without any problems through the opening and be able to turn around, lie down and stretch out well inside. In cat houses without swing doors, the entrance should not be too large so that heat is lost unnecessarily. The interior space should not be too spacious either, as your cat otherwise cannot heat the hut sufficiently with to its body heat. In summary, the cat house should be cosy, but not too confining.
To determine the correct size of the cat hut, it is best to measure the size of your cat from the head to the tail base and compare it with the dimensions indicated. The cat hut should be a little longer, and your cat should be able to stand upright. Discover cat houses& cat huts at our online shop for cuddling and hiding in various sizes and designs, from Kerbel, AniOne and other brands. Select a suitable version for your cat, which also visually appeals to you, order it directly online and have it delivered to your home easily.