The Kitty Tube Safe Low Voltage Outdoor Electric Heating Pad with Fleece Cover. FREE SHIPPING.
Our heating pad is flexible to your pet’s body giving your pet a warm, luxurious and radiant heat. The Kitty Tube heating pad is always on keeping your cat’s bed warm and cozy when they return from the outdoors.
This heater is of a SAFE design as there is no high voltage power inside the Kitty Tube. This design eliminates the risk of fire or electrocution to your pet. The plug in adapter fits ALL outdoor outlets.
- Always on, soft, warm and completely rated for outdoor use
- Safe low voltage design virtually eliminates the risk of electrocution and/or fire in the Kitty Tube.
- The Kitty Tube heating pad provides continuous thermostatically controlled heat which will never exceed 102 degrees Fahrenheit. (105 degrees F is the maximum safe temperature for cats.)
- AC 100-240 Volt input. 12 volt DC output to the heater. Power consumption is 15 watts.
- Rated and tested for indoor and outdoor use. The heater and all components are fully sealed.
- Measures approx. 12” x 16”
- The cord length runs approximately 5 feet from outlet to the Kitty Tube.
12 month replacement warranty from date of purchase. Warranty covers manufacturers defects, and does not include physical damage or abuse. Replacement warranty covers original purchase only. (See info under Shipping and Returns for more details.)
This is my second heating pad. Very pleased with the improved wiring. The old wiring was easily chewed into three pieces by an unknown animal.
I purchased the Kitty Tube house in October of 2016 for my outdoor feral kitty. She seems to love her home and uses it everyday. Thank you for an exceptional, well-made kitty house.
Love the new generation of heating pad. We still have maybe 2 of the previous generation and 1 from original generation. They are great! Our cats and bunny love them!
I can't say enough about kittytube. They are so easy to assemble. The shipping was fast. They are easy to clean. And now a word from the ferals......."We think they are warm and cozy on the coldest of winter nights. A couple of buddies will fit into one tube., The heater is great and it doesn't run up our persons electric bill. We really like the pillow. Oh, so comfy. Now back to my person.
I would like to make a suggestion. The pillows are great but need a few snaps or a zipper so the outside can be washed separate from the inner fluff.
How about an optional double pained window so I can check to see if the tube is empty before cleaning or sometimes I just want to check on an injured cat.
Thanks for making a great product. Oh and how about a SALE????
We "adopted" a TNR neutered male cat that showed up in our back yard in May 2016, and wanted to provide a winter shelter for him. We looked at lots of cat house options via the web and decided on a Kitty Tube. We ordered the Gen 3 Kitty Tube with 2 layers of insulation and straw. We received the Kitty Tube in late October 2016, but our cat didn't seem interested in going inside the Kitty Tube until the temperature started to drop in mid-November, and then he decided it was a nice place to sleep. I was curious about the air temperature inside the Kitty Tube versus the ambient outside air temperature, so I placed a temperature sensor inside the Tube (between the straw and side insulation, about 90 degrees from the doorway) in addition to an outside sensor I already had set up. Both sensors feed a wireless monitor inside my home. I found that the temperature inside the tube was only 3 or 4 degrees higher than the outside temperature. I expected the difference in temperatures would be higher than this. Then in early December 2016, we ordered a Kitty Tube “SAFE” Low Voltage Outdoor Electric Heating Pad, to see if the temperature inside the Kitty Tube would increase. The temperature inside the Kitty Tube with the heating pad in place is about 5 or 6 degrees higher than the outside ambient temperature – not as high as we had hoped for or expected, but better than without the heating pad.
I asked Jim Bradac (Kitty Tube inventor, founder, and president) about this, and he indicated that the cat should be warmed by contact with the heating pad, but that the heating pad was not intended to heat the air inside the Kitty Tube. Our cat’s “tummy” does feel warm to the touch when he first comes out of the Kitty Tube, but the fur on his back feels cool/cold. If I understood Jim correctly, sometime in 2017 he may offer a heating system that will have a warming effect on the air inside the Kitty Tube.
I think the current heating pad certainly keeps our cat warmer than not having one. Maybe our cat feels perfectly warm, but I would have been more confident of that if the air temperature inside the Kitty Tube were higher. Incidentally, we put a pretty thick layer of straw on the bottom of the tube, and around the sides, and our cat rearranged the straw so that there is almost no straw on the bottom (so he lies almost directly on the fleece cover of the heating pad).
