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
    Kitty Tube Gen 4

    Posted by Sheryl Hansen on 6th Jan 2021

    Like aerodynamic recycled plastic design. Struggled to insert small awning handles. Also had hard time getting one top to fit on the base but realize tight fit is good for shelter warmth. Instructions easy to follow - didn't need to watch the video. Assembly time 1 hour per shelter. Most important -- the cats LOVE them and are using them!!!

  • 5
    Kitty Tube

    Posted by Michele Chesser on 29th Dec 2020

    This is my4th Kitty Tube. They just keep getting better and better. My colony of 5 cats love them. Michele

  • 5

    Posted by Diana on 25th Dec 2020

    I purchased one years ago for our feral cat. He just loved it until he passed. We moved and brought it with us. Our feral cat now has four 8 month old kittens with her so we had to by another one to support the growing family. It took a minute for them to get adjusted but they love the warmth. My husband and I feel relieved they are warm and comfortable.

  • 5
    Kitty tube (gen 4)

    Posted by Kim on 15th Dec 2020

    I have an older model kitty tube and ordered this one because I have two cats that no longer share. This is nice. I ordered the double insulation and heating mat add on - the discount was a nice incentive.

  • 5
    Really happy with this

    Posted by Cris H on 10th Dec 2020

    It looks pretty dang sturdy, everything fit together really nice. The small amount of setup was pretty easy. I'm really impressed with the design. Definitely enough space for two cats. I'm really excited to put this out for my community cats.

  • 5
    The Kitty Tube, gen. 4, with oat straw

    Posted by Ron, Manassas VA on 10th Dec 2020

    Simply the best feral cat shelters on the market. I’ve recently purchased my 12th and 13th shelters. When I change out the straw, I personally use a small power washer because I have so many. If you just have a few, a simple garden hose works just fine. The shelters are durable and even look great in my yard. Mostly it’s one cat to a shelter in my yard. I do have three siblings who share one shelter. On the rare occasions when I’m up before them, I get a kick out of watching them pop out of their shelter- 1,2,3- sort of like clowns getting of a circus bus.

  • 5

    Posted by Marlene Romano on 10th Dec 2020

    This is a super product. Build perfectly to keep the kitties warm in a super cold environment.

  • 5
    Kitty Tube

    Posted by B. Smith on 10th Dec 2020

    I house a cat colony. I’ve been using kitty tubes since the first version. I like the improvements they keep making.

  • 5
    Gen-4 Kitty Tube W/Straw

    Posted by Dawn Marie on 27th Nov 2020

    Love everything about the Kitty Tube and glad our little stray Tommyboots has a warm/dry spot to go. Thank you, Kitty Tube!