If you have a cat, you're probably aware of cat tents, or cat teepees, as they're sometimes called. These little sleeping dens are all the rage these days because they look cute and don't take up too much space. However, they're not the cheapest of pet accoutrements.
Here's one on Etsy that goes for $52:
That's a pretty sizable chunk of change to drop on a basic sleeping spot for your kitty. I mean, I know they're your fur baby and all, but come on — one has to also pay the rent.
However, I have some good news for those cat owners who don't mind getting a little creative. You can easily make a cat tent yourself in no time using stuff you already have lying around the house.
Here's how mine turned out:
Not too bad, right? The only thing I was worried about was the size of the opening. No matter how I stretched it, I couldn't get it bigger than that. However, my cats didn't seem to mind.
It took my cat Bill a minute before he decided it was safe to go all the way in, but he did do it eventually. I decided to leave the back of my tent open because I have two cats who often like to battle over new sleeping spaces, so I thought it best to give them an escape hatch.
That's all there is to it! You can absolutely play around with the hole size and shape of the tent (since it's made of bendable wire). And the best part is, it didn't cost you a dime to make, unless you ran out of tape before embarking on the project (like I did).
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