Friday, October 17, 2014 at 18:00 clock
original source from: http://blog.katzen-fieber.de/2014/10/gefilzte-katzenhoehle-von-kivikis/
felted cat cave of kivikis
Cats and caves – often a very suitable combination. My house cat is no exception. If still beautiful, warm felt is added for my three the feel-good experience perfectly. For this reason, I was particularly pleased me that we have a Filzhöhle the brand “kivikis” had the chance. In this review we would like to introduce you to the cave and tell you about our experience with it.
Appearance, dimensions and price
The cat cave looks like an egg made of felt with input. Is oval shaped. They are available in two different sizes: “medium” and “large”. The Medium cave should be suitable for cats weighing 4-6 kg body weight and is 41-44cm long, 21-23cm high and 31-34cm wide. The input of this size is about 14-15cm wide. Size “large” to accommodate cats of 6-8 kg body weight and is 27-30cm high. The entrance of this variant is 17-18cm wide.The large cave is 36-39cm wide and 43-46cm long.
There are various colors: “green birch” (bright grass green), “sky blue” (light blue), “dark gray” (anthracite), “sand brown” (light beige-brown) and “gray snow” (light gray). The price for one of these handmade cats caves is 79.99 €. The “inner life” of the caves is partly from off-white felt, partly in felt in the basic color of the cave.
We were allowed a cave in the size “large” in the color test “sand brown”.
The caves are handmade (wet felted) from Merino sheep wool. For this reason, all the caves are unique and differ in size and color nuances all a little bit. The manufacturer kivikis draws its material with the Swedish company “Klippan AB textile” . For coloring the caves special, certified colors (mostly of natural origin) are used.
Entrance of the cave seems to be handled specially reinforced: he feels a little thicker than the rest of the cave and goes back even after crumpling to its original form.
Already on the board of the cave are printed in English care instructions. The cave is quite easy to care for because of their material (felt). You can suck them and with a simple damp sponge to remove small spots (cold water + soap). The cave may of course in larger dirt in the washing machine: simply set the wool program andnot hurl. The care instructions further points out that wool itself has a certain self-cleaning function and the cave therefore rarely must / should in the washing machine.
It also explains that the cave after such a cycle can lose their shape – the but you can counteract by stuffing the still slightly damp cave with paper in the form and allowed to dry so. It is important also to know that too much soap and can leave the material of the cave look ugly to hot temperatures, but we do so also of woolen clothing known. Here you can incidentally Video – suitable for care instructions – look.
What is good about the cave in my opinion?
The cave consists of a sturdy material that is additionally perfectly natural and harmless. Many cats like felt – especially in wool – very: it warms nicely, is soft and conforms to the body shape. Above all, it takes the slight odor of cats after a few uses at: giving – in addition to the cavity shape – safety and security. If I buy fabrics for my cats or hold hands for the first time in my first test is the smell test: what smells chemically or artificially, can not be really healthy and is equal to sorted out. The cave of kivikis smelled of wool and nothing else. This has surprised me pleasantly.
In my opinion, the cave is well made and feels soft and cozy. While this is not an issue which relates to the quality of the product, but I think it’s worth mentioning that the customer service was excellent: all of my questions (often working day after only a few minutes) answered in detail and lightning-fast. Since I also wanted to know more about the material used due to the request of our readers, I have also asked questions that might have been some manufacturers unpleasant. They gave me honest information and was the source of the raw material known. The statement “there are no secrets” (translated quote) surprised me really pleasant.
What is the cave in my opinion less good?
For me there is nothing that speaks against this cave.
Our experiences with the Filzhöhle of kivikis
Normally my cats are cautious when I anschleppe new textiles: they smell best new and unusual and are usually shunned and sniffed before you get closer looks at for a few days. In this cave I was able to experience a first: even as I made product pictures for the review to Muffin jostled me and past the camera and went without hesitation into the new “thing”.
I could then also see that the size of “large” for my 7-pound fur bomber is more than suitable. Comfortable the cave seems to be. Even Casimir wanted to look absolutely times
I’ve since the arrival of the cave again more space in bed, because someone always sleeps at night in the Three
Conclusion for me:
We can highly recommend the Filzhöhle of kivikis: it is neatly made and of high quality. For cave loving cats she is probably just right. From our cat household it is no longer possible to imagine