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Best Cat Playpens in 2022

Some of the cat playpens from the list
Written by Clair Chesterman

As a cat owner, I have already tried different brands and types of enclosed cat playpens. Most of them are not so good as they are either not sturdy enough, too difficult to assemble, or too small for my cats. Among the cat playpens I have tried, I can surmise that the only good manufacturer is Aivituvin. Their cat playpen looks like a mini house that has a perfectly designed environment for a cat’s psychological wellness. Every detail is considered in their products, which is not a surprise because Aivituvin is a company created by cat owners.

To guide you in finding the perfect cat playpen for their cats, I have compiled a list of the best cat playpens that I have personally tested. The factors I considered in this compilation were quality, design, safety, and ease of assembly.  In addition, I have also included a brief description and product specifications for each cat playpen listed below.

Aivituvin-AIR37 Walk-in Extra Large Outdoor Cat Enclosure

Cat is using Aivituvin AIR37 cat playpen

This cat enclosure is ideal for three to five cats (depending on size). The outside material is made of solid firwood so it is definitely stable and strong. The overall dimension size of the cage measures 71.1 inches (length) x 38.2 inches (width) x 70.8 inches (height). The price is fair as well (check here)

Quality

The Aivituvin-AIR37 Walk-in Cat Enclosure is made with 100 percent solid firwood and robust quality latches, so there is no question about the materials’ quality. The surface of the playpen is also coated with waterproof, non-toxic paint, and the roof is made of weatherproof asphalt.

Designed Specifically For Cats

The Aivituvin-AIR37 Walk-in Cat Enclosure has a window cat enclosure feature wherein you can remove the back panel and the enclosure can connect directly to the house from the outside. This allows your cats to enter freely in and out through the enclosure.

Safety For Cats

The whole enclose is firm and sturdy. It also has wooden bars in each corner for a more stable internal structure of the enclosure’s frame. The latches are also durable and high quality so your cats are safely cooped inside.

Assembly Difficulty

The cat enclosure already includes all the panels, rods, latches, and screws. The holes are pre-drilled so you only need to put everything together and prepare your screwdriver. It also comes with an easy-to-understand manual. Mine took almost an hour and I had someone to help me build the enclosure with.

You can get it from the manufacturer’s official website.

Aivituvin-AIR33 Indoor/Outdoor Wooden Cat House

Cat inside Aivituvin AIR33 wooden cat playpen

If you and your cat are both into cute little houses, then, the Aivituvin-AIR33 Indoor/Outdoor Wooden Cat House is perfect for you. It is an adorable two-story cat house with a large balcony, PVC door curtain, and asphalt roof. It is compact with total dimensions of 37.4 inches (length) x 30.8 inches (width) x 33.5 inches (height) including its ramp which is big enough for one to two cats not exceeding 18 pounds.

Quality

The Aivituvin-AIR33 Indoor/Outdoor Wooden Cat House is made with 100% solid firwood. The materials are generally sturdy and can hold up to 18 pounds weight. The PVC door curtain makes the house accessible while it also keeps the warmth inside the house.

Designed Specifically For Cats

Aivituvin-AIR33 Indoor/Outdoor Wooden Cat House has two front doors and two jump platforms that your cats will enjoy a lot. Your cats will enjoy sunbathing on the balcony while the cat house’s asphalt roof protects them from rain and extreme temperatures. This is indeed an adorable cat playpen.

Safety For Cats

The playpen is generally made of durable and sturdy materials. The jump platforms are made of solid wood so they will not easily get molds or go out of shape in time. The roof is waterproof and made of asphalt so your feline ones are also safe from the rain. 

Assembly Difficulty

Just like the other Aivituvin playpens, this cat house comes with a manual. Every part is labeled with pre-drilled holes. You only need to put the parts all together and get a screwdriver handy with you.

You can learn about this cat playpen on the official website.

Aivituvin-AIR41 Two-Tier Wooden Cat House

Can is on the second tier of Aivituvin-AIR41 cat playpen

Another cute wooden cat house is the Aivituvin-AIR41 Two-Tier Wooden Cat House. This cat playpen also has a waterproof roof and door flaps. The dimensions of the cat house measure 24.8 inches (length) x 24.4 inches (width) x 35.5 inches (height). It can house one to two small to average-sized cats.

Quality

The Aivituvin-AIR41 Two-Tier Wooden Cat House is made of 100 percent firwood, just like the other Aivituvin playpens. Its middle floor is completely removable for easier cleaning and maintenance. It also has a large acrylic side window that lets in more natural light. The cat house’s main roof, as well as the small porch rooves, are made of asphalt and waterproof materials.

