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.


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  • 5

    Posted by D T on 20th Sep 2021

    Very nice design. Well packaged. Easy to assemble. Now, to get the cats to use it...

  • 5
    The kitty tube

    Posted by Diane Sargent on 20th Sep 2021

    This is an excellent product, I’m so glad I found it. I now own 3. The outdoor stray cats love them. Easy to put together. It has held up well over many years Several cats could fit into one, but they seem to prefer individual houses! I replace the straw yearly. We have all sorts of weather here in CT, but the inside has never gotten wet. Good product. Highly recommend

  • 5
    My New Kitty Tube

    Posted by NYC Gal on 19th Sep 2021

    Highly recommend this shelter for your outdoor cats; it is the second Kitty Tube shelter I have purchased. I am very, very pleased with the performance and durability. My cats love it! I bought the new Generation 4 (having owned the Generation 3 model for a few years) and the improvement that was made is great. Your cats will love their new home when you buy this shelter. And you will be at ease knowing that they are being kept warm and comfortable in the harsh winter months.

  • 5
    Best cat shelter

    Posted by Nancy Albrecht on 15th Feb 2021

    I purchased 2 Gen 4, straw, heating pad, double insulation, shelters. It is 9 degrees out and the feral cats don't leave the shelter. Warm and dry. Don't waste your money on other products. These shelters will last me for years to come and the tubes are made in America.

  • 5
    KittyTube was just what we needed for winter

    Posted by Dan Marion on 13th Feb 2021

    We ordered KittyTube via their direct web site after calling with questions. Questions were readily answered to our satisfaction. Delivery was real quick. Assembly was straightforward. YouTube videos were helpful. Quality construction. We chose the straw option for the feral cat we have been feeding. Excellent value for the money.

  • 5
    Kitty Tube Gen 4 with Oat Straw

    Posted by Lisa Marie on 7th Feb 2021

    very nice and insulated cat shelter. It was fairly easy to assemble. The lid was a little tricky to get on, I had to bend the the rim back and forth to get it on, but other then that the directions were good.

  • 4
    Great purchase

    Posted by Texas Cat Rescuer on 24th Jan 2021

    This is the best outdoor cat house I’ve found for wet and cold Texas weather. I do wish the entry was a little higher off the ground, and I wish it came in a choice for a smaller model. Our cats tend to be solo occupants and I think they could do fine with one a bit smaller. It also takes a little time to get kitties comfortable with using the kitty tube, but once one cat learns, the others follow. I’ll definitely be buying more and I love it when they have a “scratch and dent sale”. In our rescue, every penny counts. This product is durable and lasts. It is definitely a step above anything else we’ve tried.

  • 5
    Our third one.

    Posted by Albert Knispel on 21st Jan 2021

    Maybe you should make them stackable, just a thought. Wonderful product, our feral cats love them.

  • 4
    Nice kit

    Posted by Marcus Sheffer on 14th Jan 2021

    The cats seem to love it. They went in on the first day and use it all the time.