The Kitty Tube™ with Oat STRAW | New Gen 4 Design | Free Shipping

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Product Overview

Welcome to The New Generation of The Kitty Tube™


Introducing GENERATION 4! 


Here at The Kitty Tube™ we are always thinking about the safety and well-being of your kitty. 

With that in mind, we've taken Gen 3's vapor proof barrier and lid vent cap, and added our exclusive flow-through foam layer. 

Gen 3's features + Gen 4's innovations = The driest kitty on the block!


 The new features of Generation 4 include: 

l 15% thicker bottom insulation than the previous model

l  Insulation is elevated off the bottom of The Kitty Tube to keep it higher off the cold ground

l  Specialized flow-through foam layer is now placed under the bottom insulation of The Kitty Tube

l  The flow through bottom layer prevents all moisture caused by condensation from ever reaching bedding

l  The new and improved drainage system eliminates moisture out of the bottom of the shelter


The Kitty Tube is Guaranteed to keep the weather out and is simply the highest quality insulated outdoor cat house on the market today!

 The Kitty Tube with Straw comes with:

  • Door Awning & Clear Flap Door: The door awning improves rain/snow protection and includes a gasket to eliminate any water weepage around the edges. The clear flap door is designed to repel wind and helps to keep heat inside the Kitty Tube during cold weather seasons. The clear flap door can be installed and removed easily without tools. NOTE: The door awning set is also available for all older model Kitty Tubes with a logo. See separate listing. 

  • Vent Cap & Gasket: The vent cap was created to eliminate moisture laden air that can build up under the top lid. This moisture laden air can cause condensation in certain temperature swings. The vent cap serves the same purpose as the vents on the roof of your own home that expel excessive moisture in the winter and heat in the summer. The vent cap is very important in maintaining a dry interior for your cat. NOTE: This cap is also sold separately to install on all older model Kitty Tubes and will greatly improve its performance. A 1½ inch hole is needed on the top dead center of the lid to install. If retrofitting an older Kitty Tube, a standard 1 ½” hole saw is needed to make a hole for the vent cap.
  • Main Insulation with Scratch Guard™: This insulation set will cover the walls, floor and ceiling of The Kitty Tube. The Kitty Tube Scratch Guard™ and vapor proof insulation is easy to remove and clean. The new Scratch Guard™ material on all interior surfaces is moisture proof, mold proof, mildew proof and bacteria proof. Deodorizing and sanitizing of the interior is now a breeze, as cat urine or spray from a male cat will not soak into the Scratch Guard™.  The Scratch Guard™ material will virtually eliminate damage from clawing and will considerably reduce condensation from forming in cold temperatures.
  • Ventilation Hand Hole Awnings: The Kitty Tube includes awnings that protect the handle/ventilation holes in the lid from rain and snow. These awnings also provide a comfortable handle when removing the lid or moving the Kitty Tube.

The Feral Option Kitty Tube comes with straw. Straw is the preferred bedding for feral cats as it resists moisture and retains body heat as the cats can burrow into the straw. This option is recommended by most Cat Rescue Groups.

The Kitty Tube provides a safe, economical and maintenance free shelter for your cat. Designed for outdoor use, The Kitty Tube is fully insulated to be ultra warm in the winter. The shell is partially made from post-consumer recycled milk and detergent bottles making the Kitty Tube a very green product AND The Kitty Tube is MADE IN THE USA!

 The Kitty Tube has a removable top lid, is seamless in construction and is environmentally friendly due to the post consumer recycled content. The one piece construction provides for a smooth interior which is easily cleaned with a simple spray of the garden hose. The dome lid keeps your pet dry in even the heaviest of rains. The geometric shape resists wind and is naturally preferred by cats. The high quality, fully insulated Kitty Tube is strongly recommended for all outdoor cats and also creates a safe and secure haven if your cat is to give birth.


About our 1 door design: The unique door design provides easy passage for your cat, but will not allow a predator like dogs or coyotes to get to your cat.  The Kitty Tube was intentionally designed with only one door.  There are several reasons for this design:

  • With one door, the exceptionally insulated Kitty Tube will retain the majority of the heat your cat produces inside, compared to other designs with two doors that allow excessive air movement through the shelter.
  • One door will keep your cat safe and secure as predators cannot fit their head inside the unique door design of The Kitty Tube. Most small animals such as possums or raccoons are generally not a life threatening danger to your cat.
  • We feel it is a misconception to provide a second door for an escape in case of a predator attack.  If your cat leaves their safe haven of The Kitty Tube, it is now vulnerable to be caught by predators. Predators such as dogs and coyotes know how to catch a fleeing cat.
  • Most kittens born inside of a Kitty Tube are NOT moved as usual by their mother, as they feel safe inside!

Product Features and specs.