We built a platform that is 24 inches above ground and has 3 enclosed sides plus a roof and placed the Kitty Tube on this platform. We read that cats feel safer being elevated above ground level, and thought that having the Kitty Tube inside this partially enclosed platform would be effective in blocking the wind and discouraging predators. To further reveal what fanatics we are, we even have a webcam set up so that we can determine when our cat is inside the Kitty Tube, since we can’t see the Kitty Tube from inside our home due to the 3-sided enclosure!
In really cold weather, we move the Kitty Tube into our garage. For example, we had a 3-day period last week with low temps below zero degrees Fahrenheit, and highs of about 10 degrees. The ambient temperature in our garage did not go below 35 degrees. Our cat seemed to have no hesitation in using the Kitty Tube inside our garage.
Overall, we think the Kitty Tube is a great product, and surely makes our TNR cat much more comfortable in cold weather than any other outdoor cat house that we found or could have made ourselves. So overall we are very pleased with the product and with the courteous and prompt service that we have received from Jim and his staff. It’s great that they are receptive to customer suggestions, and are continually making improvements as they gain experience with the product.
One other item I want to mention is that the ceiling insulation disks (both the one that comes with the single layer of insulation and the one that comes with the second layer of insulation) were “bowed” (ie, did not lie flat) when we received our Kitty Tube. Jim Bradac told us that it would be fine to bend the insulation disks the opposite direction of the bowing to try and flatten the insulation disks so they would more nearly lie flat. Jim said we could not damage the ceiling insulation disks by bending them. We tried this and it worked quite well – after bending the disks in the opposite direction of the bowing several times, the disks now lie almost flat.
Just received 3 of the Kitty Tube heating pads. Our 2 rescue cats Gracie and Lucie love snuggling on the pad. They are both indoor cats. Gracie has had the original pad for 2 years now. She likes to snuggle in 2 places so we got one of the new pads for her. And one of the pads is going to our rescue bunny, Coco, also an indoor pet. She likes to snuggle on hers with her little cardboard cave over her. They are great. And the company stands behind its product. One of the original pads had just stopped working and Kitty Tube replaced it at no charge. You don't get that kind of customer service anymore. They are great!
My feral kitty loves her Kitty Tube bed and the warming pad. When the warming pad that I purchased last winter stopped heating, she wasn't happy. It was still under warranty and I received a speedy replacement from Kitty Tube. I love their products and excellent customer service.
Being a multi-trade technician and general nerd, good engineering is highly important to me with any product I am evaluating to buy.
I've been through the gammut of heated and unheated cat houses for a semi-protected space outside, and while all those products have served us well, this pad and KittyTube enclosure in general are at the top of all choices, short of a wooden or metal house.
The idea of a low-voltage heating pad is brilliant for durability, AND safety. With this design there is no need to worry about a fire hazard when you are away from the house, nor will this pad ever be a shock hazard for your beloved pet.
Plus, the choice of a coaxial connector is well considered on two counts. One, that you CAN disconnect the heating pad, serves well to replace either component upon failure, without replacing the entire assembly. Second, the coaxial connector is simply the best choice for outside use, providing physical durability and pretty robust water resistance. I would take steps to prevent the connection from being rained on or laying in a puddle of water, but the occasional spray of water and excessive humidity will not hurt this connector pair for many years.
Just make sure you clean and dry both parts at the end of each season, and perhaps even wrap it tightly with a foot of Scotch 88.
I'm buying two more houses with the pad, AND the pillow.
I purchased the Kitty Tube and my outdoor cat went into it the first day/night I put it out. I then ordered the Heating Pad for extra warmth and comfort. This is an amazing product and worth EVERY CENT. No regrets whatsoever. My cat sleeps in it everynight and naps in it everyday
I like the kitty heater, and the cat does too. I had trouble with one not working after a month, and the kittytibe company replaced it promptly for me.I have a hairless cat inside who wants to be on the side of her bed. She is on it all the time. it's just the right temperature for her.
I wish all my feral cats outside would get along and not hiss and growl at each otherand would share the tube. If that would happen I would purchase another one. Right now only one can inhabit it at a time.