|Material||Wood||Wood||Cardboard / Paper||Polyester, Synthetic Fabric||Polyester, Synthetic Fabric|
|Toy Feature||Outdoor, Training, Exercise||Outdoor, Training, Exercise||—||Crinkle||Crinkle|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles, Treat Dispensers||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles|
I have been looking for something to slow my cat down while eating and had high hopes for this. Unfortunately even as her first puzzle feeder, it was way too easy for my cat. However, my bigger issue is that my cat’s kibble kept getting stuck inside the puzzle somehow and when I picked it up and turned it over to examine it, a whole scoop worth of food began to shake out after getting trapped in the nooks and crannies. If you use it for large treats it would be fine I’m sure but for kibble it was not ideal and I will not be using it anymore.
I thought the design of this was so cute, and my cat was engaged with it the moment it came out of the box. I love that there are a couple of options for how to play with it, but functionally everything on this toy is way too loose. The leaves just wildly spin around, and the ladybugs (?) fly from one end to the other with zero effort at all. My cat just had to push her nose on it and everything was open and she had the treats almost instantly. I was hoping there would be a little bit more resistance-- or even the option to tighten the leaves from underneath so they don't just spin open with the slightest touch. This could have been so great! At least it keeps her busy for a short time.
This is a great puzzle box, however it should only be used with large treats as small kibble will get stick inside. The "leaf" parts also swing very easily, so it's not too much of a challenge for the cat as they quickly learn to move the "ladybug" parts back and forth. I usually try to make it more difficult by adding other small toys that block some of the ladybug parts, so they have to be manipulated before getting the treat. Either way, I highly recommend this if your cat is food-motivated.
I love to see my cats working hard for their treats! One of them figured out how to move the leaves and the other figured out how to move the red things. They keep investigating and it's great. Warning: my bigger cat who has a big head, often gives up when there are still treats there. I can't be sure, but I think it might be more difficult for him to reach the treats (I use Temptations) than to the others who have smaller mouths.
I bought this for my 1yo cat that was eating too much dry cat food too fast. it has helped her slow down and she seems to really like it. I fill it up in the morning and at night, in addition to some mouse feeders i've also bought from Chewy. I' so happy i got it. HIGHLY Recommend.
My cats are figuring it out. We’ve had this puzzle for about 2 weeks. They go to it now and then and try to figure out how to get the treats. It’s a very good way to keep their problem solving skills sharp and soon I know they’ll figure it out. Our smallest cat, Chloe, (we have 3) figured out part of it. It’s fun watching them think about it. Love and recommend!
My kittens love this treat puzzle! I like how you can adjust the difficulty level based where you put the treat, ladybug cups, and leaves. They figured it out pretty quickly and come running when they see me take it out!
one of my cats loves this and when she first saw it, it took her all of 5 minutes to clean out the treats. lol however, i can't get my other two cats to play with it for very long. they're not interested. wish i hadn't spent the money.
We are loving this puzzle as it has easy parts and more challenging parts. I thought my cat had mastered this within minutes of using it the first time, only to find out later that he had not mastered it. He's still working out the moving buttons and getting the treats that I hide inside them. A great first puzzle toy!
She had it figured out within an hour but seems to enjoy coming back to it time and time again. Feels sturdy and sure brightens up the place. I am using it for meals, not just treats, premeasuring the dry food before hiding it in the tray.