Hatching Cats

I’d like to think that being a good cat Mom doesn’t necessitate a living room furnished with beige or light blue carpeted cat condos.  As I’ve said in the past, I’d like my apartment to read “sophisticated single woman with cat (s)” not “crazy cat lady.”  So I’m always on a quest for cat accessories that both the cats and I love.

The moment I saw Pei Pods I knew  my cats had to have one.  There’s just something about their Easter-Egg-like shape and colors that make them irresistible. Plus, it’s a cat bed that easily doubles as modern art.

Welcome to my crib.

The quote from the company website says it all.  “We love our pets. We love our homes too. Not as much as we love our pets, but you get the idea.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

I presented the kitties with their egg a few days before Christmas. Originally I worried about Petie’s ability to fit and lounge comfortably (the website says it can accommodate up to 13lbs). As it turns out I had nothing to fear, all 20lbs of cat made it in with ease.The unexpected surprise was finding that one of the kitties mistook it for a litter box and peed in it. Can’t blame them really, given the oddly shaped litter boxes in my home (what I put them through!).  After the necessary cleaning – the pad held up well in the wash – I tried again. Success!

 

According to the website, “The rounded design mimics cave like sanctuaries that animals gravitate instinctively toward for protection and relaxation.” Well they must be on to something because Petie, my husky timid kitty has been spending a lot of time in there. It’s nice to have him in the pod versus the closet or under the bed when we have guests over (I placed it at the top of the stairs so he can peer down at us).

How cute is this?!

My cats aren’t really cat bed types, and they don’t sleep in their pod but they like chilling in it. Not only are the Pei Pods super stylish and sleek, they’re also sustainable. The pillow is 100% washable (thankfully!) and the pod and pillow are fully recyclable.

Pei Pods sell for $129 and come in pink, mint, and ivory with either a yellow or pink cushion. They’ve only recently become available in the US and at the moment, shipping to the UK, and US is free!

Let’s just say if they made them in human size, I’d be very tempted to get one.
Hey now…

Egg bed for humans....can't imagine what that costs!

Egg shaped chairs for humans!

NOTE: I received no payment other than the product for review. No strings attached.

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  • http://www.catsparella.com catsparella

    Great review! I think the PEI Pods are so sleek and stylish looking, and I love the pretty pastel colors! The mint green totally matches Petie’s eyes!

    At first I was thinking you were being nice by not revealing which kitty “peed in the pod”, but then I realized you probably don’t know.. Who looked the most guilty? lol!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Okay it’s SO funny you would pick up on that….I THINK it’s Petie but I felt bad pointing my finger at him w/o knowing 100%! But he WAS kind of scratching at the yellow pad when he first saw it!

  • http://Everysixminutes.com EverySixMinutes

    I was eyeing these pods on another site last week. They do look very stylish, but one problem is that they don’t seem to provide access to electric outlet in a stylish way. My cats are obsessed with electric heating pads (so much so they would bury their faces in the blankie). Pei Pods should make a version 2 and call it “Pad in a Pod”.

  • http://www.sparklecat.com Sparkle

    Your cats are so lucky! I wish I had one of those!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Sparkle, maybe you can ask your mommy for one for your birthday. I could see you in the PINK one, what do you say?!

  • http://www.adanieves.com/Martini.html ada nieves

    that is my cat martini modeling in the lounge chair!

    • I HAVE CAT

      I had no idea Martini was the superstar that he is! Wow! We know a celebrity! I LOVE that he is a rescue!

  • Amy

    My girls would probably christen it too, thinking it is a litter box. Very cool though. I guess by your definition I am a crazy cat lady due to the fact that we have 4 cat towers located all around the house.

    • I HAVE CAT

      Oh trust me. I’m a Crazy Cat Lady too. Just trying to be under the radar!LOL!

  • http://www.margsanimals.com/blogs Marg

    Those pei-pods are great looking. We know we would like to have a about five of those just as soon as we win the lottery. We would have to try peeing in it too just to see if it is a litter box. We could have one for our bathroom needs and one to sleep in. Thanks for the great review.

