Review of the Trixie Wicker Cat Basket

    We review the Trixie Wicker Cat Basket and see whether it fairs against its plastic fully man-made alternatives. 

    Trixie Cat Basket

     

    Technical Details
    Seatbelt Fastening
    No
    Shoulder Strap
    No
    Airline Approved
    No
    Rating
    4.5/5
    Price
    £££
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    Brand
    Trixie
    Category
    cat
    Number of seats
    0 seats
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    No

    The Trixie cat basket is made of a strong and sturdy wound wicker, I have to say I love the way it looks with its circular entrance it has a very classic design. You can imagine any cat loving the hidey hole nature of this basket. For an extra bonus it is a lot more environmentally friendly than many other cat carriers on the market that use hard plastic. 

    The basket comes already made and set up. All you need to do is unlatch the wooden toggle holding the metal door shut and open it for your cat to jump in. Your cat will be sure to enjoy investigating this little cave or if you have a number of cats they each with be eager to try it out. 

    Inside the basket it is pretty snug in size, the wicker walls are thick and strong allowing for scratches from your feline friend and the bumpy flooring of the basket adds texture to the carrier that your car will also like, you can also add a blanket in there if you want and i'm sure they will soon fall asleep. The metal door itself is only secured in two places with a clip and a toggle therefore an energetic or very determind cat may be able to push through this so that is something to bear in mind. 

    In terms of car travel I wouldn't say it is as simple as other carriers as there is no clips or slits for the seat belt to go through. You can use the handle at the top to put the seat belt through but I would question the strength of this. As a passenger traveling with your cat in the car for example in a taxi or a friends car this basket would be more than fine, if traveling solely you and your cat most of the time you may wish to buy a carrier that has been made specifically for the car in mind. 

    Pros
    • Gorgeous design
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Strong sturdy basket
    • Provides a snug sleeping spot
    • Comfortable
    Cons
    • No fasteners to attach the seat belt through in the car
    • Only one way in and out
    • Only able to view your cat through the front. 
    Verdict

    The Trixie cat basket is a beautifully made and designed carrier, providing a portable snooze spot for your feline companion, the cat basket can be used in the car but I would recommend there are other passengers to sit on the back seat with your cat while you travel.