|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Plastic|
|Toy Type||Balls, Treat Dispensers||Chew Toys, Treat Dispensers||Balls, Treat Dispensers||Balls, Treat Dispensers||Balls|
Put some kibble/treats in this, I actually use this to feed my kittens. The balls are a good size to portion out a meal and it keeps them enriched/not eating too fast for their meals. Love this idea!
They are very flimsy, and cheap. They often pop open, instead of staying closed. Treats stay in more then come out.
I use TEMPTATIONS Classic Crunchy and Soft Cat Treats Tasty Chicken Flavor for my cat. The hole in the ball is too small for them to exit.
We bought the Go! cat Go! ball several years ago. The first cat that used this ball would hit it really hard across the kitchen floor. The next cat learned to roll it in about a square yard and get all the kibble out. Our current cat has mastered rolling the ball to get 5 or 6 kibble out at a time. Initially we had to show each how to use it. However, all three mastered and enjoyed playing with it. We are still using the original ball. I bought these to give to cat loving friends.
Our kinda-fat-cat loves this and we're pretty sold on it too, especially given its price point. Pros: Our food-motivated cat found it super easy to use this toy and extract his treats. Kibble generally works just fine, and so do the treats we've used, though some definitely take more effort on the cat's part than other treats. (That's why you'd be getting this, right? So that the cat has to work for his treats?) Temptations and Greenies square-shaped filled treats are easier for the cat to get out than less-symmetrical treats such as Greenies dental crunchies and anything else that's approaching the size of the hole. Eventually, though, we find the ball the next morning, completely emptied of its cache. Cons: The only downside we've determined is that it's definitely a challenge to open and close, owing to the durable plastic they use and relying on a snap-closure. We've found it easiest to open when we squish it carefully along the seam, but someone with arthritis or otherwise impaired hands would have trouble for sure. To close it, we snap it back together after precisely aligning the "open here" pry-hole; no matter what, though, it always stings my hands when it snaps successfully shut, and it'd be a lousy experience for the same folks who might have trouble opening the ball. All in all, it's great for our situation, as we're unencumbered by issues with our joints, and we would gladly rank it 5 stars were it not for how difficult it is to open and close. If you or your recipient has any joint issues in their hands, though, there are easier options out there.
The treats are hard to get out. The toy is not very interesting
The balls are a very hard plastic. Not pliable AT ALL. You dont unscrew them to put treats in you have to pry them apart with a flathead screwdriver. IF you dont break it on the first try I guarantee you will on the 2nd. I would suggest spending a bit more and getting one that is easy to fill and holes are a bit larger.
The foster kittens love it, they've been chasing them around all evening. The older cats have figured out how to lay down and roll it between their front paws and get treats to fall out. Kinda defeats the purpose there lol. Overall, it's a good product, unless you have too smart for their own good older cats who really needed the exercise haha
My cats love batting these around to get the treats out. I would have given this 5 stars but they're not easy to open & refill. so I just put the treats in the hole, it's big enough to do it that way. Otherwise it's a great toy and you can't beat the price.
My cats were not interested in these at all. I was disappointed about that... One of them was really hard to open the other one wouldn't stay shut.