    • I HAVE CAT

      Maybe you can get a built discount from the Pei Pod people! You could get half a dozen. Your home would look like an EASTER EGG hunt! fun!

  • Christina

    I love the picture of Petie casually lounging in the pod! So cute. And he fits in it without a problem! They definitely should increase their advertised weight capacity. Sales will go through the roof!

    • I HAVE CAT

      He looks so pimp in that photo I love it! No one would suspect what a pussy he really is! LOL! Thanks for your ongoing support of ICH Christina!! You rooock!

  • http://www.floppycats.com Jenny

    I love the look of those things! I think you picked the perfect color for Petie! They are super good looking!!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Thanks! I was so tempted to get the ivory w a yellow pad (like a real egg, but worried it would show dust more!)

  • http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com viewfromtheside

    oooh i Love odd furniture

    • I HAVE CAT

      So fun right?! They add a POP of color!

  • Susan

    I think he really likes it:) I will have to get some for my kitties:)!

    • I HAVE CAT

      He does it’s true! He feels hidden even tho he is not! I’ll see if I can get them to create a discount code for IHC readers!
      T

  • http://degrisoscuro.blogspot.com/ Gris

    I totally love them! i had seen them already but i can’t afford them right now, as soon as i can i’m getting the green one!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Let me see if they will give IHC readers a discount!

  • Lynn

    Okay…Petie sold me. I ordered one for my sister’s kitties for their birthday in April. Pink, of course! BTW, you should have gotten pink to match Petie’s NOSE!!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Wow what a great kitty auntie you are! Giving me a bad name! LOL! Pink is super cute—just not a pink decor kindda gal myself though! What color pad did you pick?!
      T

      • Lynn

        Pink, of course! I love pink. And it really goes good with any color Kitteh!! LOL! Especially those with PINK noses and Pink toeses!

        • I HAVE CAT

          good point! :)

  • http://www.weetzies.com/ Weetzie’s

    Ohhh, so jealous! I’ve been coveting one of these badly from the moment I first saw them. I mean… my cats have.

    Excellent review, too!

    • I HAVE CAT

      bahaha! i know what you mean about your CATS wanting one! Thanks for visiting and posting!

  • http://milocat.wordpress.com Milo and Alfie

    The kitty egg-pods would make awesome easter presents!

    Mom used to have one of those egg-shaped human chairs in the 1960s / 1970s ~ it was suspended from the ceiling by a chain (instead of on a stand). She said it was really “cool” and “groovy” and she loved it.

    Milo and Alfie xx

    • I HAVE CAT

      ohhh I’m jealous your mom had one of those egg chairs! Suspended from the ceiling is even cooler! I’m trying to see if I can get a discount for IHC readers.hang tight and i’ll let you know!

  • http://degrisoscuro.blogspot.com/ Gris

    I created a debate the other day in my site talking about how there aren’t any cool containers for cat food (not even uncool containers in fact). Well, you know lots of stuff about cats and cat shops so, i jst thought you may know about this: do you have foot containers in usa? Cause here in spain we just keep the food in the bag it comes in and it would be great to have a nice container. Have you seen any around? Thank you!!!!

  • http://degrisoscuro.blogspot.com/ Gris

    Hi!!! yes, it does help! i keep the cat cnacks there but here it is difficult to get one of these that is big enough for 6 kilos of cat food! jejeje
    Thank you a lot!!

    • I HAVE CAT

      I think the box i use is supposed to be for sheets or towels or something. I guess we are big on PLASTIC things here in the US! Bet you could find something on Amazon.com?

  • http://disfordelicate.com Danielle

    Petie reminds me of my Chowder–so big and regal looking!

    • I HAVE CAT

      I know right?! thanks for visiting! hope you check out some of my older posts! So happy to have found your blog!

  • http://tinytimmy.org Tiny Timmy

    Oh mai goodyness Miss Tamar!!! I wants one! I wants one!!! I promises not tos mistake its for a litter boxie, tho maybes it looks a lil’ like da Boodah…

    Petie looks SOS handsums in his PeiPod!!!

