|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Plastic||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester|
|Toy Type||Balls, Treat Dispensers||Balls, Treat Dispensers||Treat Dispensers||Chew Toys, Treat Dispensers||Balls, Treat Dispensers|
I purchased this Treat Ball several months ago along with a similar treat dispenser toy (the Egg-Cersizer) in the hopes of spreading out the tiny amount of food that my cats are allowed to have. I also wanted to provide them with some entertainment. My cats are both 4 years old, so I wasn't sure if it would work and at first my fears were confirmed: the cats could not have been less interested in either toy. I put catnip treats and catnip itself in the toys with the food, I opened the holes on both toys to the largest possible for the greatest reward - I would even kick the toys so that some food would spill out to hopefully entice the cats. They just shrugged (and ate the food that spilled out). Knowing cats are slow to accept change, I kept trying for many weeks with no success. Finally, I was about to give up and write a review to avoid these toys if you have older cats, when I decided to try putting just catnip treats in the toys (no food). At first nothing. But then, when I was in another room, I heard a toy roll across the floor and later I noticed the treats were gone. Today I was in the room and saw both cats (even the intellectually challenged but sweet one) roll the toys to get the treats. It finally worked! Now to transition from treats to food... maybe by next year? One can only hope. This one gets second best because it doesn't come apart and only has one hole, so is slightly harder to fill and it's not as immediately rewarding - but it still works! If you only want to purchase one of these and you have older cats, you may want to try the Egg-Cersizer first, but with patience you may find this one works just as well.
It took some time for me to teach my cat how to use it, but she loves this thing! She uses it when she's bored rather than eating from her bowl, and if she happens to finish her bowl, she's not begging me for dinner because she knows she can get a snack from her puzzle ball. It seems to last about a year before some part breaks on it. I always have a back up on hand in the event this happens 10/10 <3
Got this on a wim for my cat. He wasn’t super into it at first but with anything it takes some training and persuasion and now he loves it so much I actually have to make it harder for him to get them out or else he’ll eat the equivalent of a handful of treats in like 2 minutes. I slightly the close the small hole to make it more challenging and it seems to do the trick. He plays with it for probably ten minutes or gives up and comes back to it later. Sometimes I’ll hear a banging noise and I’m like what the heck is that oh it’s him and his new fav toy !
Both my cat and I love this toy! It's a great way for me to give him treats and keep him entertained. It took him about 15 minutes to figure out and get familiar with how it works. I do wish there are more options on top where the treat falls out, as the current one is a bit too big and it gets very easy for my cat to get the treats out.
Our two 13 yr old cats love this. They figured it out very quickly and use it with both nose pushing and paw. The ball is hard plastic so stands up to a lot. Opening is small so good for smaller treats to come out one at a time. There is no way to take it apart to clean, so if treats or food get stuck in there you just have to shake them clear.
I've adopted a 6 yr old cat who evidently did not "play" in her first home, which also had dogs! She approached the ball timidly and after a good sniff she began to roll it about. After the first few hours I decreased the apperature making her reward more difficult! Now I vary the size often and keep the ball well stocked!
This ball is a good idea in theory but is designed poorly. The smaller opening meant for dispensing treats when played with is not big enough for most treats or kibble to actually come out. My cat is uninterested in this ball because he can never get the treats out without my help. It is also very flimsy. You can’t get it open for cleaning and breaks very easily if you try. Recommend a different slow feed option.
I ordered the blue puzzle ball for our sweet girl not knowing if she would like it or not. Let me tell y'all she is overly entertained with the puzzle ball and has found her own unique ways of rolling the ball about to get her treats out. The ability to select how many So come out at once allows for a setting that will keep your fur-baby active while they try to get their treat. I HIGHLY suggest getting one of these for your feline or gifting one even!
I have bought two of these so far because my cat likes them so much. They're great for serving dry food in, and since my cat is a fast eater, it helps her tummy issues. However, they break easily--the first one broke immediately from a 3 ft drop and was unusable afterwards. The one she currently uses formed a crack around the small dispensing hole after about a week of use. For the price, the durability is okay.
My little "Bindi" is on her 2nd treat ball, because her human Mom accidentally ran over the first one with her office chair! "Bindi" loves her treat ball, and it's fun to watch her little paw skillfully maneuver it around to expel the treats inside. I give her the treat ball, in between her 2 daily feedings of wet cat food. Instead of a typical treat, I fill it with a healthier alternative, Purina Beyond Simply Indoor Wild-Caught Salmon, Eggs, and Sweet Potato Recipe, Grain-free Dry Cat Food. She loves it! I highly recommend the Catit Treat Ball, and it has an adjustable opening to accommodate different sized foods/treats! Thank you, Catit and Chewy!