Sleep is so important, and picking a cat bed is a decision you should not take lightly.
Marshmallow beds are a pretty good choice, as they have many characteristics of a marshmallow.
These beds are just big fluffy things that are great for pampering your cat. I kind of like to think of them as like a luxury bean bag chair.
Our Favorite Options Of Marshmallow Cat Beds
The BinetGo is a really good option when you are looking for a Marshmallow cat bed.
The bed has two options of sizing, a medium, and large size. This medium dimensions of this bed are 20 inches by 20 inches by 6 inches. It can hold up to 15 pounds of weight.
This sizing will fit almost cats unless you are the owner of a giant.
The large sizing is able to support a Maine Coon cat or other large cats. The bottom of the bed has a surface made to not slide on slippery surfaces.
What I like the most is it is actually able to be both machine washed and dried.
This is a major helper when your cat has an accident or brings in some mud.
The Bodiseint bed is another bed that made the cut to be on our list of favorite Marshmallow beds.
It is very similar to the BinetGo, but has a few differences. This bed can actually support up to 25 lbs.
The bed comes in 3 different colors, pink, grey, and white.
If you decide to buy this bed, I would suggest getting either a grey or pink bed as dirt and other stains will not stand out as much in these colors.
This bed also had a slip resistant bottom.
This bed is supposedly self warming. This characteristic is super nice if you are the owner of a cat that gets cold easily.
Again, this bed has the ability to be washed and dried in a machine.
The Nova makes our list because overall it is a quality bed, but it also is a less costly option. There are not many other beds that have the quality of the Nova, but are also at the same price as the Nova.
This bed is a good chunk of money less than the other beds on this list and marshmallow beds in general.
The bed comes in 4 different sizes ranging from 23 inches to 45 inches.
This marshmallow cat bed has a distinct feature of a raised rim that isn’t see in other beds.
This can be a good place for your cat to rest their head and provide some good support.
This cat bed definitely deserves to be mentioned as one of the best beds. I like this bed so much, because it is Eco friendly.
Most of the other beds are made of faux fur, which even though is super comfy, is not the best for the environment.
It comes in at 18 inches which will fit average size cats. If you have a big cat, you might want to look elsewhere.
This bed is machine washable, but it is not clear if you can dry it though with a machine.
Guide To Buying A Marshmallow Cat Bed
There might not seem like there isn’t that much behind picking a cat bed, but you should at least put a little thought into the buying process, just so there isn’t any hiccups down the road.
The points I am going to talk about in this section are not mind blowing, but they can help you make a more informed purchasing decision.
Consider The Size Of Your Cat
Do I really have to talk about this? Probably not, but considering the size of your cat can be the difference in having to return a bed as soon as you buy it, and having a successful buying endeavor.
Basically sellers of marshmallow beds will list how long the cat bed is in inches in the product description. You just want to make sure that your cat is not to big for the bed.
Buying a bed on the larger side than buying one too short is recommended. This tip mostly applies to those with larger cat breeds like the Maine Coon.
Maine Coon cats can me over 3 feet long including their tail. You will need a larger bed for them.
Most of the marshmallow cat beds you find will be a good size for the standard sized cat.
What Is The Cat Bed Made From?
You do not want to buy a bed that is made of a dangerous substance, and you also want one that will be snugly for your cat.
Most cat beds are made of faux fur, and this is definitely really fluffy. But, the production of this material can have a negative effect on the environment. I would just like to inform you of this.
It is hard to find Eco-friendly options of marshmallow cat beds that are priced at a low cost. The Petmate was one of the few we could find.
Some beds advertise themselves as self warming. I am skeptical about this as I think any faux fur bed will be self warming.
Another key feature to look for is that the bed must be machine washable at a minimum. If you are lucky, you might find a bed that can be dried in a machine as well.
These features are so nice. If your cat pees on their bed, and you have a bed that you can just throw in the wash, you will be very grateful.
On the other hand, if you have a marshmallow bed that can not handle being washed in a machine, and you have to hand wash it, that is going to suck.
If you consider a few of the things I mentioned above regarding the material of marshmallow beds, you might avoid an annoyance or two.
How Does Your Cat Like To Sleep?
All cats have a specific way they like to sleep. Some prefer the classic fully stretched position, and some like to curl up into the smallest ball possible.
You want to take this into account because a cat that tends to sleep fully stretched out will need a big marshmallow bed. For a cat that curls up into a ball, any sized marshmallow bed can work.
If your cat already has a place and position that they love, why change anything? If your cat loves that spot on the couch, or somewhere else, and you are fine with them sleeping there, there is not much point in buying a bed.
An opposing point that I might add to this is you will never really know if a cat bed will improve the quality of their sleep. It might not look like it, but your cat might actually need a new and better way of sleeping.
This is where a comfy and fluffy marshmallow bed can come in and provide that.
A marshmallow bed can also do a better job of warming your cat during the night, so if your cat seems to get cold or is a hairless cat, this could be a good option.
If you want to learn more about the sleeping habits of cats, this article is pretty knowledgeable on cats and sleeping.
Hopefully, this article was useful in providing you some insight on buying a bed for your cat.
Marshmallow beds are very cute, and can also be a rather good place for your cat to sleep. They provide a level of comfort that is hard to find in other options.