I’ve had two previous treat dispensers, one embedded in a stand and he spun a wheel to get them out, the other a ball that he batted around the floor and they spilled out. He figured out both fairly quickly. He still had fun with them but it took him very little time to empty them. THIS is different. We’ve had it for a couple months and every afternoon I load some Temptations crunchy treats into it. Even though he now knows where to reach in, it still takes him half an hour to get them all out. This not only keeps it fun for him but it occupies him if I’m trying to get something done without his involvement. It was a little overwhelming to put it together (I watched the video a bunch of times) but now that it’s together it’s sturdy. It still looks as new as the first day. I think I will order the next level for my next shipment. Maybe that will occupy him even longer.
This actually turned out to be more useful than I expected. My cats are interested and they pull out all the treats, even small toys I put in there. Oddly they only do it when I'm not watching them. When I am supervising I think they expect me to do it for them and get frustrated too easily. But if I leave them with it, they go at it! I just have to make sure my chubby cat doesn't bully the little one out of the way to get al the treats. I put it away and take it out occasionally because I think they'd get bored if I left it out for them all the time. At $15 it's pricey for what it is but I'm desperate for any toy that isn't a piece of plastic junk, that actually engages my cats!
My cat loved this puzzle, but the edges of the cardboard are rather sharp and she cut her paw. She now has an abscess and is on antibiotics and we have to clean out the wound daily (You can imagine how difficult that is with a squirmy 6 month old kitten!) I would steer clear of this puzzle!
Read the reviews and purchased based on reviews and on sale. I have 5 cats and they like this toy, but probably because they get extra treats !! It is a great way to give them treats, even though they have to work a little for them. Keeps them interactive and doing something. I may have to breakdown and get another one as with 5 cats not all of them can interact with it at once, but I do have to say that $15 seems a little much for a cardboard box, which is also why I only gave 4 stars.
ALL my cats-from four years to kitten love, love this treat maze! All I have to do is shake the treats and they all come running as fast as they can! Hours later they will come back and poke around just to make sure no goodies are left. Even though cardboard this item has held up very well-I once saw an add for a larger one-twice this size, but haven't seen again-wish Chewy would stock again.
Recently got a new kitten who started to pick on our older cat, but this toy allows her to put all of her kitten energy into something productive and entertains her for a very long time. Easy to put together and really really worth it.
I work long days, live alone, and have a very inquisitive and active cat. It kills me to leave him home alone all day. However this toy has really helped. I fill it with treats in the morning, and watch him play with it during the day on the security camera. Usually the box is empty when I get home. When I'm home I put it away and only pull it out for work days to keep it fresh and fun for him. Whoever invented this simple, environmentally friendly box is very smart. Probably cost about $0.25 to manufacture, but still it's worth the money considering that it's well designed and the cat LOVES it. If your cat is inquisitive and food motivated it will likely be well loved & used.
Merlin was intrigued for a few seconds but couldn’t get the treats out so he gave up. The idea is to have a toy he can eventually conquer, not one where there’s no success. Unhappy with this purchase
My cat loves to open drawers, he's a Houdini of opening drawers. I bought this box expecting him to stop opening drawers. He still opens drawers, but at least now he entertains himself a bit trying to get the treats out of the box.
The treat maze was easy to assemble. I have a 2 year old cat and she enjoys finding treats I place inside. It's one of many ways she's entertained while I'm away from the house.