  • The Kitty Tube provides an economical, safe, and secure home for up to 3 cats. (Only 2 cats if you have the double insulated option.)
  • The Kitty Tube comes complete with a fully insulated shell, a removable top lid, enough straw for 2 to 3 changes, a main door awning with removable clear flap door, a vent cap for the top lid, a rubber plug for the optional heater hole and 2 hand hole awnings to protect the top ventilation holes.
  • The Kitty Tube is fully insulated on floor, walls and roof with quality, high R value insulation. All with the Scratch Guard™.
  • The hand hole openings can be adjusted to supply full flow through air ventilation for the summer and can be closed for the winter.
  • The Kitty Tube shell is very durable with a lifetime guarantee to never chip, crack or fade.
  • The dimensions are 24″ round x 24″ tall with lid on.
  • The bottom surface of The Kitty Tube is slightly elevated off the ground and incorporates a built in channel and drainage system to eliminate any subsequent moisture that might enter The Kitty Tube due to unforeseen circumstances.


The Kitty Tube name and design is TM protected. Patents pending.

Call our service department if order assistance is needed 715.377.2133

A flat $50 fee is added to all Canada orders and covers the additional cost to ship across the border and all taxes and duties.  Canada orders are delivered by Canada Post.


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  • 5
    I now have three of these. I love them, the cats love them and they're easy to take care of. What's more to say? However, getting the little vent covers in the openings on the top is not an easy task for those of us with a lot of arthritis in our h

    Posted by Mildred on 21st Oct 2023

    If anything could be done to make the vent covers easier to insert, that would be it wonderful. ***We are in the process of a redesign to make it easier to install!

  • 5
    Best Cat House Available

    Posted by Jan Boterf on 4th Oct 2023

    We live by the river in a rural area and unfortunately there are always cats and kittens being dumped off that need help. We do what we can providing good food, water, and shelter. The Kitty Tube has proven to be the best shelter for cats. It keeps them warm and dry, protected from rain and winter weather. I purchased my first Kitty Tube in 2013 and it is in perfect shape needing only an updated insulation package for this upcoming winter. I have since added additional Kitty Tubes because of the superior quality and long lasting product.Reliable, high quality product that is easy to clean and maintain. I highly recommend this product!

  • 5
    Best outdoor cat shelter!

    Posted by Nora Jones on 17th Feb 2023

    I Purchased one of the original kitty tubes in 2010. It is still being used by my feral cats. I have just added an additional kitty tube which comes with plenty of straw and much left over. The only difficulty I had with setting the kitty to up was installing the overhang at the opening. I could not get the horseshoe shaped back to attach to the overhang piece itself. So I just used some duct tape. By far this is the best cat shelter as it is insulated and accommodates more than one cat. Guarantee you will not be disappointed. This is well-made and endures the elements year after year. -Nora, we will be reaching out to you to give you some tips to get your horseshoe installed. Glad you are happy with our product!

  • 5
    Kitty Tube

    Posted by Albert C. Knispel on 9th Feb 2023

    What can I say they are the best. My 7th one.

  • 5
    Love this product. Best investment for the ferals.

    Posted by Kevin on 28th Jan 2023

    Love this product. Best investment for the ferals

  • 5
    Your cat needs this

    Posted by Snowstorm on 25th Jan 2023

    I started feeding a stray a year ago. I would take him in, but he is too skiddish. My heart would break for every snowstorm, rainstorm, cold windy night. We built a homemade shelter with insulation, he never stayed. I finally bought this last October and would put a little but if dry food in there just to show him it was safe. He would eat and run. I stopped putting food in there and just hoped for the best. Well, 3 months later, guess who is spending the night? What a comfort watching him climb out in the morning. I am so glad I bought it. So, if your cat is like this little guy, just be patient and hopefully they will learn to love it, too. This kitty tube is great.

  • 5
    Our Outdoor Cat Loves the Kitty Tube

    Posted by TW on 22nd Jan 2023

    Our outdoor cat loves the Kitty Tube. She ignored it for the first few days, but I then tried putting her into it with the top off and letting her explore and walk out through the door. That did the trick, and she's used it constantly since then. The only negative, and something that could be addressed in future designs, is that the top is slightly concave between the center vent and the edge, so small amounts of water can collect on it. The water doesn't get inside, but it will freeze on the top. If the top were just slightly convex I think that would entirely fix the issue.

  • 5
    Love this product

    Posted by Kevin on 19th Jan 2023

    I I love this product so much I purchased one for an outside kitty who was hanging out he went in it immediately I liked it so much I purchased one for my insight cats just as a little hidey-hole

  • 5
    Kitty tube

    Posted by Paul on 19th Jan 2023

    Over the years I have purchased six Kitty tubes. Obviously I'm very satisfied with them or I would have not ordered five after the first one. My semi-feral cats seem to enjoy sleeping in them as well as escaping the cold weather or rain or snow.

  • 5
    The Kitty Tube

    Posted by Bob & Dara on 9th Jan 2023

    This is very sturdy and offers solid protection during storms, wind, and cold weather. We were surprised how well insulated it is and how easy it was to put together (but you DO need to watch the video). It's so much better than our previous shelters. We are happy to provide shelter for any outdoor strays.

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