|Material||Plastic||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Cardboard / Paper||Polypropylene||Plastic, Polypropylene|
|Toy Type||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles||Games & Puzzles, Treat Dispensers||Games & Puzzles||Chasers, Games & Puzzles|
|Toy Feature||Training||Catnip, Squeaky, Feather||—||Exercise||Exercise|
This is a great toy/brain game and my cat loves it. It is sufficiently challenging for him but not so much that he has given up on it! He will get some of the easy ones, get bored or full, and then come back later to tackle the drawers. Every time he does it is like it's brand new. My only complaint is that the treats we use get stuck very easily up in the tracks on which the sliding squares move, and if you can't dislodge them with something, the whole thing needs shaken or taken apart to get them out. But, I will need to take it apart to clean it anyway, so it is fine.
The way the wells are designed, my cat can not scoop out the food. Instead they get stuck in the crevices. So we haven't even gotten to the point of having her learn how to slide the levers.
My cats a bit slow sometimes but she seems to really enjoy this puzzle! The first few times I had to leave it out for a day or two for her to get all the treats out, but now she's getting good and can clear it in a few hours. I didn't expect her to figure out the levers or pull strings but somehow the power of snacks compelled her to work through it. Now if she seems bored or restless and I need to work, I'll just drop in some treats, set it out, and enjoy peace and quiet for the afternoon.
My cat has figured out every one except the knob lever so far, so maybe it's a bit too challenging for her but I will try to see if I can train her to mess with it till she catches on. I do think the compartment holes for the treats are a bit too small for most adult cats unless your cat is like mine and will just try to get it out with her paw. Overall though I think the design is great and it does offer enough of a challenge for my cat.
To be honest, I thought I might be wasting money on something that would be neat for about a day. However, the cats are excited when I bring the puzzle out with fresh nibbles inside, and they will spend some decent time trying to figure it out. The other plus, is the puzzle comes with a pamphlet that explains ways you can show (and train) your cats to learn how the drawers work. I like that some thought went into this design and there's multiple complex sliders/drawers. The pink drawer with the lever is a bit stubborn so I hope it'll wear down a bit - hence the deduction of one star.
This is a cute toy. My cat goes back and forth with playing with it
I think this is a good toy for a smaller cat who is very active and persistent. But I have a 20 lb Siberian Forest cat with a large head and large paws. Two of the food puzzles I got him previously work pretty well for him, but they were easy to figure out and I wanted to find him a new challenge. Unfortunately, this one doesn't accommodate his size as well. He has a hard time jamming his nose into those little holes, and his paws are also too big to effectively get the treats out. Wish they'd make large versions of these games, for larger cats!
My cats love it but I almost want to rate it fewer stars because one of them gets into everything now- I think it taught him that if he can smell a treat he should try to find it! This keeps both of my cats entertained for a little while even though they’ve figured it out. The main downside is that the balls always get lost and often end up under the couch so I don’t use them anymore.
I purchased another similar "puzzle where my kitten has to move pieces to get a treat and as soon as my kitten saw this she KNEW to move the square blocks and get the treat below. She may accidently pull the string or push the slide ball to get the others but as soon as she's pushed the squares, eaten all the treats, she leaves.
I like this puzzle because its not so big and the center of it is a decent challenge for my cat who quickly solves puzzles. However, the pink lever aspect is too hard for even me to push out easily using it correctly. When you push the lever all the way, it only exposes half of the first treat hole. Then to get the rest out, I have to tug it out because the pink rectangle is the exact size of the space it hides in so there is no way a cat could just pull it out as intended. The purple pull portion is fine and works well but the pink one is just for show essentially and treats will get left in there because they can't be retrieved. Anyways, with that being said, its a decent puzzle for smaller amounts of treats and the little ball things that block the way are fun. It just needs to be redesigned so that the pink one actually works. I'm going to say that I won't recommend it until they get that part worked out because it could just be a smaller toy and I feel like its frustrating for the animal to not be able to get to the treats that they can smell within it.