IKEA doesn't make pet furniture... or so they thought! The Swedish global furniture and accessories company can thank Japanese pet owners for sending sales of their pine DUKTIG doll bed & linens set through the roof.

Priced at $14.99 at IKEA's American website but ten bucks more at the firm's Canadian product page (sorry, Canuck cat-owners), DUKTIG is described as “Doll bed with bedlinen set, pine, multicolor” with its Key Feature being that it “encourages role play”. Be careful what you say, IKEA!

We're not sure who posted the first pic of their pet enjoying relaxing times in a DUKTIG doll bed but that original image provoked a flood of photos – and presumably, a run on DUKTIG doll beds that must have freaked out countless IKEA employees.

Cats, dogs, even rabbits have been snapped snoozing or siesta-ing in their DUKTIG doll beds, which serendipitously have openwork foot boards to accommodate tails. The beds themselves are constructed from fiberboard and solid pine with the included linens made from 75% polyester and 25% cotton with hollow polyester fiber filling.

Measuring 50cm x 38cm x 5cm (roughly 20" x 15" x 2") and weighing 2.2kg or about 5 pounds, the DUKTIG doll bed is sized to fit most average-sized dolls, er, pets, and though they're not designed to be stacked, several owners with more than one pet have done some DIY to create bunk beds... who's gonna win the fight to claim the top bunk? (via Bored Panda)