Rated 1 out of 5 by Crazycatlady Super service, questionable product
I love doing business with Chewy. Their online ordering is easy, prices competitive, and shipping is fast. My two cats are house bound so I thought it would give them a little more exercise to use this ball. I can't say anything against the product itself because it might work with other cats. Mine just ignored it totally even when there only access to food was in the ball. Seemed like a good idea.
January 8, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sabrina137 Great product. Provides entertainment and nutrition to my feline friend.
My cat loves this feeder toy. She only needed a tiny bit of encouragement before she started to bat it around the house. I really like that I can adjust the size of the holes to make it easier or harder to disperse the food. It stays together quite well too...She often knocks it down the stairs and it doesn't fall apart.
January 4, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALin Great product & great customer service!
The 5 stars are for both the SlimCat feeder and Chewy's customer service.
My cat caught on to how to use the feeder during the first session I gave it to her. It's slowed down her eating by a lot - she'll finish off about a quarter cup of food within 5-10 minutes with the feeder set at some of the easiest settings, instead of in 3-4 gulps. I didn't have that many problems feeding her before, my cat wasn't having any digestive problems like vomiting, but I bought the feeder as a preventative measure for eating too fast and weight gain. Practical tips: I only feed her with this feeder when I can supervise her, so that she doesn't swipe the ball somewhere where she could make a mess (like into a bedroom or under a couch); I store the feeder away from her reach in a cabinet so that she doesn't go after it when she's left alone (her toys have a way of disappearing after a while).
Also, I was very impressed with Chewy's customer service. This was my first time ordering from Chewy, and immediately after I placed my order, late one Tuesday night, they e-mailed me to verify my account details (my billing address is different than my shipping address). I called them back at nearly midnight the same day, and (a friendly) someone was indeed available to speak - they really are 24/7! In less than 2 minutes, everything was straightened out and my order shipped the next day. I appreciate Chewy looking out for for me and their prompt service.
December 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josey This product has a great concept
This feeder slows down my cat from gorging and she is playing. It doesn't stay locked all the time, so I have to adjust it often. The concept is excellent.
December 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jonathan Just what I was looking for
Saw this at a store and then ordered from Chewy. It was just what I was looking for and one of my kitties took to it right away. She bats the ball almost non-stop until it is empty of food. The opening through which the food falls are adjustable so you can make your furry friend have to work a bit harder after they have learned that playing with the ball will lead to food. My other kitty is taking a little longer to figure out that playing will produce food, but I think she'll get it eventually. Very pleased with this purchase.
November 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlackKitty26 Works well for my overweight cats.
One of my cats eats to fast and pukes eating out of a regular dish and both of my cats struggle with being overweight. This helps me clean up less puke and try to get a handle on my cats weight.
November 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by pandakitty Decent product
Even my lovable, dumb, food obsessed boy has been able to figure out this product. I was worried that he wouldn't be able to figure it out (love him, but he isn't a very bright cat), but after only a little while of batting it around for him on the easy setting, he got the hang of it. The only improvement I would make would be to make it bigger so it doesn't get lost under furniture. I put 1/4 cup of dry food in it before I go to bed in hopes that he doesn't wake me up before my alarm clock for food (doesn't always work, sometimes he plays with it until it is empty immediately), but it does help many nights. It is just frustrating to search for the ball to fill each evening. Sometimes it ends up in the strangest places (like in the trash can 2' off the ground). Not really a workout for him, but it does force him to eat slowly and move a little more. Worth the buy since it isn't very expensive.
July 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ThisGirlLovesHerKitties Depends on the Cat
One of my kitties loves this thing. She is very food-motivated, so getting treats out of a ball she pushes around with her nose is right up her alley.
Unfortunately my other cat doesn't get it.. he moves it with his nose once or twice and if nothing comes out, he's bored.. so I try to move it for him or set it up so that a treat will fall out when he just moves it once.. however after he takes the easy treat and can't get it to reproduce the result after one push with his nose.... he gives up. Maybe it's because he's young, maybe he just thinks he has better things to do like napping and playing then spending his time trying to get a treat reward.. whatever it is.. he just doesn't get it like my other cat does.
Besides the cat personality issues, I would like the holes to be more diffused around the surface, and not in a single plane around the ball. That way if the ball falls sidesways instead of straight, there is still a chance some treats will fall out (may help with my other kitties ambition to use this thing).. there needs to be a super super easy setting
April 27, 2014