Make treat time even more exciting by placing scrumptious Vital Essentials Mini Nibs in the Doc & Phoebe’s Cat Co. Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder!
|Bowl & Storage Feature||Portion Control, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free, Lead-Free||BPA-Free, Lead-Free, Tip-Resistant||Portion Control, Dishwasher-Safe||Portion Control, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free...|
|Material||Plastic, Microfiber, Nylon, Synthetic Fabric||Plastic||Plastic||Rubber||Plastic|
|Capacity (Max)||0.094-cup per feeder||—||0.66-cups||—||0.5-cup|
|Lifestage||Adult, Kitten||Adult||Adult, Senior||Adult||Adult|
|Toy Type||—||—||—||—||Treat Dispensers, Games & Puzzles|
I am floored. My 2 street kitty rescues have so much energy all the time and were adept hunters when out on their own it made sense to try these. And what a hit. The 10 month old female Cleo rolled it around, then batted it then picked it up in her mouth and shook it. It took her about 15 minutes to get the tablespoon of kibble out. Tomorrow I’ll hide hers. She went all primal and dismembered a few of her toys right after too, so it definitely taps into something instinctual. The surprise though was my 14 year old female senior. She got one with a couple treats on the easiest setting and had it cleared when I went back to check. She’s a lifetime indoor kitty so I didn’t have any expectations -but pleasantly surprised. Now, my 2 year old male knows what’s in there but prefers to eat the ones young Cleo shakes out. I imagine I’ll see him with one in a week or so getting his own. All said, Fantastic buy and highly recommended.
Kitsune is a 15lb big girl. She's very food motivated. I put just her normal daily kibble in this with the handy food scoop. Thanks! No stinky cat food fingers! I adjusted it to allow the kibble out. I tightened down the elastic tail on the mouse and double knotted it. She likes eating non-food items too. And she immediately figured it out. She has other toy feeders that are ball or egg shaped. This allowed her to eat. But slowly. She got bored with it after maybe 5 or 6 food releases. Which is actually exactly what I want! Slow her down from just inhaling everything in sight!
Looks exactly like the hunting snacker, but a slightly different shade of blue. It has a slider rather than 2 openings. However, the product works well. My cat seems to be entertained by them and less likely to wake me up asking for food.
I am so glad I found these feeders. My 1yo female cat started gorging on her dry food and then threw up a few times. I use these during the day, before I go to work, and I use them at night before I go to bed. They help her slow down eating and makes it fun! I HIGHLY recommend it
I bought this primarily to entertain our cat during feeding time. She engages with these just fine and didn't need the training insert with the two holes. I had to replace the tails because the cat destroyed them and the resistance on one of the mice is shot after a couple months of daily use. But overall a decent item. We use them every night to feed our cat and have multiple locations around the house that we hide them.
I tried it over and over hoping that it would work like the instructions said but it didn't. I normally only get food and litter from here so maybe i should just continue to do that. I have reached out to the company to find out how to return the item plus the other items but have not heard back yet.
My cats are very treat driven & they wanted nothing to do with these mice. I tried it on the easiest setting and put treats instead of food in them and they sniffed it and walked away.
The idea of the puzzle feeder that you can hide around the home is good. I had hoped to keep my cats preoccupied during the night. However, the sound of the hard plastic hitting wood floors each time the cat tries to get a snack is nerve-wracking. And, in an apartment, it's not practical with downstairs neighbors. Therefore, I could only hide one mouse in the common area away from the bedrooms. But, as soon as I left the room, the cats started working on it instead of discovering it at night. If the plastic were soft silicone, it would not only be quieter but also have more of the squishy feel of a mouse.
I couldn’t wait to try overnight like is directed. I started with the ‘skin’ on but hole open fully. Kibble + some treats. I set them down an put a treat beside the hunter. They ate the treat sniffed the mouse. I demonstrated moving it with my paw and some food spilling out. They ate the spillage and walked away. Not long after my big boy had it down pat. Little sister came and watched and then tried it herself. I’ll close the opening some and hide them around tonight and see what happens. I’m working from home and Ferdinand is always asking for something. I hope this will provide something for him to do and that he’ll drop some pounds. :)
I got a set of these for my first cat and loved them, she started grazing throughout the day instead of scarfing everything at once and then complaining all evening. However when we got our second cat I bought a second set, and the new set has a slider on top instead of the two holes, and is way too small for the kibble we use. There was no indication that we would be getting a different product than the one pictured, and it is now useless to me now that we've moved the second cat on from kitten chow. If you're going to send a product other than what's pictured then you're going to lose confidence from your customers. I've previously been very happy with Chewy products but this has made me hesitant to buy anything that I need to be made to certain dimensions.