How to make a cat bed for outside

Keep these things in mind while building a shelter to help keep your cat warm:

  • Straw works best for insulation instead of hay or blankets because it traps heat better. The dry leftover crop stalks repel moisture and make great bedding for outdoor cat shelters. Loosely pack the straw in the shelter to the quarter or halfway point.
  • A smaller interior space minimizes the amount of heat needed to keep the occupants warm.


Gen Xers and Millennials are more likely to sleep in Freefall position (arms and legs outstretched).

Andrew Bang of the Cleveland Clinic reported that “the body likes variety” when it comes to sleep, so will commonly move from one position to another.

However if you’re wondering which sleep position is healthiest, the consensus seems to be that on your back is best for your overall health.


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—Mary Tyler Moore