Designed Specifically For Cats

Aivituvin-AIR41 Two-Tier Wooden Cat House has enough space for your cats’ activities and it also has two side doors for easier access and cleaning. The large acrylic side window also gives additional accessibility. And the removable floor is also for easier cleaning. Your cat will have fun going in and out of this adorable little playpen! 

Safety For Cats

The cat house is made of weatherproof materials to keep your feline babies safe from inclement weather. It also has waterproof rubber feet, allowing the playpen to be stable and level on any surface, whether indoors or outdoors. The elevation also improves air circulation inside and keeps your cats safe from the cold or wet ground.

Assembly Difficulty

When it comes to the ease of assembly of the cat playpen parts, Aivituvin never disappoints. The screws are always complete and packed separately, and there is always a manual. The dowel rods easily fit into the panels’ pre-drilled holes. To assemble everything, all you need is a screwdriver.

You can find more on the official website.

Prevue Premium/Deluxe Cat Home

Prevue Pet Products cat playpen

If you prefer something big, sturdy, and more spacious cat playpen, you can check Prevue Premium/Deluxe Cat Home. This cat home measures 43.25 inches (length) x 25.25 (width) x 65.75 inches (height). It is made with heavy-duty and rust-resistant metal components. It has three large front doors and also includes two soft plush hammocks that your cats will definitely love.

Quality

Prevue Premium/Deluxe Cat Home is made with high-grade metal materials which are rust-resistant. The entire cat home has a stable and strong foundation with metal and rubber casters which will allow you to move the cage easily.

Designed Specifically For Cats

This cage is paw-friendly designed as it has no gaps and pinch points. Your fur babies will love the extra-large soft hammocks which are a perfect, cozy, lounging area. It also has four very spacious levels, big enough for your cats’ activities.

Safety For Cats

With all the heavy-duty metal materials used for this cage, it is indeed strong and durable. The construction of rails, clips, and tabs keep the parts aligned and sturdy. The main foundation is strong enough to house several cats at once. 

Assembly Difficulty

You can easily lock in the panels into the channels with the clips. All the parts came complete. Be sure to exactly follow the steps on the manual to get the proper alignment of the main parts and be able to assemble the other parts easily. 

Check the current price here.

Amazon Basics Cat Cage Playpen Crate

Another cage-type playpen is the Amazon Basics Large Kennel. It is a three-tier cat playpen, made of durable steel wire and coated with a black rust-resistant E-coat finish. It has three removable plastic leak-proof floor pans and two swing-open doors. It is spacious and measures 35.8 inches (length) x 22.4 inches (height) x 50.6 inches (width). Even though it has many positive reviews, it’s not my favorite.

Quality

Amazon Basics Three-Tier Large Cat Cage provides three-layer vertical space for your cats. It is made mainly with alloy steel and some plastic parts. It is spacious enough to house three average-sized cats. 

Designed Specifically For Cats

Cats will enjoy hopping up and down on each level. Its design is not only cat-approved but also owner-approved as this cat playpen is collapsible and has four rolling caster wheels for easier transport and mobility.

Safety For Cats

The Amazon Basics Three-Tier Large Cat Cage has two large swing doors for easy access. It also has durable door latches to ensure your cats’ safety inside the playpen.

Assembly Difficulty

This playpen is easy to assemble. Mine took less than thirty minutes by two people. The instructions on the manual are easy to understand.

Check the current price here.

Zampa Portable Foldable Pet Playpen

Zampa cat paypen

If you are looking for a playpen or kennel that is lighter and easier to transport, you may consider the Zampa Portable Foldable Pet Playpen. It is an eight-panel mesh-based foldable playpen that is ideal for travel. It also has outer pockets and bottle holders for any additional items you may need to transport with your cats.

Quality

The Zampa Portable Foldable Playpen is constructed of high-quality, water-resistant materials. To ensure the safety of your cats, the panels are efficiently seamed and the corners are well reinforced.

Designed Specifically For Cats

This cat playpen is perfect for cat owners who frequently travel with their cats. Whether you need to take your cats outside for a walk or to the vet, this type of playpen is unquestionably ideal. It is equipped with four stakes that keep the playpen stable and precisely level on the ground surface.

Safety For Cats

Zampa has protected seams to keep your pets from chewing on the structure of the playpen. The flooring is also securely attached to ensure that your cats have no escape routes.

Assembly Difficulty

You won’t have to think about putting together this cat playpen since it pops up in seconds. It also folds and flattens conveniently for storage when not in use. If you get confused with the folding, there is a video you can watch online to help you.

Check the current price here.

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

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