Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Your cat wants a Cat Ball. This handmade aqua blue and purple batik kitty bed offers a play space, cave, hideout, fort, and a bed that feels safe and protected.

I cut and make this Cat Ball on demand and ships about three to four weeks after purchase, depending on my current work volumes.

The exterior is this bold and bright 100% cotton batik in aqua blue with a lot of purple accents. I use a solid purple broadcloth for the lining. This fabric is a poly/cotton mix.

The Cat Ball is an entirely hand made product, constructed with extreme craftsmanship and consideration for feline instincts. It's compressible, washable and I've been getting great feedback from my customers.

There are two openings, the small one is about 6" diameter and the larger one is about 10".
The diameter is 17", the height is about 16".

Fully washable. Read these directions.
Listen to our advice, folks. We learned this stuff the hard way!

* OK turn it inside out before washing.
* Remove as much hair as possible before washing.
* It is best to use a front loading washing machine.
* If you have a top loader, then wash the Cat Ball alone. Do not put anything else in the wash. Wash on cold, use a short cycle. Observe the machine as it fills with water to be sure that the Cat Ball is not going to block or deflect the water as it pours in (this has potential to cause flooding). The reason you wash it alone is that other items in the machine have the potential to force the Cat Ball into the agitator, and this can cause tearing.
* If you use a front loader, wash on cold and use a high water extraction spin.
* I like to air dry the Cat Ball. I reshape it and let it stand on the dryer. Air drying is not always practical, and it is OK to tumble dry. Use the low or medium setting until almost dry then finish drying with a short dry on the high setting.
* Most of my product is made with 100% cotton fabrics, which will shrink when washed and dried. I compensate for this in my pattern making, and the fabrics will tighten up with the first wash.
I have had the best results using the techniques outlined here.

To view more Cat Ball styles, see my store section here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCatBall?section_id=12720959

Frequently asked questions about TheCatBall

Yes. we can do custom work.
* Do not bleach
* OK turn it inside out before washing
* Remove as much hair as possible before
* Use cold water (so fabric does not over shrink)
* Tumble dry on low. A hotter setting will shrink fabrics
* Did your Cat Ball® cat bed arrive all wrinkled up? Spray it with a water bottle and toss it in the dryer on low
We sell wholesale to qualified buyers, and can provide a line sheet on request.
Sure! Pets to about 18 - 19 pounds fit our standard size beds. Some dogs love our beds. We do not recommend this product for rabbits.
Probably! Cats love small spaces.

* Our mini Cat Ball® cat bed was developed for pets to about 9 pounds, but we've seen larger cats using it.
* Our standard size beds were created for pets to about 18 - 19 pounds, but we have seen larger animals (and multiple animals) in it.
* Our jumbo size Cat Canoe® was created for multiple pets or pets over 18 - 19 pounds.

Cat Ball Kitty Cave Bed in Aqua Blue and Purple Cotton Batik


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, hand cut bias tape, foam
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1145 reviews
  • Favorited by: 97 people