    Thank yous for always coverings da COOLEST kitteh stuffs!

    *headbonks*

    Timmy

    • I HAVE CAT

      You are SOOO sweet TT!!! if i could, i’d give you a MILLION pei pods and i’m sure you would NOT mistake them for litter boxes (shhh, between us i think it was Petie!)!

  • http://www.eclecticcatladyland.blogspot.com Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food

    Those are super-cute! I think it’s so cool how companies are creating more stylish-looking cat furniture. A friend of mine has the cutest little chaise lounge for her kitty :)

    • I HAVE CAT

      i agree! you should give me the link of the chaise lounge co. i would love to check it out!@ Thanks for the support Angie!@

  • http://blog.blanketID.com blanket

    I love these beds! It’s interesting that it was mistaken for a litterbox though. I hadn’t thought about that before, but my cats would totally do that too :D It would be great to have the full size human one – then we could all get in!

  • http://www.canidaepetfood.blogspot.com/ Canidae Pet Blog Editor

    They are awesome! I so want the pink one. They’re a bit pricey for a cat bed, but they look pretty durable so I’m guessing they would last through many, many cat naps.

    • I HAVE CAT

      It’s not cheap that’s for sure. but a lot of ugly cat beds are the same price! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to post a comment!

  • http://www.purrfecthaven.blogspot.com Helen, Darcy and Bingley

    I really love your site and this post showcasing this amazing bed. I think my boys might just love it! (and I already do!). Helen

  • Dionis

    I love the pods…I (crazy cat lady that I am) constantly have boxes lying around for my timid Harmony to lay in. That looks like the perfect solution to keep her happy and cuddled in something and my house box-free!

    • http://www.ihavecat.com I HAVE CAT

      I can’t believe i’m only now replying to this I’m so sorry! i do like the way it looks! it’s like an art piece or something !If you do decide to get one do use the link on my post b/c then i get a few bucks credit which helps me feed the fosters! Thanks! 

  • XCO

    oh my gosh!! This is the cutest thing! I was browsing on the peI pod website, and I thought it would be good to look up on the reviews for it first~

    Glad I came to your blog, it just helped me decide whether or not to purchase it…and I just purchased 2!! (: 2 for 3 cats!!

    Thanks for your review, it’s awesome possum!

    I will be back to creep~ and your kitty cats are super duper cute :D

    • I HAVE CAT

      hi! yes, come back to creep please :) glad you found the review useful! hope your kitties love the egg as much as mine do (especially PETIE!). if you aren’t already a fan of ours on FB, please join and post photos of your 3 cats there (i have 3 too!). http://www.facebook.com/ihavecat
      Tamar

  • Alittleshy

    Hiya – I have just bought the Peipod and am a little disappointed – the pod I received is covered in nipple-like(!) imperfections that make it look like a diseased egg!!  Is this normal or should I ask for a replacement?  I’ve attached a photo. 

    Thanks,

    A

    • http://www.ihavecat.com I HAVE CAT

      Hi there! Okay, that is NOT normal! Promise! you should DEF ask for a replacement! I’m not gonna lie the surface is a little hard to clean but my cats and I still love it! Wish it had been smooth plastic. Lemme know if you have any trouble with their customer service. I really like the white with the yellow – like a real egg! 

    • http://www.ihavecat.com I HAVE CAT

      did you ever contact the company about the nipples?! :)

  • Robin Itamoto

    Great review!  I’ve been thinking about getting one for my kitty as a christmas present ;)

    • http://www.ihavecat.com I HAVE CAT

      If you do it would be FAB if you used the link in my blog, i’m part of their affiliate program so if someone makes a purchase b/c of me i get a few bucks that goes to feed the foster kitties! THANKS for reading and for leaving a comment Robin! 
      If you aren’t already a fan of our FB page you should check it out! over 16,000 cats and cat lovers! http://www.facebook.com/ihavecat