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||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control, BPA-Free, Lead-Free||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control, BPA-Free|
|Capacity (Max)||0.094-cup per feeder||0.5-cup||0.66-cups||—|
|Material||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon, Microfiber||Plastic||Plastic||Rubber|
|Lifestage||Kitten, Adult||Adult||Adult, Senior||Adult|
|Toy Type||—||Games & Puzzles, Treat Dispensers||—||—|
Bought them for my two adult cats and was very surprised that BOTH of them enjoy playing with these and batting them around to get the kibble and treats out. Finally a item that was well worth the money that keeps their interest.
Just kidding, she IS smart, likes interactive toys, but this one she’s not going for! I read reviews and all the cats seemed to be really enjoying their mice. Mine sniffs the food, knows it’s in there, but I come home and she hasn’t touched one of them. I’m not hiding them but putting around on her play blanket where she gets her treats, thinking she should have no problem figuring this out. We’ll still work on it, I think they are great and was excited about them.
I totally was not aware of what this item was. It has mice you are to add the cats food to and they eat it as it falls out. My cats are totataly disinterested and would rather not eat. I will try just using the bags as suggested and see if they even will try to get the food. I have one that constantly eats too fast.
Bought these to help my one cat eat slower and as an activity for my other cat. As with other reviewers, the inner shell of the mice wasn't as pictured (it was a slider). The mice are hard plastic with a light fabric sleeve that can be removed and washed. They were also larger than expected. Sadly, my cats did not like them and wouldn't come near these puzzle feeders, even with their favorite treats in them. However, I will say that I love the scoop that comes with the toys. We've moved on to other puzzle feeders by CatIt and Trixie, both of which the cats enjoy using.
Our kittens needed something to challenge AND wear them out. I didn’t want a puzzle taking up space that they may or may not use. What’s small, able to put away easily and easy to make enticing? These! We fill these partway with their morning kibble so when they wake us up rarin’ to go, bouncing off the walls, we feed them their breakfast this way. It slows their eating, challenges them, wears them out, calms them down. Excellent product and our girls took right to them and in no time were enjoying the most challenging “setting” which is the smallest hole for food or treats. Pro tip: load the food the night before so you can stumble around before morning caffeine and get those sweet lovable heathens fed right away. Then sit back and watch the show!
I bought this as my cat was waking me up too early. I hide it when she’s sleeping for the night. When she wakes up, she finds it and it occupies her, gives her a snack to tide her over and I get to sleep!!
They do have sliders instead of the holes pictured. The food we have is pretty small pieces, and my guys will get two to four pieces out at a time on the second click setting. They are slightly annoying to fill; I find that I need to use my hand instead of the scoop for it to go quicker. When one of my cats started throwing up from eating too fast, I decided to try a food toy. They learned quickly with the toilet paper tubes that I cut holes in, and another of my cats has a couple of soft mice he likes to play with. These work perfectly for us! Because of the fabric and the elastic tails, they can now use their claws a bit to catch it and move it instead of just pushing their noses around. There are usually one or two pieces still left when they're done, so I just go and shake them out for them.
I have 3 cats and they love these Indoor Hunting Cat Feeders. I don't use them for their meals, but at night I put just a few treats in them and hide them around the house. Then in the morning, I'm the hunter trying to figure out where they took them. I have 25 lb Ragdolls, so they can easily pick them up with their mouths. I'm still looking for one...but it is so worth it because they enjoy the treat filled mice so much and get exercise to boot! I'm ordering a set for my daughter's cats.
My cat loves kibble, and this gives the added benefit of giving him something to do and working his brain to get food. It's definitely been a hit so far (only used it a few times). Wish it were a little smaller though; it works best when filled and my cat doesn't get enough kibble in his diet to fill it since he's fed both wet and dry food. Selling individually instead of as a set of three would also have been beneficial to us. But my cat is definitely interested in it so it's a hit!
Two out of three cats figured out how to use these and enjoy them. Cat number three is both a little slow and geriatric so I’m not surprised. Luckily I wanted them more so for our heavyset senior and our teenage semi-feral huntress. They took to these right away and I use them almost every meal. The sense of “every moment that isn’t eating is waiting impatiently to eat” has lessened. The huntress seems more confident and isn’t bothering the old geezer so much now. The senior isn’t pooping on the bath mat as much now. That being said, we also went to the vet to rule out potential medical issues, changed up the litter situation, etc. I do think these have been a helpful tool in our multi-pronged approach to enriching our cat’s lives. Also, the dogs occasionally steal them but so far have only chewed the tails off