|Bowl & Storage Feature||Portion Control, Dishwasher-Safe||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free...||Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free, Microwavable, Lead-Free, Whisker Relief||Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free, Microwavable, Lead-Free||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe|
|Material||Plastic||Polypropylene, Plastic||Ceramic||Ceramic||Stainless Steel, Metal|
|Capacity (Max)||0.66-cups||3/4 cup||2/3-cup||1-cup; 8-oz||0.75 cups|
My two cats will inhale their food if fed from a bowl. I've been using the blue slimcat for a little under 2 years for my older of the two, and he's gotten very good at learning how to self regulate over the day with his food. (He gets high quality stuff that only calls for half a cup a day.) The younger of the two is getting the hang of it quickly, but isn't quite up there with the self regulating just yet, which is why I'm glad there's two settings for the size of holes. To combat the idea of cat food all over my carpet, I paired my Slimcat with an xs size litterbox (brand new, no litter used in it, obviously, lol) and it works great. I can clean out the box whenever it starts to look like it needs it, and the high sides keep the ball in one place and from escaping under furniture. For anyone else struggling with that, I highly recommend finding a small/kitten size literbox and putting it in there.
We've been needing to get out cats (all five of them) on a healthier eating routine. I bought this ball to see if it would help. We've only had the ball for a couple of weeks, but all five of our cats have learned to use it. One even seems to prefer eating from the ball over her food bowl. The feeding ball definitely entertains all five of our cats and helps them slow down their eating as well. Each cat figured out how to use it on their own time. But all seemed to be using it after a week.
Our newest cat was previously an outdoor cat living in a feral cat colony. They were fed erratically depending and all at the same time out of a large bowl, so he is incredibly food obsessed and eats way too fast. He was frustrated with this at first, but as long as I keep it on the easiest setting, it works well. I'd say it takes him 15-20 minutes to eat 2/3 cup of food, which is a massive improvement. It also gives my other two cats time to eat without him harassing them.. Ha! We've been using it for a few weeks, and it's gotten harder to turn/adjust; however, it's pretty cheap. If and when it falls apart, I'll probably spend more money on something of higher quality. I bought this to make sure he would actually use it and not throw a fit over having to work for his food, haha.
this is a really nice feeder! but it’s been less than a day since my cat has used it and he already figured out how to open the top and get all his food. so that kind of defeats the purpose of using it anhmore haha!
I thought these would be a great toy for my kittens but the problem is that the holes are difficult to adjust so either all the treats come out within a few seconds or none come out at all. Which is very disappointing. I thought this would be the toy where the cats can play and only 1 will come out at a time, and if they want more they will have to push it around a little longer for it to dispense another treat. So no, I don't recommend this and regret that I wasted money on this...
Got this for my oldest cat because he is slightly overweight. Figured make him work for some food. Both of my cats figured it out right away and has no problem with it. My oldest though...I caught him using it the one time and it was great! Even though he used as little energy as possible to get the ball to roll, lol. But, it's doing what I wanted and he's eating slower because of it.
We purchased this to replace another that we've had for a few years. One of our cats prefers to laze around more than play, so getting her some exercise was important. The other cat inhales food and we needed to slow him down. This feeder ball serves both purposes well. It's easy to adjust for kibble size/output and is dishwasher safe which makes cleaning a breeze. Both cats took to the ball with no issue and allows them to eat at their own pace.
I made my own cat food ball even before there was any even for dogs. So, I was happy to see this. It didn't take long for my kitties to learn how to get the food.
This 'toy', recommended by my vet, slows down the feeding of my two kitties who used to 'inhale' their crunchies. It took them a couple of days to figure it out, but now it's a toy and food in one smart package!
Does exactly what it is supposed to. Totally engages our cat in feeding time and makes a half cup of food last all morning. If she's not that hungry, she isn't going to work for it!