Rated 4 out of 5 by Judith04 Cat Prince does not like to work for food.
This is a great product--well-made, no rough edges. The concept is also good: kitty moves toy around and gets rewarded for this behavior by getting a treat. Now, the plot thickens. Introduce toy to 9 year old lazy kitty. Watch kitty watch toy. Model correct procedure for kitty. Wait. Repeat. Try again later. Kitty sits next to toy, crying piteously. Tough love Mom refuses to do kitty's work. Models desired activity again. Kitty cries -- for a long time. Mom's frazzled nerves give out. She removes toy and hides it. The next day, Kitty's brother, a 40 pound flat-coated retriever, finds toy. Moves it all over the house. Kitty follows, eating up the released treats. End result not as expected, but exercise is achieved! A good time was had by all! Buy this toy and see what happens. Judith
March 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PaulPlusTwo Great idea. Cats love it. Hard to keep clean, though.
Just as my review summary states, my cats love it. My only drawback, and for me it's an important drawback, is that it cannot be disassembled for cleaning. The only way to clean it is to fill it with water/soap, shake, rinse repeatedly, and allow to air dry. The two hemispheres should have been made to screw together.
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gbcats After cats figure it out it is fun for them
I do like this product. Sometimes it takes my cats a while to figure it out-ok they are not super brilliant.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amber17815 Cute concept. Moderately poor execution.
This is a cute concept for a cat toy. Perhaps our cats are just too smart but they don't chase the ball around. They've figured out if they just lay down and swat it back and forth that they can empty out the ball in a matter of minutes. These are even higher energy cats. I expected more "playing" with the toy. But, they still enjoy the treats.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kikigrace2 Keeps the kitties busy
My kitty has already learned that this ball has treats One more thing to keep my cats happy. I like the idea of them having to work for their treats
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Athena Great challenging toy
This thing is great for cats that are very food-motivated and need activity. I'd say this is one of the more difficult toys, because there's not only just one hole, but the spiral inside makes it harder to get food out. Not best for starting a cat on a feeding toy, but great as an advanced toy.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DexterCat Great for food motivated cats
Great inexpensive toy for dispensing dry food. Our adult cat had a similar (little bigger) toy before so he knew what to do with it to get the food. It is easy to load the ball with dry food and regulate the opening for dispensing. He pushes it all over the house and gets his reward. The only negative is that the ball is small, and after few days of using it we can't find it.
December 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ladyitaly not for my cat
Cats seem to need bells, feathers or the ability to grasp and this ball has neither. However it does have a better release system than the purple treat ball sold by Chewy
June 25, 2014